Police briefs - June 17

September 06, 2012

Authorities respond to Summit Point Pike motorcycle accident

SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. — Authorities responded to a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon near the intersection of Summit Point Pike and Hardesty Road, a Jefferson County 911 dispatcher said.

The accident occurred at about 1 p.m. and the rider was being airlifted to a hospital, the dispatcher said about 15 minutes after the crash.

Motorcyclist airlifted by helicopter to York (Pa.) Hospital

Editor's note: This story was corrected at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 to reflect that Dean Shenberger was wearing a helmet when he was riding a motorcycle that crashed June 15 in Peters Township, Pa., in Franklin County.

The Herald-Mail apologizes for the error.

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — A motorcyclist was airlifted by helicopter to York (Pa.) Hospital Friday afternoon following a crash on Warm Spring Road in Peters Township, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said.

Dean Shenberger, 30, no address given, was in serious condition Saturday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Shenberger, who was wearing a helmet, lost control of a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R600 on a curve at 1:50 p.m., troopers said. The motorcycle went off the road and struck a rock, throwing Shenberger into the woods, troopers said.

At about the same time, state police responded to another motorcycle crash on Warm Spring Road in Peters Township.

Michael J. Hawk, 40, of Mercersburg, was attempting to slow down on a curve when he lost control and laid the motorcycle down south of Williamson Road, troopers said.

Hawk, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital for complaints of ankle and chest pain, troopers said. He was cited for a speed violation, as well as not being properly licensed, troopers said.

Martinsburg man faces drug charges following chase


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg man faces drug and other charges following a chase Friday morning, the Martinsburg Police Department said.

At 10:30 a.m., police attempted to pull over Ras M. Harrison for operating a 2003 Jeep Cherokee without a license, police said. Harrison failed to stop and led police on a brief pursuit through downtown, police said.

Harrison stopped the Jeep at a tree line in the 300 block of North Maple Avenue, police said. Marijuana was found outside the vehicle, and a later search of the area where the marijuana was found turned up 28 pills identified as narcotics, police said.

Harrison initially was charged with fleeing in a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, driving without a license and improper registration, police said.

After the pills were found, Harrison was charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, police said.

Pa. police investigate case of late-night visitor

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a case in which a male has been coming to a house in the middle of the night.

The male, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, has been ringing the doorbell or knocking on the door of the home on Lawyers Road at about 1 a.m. and has done so several times in the past month, troopers said.

The male is white, about 6 feet tall with short brown hair, and weighs about 230 pounds, police said.

Anyone with information may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.

Cash and jewelry stolen in daylight burglary

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Cash and jewelry were stolen in a daylight burglary Friday in Antrim Township, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said.

A home in the 100 block of Mason-Dixon Road was forcibly entered between noon and 2:45 p.m., troopers said.

Anyone with information may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.

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