Police briefs

October 27, 2009

Police seek missing 'spike strips'

Police suspect someone might have removed a set of "spike strips" from Interstate 70 that were used Monday in an attempt to stop a motorist who was fleeing from police, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies used a Stinger brand spike strip to deflate the tires of a car in the area of mile marker 9, three miles west of Big Pool, on eastbound I-70, according to a press release.

The spike strips were left on the right shoulder of I-70 after the pursuit, which occurred at about 11 a.m., the release said.

After making an arrest, deputies returned to the area of mile marker 9 to discover the spike strips were missing, the release said.


Anyone who saw someone removing the spike strips may call the sheriff's office at 240-313-2100.

The sheriff's department advises motorists to refrain from driving over objects in the road in case the spike strips are used illegally.

Incidents reported to Pa. State Police

Pennsylvania State Police released the following information:

Sunday, Oct. 25

o A criminal mischief incident was reported in Southampton Township, Pa. A shed was damaged.

Monday, Oct. 26

o A theft was reported at Wal-mart in Chambersburg, Pa. A personal electronic device was taken from the coat pocket of a shopper.

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