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Police log

September 19, 1999

Man charged with second-degree assault

CEARFOSS - A man was charged with two counts of second-degree assault after a woman and her daughter were injured Sunday morning, Washington County Sheriff's Deputies said.

Kenneth Ray Commer Jr., 41, of 14106 Niswander Road is being held pending a bond hearing.

Deputies said Commer allegedly injured the women during a domestic dispute at his Niswander Road residence at 1 a.m.

Boy, 3, injured after fall from window

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick County boy was seriously injured after accidentally falling out of a second-story window in his home Sunday morning, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies said.

Dakota Daniels, 3, of the 6800 block of Acacia Court, Frederick, was taken to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore by a Maryland State Police helicopter. Deputies said the child was conscious and alert Sunday afternoon.

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Daniels condition was unavailable Sunday night.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the child's home at 7:20 a.m. for a report of a seriously injured child.

Deputies are continuing their investigation of the incident.

Rescuers from the United Volunteer Fire Company and the Frederick County Advanced Life Support Unit also responded to the scene.

Pa. teen injured in fall

BOONSBORO - A Pennsylvania teen was injured after falling eight feet as he hiked along the Appalachian Trail in Black Rock Sunday morning, according to Susan O'Brien, of the Department of Natural Resources.

She said Justin Leber, 16, of York, Pa. and three friends had camped overnight and were hiking along the trail around 8:30 a.m.

Leber was moving from one rock to another when he lost his balance and fell, she said. One of the hikers in his group walked back to their camp and called for help on a cellular phone, she said.

He received scrapes and bruises to his head, wrists and ankle. Leber was taken to the Washington County Hospital but not admitted, a supervisor said.

Rescuers from Boonsboro and Myersville were called to the scene.

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