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Police log

March 28, 1998

Police log

Woman killed,man injured in head-on wreck

BRUNSWICK, Md. - A Brunswick woman was killed and a Brunswick man was seriously injured Saturday morning in a head-on collision on Md. 17, just north of Md. 79, according to Maryland State Police.

The accident occurred at about 9:20 a.m., when a southbound 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier drifted across the center of the road and struck an oncoming 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue, police said.

The Chrysler's driver, Anna Lucille Myers, 73, street address unavailable, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The Chevrolet's driver, Scott Eugene Hoffman, 17, street address unavailable, was flown by helicopter to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said.

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He was in serious condition Saturday night, a nursing supervisor said.

Police are still investigating the accident.

Pedestrian struck by car

FREDERICK, Md. - A Walkersville man was flown to Washington County Hospital Saturday morning after he was struck by a car on Woodsboro Pike, according to Maryland State Police.

The accident occurred around 8 a.m. just north of East Frederick Street, police said.

Joseph Earl Turner, 65, of 100 Chapel Court, No. 319, was walking north on the shoulder of the road when a 1989 Ford Escort changed lanes and hit him, police said.

He was admitted to Washington County Hospital, according to a nursing supervisor. A condition was unavailable Saturday night.

The car's driver, Lara Beth Reifsnider, 17, of Keymar, Md., was charged with an unsafe lane change, police said.

She was not transported from the scene, police said.

Boy, 9, breaks armwhen bike hits van

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An unidentified 9-year-old boy broke his arm Saturday morning after he rode his bicycle into the path of an oncoming van, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The boy, who was wearing a helmet, also suffered cuts and bruises, police said. Police would not reveal the boy's name.

The boy was riding a Murray bike west on the north sidewalk of Pa. 533 near 3439 Orrstown Road in Orrstown, Pa., shortly before noon when he turned in front of a 1993 Chevrolet Mark III van, police said.

He was taken to Chambersburg Hospital after being struck by the van's front bumper, police said.

The driver of the van was Emory Hamman, of 131 Quarry Hill Road in Shippensburg, Pa., police said.

Trucker released from hospital

The driver rescued Friday night from an overturned tractor trailer on an Interstate 81 ramp was treated and released from Washington County Hospital on Saturday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Carl Coleman, 53, of Knoxville, Md., was charged with negligent driving for driving too fast on the southbound ramp to Mason Dixon Road, according to Maryland State Police. The ramp has a 25 mph speed limit.

The ramp was reopened overnight Friday after being closed when the Hoffman Transport Inc. tractor trailer overturned shortly after 4:30 p.m., police said.

It took rescuers about two hours to free Coleman, whose legs were trapped in the cab, police said.

Boy, 16, faces sex assault charges

POINT OF ROCKS, Md. - A 16-year-old boy at Jefferson School was charged with several sexual offenses Friday for allegedly intimidating two other boys to perform sexual acts with him, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

The unidentified boy had allegedly been sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy and another 16-year-old boy since August 1997, police said. All three were residents at the psychiatric facility for youths, police said.

The sheriff's department was advised of the assaults on Friday by Victoria Bolton, a social worker with the school, who had just learned of the situation, police said.

The 16-year-old suspect was charged with four counts of second-degree sex offense, two counts of third-degree sex offense, two counts of fourth-degree sex offense and resisting arrest.

The boy was being held at the Alfred Noyes juvenile facility in Rockville, police said.

Two acres burn in Hancock area

HANCOCK - A two-acre brush fire in a wooded area near westbound Interstate 70 east of Hancock was under control in about an hour by 22 firefighters on Friday, according to the Hancock Fire Company Inc.

Firefighters left Grason Lane off Tollgate Ridge about two hours after the fire was reported at 11:37 a.m., fire officials said.

Firefighters from Clear Spring, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Allegany County also responded.

The cause of the fire had not been determined, officials said.

Stolen pickuprecovered by police

A 1983 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck reported stolen from the Harrisburg, Pa., area was found by Hagerstown City Police early Friday, police said.

The pickup was parked in the 1300 block of Jay Drive, police said.

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