Police log

February 01, 1998

Police log

Three people were injured Sunday when two cars collided at the intersection of Walnut and Washington streets, Hagerstown City Police said.

Elsie Davidson, of Hicksville Road in Clear Spring, was traveling south on Walnut Street when her 1995 Ford collided with a 1992 Chevy Blazer driven by Robert Thomas, of Reynolds Avenue in Hagerstown, police said.

Davidson, Thomas and Mary Thomas, of McDowell Avenue in Hagerstown, were taken to Washington County Hospital, police said. They were treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.


Davidson was charged with driving through a red light, police said.

According to police, the driver of the Ford looked at her lap and then back up as the vehicle drove through the light. The Blazer, which was traveling east on Washington Street, collided with the Ford and then ran into a light pole in the southeast corner of the intersection.

A Martinsburg, W.Va., man was charged with using counterfeit $20 bills to buy clothes and shoes at the Valley Mall on Saturday night, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Rickie Lee Nash, 30, of 406 S. Kentucky Ave., was being held Sunday at the Washington County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.

A J.C. Penney sales clerk contacted mall security and loss prevention officers after receiving four suspicious-looking $20 bills toward a $80.84 clothing purchase, deputies said.

The bills were slightly smaller than real bills, off-color, lacked security strips and had identical serial numbers, deputies said.

Two counterfeit $20 bills, similar to the others except for their serial numbers, were used in the purchase of three pairs of boots for $45.15 at Payless Shoes, deputies said.

Nash was charged with two counts of uttering counterfeit U.S. currency, two counts of theft under $300 and one count of theft scheme under $300, deputies said.

The sheriff's department is investigating a possible connection with counterfeit money passed at the mall around the holidays, said Deputy Richard Peacock.

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Pa. - Two people were injured Sunday afternoon in a tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 70 that closed the westbound lanes in Fulton County for about half an hour, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Trooper Roger L. Sheffield said the accident happened at about 3:30 p.m. near the Town Hill exit in Brush Creek Township.

Sheffield said the driver and passenger of the rig were injured and were being treated Sunday evening at the Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg.

Sheffield said no other vehicles were involved in the crash and the truck partially blocked the roadway. He had not interviewed either the driver or passenger and further details of the accident were unavailable Sunday night.

A saddle tank on the truck ruptured and diesel fuel spilled onto the road, according to Sheffield. Firefighters from the Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. assisted at the scene.

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