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Police briefs

November 18, 2008

32-inch TV stolen from Chambersburg Wal-Mart



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating the theft of a 32-inch Sony Bravia HDTV from Wal-Mart on Saturday.

The television was stolen from the store at 1730 Lincoln Way East at about 1:30 p.m., police said. A man described as 6 feet tall and 215 pounds with a light-brown complexion fled with the television in a 1990s model gold Ford or Mercury with a temporary West Virginia registration of 321-782.

The man was wearing black pants, a black jacket with a white logo on the back, a black baseball cap and a white T-shirt, police said.

Hagerstown man faces DUI, other charges



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Hagerstown man was charged with driving under the influence and recklessly endangering another person after speeding through a parking lot Friday night, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

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Police said Michael S. Dixon, 39, address unavailable, nearly hit several people in a parking lot on Dixon Road in Quincy Township in the 10 p.m. incident. The vehicle he was driving went through a gate and hit a tree, police said.

Dixon had minor injuries in the crash, police said.

Juvenile throws water at police car in Maugansville; chase ensues



MAUGANSVILLE - Maugans Avenue was closed briefly Monday night after a juvenile in a car reportedly threw a cup of water at a police car, Washington County Sheriff's Department Lt. Tom Newton said.

The incident happened at about 9 p.m. on Maugans Avenue at Weaver Avenue, Newton said.

The deputy made a U-turn to pursue the vehicle, and the teenage driver accelerated on the wet pavement and slid into another vehicle, then into a piece of road-grading equipment, Newton said.

No one was injured, he said.

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