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Police log

January 23, 1998

High water closes roads

FREDERICK, Md. - Three Frederick County roads were closed to traffic Friday night because of high water, county officials said.

Closed were North Street in Libertytown, Blacks Mill Road between Md. 806 and Hessong Bridge and Keysville Road at Simmons Road.

Five others reopened after being closed for a time, officials said.

House fire fought in W.Va.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Firefighters from four area fire departments were on the scene of a fire in a house in West Ridge Hills, a subdivision off Chestnut Hill Road east of Charles Town late Friday night.

There were no reported injuries.

Units from Shepherdstown, Charles Town, Blue Ridge Mountain and Harpers Ferry responded to the 5:21 p.m. alarm, officials said.

Further details were unavailable.

Truck crashes into house

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MAUGANSVILLE - Maryland State Police are searching for the driver of a gray Chevrolet truck which struck another truck, shoving it into a house.

Police said Glendall Martin, 20, of Hagerstown, was driving a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck southbound on Greencastle Pike near Cindy Lane at about 5:45 p.m. when he slowed to make a right turn into a driveway.

A Chevrolet behind Martin's truck failed to stop and struck the rear of the pickup, forcing it over an embankment in front of 14414 Greencastle Pike, police said.

Martin's truck then jumped the embankment and hit the house, owned by Dennis Neikirk.

The driver of the gray or primer-colored Chevrolet fled the scene, police said.

Martin was treated at Washington County Hospital for minor injuries and released.

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