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Police log for Sunday, May 28

May 27, 2000

Farmer killed when tractor rolls over

FAIRPLAY - A Fairplay farmer was killed Friday when his tractor rolled over on him, Maryland State Police said.

James Gordon Shaull, 55, of 7437 Sharpsburg Pike, was found by his nephew about 10 p.m. Friday.

Kevin Michael Graff called police and the county medical examiner, who pronounced Shaull dead on the scene.

Shaull had been driving a John Deere three-wheel farm tractor on uneven ground along a fence row when the rear tire hit a tree stump and the tractor rolled over, police said.

Man killed in plane crash identified

URBANA, Md. - Police have released the identity of a pilot who was killed in Friday's crash of a World War II replica airplane.

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Amos Denslow Faux-Vurhans, 65, of Ijamsville, Md., was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near Urbana, Maryland State Police said.

The plane, a single-engine replica of a German IU-87 Stuka, went down in the woods near Md. 80 and Thompson Road, police said. It had taken off from a private airfield about a half-mile away and burned after it came down, police said.

Faux-Vurhans was the plane's only occupant.

Seven liquor store clerks to be charged

FREDERICK, Md. - Seven out of 12 liquor stores in Frederick allegedly sold alcohol to an undercover 19-year-old police cadet Friday night, Frederick Police said.

Police are filing charges against store clerks at Waverly Beer and Wine, Hillcrest Wine and Spirits, Golden Mile Liquors, Tiger Mart (40 West Exxon), 40 West Mini Mart, S&S Liquors and Ye Old Spirit Shop, police said.

The businesses face possible sanctions through the Frederick County Liquor Board, police said.

Police commended Westridge Liquors, DJ Liquors, Willow Tree Liquors, Old Farm Liquors and Snax for refusing to sell to the underage officer.

Car rolls over into I-70 median

HANCOCK - Two West Virginia women escaped serious injury when their car rolled over in the median of Interstate 70 on Saturday, Maryland State Police said.

Kristin Ann Edwards, 18, of Hampshire County, W.Va., was eastbound on I-70 near Hancock shortly before 4 p.m. when she lost control of her Dodge Neon on the wet road, police said.

Her passenger, April Brandy Blizzard, 20, of Springfield, W.Va., was thrown from the car.

Both women were taken by ambulance to Washington County Hospital, where they were being treated in the emergency room and were expected to be released, police said.

Harassment charge filed against teen

ANTRIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., man was charged with harassment Thursday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Fred Stiener Jr., 19, was accused of shoving a 16-year-old girl in the 11000 block of Grant Shook Road, police said.

Pa. driver charged after accident

QUINCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A Chambersburg, Pa., man was charged with driving under the influence after a one-car accident early Saturday morning, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Christopher Carbaugh, 33, was not seriously injured when his car left northbound Pa. 316 near Altenwald Road and went into a culvert, police said.

Carbaugh refused a blood test, police said.

 

Fire guts apartments under construction

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A fire at an apartment complex under construction destroyed 20 units Saturday afternoon, fire officials said.

The fire, at a complex on Baker Place East near Frederick Mall off Route 40, started just before 2 p.m., said Faron Taylor, deputy state fire marshal.

The destroyed units represented about one-third of the total under construction, Taylor said.

None of the wood-frame apartments was occupied and no injuries were reported.

Fire investigators late Saturday were still working to establish the point of origin and cause of the fire, which firefighters got under control in about one hour.

"Once we establish the point of origin, we may have a better feel as to what the cause may be," Taylor said.

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