ABINGDON — Two Pennsylvania men were charged with stealing rock-climbing equipment from a West Virginia store after park rangers arrested them Sunday at Rocks State Park, the state Department of Natural Resources said.
Scott D. Andrews, 20, and Adam S. Rosen, 18, both of Richboro, Pa., were arrested after park rangers received a tip from a rock climber who learned that the men were using stolen equipment, the department said.
Rangers conducted a 10-hour surveillance investigation at the King and Queen Seats, a popular climbing spot at the state park, to nab Andrews and Rosen, the department said.
Andrews and Rosen are accused of stealing the equipment, worth $4,000, from a rock-climbing shop at Seneca Rocks, W.Va., the department said.
The men had some ofthe equipment with them at Rocks State Park, the department said. The rest of the goods were found in the homes and vehicles.
Andrews and Rosen are being held at the county Detention Center, pending extradition to West Virginia.
PA. MAN IS CHARGED IN 2ND BANK ROBBERY
Jason S. Leamer, 19, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., has been charged with theft, armed robbery and use of a handgun for the Feb. 11 robbery at Baltimore County Savings Bank in Bel Air, town police said.
Leamer hasalready been charged with theft, armed robbery and use of a handgun for the March 6 hold-up at the Commercial Bank in Bel Air.
Leamer was arrested March 6 by the state police in Cecil County after takingabout $1,600 from the Commercial Bank, police said.
Leamer also is suspected of taking an undetermined amount of cash from the Baltimore County Savings Bank in the Bel Air Plaza. Police said he dropped the money bag when a dye pack in the bag sprayed red dye over his hands.
Leamer, who is held at the county Detention Center without bond, also has been charged for a bank robbery in Linwood, N.J.
Leameris wanted for questioning for other crimes in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, police said.
PASSENGER IS KILLED IN CRASH NEAR DUBLIN
Beulah Clark, 69, of Baltimore, died last Sunday following a two-car accident at Whiteford and Conowingo roads near Dublin on March 2, state police at Benson said.
Clark was a passenger in a 1991 Chevrolet Corsica driven by Jaqueline K. Smick of Baltimore, police said.
Smick was traveling north on Priestford Road when her car was struck by a 1980 Toyota Celica driven by David F. Ciarlone, 32, of Devon, Pa., police said.
Police said Ciarlone did not stop at a red traffic light at the intersection. Charges are pending.
Clark died at Fallston General Hospital. Smick and Ciarlone were not injured, police said.
Clark is the third person killed in a trafficaccident in Harford County this year.
SERIOUS CRIME UP 4 PERCENT IN 1990
Reported incidents of serious crime edged up by 4 percent in Harford County during 1990, with increases in rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries and car thefts, state police said.
A total of 5,753 serious crimes were reported in the county in 1990, compared to 5,534 incidents in 1989, police said.
Rapes increased from38 to 45, robberies increased from 105 to 107, aggravated assaults increased from 416 to 433, burglaries increased from 1,422 to 1,503, thefts increased from 3,225 to 3,321, and car thefts increased from 317 to 338, police said.
Murder was the only serious crime in Harford to decrease, police said. Eleven murders were reported in 1989, andsix murders were reported in 1990.
Serious crime in Cecil County increased 13 percent, from 2,497 in 1989 to 2,815 in 1990, police said. Serious crime in Baltimore County increased 3 percent, from 41,775in 1989 to 42,997 last year.
Crimes county police agencies said they investigated last week include:
1400 block Emily Court: Six windows, a microwave oven and dishwasher, worth $1,490, were stolen from a storage trailer at a construction site on March 8, the sheriff's department said.
500 block South Philadelphia Boulevard: A $5,160 out-drive motor was stolen from a boat stored at A & T Marine on March 8, town police said.
1500block Perryman Road: Cash and a ring, value totaling $575, were stolen from a house on March 8, the county sheriff's department said.
DATELINE: Bel Air
500 block Kenmore Avenue: Tools, camera equipment,camping gear, a generator and a tent, worth $2,820, were stolen froma parked travel camper on March 6, the sheriff's department said.
800 block Conowingo Road: Tools, a portable gas stove and sanding machine were stolen from two storage sheds, the sheriff's department said. Two locks were damaged during the burglary. Loss totaled $1,220.
900 block Hillswood Road: A 1988 Isuzu worth $12,000 was stolen onMarch 7, police aid.
500 block Riley Court: Toolsworth $300 were stolen from a storage area on March 6, the sheriff'sdepartment said. Antique Christmas decorations worth $350 were stolen from a second storage area, also on March 6.