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Police log

August 05, 1998

Md. man charged with embezzlement

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - A Brunswick, Md., accountant Tuesday was charged with embezzling more that $10,000 from a community organization near here, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.

Frank Robert Zari, 35, a certified public accountant, was served a criminal summons on Tuesday charging him with theft scheme, deputies said.

According to authorities, the Waterside Community Association hired an accountant in 1993. The accountant took extra payments from the group between October 1995 and December 1996, police said.

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The extra payments totaled $10,468, deputies said.

The sheriff's office and the Frederick County State's Attorney's office investigated the allegations, reviewing records from the community group, deputies said.

Md. man injured in 2-car accident

THURMONT, Md. - Two people were injured Tuesday afternoon when a Ford Escort struck the rear of a car driven by Bruce D. Shuck, according to Maryland State Police.

Shuck, 46, of Sabillasville, Md., and Joseph E. McIntyre, 28, of Smithsburg, were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, police said. They were treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Both cars were traveling south on U.S. 15 at about 1 p.m. when the accident occurred, police said.

McIntyre's Escort entered the road from Sandy Spring Road and collided with Shuck's Ford Mustang, police said.

McIntyre was charged with failure to reduce speed, police said.

City residents hurt when car flips

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Two Hagerstown residents were hurt Tuesday when the car they were traveling in struck an embankment and overturned near the Washington County border, Maryland State Police said.

Hugh H. Fletcher, 76, and Vicki G. Fletcher, 37, were taken to Washington County Hospital, police said.

Hugh Fletcher was being assessed in the emergency room Tuesday night, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

The condition of Vicki Fletcher could not be determined.

According to police, Hugh Fletcher was heading west on Interstate 70 near the South Mountain rest stop shortly after 3 p.m. when he became distracted and drifted into the center median.

The 1993 Chrysler New Yorker flipped and came to a rest on its roof, police said.

Two cars collide on Md. 80

URBANA, Md. - Two people were hurt Tuesday when their cars collided on Md. 80 at Interstate 270, Maryland State Police said.

David J. Vendittis, 60, of Potomac, Md., and Phillip Lowe, 59, of Gaithersburg, Md., were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, police said.

They were treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Vendittis, who was driving a 1992 Dodge Shadow, was charged with failure to yield right-of-way, police said.

According to police, the Dodge Shadow was merging into the westbound lane of Md. 80 from I-270 and collided with a 1994 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Richard D. Hering, 39, of Buckeystown, Md.

Woman's condition listed as serious

Washington County Hospital on Tuesday upgraded the condition of a woman who was injured in a traffic accident on Sunday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Marah Eugenia Griffith, 21, of 11208 F Pepperbush Circle, was upgraded from critical to serious condition, a spokeswoman said.

Griffith's car collided with a tree on Sunday afternoon on U.S. 40 west of Interstate 70, Maryland State Police said.

3 computers stolen from school

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Three desktop computers and an electric typewriter were reported stolen from James Buchanan Middle School Monday night or Tuesday morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The police report said the middle school, at 5191 Fort Loudon Road, was broken into between 2 p.m. Monday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Horses returned

QUINCY, Pa. - Three horses reported stolen Saturday night were returned to their owner Sunday evening, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Trooper Jeffrey Bopp described the incident as a misunderstanding between a landlord and tenant and no charges will be filed.

The horses, belonging to Amy Lynn Cordell, 29, of Quincy, were reported stolen from a barn along Pa. 997 at about 7:30 p.m. The report said two trucks, one pulling a horse trailer, were seen in the area.

Bopp said the landlord had ordered the horses removed by Friday and had them taken away when Cordell had not done so by Saturday.

Man found guilty of spotlighting deer

Christopher Elwood Pryor, 23, of Hagerstown, was found guilty Monday in Washington County Circuit Court of spotlighting deer, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Pryor was given one year of probation before judgment and ordered to pay $225 in court costs. His 30.06 Browning A-bolt was forfeited, court records said.

The incident occurred on Dec. 4, 1997, at 11:15 p.m. on Woodmont Road in Hancock, court records said.

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