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Police briefs - Jan. 4

January 03, 2012

House fire turns out to be malfunctioning furnace

Firefighters responded early Wednesday to a reported house fire that turned out to be a malfunctioning furnace at a home on Twin Springs Drive east of Hagerstown, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said.

The incident was reported shortly after midnight Wednesday.

The supervisor said firefighters stayed at the scene for about an hour. 

Franklin County Emergency Services reports incidents

The following incidents were reported Wednesday by Franklin County Emergency Services:


  • At 12:22 a.m., the Waynesboro Fire Department was called to a house fire in the 20900 block of Twin Springs Drive in Washington County.
  • At 1:52 a.m., a traffic accident in the 6400 block of Lemar Road.
  • At 2:31 a.m., a vehicle fire on Interstate 81 south at the 7-mile marker.
  • At 4:10 a.m., a motor home fire in the 15700 block of South Young Road in Antrim Township.

Washington County Sheriff's Office reports incidents

The following incidents were reported Monday by the Washington County Sheriff's Office:

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  • At 9:32 a.m., vandalism in the 12300 block of Mt. Aetna Road.
  • At 1:18 p.m., a shed window was broken in the 1100 block of Kuhn Avenue.
  • At 3:05 p.m., a vehicle registration plate was stolen in the 17000 block of Cole Road.
  • At 11:07 p.m., a tire and a wheel were stolen off a vehicle on Oak Tree Lane in Williamsport.

Men face charges after traffic stop in Pa.

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Two people were criminally charged following a traffic stop in the first block of North Main Street on Friday.

Jason Scott Mills, 30, of 8897 Picadilly Circle, Waynesboro, Pa., was charged with carrying a firearm without a license, Mercersburg police said in a news release.

The vehicle's driver — James Michael Spickler, 30, of 905 Dewey Ave., Hagerstown — was charged with making an improper left turn, driving on a suspended license, and prohibited offensive weapons, the news release stated.

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