Police briefs

May 19, 2006

Smithsburg holds police luncheon

SMITHSBURG - The Smithsburg Police Department held its third annual awards luncheon Thursday.

Awards were presented to officers and citizens who have assisted police during the previous year.

Certificates were presented to the following citizens for their contributions to the police department the community:

Councilwoman Shirley Aurand, for her assistance in promoting youth activities.

Glenn Fishack, for his volunteer work during the police department's annual Christmas party for children.

Robert Clopper, for his volunteer patrols in Smithsburg, which have led to several arrests.

The Smithsburg Public Works Department wa awarded a certificate of appreciation for working in the police department's new facility in 2005.

Citizens, town officials, police and Del. Robert A. McKee, R-Washington, attended the event, which was dedicated to the memory of police officers who have been killed in the line of duty.


Aluminum rollers stolen from trailer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Thirty aluminum rollers were stolen from a parked utility trailer near 2891 Philadelphia Ave. in Chambersburg sometime between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 5 a.m. Wednesday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The rollers, model No. xs-100-a, and two Hastings yellow hot arms belonged to Pike Electric Inc. of Mount Airy, Md.

Anyone with information about this theft may call police at 717-264-5161.

Police investigate incidents at school

FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - Three Fannett-Metal High School students allegedly were found with alcohol, drugs and drug paraphernalia at school Wednesday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

An 18-year-old Spring Run, Pa., resident was accused of possessing drug paraphernalia while at the high school at 14823 Path Valley Road in Fannettsburg, police said.

An 18-year-old Fannettsburg resident allegedly had a beer, police said.

A male juvenile allegedly was in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Hagerstown Police respond to calls

Hagerstown Police responded to the following incidents, according to Sgt. Paul Kifer:


  • 900 block of Maryland Avenue, damage to property.

  • 60 block of High Street, damage to a vehicle.

  • 500 block of Lynnhaven Drive, damage to a vehicle.

  • 1000 block of Security Road, fourth-degree burglary.

  • 800 block of Frederick Street, theft.

  • City Park, damage to property/attempt theft.

  • 100 block of Wayside Avenue, child abuse.

  • 800 block of Pope Avenue, theft of a motor vehicle with Maryland tag No. 64R-889.

  • 40 block of Bethel Street, theft from a motor vehicle.


  • 400 block of Clarendon Avenue, overdose.

  • 200 block of North Potomac Street, burglary.


  • 100 block of East Baltimore Street, damage to a window.

Waynesboro man injured in crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., resident was flown to York (Pa.) Hospital after a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Penn National Drive and Mont Alto Road in Guilford Township, the Chambersburg barrack of the Pennsylvania State Police said.

Lonnie Hahn was driving north on Mont Alto Road when a 1995 BMW sedan traveling west on Penn National Drive allegedly slowed and proceeded through a stop sign at the intersection and struck Hahn's 1994 Honda Acura at 8:08 p.m. Monday.

Hahn was flown to the hospital, where he was in satisfactory condition Thursday night, according to a nursing supervisor. According to a press release, police were not sure whether Hahn was wearing a seat belt.

Damon Traverso of Chambersburg, who was driving the BMW and wearing a seat belt, sustained minor injuries, police said.

Pa. police looking for missing teen

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg barrack of the Pennsylvania State Police was seeking information about a missing Chambersburg teenager.

Terry Ryan Dent, a 14-year-old white boy, was wearing a light blue T-shirt and brown cargo pants when he was last seen about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds, according to police. He might be headed to Saint Thomas, Pa., Fort Loudon, Pa., or Michigan, police said.

Anyone with information about Terry may call police at 717-264-5161.

Va. men injured in Pa. crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two men were taken to Chambersburg Hospital after the driver of the 2001 white Ford E-250 in which they were traveling lost control of the vehicle.

Martin Vazquez, 31, of Manassas, Va., sustained major injuries, and Alvaro Villavicencio, 23, of Manassas, sustained moderate injuries, police said.

According to the Chambersburg barrack of the Pennsylvania State Police, Mario Jimenez Tello, 34, of Manassas, was driving north on Interstate 81 in Guilford Township when he lost control and drove off the highway and into a culvert around mile marker 13 at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday.

Neither Tello nor passenger Ivan Hernandez, 22, of Manassas, sustained injuries, police said.

Villavicencio was in satisfactory condition Thursday night, said a nursing supervisor at Chambersburg Hospital, where the two injured men were taken. The nursing supervisor said she could not find information for Vasquez.

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