Police log

June 23, 1998

2 still hospitalized after U.S. 50 wreck

EASTON, Md. - Two of five area teenagers injured in a traffic accident on U.S. 50 while on their way back from Ocean City, Md., Saturday, remained hospitalized Monday.

Dana Keefer, 17, of Hagerstown, was listed in serious but stable condition Monday night at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Justin Taylor, 17, of Hagerstown, was listed in fair condition at Shock Trauma Monday night.

Keefer and two other passengers in the back seat were thrown from the vehicle when it overturned, police said.

Investigating troopers said a third back-seat passenger, Joshua Williams, 18, of Williamsport, was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.


According to police, Chad Nevin McAllister, 17, of 11134 Glenside Ave., Hagerstown, fell asleep at the wheel of his 1985 Toyota 4-Runner at about 5 a.m. When the vehicle drifted into the median strip in the westbound lane, McAllister overcorrected and the vehicle rolled several times, police said.

The back-seat passengers were not wearing seat belts, police said.

McAllister was treated at the Shock Trauma Center and released Sunday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Clinton Lapole, 17, of Hagerstown, who was in the front seat, was treated and released from the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., according to a hospital spokeswoman.

McAllister and Lapole were wearing seat belts and remained in the vehicle, police said.

Tractor spills logs onto U.S. 15

FREDERICK, Md. - A tractor-trailer hauling logs overturned Monday, spilling its load across the northbound lanes of U.S. 15 near Emmitsburg, Md., according to Maryland State Police in Frederick.

The driver of the Peterbilt truck, Ronald Gene Miller, of Berlin, Pa., was treated for minor injuries at Gettysburg (Pa.) Hospital Center and released, police said.

The accident occurred around 6:30 a.m. as the truck was traveling on the ramp from Md. 140 to northbound U.S. 15, police said.

Police had to close the blocked U.S. 15 for about two hours, police said.

Traffic was being detoured onto Md. 140, police said.

Cleanup of the logs continued until later in the day, police said.

No charges were filed, police said.

Key thefts under investigation

Hagerstown City Police are investigating the thefts of keys stolen from 15 vehicles that were broken into at Cassidy Trucking/New Deal Truck Service Center over the weekend.

Police were called to the truck service center at 441 S. Potomac St. Monday morning after employees opened the business and found that the vehicles had been broken into, police said.

The stolen keys to the vehicles are estimated at about $30, police said.

Fla. man held on fugitive warrant

A man wanted in Brevard County, Fla., was taken into custody by Hagerstown City Police Monday after a caller at the Western Maryland Center at 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., reported a disruptive visitor who refused to leave, according to a police report.

Robert McKee Carroll, 30, of 180 Rocket Lane, Melbourne, Fla., was served with a fugitive warrant at 7:45 p.m. after Brevard County officials authorized extradition, police said.

Carroll was being held Monday night in Washington County Detention Center, police said.

He is scheduled to appear for a bond review at 1 p.m. today at Washington County District Court, police said.

A computer warrant check found Carroll to be wanted in Florida on a charge of lewd or lascivious act in the presence of a child under 16, police said.

Juvenile charged with possession

Hagerstown City Police apprehended a juvenile Monday after receiving a call reporting people who were selling drugs behind an abandoned building, according to police.

The juvenile was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, police said.

Officers responded at about 8:18 p.m. to the first block of Charles Street, where they found several people smoking marijuana on a back porch of an abandoned building, police said.

The juvenile was being held Monday night at the Washington County Juvenile Holdover Facility, police said.

Car stolen from parking space

A car was stolen from its parking space in front of the Washington County Free Library Saturday night, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Earl Nelson Miller, of 13979 Buchanan Trail, Mercersburg, Pa., said he parked his 1984 Mazda 626 in front of the library at 11 p.m. He said the car was gone when he returned 20 minutes later.

The car has Pennsylvania plates BNE4422.

GEO Tracker taken from club lot

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 1992 Geo Tracker was reported stolen from the parking lot of a nightclub over the weekend, according to borough police.

The report said the vehicle, belonging to Angie Griffith of Chambersburg, was stolen between 11 p.m. Friday and 2:35 a.m. Saturday outside Razzle's, 110 Sheller Ave. Police said the two-door Tracker was silver with purple stripes.

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