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Police briefs - June 28

June 28, 2011

Soda bottle bomb blows up mailbox near Williamsport

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office said an improvised explosive device was used to blow up a mailbox Saturday in the 15700 block of Jones Chapel Lane north of Williamsport.

The incident happened at about 7:05 a.m., when a soda bottle bomb placed in a residential mailbox detonated, according to a fire marshal’s office press release.

The amount of damages was not given.

There were no injuries, according to the fire marshal’s office.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.



Burglaries, thefts reported in Washington County

The following incidents were reported Monday and Tuesday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

  • A burglary in the 20600 block of Bluebird Avenue.
  • A burglary at Byron Memorial Park.
  • A theft in the 300 block of Hollymead Terrace.
  • A theft on Woodmont Road.
  • A Sprint cellphone, a flashlight, a pocket knife and other items were stolen from a Jeep Wrangler in the 100 block of East Chestnut Street.




Deer remains found in plastic bags on Pa. road

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Authorities are looking for the person or people who left parts of a dead deer in three plastic bags on Everetts Road in Thompson Township, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said.

The deer remains were found Monday at about 11:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Everetts Road, according to a state police press release.

Anyone with information may call state police at 717-485-3131.

Cooper stolen from Greene Township home

Pennsylvania State Police said copper was stolen from a home in the 4300 block of Letterkenny Road in Greene Township.

The theft occurred Saturday between 6 and 8 p.m., when someone cut copper pipe out of the basement of a home at 4326 Letterkenny Road, according to a state police press release.

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

Newburg, Pa., man injured in skid loader-SUV crash

A Newburg, Pa., man was seriously injured when the skid loader he was driving collided with a sport utility vehicle Monday night in Lurgan Township, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said.

John Speicher, 30, of Newburg, was flown to Altoona (Pa.) Regional Health System, according to a state police press release.

Speicher was listed in serious condition Tuesday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Troopers said Speicher was driving a New Holland skid loader south in the 17200 block of Cumberland Highway at about 11:35 p.m., when the vehicle was struck from behind by a 2004 Dodge Durango that driven by Timothy Dietz, 29, of Hanover, Pa. The accident occurred as the Durango crested a small hill.

The release said that the roadway was closed for almost two hours.

The Newburg-Hopewell Fire Co., and Pleasant Hall Fire and Ambulance assisted at the scene.

$300 in quarters stolen from Hamilton Township home

A Hamilton Township, Pa., man told authorities that someone stole $300 in quarters from his home at 1483 Pleasant View Drive, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The man said the theft happened sometime between Saturday and Monday, according to a state police press release.

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

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