Police briefs

February 06, 2008

Heater sparks barn fire in Guilford Township

MARION, Pa. - Damage was minor Tuesday afternoon in a garage fire in Guilford Township, Marion Fire Chief Jerry Houpt said.

The fire was called in shortly before 5 p.m. from the farm of James A. Martin at 5488 Horst Road. Houpt said the large concrete and block garage was divided off into sections with plastic sheets and was being used to house sheep or lambs.

A space heater in the garage ignited animal bedding, Houpt said. The animals got outside safely before firefighters arrived and the fire was brought under control within about five minutes, Houpt said.

Firefighters with the New Franklin, Greencastle and Franklin fire companies were at the scene, along with units from the Chambersburg Fire Department and the Franklin County Emergency Air Unit.


Three drivers clocked at 111 mph in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police cited 17 motorists driving in excess of 90 mph on Interstate 81 during January, according to the monthly report.

Five of those drivers were cited for going 100 mph or faster on the interstate, police said. Three drivers tied for getting ticketed for going the fastest on I-81, where the posted speed limit is 65 mph.

Jake Bishop, 20, and Jonathan Wor, 18, both of Chambersburg, and Ryan Newswanger, 18, of Reinholds, Pa., were cited for going 111 mph.

In addition to Pennsylvania drivers, troopers pulled over speeders from Michigan, New Jersey, Massachusetts and West Virginia for exceeding 90 mph.

Holes drilled in tank in Pa., gasoline drained

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Holes were drilled in a fuel tank and the gasoline drained from a pickup truck between Jan. 16 and Monday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said the Ford F-150 was parked at the home of Carl E. Hampton at 423 W. Main St. when it was vandalized.

Four charged in Hagerstown drug bust

Four Hagerstown residents were charged in a Jan. 29 drug bust at 1124 W. Irvin Ave., according to a Washington County Narcotics Task Force press release.

Task force members and officers with the Hagerstown Police Department found suspected cocaine and marijuana at the residence, police said.

Corey Bannon Frederick, 20, of 1124 W. Irvin Ave., was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Traci Bannon Frederick, 42, of 1244 W. Irvin Ave., was charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Derick Alan Walker, 19, of 1124 W. Irvin Ave., and Christopher Kyle Benner, 19, of 12944 Little Elliot Drive, Apt. 11, each were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Emergency apparent cause of Frederick County bus wreck

FREDERICK, Md. - A medical emergency apparently caused a bus driver to run off the road on Eisenhower Memorial Highway Tuesday morning, according to a Frederick County Sheriff's Department press release.

The driver, Charles M. Stanley, 74, of Emmitsburg, Md., was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital for treatment, deputies said.

He was northbound on Eisenhower Memorial Highway when the bus ran off the road about 9 a.m. The bus struck a light pole and ran across the embankment leading to the on-ramp from Jefferson Street to U.S. 15, deputies said.

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