Police log

August 24, 1998

Three injured in I-70 accident

SMITHSBURG - A traffic accident on Interstate 70 injured three people and snarled traffic in the eastbound lanes for miles Sunday afternoon, Maryland State Police said.

A second, less-serious accident also slowed traffic in the westbound direction, police said.

According to police, a Dodge Neon was heading west on I-70 at Md. 66 and collided with another vehicle, police said. The Neon left the roadway, struck the median and overturned in the eastbound lane, police said.

The driver was extricated from the Neon and taken to Washington County Hospital with a 9-year-old boy, police said.

The woman was in serious condition Sunday night and the boy was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

A 2-year-old boy was flown to Children's Hospital, police said. His condition was unavailable.

Police withheld the names of the victims because the family had not been notified, authorities said.

The 12:29 p.m. accident caused the road to be closed for about two hours, backing up traffic for five miles, police said.


The other vehicle that was involved in the accident did not remain at the scene, police said. Anyone who saw the accident can contact the Maryland State Police at 301-739-2101.

Home burglarized

FUNKSTOWN - A couple left their home Saturday night after it was damaged by fire and returned Sunday to discover it had been burglarized, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Jewelry valued at $1,200 and $750 cash were stolen from the house at 116 Bethlehem Court, deputies said.

The money and jewelry were in an area that had not been damaged by the fire, deputies said. Anyone with information can call the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

Sign stolen

A sign was stolen from a store at the Prime Outlets shopping center, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

A wooden Tommy Hilfiger sign that hung outside the store was taken between Friday night and Saturday morning, deputies said.

Anyone with information can call the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

Motorcycle stolen

WILLIAMSON, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said an unusual customized motorcycle was stolen Friday night from the Franklin County Fair.

The 1997 Boss Hoss, belonging to James Paul McBee Sr., 50, of Gettysburg, Pa., was stolen between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m., according to police. Security guards told police they saw a man drive north from the Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club on Warm Spring Road, but could give no other description.

The black cycle had a V-8 engine from a Corvette and a wide automobile engine in the rear, police said. The engine had a chrome blower and other chrome parts and the cycle had Pennsylvania Registration 9LY7H, police said.

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