Police log July 29

July 28, 2000

Police log July 29

A Hagerstown man was in serious condition at Washington County Hospital on Friday night after being thrown from his motorcycle and shattering the windshield of the car he struck, Maryland State Police reported.

Charles Gordon, 38, of Crossfield Road, was charged with drunken driving and negligent driving, said Trooper First Class Ron Coccodrilli.

Gordon was southbound on Pennsylvania Avenue around 7:30 p.m. when he tried to turn left onto Longmeadow Road and collided with the car, Coccodrilli said.

Coccodrilli said Gordon was wearing his helmet and had a broken leg.

An older Greencastle, Pa., couple in the car refused medical treatment, Coccodrilli said.

Washington County Sheriff's deputies found an 18-year-old man Friday night who had failed to report to a home for juvenile delinquents 10 days earlier, the Sheriff's Department reported.

Robert Allen Blackburn was found in a shed behind a Marbern Road home around 7:30 p.m., police said.


Blackburn was ordered to report to the Catoctin Summit Institution, but didn't show up after attending services at St. John's Church on July 18, police said.

He was last seen on July 25 at the Family Skating Center on Virginia Avenue, police said.

NEW MIDWAY, Md. - Several fire companies were called to a barn fire in the 10400 block of Gruber Road off Md. 194 at 8:41 p.m. Friday, Frederick County Emergency Services reported.

The fire marshal was called to the scene.

No further information was available.

IHOP site vandalized

Vandals caused about $1,300 in damage Thursday at the International House of Pancakes restaurant under construction on Garland Groh Boulevard.

The middle door of a freezer sustained about $1,000 damage while a tool box was pried open and $300 damage was done, according to Hagerstown City Police.

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