Police briefs

November 28, 2006

Sobriety checkpoints set in Jefferson Co.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Sobriety checkpoints will be set up in two places in Jefferson County, W.Va., on Friday and Saturday, the West Virginia State Police said.

The checkpoints, which will be conducted from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday, will be on W.Va. 9 East at the entrance and exit of North Jefferson Elementary School in Ranson, W.Va., and at U.S. 340 near the intersection of Halltown Road near Charles Town, police said.

CDs reported stolen from vehicle in Pa.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - About 50 CDs were reported stolen from the vehicle of a Greencastle man, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.

The theft happened sometime between 7 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m. Friday in Antrim Township, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 717-264-5161.

Firefighter treated after Md. home fire

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - A firefighter was treated at the hospital after a fire damaged a Middletown home Friday, the Maryland State Fire Marshal said.


The people who live at 1217 Marker Road were able to return to their home after fire caused about $20,000 in damages to the home, the Fire Marshal said.

The firefighter was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital for a nonlife-threatening medical problem, the Fire Marshal said in a press release.

Fifty firefighters from five departments needed 30 minutes to control the fire, which was discovered by the home's occupants at 5:37 a.m.

Firefighters installed smoke alarms in the home, and the occupants were able to return to the home, the Fire Marshal said.

The cause of the fire, which started on an exterior deck, was under investigation.

Man hurt in jump from burning house

URBANA, Md. - An Urbana resident suffered a foot injury when he jumped from a second-floor window of a burning home Thursday, the Maryland State Fire Marshal said.

The structure of the home at 3350 Urbana Pike sustained about $75,000 in damages, and the contents sustained about $25,000 in damages in the blaze, which took firefighters an hour to control, the Fire Marshal said.

The injured male occupant was treated and released from Frederick Memorial Hospital, but he and his father were displaced by the blaze, which was reported at 10:04 p.m., the Fire Marshal said.

The fire started in the first-floor living room, and according to preliminary findings, it was caused by careless smoking, the Fire Marshal said.

Seventy-five firefighters from 10 departments responded.

The home had no smoke alarms, the Fire Marshal said.

W.Va. shops broken into, police say

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Two businesses in the Hilldale Shopping Center were broken into sometime between Wednesday afternoon and Thanksgiving Day, police said.

Someone entered The Doggie Wash by breaking a front door, said Lt. Glenn Stevens of the Charles Town Police Department.

About $15 in coins and a cash register were stolen from the business, Stevens said.

Stevens said entry also was made into Heavenly Hands after someone broke the lower section of a glass front door. It was not immediately known if anything was stolen from the business, Stevens said.

The businesses were broken into between 5 p.m. Nov. 22 and 5:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Stevens said.

Three charged with disorderly conduct

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg police have charged three people with disorderly conduct in connection to two incidents at Rob N Dara's on Hollywell Avenue.

Chasity M. Conner, 25, of 2861 Fillmore Drive, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct at 1:38 a.m. Sunday, police said in a news release. The rest of the crowd causing a disturbance in the parking lot dispersed, police said.

Police said they charged Gracie C. Jones, 22, of 817 Broad St., with public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and harassment following a fight in the bar at 11:54 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. Tiffani Darby, 21, of 260 Larch Ave., also was charged with disorderly conduct at that time, police said.

Auto parts store's window broken

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A large window at Miller Auto Parts & Supply, 540 E. Washington St., was broken overnight Sunday, Chambersburg police said.

Police are investigating the possibility that the window might have been shot.

Anyone with information may call police at 717-264-4131.

Pa. driver's car hits parked dump truck

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Jody L. Wagner, no age given, of Greencastle, Pa., was driving a 1995 Nissan Altima that didn't stop at the intersection of Stitzels Road and Lemar Road at 5:44 a.m. Sunday, and hit a parked dump truck, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg, Pa., said in a news release.

Police said Wagner was cited with traffic violations after abandoning the heavily damaged car.

Traffic tied up after Interstate 81 crash

WILLIAMSPORT - Traffic was backed up on Interstate 81 Monday morning after a van hauling a trailer struck a guardrail on the Potomac River bridge.

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