Police log

June 24, 1998

Teenager injured in 2-car crash

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a teenager was seriously injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on Hill Road in Antrim Township.

Brandy Marie Hager, 17, of Greencastle, was listed in serious condition Tuesday evening in the intensive care unit of Washington County Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman. The police report said she suffered head injuries in the 12:15 p.m. accident.

Police said Hager was northbound in a Ford Escort when the car rounded a curve at high speed and began to slide sideways. The car skidded into the path of a southbound Oldsmobile Delta 88 driven by Vicki Ann Zeger, 42, of Greencastle.


Police said Zeger's car struck the rear of the Escort and both came to rest in the southbound lane. The report said police did not know if Hager was wearing a seat belt.

The report said Zeger was taken by ambulance to Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital, where she was treated and released. Two children with her, Brooke Zeger, 1, and Andrew Zeger, 6, were taken to the hospital by a private vehicle and were also released, according to the report.

The accident is under investigation, police said.

Child with lighter causes blaze

FREDERICK, Md. - A child playing with a lighter caused a fire at a townhouse in the 1400 block of David Lane on Tuesday, according to a report by the state fire marshal's office.

The child got his mother's lighter from the top of a dresser at about 7:44 a.m. and began playing with it, lighting the curtains on fire in a second-floor bedroom, the report said.

The child alerted an older sibling, who then awakened the mother, the report said.

The mother extinguished the fire with a towel and then evacuated herself and three children from the home, the report said.

There were no injuries.

Estimated damage is $500, the report said.

Three charged in Md. incident

FREDERICK, Md. - Two brothers and their mother were taken into custody Tuesday in three separate incidents that began when one man refused treatment of an apparent self-inflicted cut on his wrist, according to a report by the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

At 1:30 a.m., sheriff's deputies responded to 9218 Ridgefield Circle in the Spring Ridge Community for a disturbance call, the report said. When they arrived, deputies found a man who appeared to be intoxicated lying on the floor with a cut on his wrist, the report said.

Deputies and medical personnel tried to treat the man, but he refused and pushed a paramedic and punched two deputies, the report said. He was subdued by pepper spray and taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, the report said.

Keith Allen Curtis, 26, of 9218 Ridgefield Circle, was released from the hospital and charged with three counts of second-degree assault and one count of resisting arrest, the report said.

Meanwhile, the man's twin brother, who had arrived at the address and demanded to enter, also was sprayed with pepper spray when he refused to comply with orders, the report said.

Clinton Kyle Curtis, of the 6500 block of Springwater Court, also was treated and released at the hospital and charged with second-degree assault, hindering a police investigation and resisting arrest, the report said.

While the Curtis brothers were at the hospital, their mother, Susan Curtis, 43, of 9218 Ridgefield Circle, arrived and began to interfere with deputies and hospital staff, the report said.

After refusing to comply with several warnings to wait in the lobby, deputies took her into custody and charged her with hindering a police investigation, the report said.

W.Va. man charged with driving drunk

A West Virginia man led police from two states on an eight-mile chase that ended in front of his home Tuesday.

Timothy Wayne Hayden, 39, of 220 E. North Ave., Ranson, W.Va., was taken into custody shortly after 3 a.m. by West Virginia State Police. Charges there include driving while intoxicated, police said.

First spotted on Keep Tryst Road in Sandy Hook around 2:40 a.m., the man was told by Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel Faith not to drive because he was too intoxicated, police said.

Faith remained in the area and five minutes later he spotted the man driving his car and heading for the U.S. 340 bridge, deputies said.

With assistance from the Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) Police and West Virginia State Police, the man was taken into custody without injuries or damages.

Vehicles burglarized at parking deck

Thieves struck Monday at Hagerstown's North Potomac Street parking deck, taking items from several vehicles, according to Hagerstown City Police.

A van containing nearly $4,000 in jewelry was entered and the items were taken, police said.

One patron lost a wallet containing $260 in cash and another reported the theft of a set of Bushnell binoculars and $50 in cash, police said.

One vehicle sustained a broken back window but nothing was taken, the owner told police.

All four vehicles were parked on the second level of the deck.

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