Police log

December 13, 1997

Police log

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A tractor-trailer carrying 38,000 pounds of frozen chicken overturned on Interstate 81 Saturday, snarling traffic for more than four hours, said West Virginia State Police in Martinsburg.

No one was hurt.

Driver Richard Stone, 52, of Dover, Pa., was northbound on I-81 near the exit for W.Va. 901 when he lost control of his rig, hit a guardrail on the right side of the road and overturned, police said.

It took more than four hours to clean up the mess from the chicken and diesel fuel that had spilled on the road, police said.


No charges were filed against Stone, a driver for F&C Trucking Co. of York, Pa., police said.

BOONSBORO - A Boonsboro High School student is in trouble for bringing a two-inch knife to the school Friday, said Donna Messina, spokeswoman for the Washington County Board of Education.

The boy did not intend to bring the knife to school and he was not violent, she said.

The boy could be suspended. Officials at the high school will meet with his parents, she said.

Police were notified, as required by law, she said.

An Alzheimer's patient who walked away from Ravenwood Lutheran Village Friday afternoon was found safe and sound about two hours later, Hagerstown City Police said.

The 86-year-old man was outside the Frederick Street nursing home with a group of residents at 2:55 p.m. when he wandered away, police said.

Four or five officers, a Washington County Sheriff's Department search dog, fire police officers and Washington County Hazardous Incident Response Team officers helped look for the man.

City police found the man near the corner of Wilson Boulevard and South Potomac Street about 4:45 p.m., police said.

He was wearing a coat, but he was still feeling chilly when they found him, police said.

HALFWAY - A Hedgesville, W.Va., man with a suspended license started a chain reaction accident on Halfway Boulevard Saturday when his car hit a Ford Ranger from behind, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Raymond Edward Quiroz, 19, was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision and driving on an out-of-state suspended license, police said.

No one was taken to the hospital after the 4:14 p.m. wreck, police said.

Quiroz, driving a 1996 Saturn west of Interstate 81, hit a Ford Ranger driven by Charles Kerr of Boonsboro, police said.

The impact of that crash sent the Ranger into the back of a 1990 Oldsmobile van driven by Kimberly Heryford of Fort Ritchie, police said.

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