Police log

September 13, 1997

Pair injured inhead-on collision

LEITERSBURG - Two people were airlifted from a head-on collision of two cars on Md. 60 at Leiters Mill Road early Saturday morning, police said.

Lorraine D. Morris, 73, of Hillsdale Court, Hagerstown, was in serious condition Saturday night at Washington County Hospital, after the 5:08 p.m. accident, according to Maryland State Police.

Gary Lee Turner, 34, of Jefferson Boulevard, Smithsburg, was treated and released.

Police said Turner was driving his 1979 Chevrolet Camaro southbound on Md. 60 and crossed the center line and struck Morris's 1986 Ford Mustang head on.


Police said Turner's license had been revoked, and alcohol was present in his vehicle.

No charges had been brought in the accident Saturday.

Re-enactors report stolen rifles

Four re-enactors in Hagerstown for the 135th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam had their rifles stolen between 7 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday, Washington County sheriff's deputies said.

The victims were camped on the Artz farm on Rench Road when the thefts occurred, officers said.

Robert Hooker of Williamsburg, Va., Noah Brigges of Herndon, Va., Stephen Oakley of Rochester, N.Y. and Richard Pougher of Chesapeake, Va. all reported having their re-enactment weapons stolen.

The three Enfield rifles and one Springfield rifle were worth $300 to $500 apiece, deputies said.

Bottle tossed through window

BOONSBORO - Someone threw a Mountain Dew soda bottle through the living room window of a home in the 100 block S. Main St. at 6:48 p.m. Friday, causing $50 in damages, Washington County sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies made an arrest in the case, but details weren't available on Saturday.

Seatbelt saves driver's life

THURMONT, Md. - A seatbelt saved a Weatherly, Pa., man from serious injury as his 1979 Chevy Blazer overturned several times after he lost control on U.S. 15 north of Md. 550 Saturday afternoon, police said.

Thomas Titus, 57, escaped with only minor cuts in the 5:28 p.m. accident.

Titus was heading north on U.S. 15 when he lost control for an unknown reason, crossing the grass median and flipping over several times. The Blazer and the Ford Bronco it was towing both received extensive damage.

Southbound U.S. 15 was closed for about 15 minutes in the accident.

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