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by CANDICE BOSELY | January 27, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com A West Virginia State Police sport utility vehicle was hit from behind while pulled off to the side of Interstate 81 Monday morning, one of many accidents that happened on snowy roads. Six to 7 inches of snow fell across the Eastern Panhandle, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Luis Rosa. Sgt. Deke Walker said Monday afternoon that troopers worked many accidents involving vehicles running off the road, but no serious injuries had been reported.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | December 9, 2003
gregs@herald-mail.com The 71-year-old man who crashed into two Maryland State Police troopers and struck another officer after police disabled his van in a July 29 chase on Interstate 81 was ordered Monday to give up his driver's license and pay nearly $7,000 for the damage he caused to the police vehicles. Julian Basil Foster Sr., of Harleysville, Pa., was found guilty Monday in a Washington County Circuit Court trial of second-degree assault and attempting to elude a police officer in connection with the incident.
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August 27, 2003
Spoiler stolen from car; trunk damaged A spoiler was stolen from a 1992 Pontiac Grand Am GT and the car's trunk was damaged , according to a report to the Washington County Sheriff's Department Monday afternoon. Damage to the trunk was estimated at $200 and the spoiler was valued at $200, police said. The car was in the 13200 block of Independence Road west of Hagerstown, police said. Man charged in chase to stand trial A 70-year-old man waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Washington County District Court Tuesday on charges connected to a three-state police chase on July 29, court records say. The case against Julian Basil Foster Sr., of 155 Main Street in Dimock, Pa., will go to Washington County Circuit Court.
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by MARLO BARNHART | October 28, 2002
THURMONT, Md. - A deputy injured during a chase Thursday with two suspects in what turned out to be a theft from an ACE Hardware Store remained in serious condition Sunday at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Officer Rick White lost control of his cruiser and hit a tree on Yellow Springs Pike shortly after 9 a.m., according to Frederick County Sheriff's deputies. White's cruiser then caught fire but was quickly extinguished by a Frederick County Sheriff's deputy who was following White during the chase.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | August 1, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police Chief Michael DeFrank said he is concerned about the department's morale and reputation because of actions by Mayor Tom Newcomer since he took office in January. DeFrank outlined several incidents he said have undermined his authority and the morale of the department in a letter he sent to Newcomer and the 10-member Chambersburg Borough Council last week. The tension between the police and the mayor surfaced earlier this month when the police department's union filed an unfair labor charge against the borough, alleging Newcomer used profanity and intimidated officers after the union said it would seek binding arbitration in contract negotiations.
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February 18, 2001
Pa. Council briefs Borough approves lease with Verizon CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Borough Council approved a lease with Verizon last week to place a cellular tower on top of a smokestack at the borough power plant. Council members unanimously approved the agreement at a meeting Wednesday. Verizon will occupy one of the two stacks on Second Street and lease the portion of the stack from 135 to 144 feet high. The telecommunications company will also lease 700 square-feet of adjacent land to construct a communication facility.
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December 5, 2000
Smithsburg to equip 2 officers with bikes By ANDREW SCHOTZ / Staff Writer SMITHSBURG - The Town Council on Tuesday voted 4-1 to spend $3,200 on two new bicycles, plus equipment and clothing, for Smithsburg's two police officers. There was little discussion before the vote. Councilman Mike Rohrer, who voted no, objected to the purchase during the council's Nov. 28 work session. "I won't support the expenditure," Rohrer said then. "It's an unbudgeted item.
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October 30, 2000
Police link vehicle to shooting Maryland State Police believe anyone who saw a car abandoned in the West End two weeks ago could have information vital to a shooting investigation. At 4:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, a blue 1995 Honda Accord station wagon was left in the parking lot of Richard's Restaurant on West Washington Street at Nottingham by three young men who were seen running away. The car matched the description given by the victim of an earlier shooting incident who told police he was picked up by three young men and then assaulted.
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October 30, 2000
City police say vehicle looks like getaway car By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer Two Waynesboro, Pa. men were arrested after drug paraphernalia was found in a vehicle during a search in the city Monday morning, Hagerstown City Police said. The men were in a vehicle that matched a description of a getaway car involved in an armed robbery in Washington Township, Pa., 35 minutes earlier, police alleged. Washington Township, Pa., Police Chief Barry Keller said that in that robbery, two men entered Zack's Blue Chip Mini-Market on Buchanan Trail East just before 8 a.m. One of the men displayed a pistol and demanded cash from the clerk, he said.
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July 20, 2000
State police NASCAR vehicle to teach driving safety By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer To remind motorists that aggressive driving is for the speedway and not the highway, Maryland State Police added a NASCAR stock car to its fleet Thursday. The vehicle is an educational tool to be used in conjunction with traffic safety posters to increase public awareness of the dangers of reckless driving, said Cpl. Rob Moroney of the state police public affairs unit. "We think it will have an impact," he said.
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