Police log 11-25

November 25, 1999

Deer sends man to hospital

EMMITSBURG, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Office said an Emmitsburg, Md., man was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center Wednesday after a deer smashed through the windshield of the pickup truck in which he was riding.

Harry Poole, 38, of 10720 Dern Road, was taken to Baltimore by Maryland State Police helicopter after the 6:03 p.m. accident on South Seton Avenue south of Emmitsburg, the report said. Poole suffered severe head injuries and facial cuts, according to the report.

Poole was in critical but stable condition Thursday night, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

The report said Joshua F. Farace, 17, of 1853 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, Pa., was driving south when a deer ran in front of the 1990 Hyundai he was driving. The impact threw the deer into the air and it struck the northbound 1988 Chevy S-10 pickup driven by Larry C. Walker Sr., 47, also of 10720 Dern Road.


Larry Walker was treated at Gettysburg Hospital for facial cuts, the report said. His son Michael Walker, 21, was also in the truck, but was unhurt.

Girls injured after truck accident

POINT OF ROCKS, Md. - Two Point of Rocks girls were taken to Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C., Wednesday after a pickup truck rolled over them in the driveway of their home, according to a Frederick County Sheriff's Office report.

Katie Caraher, 5, of 1600 Gibbons Court, was listed in serious condition Thursday evening, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Her sister Jenna, 3, was treated and released, the sheriff's office report said.

The accident happened at 5:11 p.m. when Kai Leslie Albert Caraher parked the 1994 Ford F-150 pickup in the driveway. As he got out of the vehicle, the report said it began to drift backward.

The report said Caraher's daughters ran up to the side of the truck and were knocked down by the open driver's side door and fell under the left front wheel.

The tire ran over Jenna Caraher's head, but she was wearing a bicycle safety helmet. Katie Caraher suffered chest injuries, the report said.

The sheriff's office report said the accident is still under investigation.

Two men, juvenile charged with drug possession

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick City Police arrested two men and a juvenile on drug charges after officers from the department's Drug Enforcement Unit purchased suspected crack cocaine Wednesday night on the 100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.

Police said Lewis James Lee, 23, of East Patrick Street, was charged with distribution of crack cocaine along with possession with intent to distribute and three criminal conspiracy charges.

Raymond Charles Vangelder, 27, of Carrolton Drive, and the juvenile were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The report said officers bought drugs from the juvenile and a man. The juvenile was taken into custody on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Lewis and Vangelder were stopped by police after Lewis got into a car driven by Vangelder at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and East Patrick Street, the report said.

Tape blamed in house fire

MAUGANSVILLE - Frayed electrical heat tape was blamed for a fire that caused about $5,000 damage to a house Wednesday evening.

The fire at the home of Orville E. Mitchell, of 13921 Village Mill Road, Apt. 7, was called in at 6:37 p.m., according to state Deputy Fire Marshal Jim Woods.The tape was being used to keep a roof drain from freezing, but ignited roofing materials, the report said.

About 30 firefighters from Maugansville, Longmeadow, Hagerstown and Greencastle, Pa., responded to the scene. The fire took about 10 minutes to bring under control, the report said.

The fire in the two-story wood frame house was called in by another resident, the report said.

Two injured in motorcycle wreck

BURKITTSVILLE, Md. - A Burkittsville man and a Virginia teenager were in Washington County Hospital after being injured early Thursday morning in a motorcycle accident, according to Maryland State Police in Frederick County.

Christopher Clifton Payne, 25, of 6124 Mount Church Road, and Ricky Lee Payne Jr., 14, of Gore, Va., were both in fair condition Thursday evening, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police said the accident happened at 2:41 a.m. on Burkittsville Road near the Brownsville Pass Road intersection. Christopher Payne was driving north when he lost control of the cycle, which ran off the road and struck a pole in a yard.

Both were wearing helmets, according to police.

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