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Police briefs

August 29, 2009

No new information in Concord Street shooting



Hagerstown police have no new information about an early-morning shooting Thursday in the 900 block of Concord Street, Sgt. Dave Long said Saturday night.

A man was shot in his left hand Thursday by one of at least 13 rounds fired from a semiautomatic weapon on Concord Street in Hagerstown, police have said.

The victim was treated at Washington County Hospital and released, Hagerstown Police Sgt. Paul Kifer said Thursday.

The shooting was reported around 1 a.m. Thursday, Kifer said.

Driver of car airlifted to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center after crash



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A man was airlifted to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center Thursday after he was injured in an accident in the 11400 block of Leetown Road, West Virginia State Police said.

A trooper was on routine road patrol when the vehicle, which was speeding, almost struck his vehicle, according to a news release from the West Virginia State Police. The trooper tried to intercept the vehicle and during the pursuit, the speeding vehicle crashed, struck two utility polices and stopped on the front lawn of an apartment complex, according to the release.

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The driver, Franklin Scott Hough, 23, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was taken to Winchester Medical Center, police said.

Troopers said a check of the vehicle's registration showed the 1999 Buick Regal was reported stolen in Baltimore County, Md., on Thursday.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and Independent Fire Co. also assisted at the scene.

Deputies investigating thefts in Pikeside area



BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. -- Deputies Friday afternoon were investigating several thefts from motor vehicles in the Pikeside area of Berkeley County, Lt. D.S. McGown said in a news release.

The thieves took mostly money and small electronics from unlocked vehicles, McGown said.

Most of the vehicles from which the thieves stole were parked along streets in the Pikeside area intersecting with Winchester Avenue (U.S. 11), the deputy said.

The thefts happened between Thursday evening and early Friday morning.

Anyone with information about the thefts may call police at 304-267-7000 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

Man charged with DUI after trying to pick up friend at police barracks



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Chambersburg man was charged with driving under the influence early Friday after he arrived at the police barracks to pick up a friend who had been arrested for DUI earlier, troopers said Friday.

Jeffrey Eric Coulter, 46, was charged with DUI after he showed up at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks at 679 Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg, troopers said in a news release.

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