Police briefs - Dec. 23

December 22, 2011

Woman hurt when vehicle collides with cattle truck

A woman was injured when her vehicle collided with a truck hauling cattle Wednesday night on West Wilson Boulevard in Hagerstown.

City Police Chief Arthur Smith said the official report of the incident hadn't been completed by Thursday morning, but he said witnesses told officers that the woman struck the cattle truck when she ran a red light at the intersection of South Potomac Street and West Wilson Boulevard.

He said he wasn't sure whether the woman, whose name was unavailable, was taken to the hospital.

Smith said none of the cattle was injured.

He said he believed the cattle were in the area in connection with Four States Livestock Sales at 501 E. First St., which is off Frederick Street.

Pa police looking for man in slapping incident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police said they are looking for a man who tailgated another man last week, then slapped him in the head after they entered a supermarket in Hamilton Township, Pa.

The victim said the incident occurred Dec. 14, when he was tailgated by a man in a black Chevrolet Silverado from the area of the Sheetz on Lincoln Way West to the Food Lion parking lot, according to a state police news release that was issued Wednesday night. The man followed the victim into the Food Lion and allegedly slapped him in the head.

Troopers said the man for whom they were looking is about 6-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs 325 pounds. He has shoulder-length, curly-red hair.

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

Pa. incidents reported

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


  • At 2:34 p.m., a traffic accident in the 12800 block of Old Forge Road in Washington Township.
  • At 2:56 p.m., a traffic accident in the 700 block of Norland Avenue in Chambersburg.
  • At 3:03 p.m., a traffic accident in the 18500 block of Fannettsburg Road West in Metal Township.
  • At 3:57 p.m., a traffic accident in the 5000 block of Cumberland Highway in Greene Township.
  • At 5:37 p.m., a traffic accident at Lincoln Way West and Fort Loudon Road in Peters Township.
  • At 5:46 p.m., a gas odor in a residence in the 400 block of South Second Street in Chambersburg.
  • At 7:15 p.m., a traffic accident in the 10100 block of Amsterdam Road in Washington Township.


  • At 5:38 a.m., wires on fire in the 6600 block of Molly Pitcher Highway South in Guilford Township.
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