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Police briefs - July 10

July 10, 2012

Gun fired during robbery in Washington Township

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A man fired a gun during a robbery late Monday night at the Blue Ridge Food Mart in Washington Township police said.

The robbery was reported at 11:25 p.m., when a man with a long-barreled weapon entered the store at 15010 Buchanan Trail East, according to a Washington Township Police Department news release. The man struck the clerk and demanded money before he fled through the front door, police said.

Evidence showed that the man discharged the weapon, according to police.

The clerk was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released.


Three taken to hospitals after Greencastle crash

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Three people were taken to hospitals to be treated for injuries that they sustained in a traffic accident Monday afternoon on South Antrim Way in Greencastle, Pa., police said.

The accident occurred at about 2:40 p.m. at the intersection of South Antrim Way and Greencastle Pike, according to a Greencastle Police Department news release.

Police said a 2000 Pontiac Sunbird being driven by Steven Potter, 33, of Greencastle, pulled from Williamsport Pike into the path of a 1996 Acura Integra that was being driven on South Antrim Way by 19-year-old Greencastle resident Melissa Martin.

The Acura then crossed the center divider and collided head-on with a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado that was being driven by Ronald Snyder, 68, of Greencastle, police said.

Martin was flown to York (Pa.) Hospital. A hospital spokeswoman said she was listed in satisfactory condition.

Toby Rhodes, a passenger in the Acura, was taken by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown. Meritus Medical Center does not release the conditions of patients to the media.

Snyder was taken to Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. His condition was unavailable Tuesday morning.

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