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Police briefs for 6-21-05

June 21, 2005

Pa. fire that injured two men ruled arson


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A fire Saturday at a single-wide modular home in Chambersburg that left one man with serious burns has been ruled arson, according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said the 9:32 p.m. blaze at 1069 Lincoln Way West, Lot 6, trapped a man in the bedroom. The man was rescued by firefighters, according to the release.

John J. Redano, 43, was flown to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition Monday evening, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Redano's neighbor, Roger Lee Foust, also was taken to a hospital as a result of the blaze, police said. Police said Foust attempted to gain entry to the home in several places before retreating due to heavy smoke.

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Foust was taken to Chambersburg Hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of smoke inhalation.

A hospital spokeswoman said late Monday that he had been released.




Pa. ATV rider charged after crash


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Pleasant Hall, Pa., man who was injured Saturday morning in an all-terrain vehicle crash has been charged in the incident, according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said a Yamaha ATV driven by Christopher Beecher collided with a bicycle ridden by an Upper Strasburg, Pa., resident at about 6:20 a.m. on Pa. 533.

Police said the impact knocked the bicyclist to the ground, causing ankle and arm injuries. The Yamaha then continued for more than 250 feet before Beecher was thrown from it, according to police.

Beecher was taken to Chambersburg Hospital for treatment of arm and lower back injuries, police said. He was charged with driving under the influence and other offenses, according to police.

A hospital spokeswoman said Beecher was treated and released.




Damage reported to cars, homes in city


The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following calls for service, according to information released by the department:

Friday:

  • Damage caused by a BB gun or sling shot to vehicles, windows and storm doors was reported in the following locations between Wednesday and Friday: the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue; the 900 and 1300 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue; the 100 block of East North Avenue; the first block of Mealey Parkway; the 200 block of North Jonathan Street; the 300 block of North Cannon Avenue; the 1100, 1200 and 1300 blocks of Hamilton Boulevard; the 1300 block of Potomac Avenue; the 1100 block of Oak Hill Avenue; and the first block of East Avenue.

  • At 7:39 a.m., a burglary attempt was reported in the 300 block of Buena Vista Avenue.

  • At 12:30 p.m., a forgery incident was reported in the 400 block of Mitchell Avenue.

  • At 3:11 p.m., a bag containing medication was reported stolen in the 900 block of Dual Highway.

  • At 10:18 p.m., a vehicle in the 200 block of West Side Avenue reportedly was damaged by children who were throwing rocks.


Saturday:

  • Domestic violence incidents were reported in the 1300 block of Outer Drive and the 200 block of North Cannon Avenue.

  • At 8:46 a.m., an attempted burglary and damaged property was reported on East First Street.

  • At 3:48 p.m., a theft was reported at Wal-Mart on Garland Groh Boulevard.


Sunday:

  • Domestic violence incidents were reported in the 300 block of West Antietam Street, the 100 block of Noland Drive, the 500 block of Lynnhaven Drive and the 600 block of George Street.

  • At 9:04 a.m., a juvenile was charged with second-degree assault in the 700 block of Spruce Street.

  • At 1:46 p.m., a juvenile was charged with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment in the 500 block of Lynnhaven Drive.





Frederick man hurt in crash on U.S. 40


A 33-year-old Frederick man was seriously injured Sunday night when he drove his sport utility vehicle off U.S. 40 into the woods, according to a release from Maryland State Police.

Michael Landon Pratt was able to get out of the 1999 Chevrolet Blazer, which was engulfed in flames, after it left the eastbound lane of the highway near Gambrill Park Road at about 9:40 p.m, police said.

He was taken by helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.




Sheriff's deputies respond to calls


The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls over the weekend, Sgt. Mark Knight said:

Monday:

  • At 1:30 a.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the 12000 block of Mapleville Road. No arrests were made.


Sunday:

  • At 11:30 a.m., a spare tire was reported stolen from a 2003 Ford Ranger parked in the first block of Oak Tree Lane in Williamsport. The tire had an estimated value of $150.

  • At 5:30 p.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the 21000 block of Mount Aetna Road. No arrests were made.

  • At 9:30 p.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the 14000 block of Macafee Road. No arrests were made.

  • At 10:30 p.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the 16000 block of Spade Road. No arrests were made.

  • At 11:30 p.m., the driver's side window of a vehicle parked in the 17200 block of Reiff Church Road in Cearfoss was reported damaged.


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  • At 9:30 a.m., an inflatable sign was reported stolen from ThompsonGas & Electric Service, 6708 Old National Pike. There was no value listed for the sign.

  • At 10:30 a.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the 10000 block Downsville Pike. No arrests were made.

  • At 11 a.m., three lights, a light cover, a vent cover and a flower pot were reported damaged at Sharpsburg Elementary School, 17525 Shepherdstown Pike.

  • At 7:30 p.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the 10000 block of Downsville Pike. No arrests were made.


Friday:

  • At 7:30 a.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the 14000 block of Village Mill Drive. No arrests were made.

  • At 3 p.m., breaking and entering was reported in the 18700 block of Diller Drive. An antique necklace was reported missing. No value was listed for the necklace.

  • At 4:30 p.m., a wallet was reported stolen from a white van parked at Ollie's Bargain Outlet, 1709 Massey Blvd.
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