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Police briefs

June 04, 2008

Car fire closes lane of I-70 near Downsville in Washington County



Emergency personnel were responding Wednesday morning to a vehicle fire on Interstate 70 near the 28-mile marker, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said. That is near the Interstate 81 interchange near Downsville.

The vehicle fire was out by about 9 a.m., Maryland State Police said.

Only one lane was open in westbound Interstate 70 because of the fire, a trooper said.




Ground wires taken from cell phone tower site near McConnellsburg, Pa.



McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- Thousands of dollars worth of ground wires were taken from a cell phone tower site on Aughwick Road in Todd Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Someone cut though a secured chain link fence and then cut the ground wires, troopers said in a news release. The theft happened between April 18 and May 27.

Anyone with information can call state police at 717-485-3131.




Copper air conditioning line taken from construction site in Todd Township, Pa.



McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- Copper air conditioning line valued at $600 was taken from a construction site off Lincoln Way East in Todd Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

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The theft happened between Wednesday, May 28 and Tuesday, troopers said in a news release.

Anyone with information can call police at 717-485-3131.




Pa. police looking for missing woman



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Police Department is seeking help from the public in finding a woman last seen on Sunday, May 25.

Liane D. Burget, 65, address unavailable, left her home that day in a green 2002 Kia Rio with Pennsylvania license EPW-5682. She was reported missing by a family member on Tuesday, May 27, police said.

Anyone who has seen Burget or the car may contact the Chambersburg Police Department at 717-264-4131.




BB shot causes damage to window



GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Police responded Friday to a report of damage to a glass picture window in the 200 block of East Baltimore Street in Greencastle, Greencastle police said.

Someone shot a BB through the window, police said in a news release.

Anyone with information may call police at 717-597-9505.




Break-ins among calls probed by deputies



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

Thursday:

· At 7:30 a.m., breaking and entering was reported in the 10000 block of Mapleville Road. Someone entered a business, but nothing was taken.

· At 8:30 a.m., breaking and entering was reported at another business in the 10000 block of Mapleville Road. Someone broke into trailers, but nothing was taken.

· At 10:15 a.m., theft was reported in the 11000 block of Greenmount Avenue. About $3,000 worth of electronics was taken from a home.

· At 4 p.m., breaking and entering was reported in the 8000 block of Avis Mill Road. A residence was broken into and about $30,000 worth of items was stolen.

Friday:

· At 5:30 p.m., theft was reported at Carson Roofing on Railroad Street. About $200 was taken from a vehicle.

Saturday:

· At 1:15 a.m., malicious destruction of property was reported at Boonsboro High School. A vehicle in the parking lot was damaged.

· At 9:15 a.m., malicious destruction of property was reported in the 13000 block of Cambridge Drive. Someone shot at a home's window with a BB gun.

· At 11:20 a.m., malicious destruction of property was reported in the 110000 block of Gardenia Court. An outside house light was broken.

· At 2:30 p.m., breaking and entering was reported at Boyd Street in Cascade. Someone broke into a home and took a computer and game system.

· At 2:50 p.m., malicious destruction of property was reported in the 17000 block of Cindy Lane. Someone broke the back window of a truck, flattened two tires and dented the bumper.

Sunday:

· At 9:30 a.m., breaking and entering was reported in the 3000 block of Harpers Ferry Road. Someone took several power tools, which were later found.

· At 12:22 p.m., theft from a motor vehicle was reported at McDonald's in Williamsport. A rear tag, Maryland number A096726, was stolen.

· At 4:40 p.m., theft was reported in the area of Mapleville Road and Pacer Avenue. An orange-and-black, 2004 Kawasaki 400 four-wheeler was taken.

· At 5:30 p.m., theft was reported in the Valley Mall parking lot. A vehicle was broken into and a GPS was taken.

· At 7 p.m., malicious destruction of property was reported in the area of Williamsport Library. Someone slashed a tire on a vehicle.

Monday:

· At 4 a.m., malicious destruction of property was reported in the 11000 block of Pepperbush Circle. Someone broke the windshield on a Jeep Cherokee.




Vacant house burns to the ground



A vacant house in the 1100 block of Linwood Road burned to the ground Tuesday night, Washington County emergency dispatchers said.

The fire was reported at about 8:13 p.m., dispatchers said.




Hagerstown man faces drug charges



A 21-year-old Hagerstown man faces drug charges after police found crack cocaine and marijuana in his pockets Monday night, Hagerstown Police said in a news release.

Timothy Davis, of 619 W. Washington St. in Hagers-town, was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, Sgt. Jim Robison said.

The arrest came after police received a report of drug activity at the playground in the 400 block of Park Place at about 9:30 p.m., Robison said. Davis was among a group of men in the park, he said.

A juvenile in the group, whose name was withheld, also was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, Robison said.

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