Police briefs - Sept. 16

September 16, 2011

Areas near school bus stops patrolled after report of suspicious person

SANDY HOOK — A school resource officer for Boonsboro schools and a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy were sent to patrol Sandy Hook Road and Keep Tryst Road on Thursday afternoon because of a suspicious person who has been reported in the area, police said.

The officers were sent so they could be in the area when students got off their bus on Thursday, said Sgt. Daryl Sanders.

Sanders did not have additional details.

No one seriously hurt in bus accidents

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — No children were aboard  and the drivers were not seriously injured during two separate school bus accidents in Berkeley County Thursday, according to Berkeley County Schools spokewoman Leah Daniel.

One of the buses was struck by another vehicle on Butts Mill Road about 8:35 a.m., Daniel said. The driver was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg and then released after being evaluated, Daniel said.

Damage to the bus was being assessed, Daniel said.

About 40 minutes earlier, a school bus was struck by another vehicle on Edwin Miller Boulevard. The bus driver was not injured, and the bus was not damaged, according to Daniel.

Both crashes were being investigated by police, Daniel said.

Copper weld wire stolen from telephone poles


MERCERSBURG, Pa. — About 1,800 feet of copper weld wire was stolen from six telephone poles on Charlestown Road in Montgomery Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The wire was stolen between 9:30 a.m. Monday and 11 p.m. Tuesday, state police said.

Anyone with information about the theft can call state police at 717-264-5161.

Franklin County Emergency Services report

The following incidents were reported by Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services:


  • At 10:32 p.m., a commercial fire alarm in the 12800 block of Old Route 16 in Washington Township.


  • At 12:10 a.m., a residential fire alarm in the 5500 block of Coffey Avenue.
  • At 12:11 a.m., a commercial fire alarm in the 6300 block of Chambersburg Road in Adams County.
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