Police briefs

April 02, 2010

Nobody injured in three-vehicle accident

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- No one was injured in a three-vehicle accident at 3:45 p.m. Monday at the intersection of North Church and Main streets, Waynesboro police said in a news release.

The vehicles were stopped on North Church Street at the traffic light, police said.

One motorist attempted to back up to make room for a tractor-trailer, and his vehicle backed into a second vehicle, which was pushed into a third, the news release stated.

Items reported stolen in Waynesboro burglary

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A flat-screen television, $500 and keys were reported stolen from an apartment at 40 E. Main St. on Sunday night.

According to police, a man said the burglary occured when he left the apartment, closed the door but did not lock it, and went downstairs to do his laundry.


Anyone with information may call police at 717-762-2131.

Man assaulted by three males in Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A man told Waynesboro police he was assaulted by three males on South Potomac Street shortly after midnight Sunday, according to a news release from police.

One suspect was described as a black male wearing a white hooded shirt with an emblem on the back, police said. The others were described as Hispanic males wearing black-hooded shirts, one of which had skulls on it, police said.

Anyone with information may call police at 717-762-2131.

Man assaulted behind Waynesboro tavern

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A Waynesboro police officer on patrol heard yelling coming from an alley behind Pappy's Pub on March 25 and found a man bleeding from his mouth when he investigated, police said in a news release.

The man was "jumped" in the parking lot by two males, the release said.

One was described as a white male with long, dark hair, a goatee, glasses and tattoos, police said. He was wearing black pants and a black shirt, and someone might have called him "Wink," police said.

The second suspect was described as a white male who was wearing a gray shirt and a hat turned backward, the news release stated.

Anyone with information may call police at 717-762-2131.

HAZMAT call turns out to be smelly light fixture

SCOTLAND, Pa. -- Several fire departments were called to the former Scotland School for Veterans' Children campus on Thursday morning for what was at one point believed to be a hazardous materials incident.

A caller reported an odor of smoke in a building with former laboratories, a Franklin Fire Department spokesman said.

Firefighters had concerns the odor might be from a chemical, but later determined it likely originated from a light fixture.

Units arrived on the scene at 9:30 a.m. and cleared at 11:11 a.m.

W.Va. man charged with making terrorist threat

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Hedgesville, W.Va., man is accused of threatening to commit a terrorist act at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Ronald L. Patterson, 60, of 27 Frost Terrace was arraigned Thursday on the felony count, according to court records.

Patterson is accused of threatening to take a gun to the medical center to kill people while he was visiting the hospital's campus in November 2009 for unscheduled treatment, according to court records.

One physician told authorities that Patterson told him he "wouldn't kill anyone, but I could make a few paraplegics," according to a complaint filed in magistrate court by Berkeley County Sheriff's Lt. B.F. Hall.

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