Police briefs

July 28, 2010

Man in 'satisfactory' condition after crash on Pa. 233

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Waynesboro man was flown Monday night to York (Pa.) Hospital following a two-vehicle accident on Pa. 233 in Franklin County, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

Kenneth Patterson's condition was listed as "satisfactory" Wednesday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Patterson went left of center after his vehicle failed to negotiate a turn and struck a vehicle driven by Carol Gates of Waynesboro, troopers said. Gates suffered minor injuries, but Patterson had to be freed from his vehicle before he was flown to the hospital, troopers said.

Both vehicles sustained major front end damage and had to be towed from the scene.

Fire and EMS units from South Mountain; Mont Alto; Waynesboro; Mercersburg; and Mercersburg, Montgomery, Peters and Warren responded to the accident.

Waynesboro man charged with making threats at hospital

WAYNESBORO, Pa. --A Waynesboro man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly threatening to "shoot up" Waynesboro Hospital, according to a Waynesboro Police Department press release.


Richard E. Wolfe, of 10655 G & G Land, No. 63, was charged with making terroristic threats, police said.

Police said they were called to the hospital for a subject making threats, but the person had left by the time they arrived Tuesday about 4 p.m.

Witnesses told police that Wolfe said he was "gonna shoot up the hospital," and that he was going to get the names of hospital staff from the phone book and "put a bullet through their heads," police said.

Wolfe was arrested at an undisclosed location, police said.

Greencastle man charged with threatening mother

GREENCASTLE, Pa. --A Greencastle man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly threatened his mother with two knives during an argument in their West Baltimore Street apartment, according to a Greencastle Police Department press release.

Jason Hade, of 411 W. Baltimore St., Apt. E, was charged with one count each of harassment and terroristic threat, and two counts of aggravated assault, police said.

Hade chased his mother into a bedroom and tried to get to her by stabbing through the door with two large knives, police said.

Hade was arrested after his mother called 911 and taken to the Franklin County Jail, police said.

Racial slur spray painted on shed in Franklin County

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Authorities are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in which someone spray painted a racial slur on a shed earlier this week at 13866 Karper Road in Franklin County, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

The incident is believed to have occurred between Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday at 7 a.m., troopers said.

Anyone with information may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.

Franklin County emergency calls

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The following incidents were reported Tuesday by Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services:

o At 3:21 p.m., an auto accident with no injuries was reported at East King Street and Fifth Avenue in Chambersburg.

o At 5:04 p.m., an auto accident with no injuries was reported at 116 Snider Ave. in Waynesboro, Pa.

o At 5:24 p.m., a small brush fire was reported at 6283 Molly Pitcher Highway in Guilford Township, Pa.

o At 5:54 p.m., an auto accident with no injuries was reported at 1075 Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg.

o At 6:11 p.m., an air conditioner fire was reported at 40 W. Madison St. in Greencastle, Pa.

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