Police log

June 10, 1999

FREDERICK, Md. - A Baltimore trucker died late Tuesday when his rig overturned after it collided with another truck that made an abrupt lane change just east of the eastbound South Mountain rest area on Interstate 70.

Franklin Bradshaw, 51, was hauling paper products in the middle lane at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday when a truck in front of him veered into the slow lane in an attempt to exit into the rest area, Maryland State Police in Frederick said Wednesday.

Bradshaw's truck hit the rear of the other rig and overturned, trapping Bradshaw in the wreckage. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other trucker, Roy Grant, 41, of Smithfield, Ohio, was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital for minor injuries and released, police said.


His truck, loaded with an asphalt product, remained upright.

Trooper H.W. Wachsmuth and Sgt. R.M. LeComte were continuing their investigation of the accident. The case will then be reviewed by the Frederick County State's Attorney's office, police said.

FREDERICK, Md. - An armed robbery and attempted knife assault of a UniMart clerk at 12:06 a.m. Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a Frederick man a short time later.

Sidney Anthony Addison, 38, of 100 S. Market St., was charged with attempted robbery and theft, first- and second-degree assault, carrying a concealed weapon and reckless endangerment, according to Frederick City Police.

A man entered the store and attempted to rob the clerk using a knife. Unable to open the cash drawer, the man allegedly tried to stab the clerk with the knife, police said.

He then left the store and ran east on Catoctin Avenue.

Officer Thomas Tokarz found a person matching the clerk's description of the robber and stopped him in the 300 block of Center Street, police said.

A 63-year-old Hagerstown woman escaped injury Tuesday when a man on a bicycle took her change purse.

The woman was walking in the first block of West Lee Street at 12:10 p.m. when the man took her purse. She said it contained $12.70, Hagerstown City Police said.

The man rode away on his bike in the direction of the Potomac Towers parking lot.

Hagerstown City Police on Tuesday investigated a woman's account of how a man came to the door and when she opened it, he pushed his way in, demanding money, police said.

The woman said she game the man $160 and he ran away.

LEETOWN, W.Va. - Fire spread through an attic in a house along Sulphur Springs Road on Tuesday afternoon, causing about $30,000 in damages, according to Independent Fire Co. Chief Ed Smith.

The fire at the home of Dale Comstock may have been caused by a dryer vent, said Smith.

The fire, which was reported about 1:26 p.m., occurred about a mile from Leetown.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Seven life preservers, a fish finder and a Panasonic CD player were stolen from a boat Tuesday while it was parked on Rowe Road, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The loss was estimated at $570.

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