Police log

January 18, 1998

Police log

FREDERICK, Md. - A 15-year-old Thurmont boy was in critical condition Saturday at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with injuries he got in a one-vehicle accident on Motter Station Road late Friday.

Ralph Sanders, of 16017 Kelbaugh Road, was first flown to Washington County Hospital by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter shortly after the 11:19 p.m. accident just east of U.S. 15.

He was later transferred to Shock Trauma.

The 17-year-old driver of the 1988 Chevrolet pickup truck, Robert Wayne Johnson Jr., of 12235 Legore Bridge Road, Woodsboro, Md., refused treatment at the scene, police said.


Trooper First Class William Updegraff said Johnson's pickup was eastbound on Motter Station Road when he lost control and veered to the right, striking a utility pole.

Updegraff said no charges resulted from the accident.

A 24-year-old Hancock man was being held Saturday on $25,000 bond at the Allegany County Detention Center charged with firing shots at a Little Orleans residence Friday evening.

Luckie Lee McCarty is facing charges of first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct, according to Maryland State Police in Cumberland.

Shortly after 6 p.m., troopers from the Hagerstown barracks responded to an address in Hancock for reports of a domestic violence situation, police said.

A woman there told police that McCarty, her boyfriend, was on his way to a home in Little Orleans with a 12-gauge shotgun, threatening to harm people at that residence, police said.

Cumberland troopers were alerted and while they were enroute, they got reports of shots being fired, police said.

McCarty was located traveling back toward Hancock and was taken into custody, police said.

Longmeadow firefighters responded to a fire call at the Rest Haven Cemetery office building Saturday afternoon and found burning electrical wires.

"The wires were burning where they went into the building," said Longmeadow Chief Richard Roche.

At 1:52 p.m., Roche and his firefighters went up into the attic to make sure the fire hadn't involved the building and then they cleared the scene.

FREDERICK, Md. - A 42-year-old Frederick man was injured Friday night when he skidded through an intersection on Lily Pons Road and struck an embankment, according to Frederick County Sheriff's deputies.

Duane Stanley Smith, of 7803 River Run Court, was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital shortly after the 9:15 p.m. accident. He was treated and released, hospital officials said.

Deputy Jason McCullum said Smith failed to stop at the intersection with Park Mill Road. He wasn't charged.

FREDERICK, Md. - The driver of car allegedly stolen from Montgomery County was charged with auto theft and a host of traffic and drug charges after he was stopped early Saturday by Frederick City Police.

Ricky Eugene Hall, of 35 Nancy Place No. 5, Gaithersburg, was awaiting an appearance before a bond commissioner on felony auto theft, rogue and vagabond, destruction of property, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute fake drugs, second-degree assault, resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding, driving without a license, driving while suspended, hit and run and speeding.

After learning the 1996 Honda was stolen, police tried to stop it on U.S. 15 at 3 a.m. but the driver allegedly fled. The driver stopped the car on Center Street and ran away.

When apprehended, Hall allegedly punched Officer John Fry and pepper spray had to be used, police said.

Suspected marijuana and fake crack was allegedly found on Hall, police said.

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