Police log 10/29

October 29, 2000

Police log 10/29

Car hits tombstone

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Martinsburg, W.Va. man was hospitalized after his car hit a tombstone and flipped over Sunday morning, West Virginia State Police in Charles Town said.

Police said a man driving a 1997 Ford F150 pickup truck south on Hostler Road passed a car in no-passing zone and lost control of his car at 8:12 a.m.

His pickup truck crossed both lanes and left the road on the east side, entering the Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The pickup truck then flipped over and the man was thrown out.

William F. Bailey II, 37, was flown to Fairfax Inova Hospital and his condition was unavailable Sunday evening.

Police said he was not wearing a seatbelt.

The investigation is continuing.

Railroad brush fire put extinguished

Hagerstown firefighters put out a brush fire along the railroad tracks at Burhan's Boulevard Sunday evening.

Capt. Randy Myers said the fire, near Lowe's Distribution Center started around 5 p.m., and may have been related to another call minutes later at the Centre at Hagerstown.


Hay bales behind the Michael's craft store were on fire when firefighters from the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway arrived, said spokesman Alan Matheny.

He said the loss was estimated at $30.

Myers said someone walking along the railroad tracks may have started both fires.

Crash injures four

HALFWAY - Four people were taken to Washington County Hospital with minor injuries from a three-vehicle accident west on Interstate 70 at 11:19 p.m. Sunday, according to Alan Matheny, spokesman for the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway.

When rescuers arrived they found two mid-size vehicles had collided with a sport utility vehicle.

Three people in the SUV had to be extricated, he said.

The Funkstown Fire Company and Williamsport Volunteer Ambulance Service also went to the scene. Additional information was unavailable.

Car parked at Valley mall keyed

A car parked in the Valley Mall parking lot was damaged by a key Sunday, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

The 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier, owned by Robert Lynn Jenkins Jr., 18, 21643 Kelso Drive, Hagerstown, was parked near the center of the mall, deputies said.

The silver car was keyed from the passenger side rear quarter panel to the front quarter panel between 12:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Anyone with information may call deputies at 301-791-3020.

Police charge man with DUI after crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly driving under the influence and causing a single-vehicle accident, according to Chambersburg Police.

Police said the man was driving north on Philadelphia Avenue around 12:20 a.m. Thursday when he lost control of his car, struck a curb at a sharp bend where the road turns into College Avenue and then swerved across College Avenue and hit a curb on the other side of the street.

The driver complained of a truck that ran him off the road, but police arrested the man for driving under the influence.

Kawasaki ATV stolen in Antrim Tomwnship

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Someone stole an all-terrain vehicle from an Antrim Township woman's home sometime last week, Pennsylvania State Police report.

An unknown person broke into a storage building at Carroll Walter's home in the 7200 block of Angle Road between Oct. 23 and Thursday, police said.

Police said the only thing taken was a 1995 Kawasaki Bayou four-wheel ATV valued at $3,500.

Car strikes tree

MERCERSBURG, Pa.- A Mercersburg teen and two passengers were injured Saturday when the car they were in veered off the roadway and struck a tree, Pennsylvania State Police report.

The three teenagers were transported to Chambersburg Hospital with injuries, police said.

The single-car accident occurred when the 1994 Pontiac Grand Am traveled off of Snider Road at a curve and ran into a tree, police said.

The driver, a 17-year-old female, had injuries to her face and arm. A 15-year-old female passenger suffered a head injury and the second passenger, Paul Inman, 18, suffered minor injuries, police said.

All three were treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police cited the driver for driving at an unsafe speed.

Wreck injures 2 teens

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two area teenagers were treated at a local hospital after a single-car accident Saturday in Green Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The teens were headed south on Mount Pleasant Road near Haffer Road at 6:15 p.m. when their car traveled off the roadway for an unknown reason and flipped several times, police said.

The driver, a 17-year-old male from Chambersburg, and his passenger, Brandon Burlington, 18, of Fayetteville, Pa., were transported to Chambersburg Hospital, police said.

W.Va. trooper traffic arrests reported

West Virginia State Police in Charles Town reported the following traffic arrests recently:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> John Robert Fitzpatrick, 48, of Charles Town, was charged with driving while intoxicated on Friday on Flowing Springs Road.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Roy Cletus Spinks, 44, of Charles Town, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving under the influence on April 11 in an accident on U.S. 340.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> James Edward Ryan, 42, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was arrested Saturday on an outstanding driving under the influence charge.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Ashleigh Michael Britt, 18, of Ashburn, Va., was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving under the influence in a one-vehicle accident on Hostler Road.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> John Jefferson Ours, 42, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., was arrested Sunday on Flowing Springs Road on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Paul David Ross, 33, of Martinsburg, W.Va., was arrested on Saturday on a charge of driving with a revoked license resulting from a driving under the influence incident.

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