Police log 12/8

December 08, 1999

As many as seven people were taken to Washington County Hospital after a three-vehicle accident on Jefferson Boulevard just outside Hagerstown Tuesday evening, according to the Long Meadow Volunteer Fire Department.

Firefighters said a Dodge Omni, Pontiac Bonneville and Mazda pickup truck collided around 6:14 p.m. at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Cheryl Drive.

The pickup truck ended up crashing into a nearby garage. Two of the people needed to be extricated from their vehicles, firefighters said.

Community Rescue Service transported four people to Washington County Hospital.

Treated and later released were Ed Horst, 23, of 12021 Mayfair Ave.; Sasha Stevenson, 19, of 1 E. Water St., Smithsburg; Allen Clark, 3, and his brother, Christopher, 4, both of 11910 Sunset Circle.


CRS 79, stationed at the Maugansville Fire Department, also transported at least one person to the hospital. Identity and condition were unavailable.

Maryland State Police troopers investigated the early-evening accident but left no information on the victims, the circumstances of the accident or if any charges were filed.

Two men who walked out of the Martin's Food Store in Hagerstown's North End this morning with 30 cases of infant formulas left some fingerprints behind, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

They also were caught on a surveillance camera as they wheeled the cases of Enfamil and Prosobee out the door of the 13206 Fountainhead Plaza store at 5:15 a.m. today, deputies said.

One man was black and other was fair, according to the deputies. They loaded the cases into a small, dark hatchback compact car with dark tinted windows, silver spoked wheels and unknown Pennsylvania tags.

Deputy Michael Palladino asks anyone with information to call 301-791-3020.

Hagerstown City Police looked into two thefts Tuesday.

The first was the theft of a face plate from a stereo in a vehicle parked at 5 W. Magnolia Ave. Loss was $300.

An IBM laptop computer, valued at $4,500, was taken Monday from a construction trailer parked at 1 Cleanwater Circle off Frederick Street.

A break-in of the office of Dr. Carlton Munson, Room 102, at 11377 Robinwood Drive, was reported Tuesday to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Damage was set at $450. Nothing was apparently taken although the office was ransacked, deputies said.

Also Tuesday, someone reported $2,100 damage to a tractor located at 19413 Longmeadow Road, according to deputies.

Christmas decorations valued at $200 were snatched Monday from a display at the new Hecht's Department Store in the Valley Mall, Maryland State Police said.

Evidence was found of an attempted break-in at the Maryland Theatre Monday morning, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Scratches indicated someone tried to pry open several doors but was unsuccessful, police said.

Sony stereo headphones and 25 compact discs were reported stolen from a 1996 Mitsubishi parked in the 200 block of South Potomac Street late Sunday or early Monday, Hagerstown City Police said.

The value of the stolen items and damage to the vehicle was estimated at $650, according to police.

- A thief broke the passenger-side door lock and entered a 1994 Ford Ranger parked in the 600 block of South Potomac Street early Monday, stealing thousands of dollars worth of stereo equipment and music, according to city police.

A Jensen car stereo, amplifier, subwoofers, two speakers and 75 compact discs were stolen, police said.

The items and damage were valued at $2,530, police said.

- A drill press was reported stolen from a B.A. Lambert Construction truck parked at the Quality Inn on Dual Highway between Saturday and Monday, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The equipment was valued at $1,500, police said.

A gun was reported stolen from a Noland Drive home on Monday, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The New England .410-gauge shotgun was kept in a box in an upstairs closet, police said.

The owner reported last seeing the gun about four weeks ago, police said.

HANCOCK - The ramp from westbound Interstate 70 onto I-70 reopened at 6:30 this morning, 10 hours after a tractor-trailer went out of control and spilled its cargo of drywall Tuesday evening, according to Maryland State Police.

Police said the driver, Dale Stevenson, age and address unknown, received minor injuries in the 8:30 p.m. accident. He was treated at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved, police said.

Norfolk Southern officials were continuing their investigation today into what caused six cars of a southbound freight train to derail Monday morning behind several houses south of the Virginia Avenue overpass.

The tracks are now handling freight traffic, having reopened Tuesday afternoon, according to Norfolk Southern officials in Roanoke, Va.

The 156-car train powered by five locomotives was on its way from Harrisburg, Pa., to Roanoke.

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