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Police briefs - Aug. 7

August 07, 2011

Woman falls from dock

WILLIAMSPORT — A woman fell about 15 feet from a dock along the Potomac River Sunday evening near the Potomac Fish and Game Club, according to a 911 dispatcher.
It is believed the woman fell on some rocks, the dispatcher said.
The dispatcher said he believed the woman was taken to a ramp in the area of the Potomac Fish and Gun Club and flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Safe stolen from Pa. Exxon

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — An Exxon gas station south of McConnellsburg was burglarized Saturday morning when a safe containing lottery items was stolen, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
Someone cut the power to the gas station in the rear of the building and used a sledgehammer to break the glass out of the front door, according to a police news release. A gray safe valued at $150 was taken. It contained various faceplates and miscellaneous items for the store’s lottery machine, police said.
The burglary at the Bethel Township gas station occurred around 3:15 a.m. Saturday.
Anyone with information about the incident may call Pennsylvania State Police’s McConnellsburg barrack at 717-485-3131.

Homeless man charged with disorderly conduct

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A homeless man was charged with disorderly conduct after Pennsylvania State Police stopped him as he drove a riding lawn mower on U.S. 30, near Garman Drive, around 5 p.m. Friday, state police said.
It was the second time the man had been stopped for driving the lawn mower on a highway, state police said. Within the past few weeks, he was stopped for driving it on Interstate 81, police said.
Ammond Hamm, 31, was charged with traffic offenses for the earlier incident, state police said.

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