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Police briefs

April 04, 2005

W.Va. man injured in motorcycle crash


INWOOD, W.Va. - A Bunker Hill, W.Va., man suffered a broken jaw and other broken bones Sunday morning when he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding in the Inwood East subdivision off W.Va. 51, police said.

David M. Crites, 20, of 230 Mission Lane, was riding a Suzuki motorcycle on Pickette Avenue when he went off the right side of the road and into a ditch, West Virginia State Police Trooper Jeff Parrish said.

Crites slid for about 60 feet before hitting a culvert, Parrish said.

Crites was taken to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center for injuries, which did not appear to be life threatening, Parrish said. His condition was not available Sunday night.

Trooper H.D. Heil assisted in the investigation of the crash, which occurred about 10:30 a.m.

Two injured in crash when car hits house


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Two people were taken to Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital after a crash Saturday in which one of the vehicles struck a house, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

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Police said the accident happened at 12:40 p.m. when a 1994 Ford Explorer driven by Wendy Sue Strait, address unavailable, collided with a 1998 Chevy S-10 driven by Jaye Chalmers, address unavailable. Strait and passenger April D. Jones of Mercersburg were treated at Chambersburg Hospital, police said.

Police said Mercersburg, Montgomery, Peters and Warren Volunteer Fire Co., and a specially trained team from Hagerstown were called in to stabilize the house at 11810 Mercersburg Road before the vehicle was removed.

Police look for those involved in pursuit


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police and Greencastle Borough Police are looking for the occupants of a vehicle who possibly fired two shots at police during a Friday night pursuit.

State police said two Greencastle police officers attempted to pull over a vehicle on Leitersburg Road for a traffic violation at about 9:30 p.m. The driver and occupant of the vehicle fled east at a high speed and the chase continued into Maryland, police said.

During the chase, police said shots are believed to have been fired from the car, described as an early 1970s Chevrolet Nova or Chevelle painted primer gray. The car had West Virginia license plate 5CX190, according to police.

Anyone with information about the vehicles or its occupants may call state police at 717-264-5161 or Greencastle police at 717-597-9506.

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