Police log

June 16, 1997

2 hurt when car runs into mailboxes

CLEAR SPRING - Two people were hurt Saturday night when a car crested a hill and ran into several mailboxes and an electric pole, Maryland State Police said.

Shane Michael Fulmer, 21, of Waynesboro, Pa., who was in fair condition at Washington County Hospital on Sunday, was charged with reckless driving and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A passenger, Michael Mastrangelo, 20, of Clear Spring, was treated and released from the hospital.

According to police, a 1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse swerved to the right and struck several mailboxes and broke an electric pole in half at about 8:45 p.m. in the eastbound lane of U.S. 40 near Spickler Road.


The vehicle was moving at high speed, police said.

Investigators found a marijuana pipe with suspected marijuana residue after the crash, police said. The driver allegedly told police that the pipe belonged to him.

Car traveling at high speed crashes into motorcycle shop

A car going almost 90 mph crashed near the Honda motorcycle shop Sunday morning, throwing the driver onto pavement of U.S. 40, Maryland State Police said.

Vincent Brian Witte, 19, of 1734 Edgewood Hills Circle, was taken to Washington County Hospital, where he was in serious condition in the intensive care unit Sunday evening.

Trooper 1st Class M.W. Shank was working radar along the Dual Highway when he clocked a 1971 Chevrolet traveling at 87 mph in a 45 mph zone at about 3:50 a.m., police said.

Shank pursued the vehicle in the eastbound lane, but lost sight of it as it crossed over Interstate 70, police said.

When he reached the Honda motorcycle shop near Beaver Creek Road, he saw debris covering the road, police said.

Investigators concluded that the car left the ground and struck a concrete drain after failing to handle a curve. The vehicle separated into several pieces, police said.

Speed and alcohol contributed to the accident, police said.

Teen thrown from car in two-vehicle collision

CLEAR SPRING - A Hagerstown teenager was thrown onto the road during a two-vehicle accident at Md. 494 and Wishard Road Sunday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The accident happened at about 10:25 a.m., deputies said.

Kevin L. Houck, 31, of the 17000 block of West Washington Street, Hagerstown, was operating a 1988 Dodge Colt when he turned left from Wishard Road onto Md. 494 and crossed the path of 1995 Chevrolet Blazer, deputies said.

The Blazer, driven by Robert L. Rowland, 66, of Blairs Valley Road, Clear Spring, struck the Colt, pushing it sideways into the road, deputies said.

The Colt's passenger door was thrown open and Richard Nicewarner, 14, of the 17000 block of West Washington Street, was ejected, deputies said.

Nicewarner was taken to Washington County Hospital, where he was treated and released, according to the hospital.

Houck was charged with failure to stop and yield right of way, deputies said.

Antique guns stolen from county home

Six or seven antique guns were reported stolen from a home in the 14000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The burglary, reported on Saturday, occurred sometime within the last four months, deputies said.

Thieves used a tire iron to pry open a side window and enter the room where the guns were kept, deputies said.

The guns, dating from the Civil and Revolutionary wars, were valued at about $10,000, deputies said.

Amplifier stolen from car on Hunter Hill Drive

Thieves broke a side window and stole an amplifier from a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am parked in a lot at 13301 Hunter Hill Drive, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The break-in happened between 9 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, deputies said.

The Rockford/Fosgate amplifier was valued at $300, deputies said.

Man critical after motorcycle collides with car on Md. 17

MYERSVILLE, Md. - A man was flown to Washington County Hospital after a motorcycle accident at 4 p.m. Saturday, Maryland State Police said.

Howard Dennis Morgan, 44, of no known address, was driving a 1989 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail southbound on Md. 17 when an Oldsmobile Cutlass allegedly pulled in front of him from the exit ramp from eastbound Interstate 70.

Troopers said Morgan, who was not wearing an approved helmet, was thrown across the front of the Cutlass. He was listed in critical condition late Sunday.

The driver of the Cutlass, Mary Ann Wilcoxon, 59, of Georgetown, Del., was charged with failing to yield the right of way, police said.

Frederick man charged in assault on son

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was arrested and charged with second degree assault for allegedly hitting his son Saturday, police said.

Chung Wen Hsi, 47, of the 500 block of Valley Street, was arrested at 2:20 p.m., police said. He claimed to be disciplining his child, police said.

A police officer arrested Hsi after viewing bruises and abrasions on the son's arms and a lump on his head.

3 arrested in Frederick on cocaine charges

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