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Police log

August 22, 1997

City man attacked

A 29-year-old Hagerstown man escaped serious injury when he was attacked and robbed in an alley Thursday at 1:50 a.m., Hagerstown City Police said.

Daniel Riker, of the 400 block of West Washington Street, told police he was walking in Hayes Alley when he was approached by three men.

One of the men hit Riker in the head and knocked him down, police said. His wallet was taken along with $22 in cash.

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The men were only described as white, in their 20s, and wearing baggy clothes.

Mulch fire fought

A mulch fire just west of Huyetts Crossroads Thursday morning kept firefighters busy for nearly three hours.

The fire was reported at 12:50 a.m. on Smithfield Lane, according to fire officials.

Firefighters from Maugansville, Williamsport, Halfway and Clear Spring responded and remained on the scene until 3:30 a.m.

Accident closes road

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Spring Mills Road was closed for about an hour and a half Wednesday afternoon after a van collided with a truck.

West Virginia State Police said the accident happened at about 3:30 p.m. when Miguel Diaz-Chavez lost control of the van as he traveled westbound. Trooper Deanna Miller said the roadway was wet and the van crossed the center line on a curve, hitting a westbound Davey Tree Expert Co. truck driven by James L. Somers, 53, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Diaz-Chavez suffered minor facial injuries and was treated and released from City Hospital near Martinsburg. Police said Somers and the other seven occupants of the van were unhurt.

Teen is stabbed

A teenage girl was stabbed in the back and hand on Thursday night in Hagerstown, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Police said a female was in custody.

The unidentified girl's condition at Washington County Hospital was unknown as of press time. She was stabbed in front of 25 1/2 Laurel St. shortly after 10 p.m.

Boy flees camp

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - A Philadelphia teenager escaped from Vision Quest Thursday morning and was believed to be headed to the Philadelphia area, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Terrance Dennis, 16, escaped on foot while being treated at Chambersburg Hospital around 11:15 a.m., police said.

Dennis is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 173 pounds, police said.

The camp houses troubled but nonviolent youths who are sent there by judges.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police at 1-717-264-5161.

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