Baltimore Street slopes down as it goes east from Summit Avenue. Bicyclists and skateboarders often ride that stretch.
They also ride in the parking lots at The Herald-Mail, the Washington County Administrative Annex and the Baltimore Street Station Car Wash & Detail Center until police chase them away.
- Andrew Schotz
Pa. man faces charges after crash
A Pennsylvania man drove off the road Monday in southern Washington County, hitting a drainage culvert and "vaulting" over a driveway, Maryland State Police said.
William Dennis Detwiler Jr., 26, of Old York Road, Etters, Pa., was charged with several drug counts and sent to the Washington County Detention Center.
Police said Detwiler was driving alone near Rohrersville Road (Md. 67) and Garretts Mill Road at about 11 a.m.
He was driving south, but his vehicle went off the road on the northbound side, into a culvert and over a driveway at 1805 Rohrersville Road, police said.
Police said they found what appeared to be marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms on Detwiler and in his vehicle.
A Washington County District Court commissioner said Detwiler was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of a substance that was not marijuana and two counts of possession of drugs with intent to distribute.
He also was charged with negligent driving and driving with a suspended license.
His bond was set at $35,000.
In an unrelated case from the city of Baltimore, Detwiler also was charged with failing to appear in court on charges of possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of paraphernalia, the commissioner said.
His bond in the Baltimore case was set at $10,000.
Detwiler first was taken to Washington County Hospital, but he was being held Monday night at the Washington County Detention Center.
Man might have tried to abduct children
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a man who may have been attempting to abduct a child Monday morning in Guilford Township.
Police said the incident was reported at 9:35 a.m. and occurred near the intersection of Falling Spring Road and Stoneybridge Road where a group of small children were feeding ducks. The children were approached by a man driving an older model pickup truck and playing what was described as children's music on the vehicle's audio system, police said.
The children ran away and told their parents, police said. The report did not indicate whether the man got out of the vehicle or attempted to lure any of the children into the pickup.
The man was described as white, about 6 feet tall with reddish hair, police said. The man appeared not to have shaved in several days and possibly has gray facial hair, police said.
Police said he was wearing a yellow T-shirt and dirty blue jeans.
The truck was a gray or silver two-door, possibly a Chevrolet, with what appeared to be pieces of wood in the truck bed, police said.
Anyone who saw the vehicle parked near the intersection, or who has other information about the incident, may call police at 717-264-5161.
Armed man robs Pa. pharmacy
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man armed with a knife held up Park Avenue Pharmacy, 220 Park Ave., Friday afternoon, stealing hundreds of tablets of OxyContin, Chambersburg police allege.
Detective William Frisby said a robber entered the drug store at about 4:10 p.m., went to the pharmacist, pulled a knife and demanded the OxyContin, a powerful pain reliever similar to morphine, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Frisby said the pharmacist "gave him a number of pills. It was in the hundreds."
The man left the store and fled in a white late model vehicle that one witness said was similar to a Ford Contour, Frisby said. The stolen pills were worth about $1,000, he said.
The robber wore a hooded sweatshirt and a bandana covering part of his face during the holdup. However, an employee saw the man outside the store before he covered his head and face and was able to describe him, Frisby said.