Police log for Sunday, Feb. 2

February 02, 1997

Police log

Newlywed charged in assault on wife

FREDERICK, Md. - A newlywed was arrested Friday night after he allegedly assaulted his wife of three days, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Kelvin Orlanda Quinn, 40, of Heather Ridge Drive in Frederick, was charged with second-degree assault and released on personal recognizance after his wife suffered minor cuts, police said.

A police officer on regular patrol noticed a disturbance between Quinn and his wife, Anna Marie Quinn, at about 10:52 p.m. near the intersection of West Patrick Street and West South Street, police said.


Anna Quinn suffered minor cuts to her face and right thumb. She was taken by ambulance to Frederick Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released, police said.

Boonsboro teen injured in crash

FREDERICK, Md. - A 17-year-old Boonsboro youth was injured in a one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning on Old National Pike, Maryland State Police in Frederick said.

Eugene Kelly, of Old National Pike, was ejected about 5:48 a.m. from the Chevrolet Blazer he was driving, police said.

Kelly was listed in serious condition Saturday night at the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police probe report of shots fired in city

Hagerstown City Police said they are still investigating a report of shots fired in the Jonathan and North Streets area at 7:34 p.m. Thursday.

No injured persons were found in the area at the time, police said.

Morgan County man injured in crash

PAW PAW, W.Va. - A Paw Paw man was injured Saturday morning when he swerved off the road to avoid another car, West Virginia State Police in Morgan County said.

Timothy Waugh, 18, was driving a 1993 Chevy Cavalier on W.Va. 9, east of Paw Paw, about 11 a.m. when Carl Hill, 54, of Michigan, backed out of a driveway and into the path of his car, police said.

Waugh veered off the north side of the road, back onto it and then off the south side of the road where his car overturned, police said.

He was treated at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Hill was charged with failure to yield right-of-way, police said.

Car runs off road into creek; four injured

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Four West Virginia men were injured early Saturday morning when the car they were riding in ran off Fish Hatchery Road and landed in a creek bed, West Virginia State Police in Martinsburg said.

The 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier left the road about a mile east of U.S. 11, struck an embankment and came to rest in about three feet of water in a creek, police said.

Police said the driver, Jason Wolf, 19, of Bunker Hill, was injured, along withpassengers Andre Costello, 19, and Christopher Hagedorn, 23, both of Inwood; and Kevin Jenkins, 18, of Rippon.

All four were treated at Martinsburg City Hospital and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Fire destroys trailer outside Warfordsburg

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - A trailer on Bethel Church Road outside Warfordsburg was destroyed in a fire Saturday afternoon, Needmore Fire Company Chief Denis Strait said.

No one was home when the fire started at about 3:20 p.m. No one was injured.

The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze, Strait said.

Man trapped by limb after cutting down tree

HANCOCK - A Seavolt Road man was trapped beneath a tree limb on his property late Saturday afternoon after he had cut down a nearby tree, Hancock Fire Chief Ernest Truax said.

The man was flown to Washington County Hospital where he was treated and released, according to emergency officials.

Pickup hits school bus, 11 students injured

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A sleepy pickup truck driver plowed into the back of a school bus Friday morning, sending 11 elementary school students to City Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, Martinsburg City Police said.

It was the fourth accident involving a school bus in January, compared to only two such incidents during the 1995-96 school year, said Larry Carte, director of transportation for Berkeley County schools.

The accident occurred about 8:15 a.m. in the 900 block of South Raleigh Street when Forest Faircloth, 58, of Martinsburg, fell asleep at the wheel of his 1995 Toyota pickup truck and struck the bus, police said.

Bus driver Melvina Brown and 31 children were headed to Winchester Avenue Elementary School when the accident happened. The bus was stopped and a boy had just gotten seated when the accident occurred, Carte said.

Seven students were taken to the hospital from the accident scene and four others went later with their parents, he said. All the children were treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Brown and Faircloth later went to the hospital, then were treated and released, Carte said.

Faircloth was charged with failure to maintain control of his vehicle, police said. His speed at the time of the accident was not known.

So far this year two other buses have been rear-ended and one bus was hit head-on by a car, Carte said. All the injuries were minor.

Carte attributed the high number of accidents to the increasing traffic in Berkeley County.

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