Police briefs

July 12, 2010

Pickup truck set on fire

HAGERSTOWN --A 1994 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was set on fire Saturday night in the 2000 block of Londontowne Drive in Hagerstown, according to Maryland State Fire Marshal Ed Ernst.

The 10:25 a.m. fire started in a rear seat of the truck, which has an extended cab, Ernst said in a news release.

The Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. responded to the fire and 10 firefighters had the blaze under control in about 10 minutes, Ernst said.

The fire caused $5,000 in damages, Ernst said.

Anyone with information about the arson may call the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office at 301-791-4758 or the arson hot line at 800-492-7529.


Juvenile escapee is captured in wooded area

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Authorities early Sunday captured a 17-year-old boy who escaped from the Vicki Douglas Juvenile Detention Center, Martinsburg Police Department announced on Monday.

The juvenile was reported missing at 10:02 p.m., about two hours after detention center officials determined he was not there, according to a news release.

Authorities found clothing worn by the juvenile near a Dumpster and a nearby wood line, and at 2:09 a.m. found him in a wooded area near Rolling Meadow Drive, according to the news release.

The center is at 900 Emmett Rousch Drive.

Man charged with making threats

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A man has been charged with making terroristic threats after police said he threatened another man with what was believed to be a machete, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Leroy Campbell, 44, address unavailable, was also charged with simple assault and harassment, state police said.

The incident occurred July 7 in the 5000 block of Main Street, state police said.

Campbell allegedly fled the scene and was found later, police said.

Child on bike struck

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A child was hit by a vehicle at about 1:25 p.m. Friday in the CVS Pharmacy parking lot, Waynesboro police said in a news release.

Police said Raymond Wilson Jr. of Waynesboro was driving a Toyota Sequoia that had been exiting the drive-thru lane. He told police he saw a child on a bicycle cross in front of his vehicle in front of the exit.

As he looked toward that bicycle, he heard a bang and slammed on his brakes, police said.

A boy, whose brother yelled "car!" as they crossed the lot, was pinned under the vehicle, police said. He was taken to Waynesboro Hospital for treatment.

Police did not specify the extent of the child's injuries.

The boy was not wearing a helmet, the news release stated.

Franklin County emergency calls

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Franklin County Department of Emergency Services reported the following calls for Monday:

o At 8:10 p.m., an outside investigation was reported at 657 Hykes Road in Antrim Township.

o At 9:41 p.m., an auto accident was reported at 10429 Mentzer Gap Road in Washington Township.

Tuesday calls:

o At 5:15 a.m., an auto accident was reported at 6099 Lincoln Way West. The St. Thomas Fire Department responded to the call. They were assisted by St. Thomas EMS, the Franklin Fire Co. and West Shore Advanced Life Support.

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