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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 25, 2000
A 17-year-old Pennsylvania youth killed his mother and his brother's girlfriend, then drove to Harford County and fatally shot himself yesterday, police said. Matthew Demeter of Phoenixville, a Philadelphia suburb, used a .32-caliber handgun to shoot his mother, Victoria Demeter, 53, in the head Tuesday night at their home, Pennsylvania State Police said. The shooting occurred between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., a police report said. Demeter then drove to nearby West Chester, where he told a friend he had killed his mother, police said.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2011
It was bad enough that someone set his cars on fire in his driveway at 2 in the morning — the flames were so intense that they singed the side of his home in Parkton — but what really scared Gary Carls were the playing cards. The arsonists had left behind their signature trademark: cards forming a trail that started with the deuce at the fire's source and continued on in sequential order, ending with the ace, face up on Carls' stoop. A note scrawled on the card taunted authorities.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,dick.irwin@baltsun.com | October 19, 2009
A woman found at a Hereford gas station bleeding from a gunshot wound was actually shot during a botched robbery in Pennsylvania Friday night and had been left behind by her accomplice, Pennsylvania state police said. The woman had been shot by the owner of a Shrewsbury, Pa., jewelry store a short time earlier during an attempted armed robbery, said the Pennsylvania State Police. Her name was withheld pending formal charges of attempted armed robbery, they said. An employee at the Exxon station in the 300 block of Mount Carmel Road called local police shortly after 8 p.m. Friday, saying a woman was lying on the lot outside the station office bleeding from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the back, Baltimore County Police at the Cockeysville Precinct said.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,dick.irwin@baltsun.com | October 19, 2009
A woman found at a Hereford gas station bleeding from a gunshot wound was actually shot during a botched robbery in Pennsylvania Friday night and had been left behind by her accomplice, Pennsylvania state police said. The woman had been shot by the owner of a Shrewsbury, Pa., jewelry store a short time earlier during an attempted armed robbery, said the Pennsylvania State Police. Her name was withheld pending formal charges of attempted armed robbery, they said. An employee at the Exxon station in the 300 block of Mount Carmel Road called local police shortly after 8 p.m. Friday, saying a woman was lying on the lot outside the station office bleeding from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the back, Baltimore County Police at the Cockeysville Precinct said.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2011
It was bad enough that someone set his cars on fire in his driveway at 2 in the morning — the flames were so intense that they singed the side of his home in Parkton — but what really scared Gary Carls were the playing cards. The arsonists had left behind their signature trademark: cards forming a trail that started with the deuce at the fire's source and continued on in sequential order, ending with the ace, face up on Carls' stoop. A note scrawled on the card taunted authorities.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 22, 2000
Pennsylvania State Police are seeking people who might have information in the killing of a 16-year-old boy who was shot three times and left for dead on a rural York County road in 1981. Brian Joseph Richardson, formerly of Woodhome Avenue in Baltimore, was shot and killed in April 1981, three days before he was to testify against three accomplices in a Baltimore County burglary ring. At the time, Pennsylvania State Police were unable to locate witnesses willing to provide information.
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June 27, 2001
A reward is offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects in a string of armed bank robberies in Keymar and southern Pennsylvania, Maryland State Police said yesterday. Police said they believe the five bank robberies in Carroll County and Pennsylvania's Adams and Franklin counties are linked because of similarities in suspect descriptions and other details. The most recent robbery was June 12 at F & M Bank in Keymar. Police did not disclose the amount of money taken in the incidents.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Staff Writer | November 25, 1993
Pennsylvania State Police are advising motorists heading to or from Baltimore to avoid a stretch of Interstate-83 near York, where people throwing rocks have damaged at least 20 cars and injured several drivers.One person needed more than 100 stitches in his face after being cut by his shattered windshield.Cpl. Craig Fenstermaucher of the York County detachment of the Pennsylvania State Police said two vehicles were hit yesterday by white sandstone rocks, generally the size of a human fist, near exits 7 and 12 outside of York.
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April 30, 1998
A former Westminster man has been missing since March 15 from his home in Littlestown, Pa., and Pennsylvania State Police say they believe he may have returned to Carroll County.William Todd Zombro, 33, is described as white, 6 feet 3 inches, 155 pounds and has short, straight brown hair and brown eyes. Zombro has experienced problems with depression, police said.Zombro, who worked for a construction company, was driving a 1977 red Ford pickup with Maryland tags 1DG904. The truck may have a gray cap.Anyone with information about Zombro or his truck should call Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg at 717-334-8111.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 21, 1999
An 87-year-old Pennsylvania man retrieving mail from his mailbox only yards north of the Maryland line near Lineboro was struck Monday by a pickup truck and died a short time later, Pennsylvania State Police said.John Kuchtiak of Glen Rock, Pa., was taken by helicopter to a trauma center in York, Pa., where he died soon after the 4: 14 p.m. accident.According to Pennsylvania troopers, a 1986 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Steven C. McElrath, 55, of Brodbecks, Pa., was traveling west on Glenville Road east of Black Rock Road when the driver said he was blinded by the setting sun.The truck driver braked and swerved when he saw Kuchtiak, but was unable to avoid striking the man, who was standing in the road in front of his mailbox.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 25, 2000
A 17-year-old Pennsylvania youth killed his mother and his brother's girlfriend, then drove to Harford County and fatally shot himself yesterday, police said. Matthew Demeter of Phoenixville, a Philadelphia suburb, used a .32-caliber handgun to shoot his mother, Victoria Demeter, 53, in the head Tuesday night at their home, Pennsylvania State Police said. The shooting occurred between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., a police report said. Demeter then drove to nearby West Chester, where he told a friend he had killed his mother, police said.
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By Julie Scharper | December 5, 2008
A Hanover man was arrested yesterday in the death of a Pennsylvania man whose decomposed body was found in a stream bed in Jessup last year, Anne Arundel County police said. Duna Turon Bulow, 25, of the first block of Briars Knoll Way was arrested in Baltimore early yesterday and charged by Pennsylvania State Police with first-degree murder in the death of Leonard Richard Prahl, 55. Prahl's body, which was found in a ravine near Max Blob's Park Road in February 2007, was so badly decomposed that the medical examiner was unable to determine the cause of death at the time.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
Two Baltimore men were pronounced dead following a tractor-trailer accident in Pennsylvania early Thursday morning. The victims, David Flores, 29, and Jesus Chavez, whose age isn't known, were in the roadway on westbound Interstate 80 in Porter Township, Clinton County at around 2:55 a.m. when the vehicle struck them, according to a Pennsylvania State Police report. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not harmed. The vehicle was traveling approximately 60 to 65 miles per hour at the time of the crash, police said.
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