March 13, 2013
One person was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after a tractor trailer accident on I-81 north of Maugansville, according to Maryland State Police. The accident happened shortly before 3 a.m. when the driver of the tractor-trailer, John Kluka, of Dover, Pa., fell asleep at the wheel while heading southbound on I-81, state police said in a news release. The tractor-trailer went off the roadway and down the embankment, police said. Kluka was taken to Meritus Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the release.
May 28, 2013
A 44-year-old former Chambersburg, Pa., man who participated in a Franklin County-based drug-trafficking conspiracy was sentenced May 21 by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane to serve a mandatory term of life in prison without release. After a five-day jury trial in August 2012, Herman Charles Staten, aka Chuck Staten, formerly of 465 E. Washington St., Chambersburg, was convicted of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of more than 280 grams of crack cocaine, and conspiracy to distribute more than 280 grams of crack cocaine.
December 19, 2010
Four Chambersburg residents died and a girl was in critical condition Sunday morning after a car ran off Wayne Avenue in Chambersburg, according to Chambersburg police and the Franklin County coroner. Felix J. Perez-Cenas, 24; Dorian M. Sanchez-Reyes, 25; Tomas A. Ramirez, 18; and Cecilia M. Ramirez, 22, all died of blunt-force trauma, according to a news release from coroner Jeffrey R. Conner’s office. A female juvenile, who also was in the car, was flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., where she was in the operating room, in critical condition, as of 10:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.
September 8, 2012
A 52-year-old Indiana man was killed overnight in a head-on collision between his vehicle and a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 at mile marker 6 east of Hancock, Maryland State Police said in a news release. David R. Kassing, of Carmel, Ind., was driving a 2011 Porsche west at a high rate of speed, when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median and entered the eastbound lane of the highway at about 12:30 a.m., police said. Kassing's vehicle hit a 2004 Volvo tractor-trailer being driven by Delwin Laray Martin, 30, of Hagerstown, police said.
April 15, 2012
A man charged with first-degree murder was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Sunday, awaiting extradition to Orange County, Va., according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office. James Melvin Smith, 43, was being held, as a fugitive, without bond, as well as on a $50,000 bond for an outstanding Virginia warrant, according to the jail. A staff member at the jail said Smith was incarcerated there on Saturday. Investigators from the Orange County Sheriff's Office and West Virginia State Police questioned Smith about a murder, the news release states.
November 28, 2012
The property owner of the World Kitchen warehouse on U.S. 11 in Greencastle announced Wednesday the kitchenware provider has signed documents saying it will continue occupying the facility as it undergoes more than $10 million in improvements. Matrix Development Group, which is based in New Jersey, announced in a news release that World Kitchen has signed a full-building lease for the one million-square-foot distribution facility at 1200 South Antrim Way. Renovations will include 20,000 square feet of new corporate office space, replacement of HVAC systems throughout the facility, the incorporation of a new sprinkler system, new roofing, additional truck docks, and a new building envelope consisting of pre-cast concrete and metal panels, according to the news release.
October 16, 2012
Police investigate robbery at Big Lots MARTINSBURG - Police were investigating a reported robbery Tuesday night at the Big Lots store at 1275 N. Queen St. in Martinsburg. Boy charged with weapon possession on school property WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro police charged a boy with possession of a weapon on school property after an Oct. 5 incident. Police said the boy carried a pocketknife on the school bus. Man charged with stealing more than $7K from Fulton County employer McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A Spring Run, Pa., man has been charged with forgery after he allegedly stole more than $7,000 several years ago from a Fulton County business, Pennsylvania State Police said.
February 19, 2006
A 25-year-old Waynesboro, Pa., man was charged after he allegedly led police on a chase Friday and tried to hit a pursuing Waynesboro police car, Maryland State Police said. The chase began Friday about 5:30 p.m. when Timothy Allen Geesaman, 25, allegedly fled from a Waynesboro police officer who tried to stop his 1991 Ford Ranger to investigate a domestic incident and erratic driving, Maryland State Police said in a news release. Officers from state police and the Washington County Sheriff's Department joined the chase, which continued on back road in Maryland.
August 1, 2013
Two people sustained life-threatening gunshot wounds Thursday morning at an exotic dance club near Martinsburg, according to a news release from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office. The shooting was reported at 3:11 a.m. at Legz Club, 84 Aero St., the release said. The scene was “very chaotic” when deputies arrived, and they requested support from West Virginia State Police and Martinsburg City Police to control the crowd and preserve the crime scene, the sheriff's office said.
October 23, 2004
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A U.S. District judge on Tuesday imposed a 15-month prison term on a Silver Spring, Md., man who entered the United States illegally, U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Johnston's office said in a news release Friday. In U.S. District Court in Martinsburg, Judge W. Craig Broadwater also ordered Gilberto Castrillo, 32, to be on supervised release for two years following his prison term, Johnston's office said. Castrillo had pleaded guilty on July 30 to illegally re-entering the U.S. after being deported in 1976, the news release said.