Police briefs

January 30, 2008

Hagerstown police respond to incidents

Hagerstown police responded to the following incidents, according to spokeswoman Barbara Pickett:


· At 2:36 a.m., theft was reported at Sheetz on East Washington Street. Gasoline was stolen.


· At 7:52 a.m., theft from a motor vehicle was reported in the 800 block of Chestnut Street. A satellite radio and binoculars were taken.

· At 9:07 a.m., theft from a motor vehicle was reported in the 800 block of Chestnut Street.

· At 10:20 a.m., theft was reported at Sheetz on South Potomac Street. Gasoline was stolen.


· At 1:30 p.m., damage to a motor vehicle was reported at South Hagerstown High School, 1101 S. Potomac St. A windshield was damaged.



· At 3:48, burglary and theft were reported in the 400 block of North Prospect Street. Shoes were taken.

Icy roads cause numerous accidents Tuesday

Icy roads in West Virginia and Pennsylvania caused several accidents Tuesday morning, but no major injuries were reported, emergency dispatchers said.

Several multivehicle accidents were reported in Morgan County, W.Va., an emergency services dispatcher said. A vehicle overturned on Martinsburg Road, but no major injuries were reported, he said.

In Franklin County, Pennsylvania State Police responded to seven or eight accidents, an emergency services dispatcher said.

Black ice made the morning's commute treacherous, he said.

Bomb threat probed at Chambersburg high school

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police on Monday night investigated a bomb threat at Chambersburg Area Senior High School, but nothing was found when the building was searched.

Police said the call came in at 10:26 p.m. and was made by a male calling from Sunnyway Foods on Lincoln Way West. School district spokeswoman Sylvia Rockwood said the person called the threat in to the Franklin County 911 center.

Rockwood said police and firefighters assisted school district employees in searching the building. Tuesday classes were uninterrupted, she said.

Property destruction, theft reported

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following incidents, according to Lt. Mark Knight:


· At 1 a.m., malicious destruction of property was reported at the Park and Ride on Downsville Pike. Windows were broken out of two vehicles.


· At 11 a.m., malicious destruction of property was reported in the 11000 block of Cedar Ridge Road. A vehicle was keyed.

· At 7 p.m., theft from a motor vehicle was reported in the area of The Bon-Ton at Valley Mall.

Inspection stickers, money, gun stolen

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Vehicle inspection stickers, money and a pistol were among the items reported stolen recently from a garage, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

The burglary took place between 8:30 a.m. Sunday and 6:30 a.m. Monday at a garage in the 7400 block of Lincoln Way West, police said.

A filing cabinet and a briefcase reported missing contained 71 passenger car inspection stickers; 90 motorcycle and trailer stickers; U.S. currency in various denominations, including some silver notes and red ink prints; rolled change; a .25-caliber Raven Arms pistol; and personal checks, police said. Some of the items were in an old, brown Valley Bank bag, police said.

Anyone with information may contact Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg at 717-264-5161.

Indecent exposure charge filed in Md./

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was arrested Saturday after Frederick County Sheriff's Department deputies saw him exposing himself in a truck in a Target parking lot, according to a news release from the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

Mark A. Baziuk, 30, was charged with indecent exposure, according to court records.

An employee at the Target on Urbana Pike called police about the incident at about 4:11 p.m., deputies said.

High-speed Pa. chase ends with crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Sunday morning high-speed chase that started in Shippensburg, Pa., ended with a crash at the intersection of Norland Avenue and Walker Road, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The pursuit started at 4:05 a.m. when police attempted to pull over a 2001 Hyundai Elantra on Fayette Street, police said. The car fled south on U.S. 11 at speeds of more than 100 mph and police were unsuccessful in trying to slow the car with stop sticks, police said.

The driver lost control on Norland Avenue, hitting the median, an embankment and a light pole. Police said the car was going more than 80 mph on Norland Avenue.

The driver, a 19-year-old Chambersburg man whom police said was not wearing a seat belt, was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released, a hospital spokeswoman said. A 19-year-old Chambersburg man who was a passenger in the car was unhurt, police said.

Police were investigating the incident.

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