Police briefs

April 04, 2010

Apartment residents at hotel displaced after fire

EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Apartment residents in an Emmitsburg hotel were displaced Saturday after a fire in a hotel on the town's square, according to the Vigilant Hose Company, a fire company based in Emmitsburg.

Everyone was able to escape unharmed from the Saturday morning fire, according to the fire company's Web site.

The 150-year-old building did not have a sprinkler system, according to the fire company.

Stavros Pizza was in the basement level of the building, according to the fire company.

Traffic through town was disrupted for several hours as firefighters from several surrounding communities assisted in putting out the blaze, according to the fire company.

Maryland state fire marshal officials with the regional office could not be reached for more information.

-- Julie E. Greene

Fire destroys W.Va. home

SHANNONDALE, W.Va. -- A Sunday afternoon fire at 152 Windsong Road destroyed a three-story house before firefighters arrived on the scene.


"We had fire through the roof. ... The whole house was involved," said Danielle Carlson, a Blue Ridge Mountain firefighter.

Firefighters were concerned about brush behind the house. Fire there was spreading to a neighboring property, but firefighters were able to extinguish it.

The fire started in a barbecue grill at 3:30 p.m. and spread to the grill's propane tank, Carlson said.

The residents were outside when firefighters arrived, Carlson said. No one was injured, she said.

Fourteen fire departments responded.

No other information was available Sunday night.

AC&T convenience store robbed

An AC&T convenience store on North Burhans Boulevard was robbed Sunday night, according to a 911 dispatcher.

The person who robbed the store at 301 N. Burhans Blv. showed a knife and was wearing camouflage clothing, the dispatcher said.

The assailant possibly left the area in a gray Jeep Cherokee and went north on North Burhans Boulevard, the dispatcher said.

The robbery was reported at 9:55 p.m.

No other information was available Sunday night.

Frederick Police investigating shots fired at 'sweet 16' party at Motel 6

FREDERICK, Md. -- Frederick Police are investigating a shots fired call from late Friday night at a Motel 6 where about 150 people were in the parking lot after motel management shut down a party, according to a police news release.

A "sweet 16" party was being held at the 999 W. Patrick St. motel, but the party ended up attracting adults as well, police said. Motel management shut the party down after discovering people collecting money for entry to the party.

Partygoers had just moved outside the motel when shots were fired shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday, police said.

Police attempting to investigate the incident received no cooperation from the people in the parking lot, police said.

The shots were believed to have come from a vehicle, described as a dark GMC Jimmy, driving in the north side of the parking lot, police said.

Anyone with information may call Frederick Police at 301-600-2100 or, anonymously, at 301-600-8477. Tips can be texted to 240-674-8477.

Fourteen sheets of 10-mm plastic sheet reported stolen

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Fourteen rolls of 10-mm plastic sheet were reported stolen from the 400 block of Rowe Road in Southampton Township between 6 p.m. Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The sheets, 20-feet wide by 100-feet long, are used for laying a foundation, police said.

Anyone with information about the theft may call the Chambersburg barrack for the Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.

Pa. State Police investigating hit and run in Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a hit and run in which a vehicle hit a telephone pole in the 7300 block of Smith Road, police said.

The incident happened around noon Saturday.

Anyone with information may call state police at 717-264-5161.

$10 stolen from collection jar at Mercersburg church

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- Someone stole $10 from a collection jar at Kasiesville Bible Church last week, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The money was stolen, a window broken, and the back door pried open at the 12639 Fort Loudon Road church between 7 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m. Friday, police said.

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