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Police log for Nov. 25

November 25, 1998

A minor two-car accident closed one lane of westbound I-70 in Washington County for 45 minutes, backing up traffic for 20 miles, according to Maryland State Police.

Police said the 2:30 p.m. accident occurred at the 34-mile marker near Whitehall Road.

One lane was blocked off, backing up heavy holiday traffic to the 54-mile marker in Frederick County, police said.

Police rerouted traffic onto U.S. 40 and alternate U.S. 40 westbound.

Information on the accident was unavailable Wednesday evening.




Maryland State Police were searching for the vandal who damaged the property of several homeowners Wednesday morning.

Police said they were called to a home in the Clover Hill development, where the owner told police she was awaken by loud noises coming from the front of her Glendale Drive home at 1:30 a.m.

She found several of her sidewalk lights had been destroyed.

Trooper 1st Class Eric Fogle used the state police tracking dog Angel, to search for the vandal, who was believed to be on foot.

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During their search, Fogle found other acts of vandalism.

On Sunnybrook Drive a road sign in a private driveway was set on fire. Two mailboxes at different locations had been knocked down and a wooden picket fence had been destroyed at another home.

Police said a bottle of lighter fluid was found on Sunnybrook Drive.




An off-duty Hagerstown City Police officer discovered a burning bag filled with newspapers outside the Colonial Restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue on Wednesday, according to the State Fire Marshal's office.

The officer noticed the fire while driving on Route 11 at 7:15 a.m. He ran to the scene and kicked the bag from the doorway of the restaurant.

He then went to the nearby auto repair store and asked them to call for help.

Employees from the repair store helped the officer put out the fire with buckets of water.

The fire was smoldering when the fire department arrived.

Anyone with information about the incident may call the State Fire Marshal's Office at 301-791-4758.




CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Washingtonboro, Pa., woman was in fair condition at the Hershey Medical Center after she lost control of her box truck filled with pigs on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lurgan Township Wednesday, according to State Police at Newville.

Police said Sandra F. Shaiebly, 23, of 3232 Anchor Road, lost control of the truck on a right curve at 8:10 a.m.

The box portion of her truck containing the animals detached and came to rest in the left lane.

The truck body flipped on its side adjacent to the eastbound berm in a wooded area, police said.

Police said the driver received a broken arm and other minor injuries.

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