Police log

June 08, 1999

SHARPSBURG - Two people were injured in a collision on the Sharpsburg Pike just north of West Chapline Street Monday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police.

Jeanne Marie Turner, 38, of 17419 Taylors Landing Road, was driving south in a 1982 Crown Victoria and had slowed down to turn into the Battlefield Market, police said.

A Mack truck, driven by Glenn Peter Cosmi, 37, of 9231 Cool Hollow Terrace, was unable to stop and struck the rear of her car at 1:57 p.m., according to police.

Turner's car was pushed into the northbound lane and was hit by a 1995 Toyota Tercel driven by Tina Marie Coulter, 39, of 142 1/2 E. High St. in Sharpsburg.


Turner was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. She was released early this morning, hospital officials said.

Cosmi was not injured, police said.

Police said Coulter was taken to Washington County Hospital where she

A thief took between $100-$150 in cash from a vehicle while it was parked at Ground Round on Wesel Boulevard around 11 p.m. Monday, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said this morning.

Also Monday, four juveniles were seen breaking a window in a vehicle behind the Virginia Avenue Shell. The youths got away, deputies said.

FREDERICK, Md. - A traffic "contest" between two vehicles led to a serious accident on eastbound Interstate 70 just east of Md. 144 that sent two teens to hospitals at 8:41 p.m. Monday, Maryland State Police said.

Thomas P. Twigg Jr., 16, of Frederick, was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital for minor injuries and released.

His passenger, Paul Twigg, 15, also of Frederick, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where his condition this morning was critical but stable, hospital officials said.

Police said Twigg's 1989 Dodge and a 1999 Honda Accord driven by Lester Andrew Mathiews, 33, of Mt. Airy, Md., began passing one another on the highway.

Just east of Md. 144, Mathiews cut in front of Twigg and quickly slowed nearly to a stop in the fast lane, forcing Twigg to slow and swerve into the slow lane - directly in front of a tractor trailer, police said.

Twigg's vehicle and the left front of the tractor trailer were heavily damaged. The trucker wasn't hurt.

Mathiews and his passenger, Mary Branam, 55, of Mt. Airy, weren't hurt. Their vehicle wasn't damaged.

The investigation into the accident is continuing.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro firefighters responded to a fire in a silo on Tick Ridge Road east of the borough Monday evening.

They decided to seal up the tall blue cylinder and let the fire burn itself out, said Fire Chief Dale Fishack.

Fishack said firefighters could have removed the silage from the silo and doused it with water but decided instead to let it burn, he said.

A firefighter said the blaze could have been smoldering undetected for a long time and finally caught when a farmer opened the silo Monday, allowing an influx of air.

MONROVIA, Md. - The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal says a fire at a Frederick County home Monday morning was arson.

The fire at 3921 Chaucer Court caused $1,000 in damages, according to the fire marshal.

The house was occupied by Ronald Lee Norris.

The fire was discovered by a passerby at 5:07 a.m. Thirty area firefighters were called out, but the fire was out when they arrived.

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