Police, fire briefs - Jan. 9

January 09, 2012

Pickup truck catches fire in Rohrersville garage

ROHRERSVILLE — A pickup truck caught fire Monday night in the garage of a house on Locust Grove Road and people at the house pushed the truck out of the garage before firefighters arrived, a spokesman for The First Hose Co. of Boonsboro said.

The truck was destroyed in the fire, which was reported at 7 p.m., Vernon Brown said.

There was smoke damage in the garage of the house, which is in the 4400 block of Locust Grove Road, Brown said.

Funkstown man pulled from Antietam Creek, taken to hospital

A Funkstown man was taken to Meritus Medical Center late Sunday after firefighters pulled him from the frigid waters of Antietam Creek.

The man was rescued at about 10:50 p.m. where the creek runs north of Antietam Street, Lt. Art Overcash of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.


Overcash said rescue workers gave the man medical attention on the bank before he was taken to the hospital.

Authorities believe the man was intoxicated, Overcash said. No charges were filed.

Greencastle police investigating burglary

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Greencastle police are looking for the person or people who recently burglarized an apartment in the 100 block of East Baltimore Street.

The burglary is believed to have occurred between Dec. 20 and Jan. 4, when the resident of the apartment was away from home, according to a Greencastle Police Department news release.

Police said the apartment was entered through the front door. The resident reported that a Cyclone laptop and a 32-inch flatscreen television were stolen. Each of the items was valued at $500, the release said.

Anyone with information may call police at 717-597-9506.

Chambersburg man charged with aggravated assault

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — A Chambersburg, Pa., man has been charged with aggravated assault and other counts in connection with injuries to a woman Friday on East Baltimore Street in Greencastle.

Dustin Goshorn, 25, also was charged with simple assault and flight to avoid prosecution, according to a Greencastle Police Department news release.

Officers said they were called at about 2:30 a.m. Friday for a report of an assault at 671 E. Baltimore St. When police arrived, the defendant and the victim already had left in a vehicle.

Shortly thereafter, police pulled over the vehicle and found Goshorn in the driver’s seat and the victim in the passenger’s seat with significant facial injuries, the release said.

Police said the victim was taken to Chambersburg Hospital for treatment.

Franklin County Emergency Services report

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


• At 2:37 p.m., a traffic accident in the 1700 block of Lincoln Way East in Guilford Township.
• At 4:24 p.m., a traffic accident at Allison and East Baltimore streets in Greencastle.


• At 7:35 a.m., a chimney fire in the 3000 block of Day Hollow Road in Guilford Township.

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