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Police log

August 12, 1997

Man charged in theft of brother's car

FREDERICK, Md. - A Hagerstown man was arrested Sunday night by Frederick Police Department officers and charged with theft of a car owned by his brother.

Michael A. Nelson, 20, of the 400 block of Guilford Avenue, was being held Monday morning in the Frederick County Detention Center on $3,500 bond.

Two Frederick bicycle patrol officers checked out a car on the first block of All Saint's Street at 9:45 p.m. and learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen to the Hagerstown Police Department, according to a police report.

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The owner of the vehicle was listed as James B. Nelson Jr., of Hagerstown, the brother of the man arrested, police said.

Michael Nelson was charged with car theft, felony theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. In addition, he was charged with failure to appear in court, the result of a charge of improper use of a rental vehicle in Washington County, police said.

Thefts, break-ins reported in county

The following incidents were reported by the Washington County Sheriff's Department:

* A Hagerstown resident's red and white 1967 Volkswagen Beetle was reported stolen from the Valley Mall after midnight Saturday. The car had Maryland historic tags reading 95960L.

* A television was reported stolen from 9602 Crystal Falls Drive southeast of Hagerstown on Saturday morning. The house had been ransacked.

* Two riding saddles valued at $2,000 were reported stolen from 7316 Apple Drive east of Boonsboro on Saturday. The saddles were last seen about a month ago.

* An Oriental rug valued at $10,000 was reported stolen from 20404 Highview Court southeast of Hagerstown on Saturday evening.

* A breaking and entering at a storage trailer at Murray's Service Center, 101 E. Sunset Ave., in Williamsport, was reported Sunday morning. Nothing was taken.

Mother, 2 kids hurt when truck flips

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Three people, including two young children, were injured when a Ford Explorer overturned in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 340, police said.

Nancy Cummins, 41, of Bakerton, W.Va., was traveling south on U.S. 340 when she swerved to miss a slower vehicle and lost control of her Ford Explorer in the median, according to West Virginia State Police.

The vehicle rolled over 1 1/2 times in the northbound lanes, police said.

Vehicles traveling north managed to avoid hitting the Explorer. which stopped on its side in the right lane.

Cummins and her children, James, 4, and Barbara, 6, were treated at Jefferson Memorial Hospital and released, said hospital spokeswoman Teresa McCabe.

No charges were filed in the accident, police said.

Woman suffers broken leg in wreck

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An Inwood, W.Va., woman suffered a broken leg Monday morning when she drove into the back of a backhoe on Eagle School Road.

State police said the accident occurred at about 11:40 a.m., when Misty Wilson, 20, drove her Chevrolet Lumina into the rear bucket of the backhoe. She underwent surgery at Martinsburg City Hospital Monday afternoon and was admitted in satisfactory condition.

Police said there were no other injuries in the accident.

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