Police log 11/24

November 24, 2000

Police log 11/24

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - At least three people were injured when three vehicles collided in the 5000 block of Marsh Road in Washington Township just before 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Franklin County Emergency Services dispatcher.

Three people in priority one condition - a severe-injury designation - were taken to area hospitals, a dispatcher said.

Local fire police were called to direct traffic at the scene.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A two-car accident Wednesday afternoon sent two people to the hospital, Pennsylvania State Police report.

The accident occurred as one driver pulled out from a stop sign at the intersection of Manheim and Mt. Zion roads in Quincy Township and stopped in the travel lane when he saw the second car coming at 2:53 p.m., police report.

The operator of the second car, a 1985 Honda Accord, braked and slid into the first car, a 1986 Chevrolet Blazer, police said.


The driver of the first car, Robert Hoover, 30, was not injured, but his passenger, Marci Hoover, 34, was treated and released from Waynesboro Hospital, police said.

James Okeefe, 20, the driver of the second car, was also transported to Waynesboro Hospital for treatment and released, police said.

Their hometowns were not available.

Police have not filed any charges.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a tractor-trailer that caused a chain reactions of accidents involving three other trucks on Interstate-81 Wednesday afternoon.

The truck allegedly pulled from the berm of the road near the 13-mile marker onto the interstate in front of several other vehicles, causing everyone to swerve, police said.

This caused one truck to travel left toward the median and slow down, forcing the truck behind it to rear-end it. A third truck in line then rear-ended the truck in the middle, police said.

All three trucks sustained moderate damages and were pulled off the roadway.

None of the drivers, Clinton Edwards, Lexington, N.C., Timothy Walls, Houston, Miss., or Don Swiney, Paw Paw, W.Va., were injured, police said.

FREDERICK, Md. -- An undercover drug sting by the Frederick Police Department netted two suspects Tuesday night.

Members of the Drug Enforcement Unit conducted the undercover operation in the 100 block of W. Fifth Street Tuesday evening, police report.

The officers were able to purchase cocaine from two suspects.

Court Regan Palmer, 41, of the 8000 block of Staufer Road, Walkserville, and Delonte Richardson, 37, of Lampton Lane, Fort Washington, were charged with distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute and conspiracy to possess cocaine.

Both men were still being held at the Frederick Adult Detention Center on $60,000 bond.

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- A pedestrian suffered minor injuries Saturday after he was struck by an oncoming car, Pennsylvania State Police report.

Ray O. Mellott Sr., 1345 Timber Ridge Road, Needmore, Pa., was treated and released at Fulton County Medical Center, police report.

The driver of the car, Marjorie G. Smith, of 509 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, was not injured, police said.

The accident occurred at 5:45 p.m. on Pa. 522 at Market Street when the driver failed to see the pedestrian, who was crossing the street in an unmarked area, police said.

No charges were filed.

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