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Police briefs - Dec. 14

December 14, 2010

Pa. state police encourage safety, sobriety

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police are urging motorists to slow down and stay sober, particularly during the holiday season.


During the Christmas and New Year holidays, Troop H of Harrisburg will participate in traffic-enforcement programs against drunken driving, a state police news release said.


The programs are designed to reduce alcohol-related crashes through the use of sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols throughout Troop H’s area of operations, including Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Perry and York counties, the release said.


Troop H also will partner with municipal police departments while conducting joint enforcement operations, the release said.

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Friday

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A sobriety checkpoint will be staged in Inwood, W.Va., Friday beginning at 9 p.m. along U.S. 11 near Musselman Drive, West Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. W.J. Scott announced this week.

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The checkpoint will continue until 3 a.m. Saturday, Scott said in a news release.


The secondary location for the checkpoint is near the intersection of U.S. 11 and Evans Run Drive, near Martinsburg, according to the news release.


The checkpoint’s primary purpose is to educate the motoring public about the effects of driving impaired by alcohol, drugs or both, according to the news release. Drivers also will be checked for other traffic infractions during the checkpoint, which is funded through the Commission on Drunk Driving Prevention.


Washington County deputies respond to theft, break-in calls

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents, according to Lt. Mark Knight:


Friday
• A controlled dangerous substance arrest was made at Interstate 70 and Md. 66.


• A snowplow was reported stolen at an Exxon station in the 19300 block of Leitersburg Pike.

• A house was reported broken into in the 8400 block of Tusings Way. It is unclear what might have been stolen.


• A 2011 Honda CRV was reported stolen in the 10300 block of Auto Place.


• Sprinkler heads were reported stolen in Fountainhead Plaza.


• Four outside air-conditioning units and a furnace were reported damaged in the 11000 block of Sani Lane.


• A theft of an outdoor heating unit was reported in the 18200 block of Oak Ridge Drive.


• A vehicle was reported damaged in the Valley Mall parking lot.

Saturday


• A vehicle was reported damaged in the 13800 block of Eden Road.


• Model airplanes were reported stolen when a storage building was broken into at the Pegasus Airfield on Old Forge Road.


• A house was reported broken into in the 3300 block of Gapland Road. It is unknown what might have been stolen.


• Six wristlet handbags were reported stolen from Coach leatherware at Premium Outlets.


• A purse was reported stolen from a shopping cart at the Target store on Cole Road.

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