Police briefs

April 20, 2005

Man charged with assault downtown

A Hagerstown man was arrested in connection with an assault downtown late Monday, according to court records.

Jason B. Physioc, 21, of 147 E. Franklin St., Apt. 3, was charged with second-degree assault in connection with an incident at the residence, records state.

The Hagerstown Police Department alleges Physioc shoved his wife, Raven Alexandra Physioc, to the ground and pulled her hair in front of a young child after several arguments Monday. Police said officers responded to a 911 call from the residence at just after 10:30 p.m.

Washington County District Judge Ralph H. France II set bond for Physioc, who violated an active protective order, at $300,000 during a hearing Tuesday.


Physioc was being held at the Washington County Detention Center late Tuesday, a detention center spokesman said.

Condition of driver in crash improves

The condition of a motorist who was seriously injured in an April 14 crash in Leitersburg that left five others injured has been upgraded.

A University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center spokeswoman said Shawn M. Schneider was listed in serious condition late Tuesday. Schneider, 23, of Garnes Road in Mercersburg, Pa., was listed in critical condition last week.

Police said the crash was reported on Leitersburg Pike, north of Millers Church Road, at about 6:20 a.m. Police said a 1992 Ford Escort driven by Schneider crossed into oncoming southbound traffic. Police said the Escort and a 1996 Ford Windstar driven by Melissa Sue Coleman, 30, of West Fifth Street, Waynesboro, Pa., collided head-on.

Coleman and four family members were taken to area hospitals with injuries, police said. Her 3-year-old daughter, Jenna Brianne Coleman, was listed in critical condition following the crash at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, a spokeswoman said on April 14.

Hospital spokeswomen and police did not release information on her condition Tuesday

Pa. man charged after Tuesday crash

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a McConnellsburg, Pa., man was charged with driving under the influence following an accident Tuesday morning on Molly Pitcher Highway in Antrim Township.

Police said Frederick M. Vogt, 57, address unavailable, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier north at 12:52 a.m. when it ran off the road and struck a brick pillar on the property of Harry C. Oberholzer of 8943 Molly Pitcher Highway.

The car then rolled onto its roof, police said. Vogt was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Shirley Shatzer. Vogt was treated at Chambersburg Hospital for injuries received in the accident, police said.

Pa. man is charged with stalking, loitering

AMBERSON, Pa. - A Spring Run, Pa., man has been charged with two counts of stalking and one count of loitering and prowling at night for two incidents earlier this month, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Jeffrey S. Johnson, 40, of 17647 Path Valley Road, was charged with stalking after allegedly following a 20-year-old Amberson woman and a companion for several miles on the evening of March 12. Police said the man following the woman's vehicle turned around and drove off when she pulled into a private driveway near her home.

Johnson also was charged with stalking and loitering and prowling for an incident on the night of April 9, outside the home of a 22-year-old Amberson man.

Johnson was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Richard Alloway and jailed on $50,000 bond, police said.

Calf stolen from Creekside Dairy pen

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Holstein calf was stolen from its pen at Creekside Dairy, 2113 Twin Bridge Road, Sunday night or Monday morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The calf, housed in an individual pen, was stolen between 6:45 p.m. and 4 a.m., police said.

Anyone with information about the theft, may call police at 264-5161.

Supplies and lumber stolen from work site

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said supplies and lumber worth about $1,500 were stolen from a construction site in St. Thomas Township over the weekend.

Police said the lumber and equipment belonging to Yeager Construction of Chambersburg, Pa., were taken from a site in the 4900 block of Bullitt Road between Saturday and Monday.

Prescription drugs stolen from homes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating two burglaries in which prescription drugs were taken from the living rooms of Franklin County homes.

Police said pills were discovered missing from a home on Black Gap Road in Fayetteville, Pa., on Saturday. In a separate report, pills were stolen from a home in the 6000 block of Upper Strasburg Road in Pleasant Hall, Pa., between April 1 and Friday.

The reports did not indicate whether the incidents were linked.

Pa. woman, two juveniles charged

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police charged a woman and two juveniles with causing a riot, simple assault and disorderly conduct for an alleged assault last Wednesday in the 300 block of South Hackberry Drive.

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