Police log

October 17, 1997

Woman hurt when Jeep hits pole

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick woman was seriously injured Thursday when the Jeep she was riding in struck a telephone pole and slid into Ballenger Creek, Maryland State Police said.

Jill Osterling, 20, of Basford Road, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she was in serious but stable condition Thursday night.

The driver, Shannon Michelle Greifzu, 22, of Motor Station Road in Rocky Ridge, Md., was charged with DWI and negligent driving, police said.


According to police, the 1995 Jeep was headed north on Ballenger Creek Pike at about 7:30 p.m. when it went off the right side of the road and struck a fence and a C&P phone pole. The pole was knocked down, police said.

Man injured when ejected from car

FREDERICK, Md. - An Edgewood, Md., man was thrown from his car after it overturned on Alternate U.S. 40 at just before 7 p.m. Thursday, Maryland State Police said.

James Stewart Mouton Jr., 29, was flown to Washington County Hospital, police said. He was in the emergency room Thursday night.

The 1984 Chevrolet was headed east on Alternate U.S. 40 near Summerswood Drive when it crossed onto the right side of the road and overturned, police said. The driver was ejected, police said.

Moped, tarp reported stolen

A moped and the tarp that was covering it were stolen from Main Avenue in Hagerstown late Tuesday or early Wednesday, city police said.

The moped is a 1976 red Snark. The tarp is blue. Total loss is estimated at $339, police said.

Stereo items stolen from car

Two Cardiac Petras brand speakers and a stereo box with a total value of $195 were stolen from a car parked in the 300 block of Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown late Tuesday or early Wednesday, city police said.

Thieves got to the items by breaking out the car's rear window, police said.

Frederick woman faces charges

A Frederick woman involved in a domestic dispute was arrested by Frederick city police early Thursday morning on charges of assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Audrey Tavares, 31, of 1548 Andover Lane, was taken for a bond hearing after her arrest. The result of that hearing was not known.

Police said when they tried to question Tavares about the domestic dispute, she allegedly spit in the face of the man she was with, and hit him twice. Officers said she allegedly became loud and profane and physically resisted arrest.

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