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Police log in 12/14 Morning Herald

December 13, 2000

Police log in 12/14 Morning Herald



Four people injured in Frederick accident


FREDERICK, Md. - A Hagerstown man was among those injured Wednesday morning in a three-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer at Buckeystown Pike and Crestwood Boulevard.

Terry Mark Cromwell, 40, of 330 Radcliffe Ave., Hagerstown, was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital by ambulance shortly after the 4:52 a.m. accident, according to Frederick County Sheriff's deputies.

A hospital spokesperson said he was treated and released.

Deputies said Cromwell was northbound on Buckeystown Pike when his 1996 GMC Jimmy collided with a 2000 Dodge Intrepid entering the intersection.

The impact caused Cromwell's vehicle to rotate and flip over onto the driver's side, deputies said.

The Intrepid was propelled through the intersection and hit the front of the tractor- trailer which was stopped for the light, deputies said.

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The driver of the Intrepid, Ryan Lee Smith, 23, of Phillipsburg, Kan., was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital and released.

Passenger Lynn Wagner, 49, of Phillipsburg, was listed in fair condition at Washington County Hospital Wednesday evening.

Passenger David Haxton, 43, also of Phillipsburg, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was listed in serious condition Wednesday evening.

No one in the Volvo tractor-trailer - a Potomac Farms truck from Cumberland, Md. - was injured.

Deputy William Folden was continuing his investigation.

Ijamsville man killed in single-vehicle wreck


FREDERICK, Md. - An Ijamsville, Md., man died after losing control of his vehicle and hitting a tree on Browningsville Road Monday night.

Maryland State Police in Frederick said Philip Daniel Newhard, 36, of 2764 Loch Haven Drive, Ijamsville, was identified as the operator of the 2000 Isuzu Trooper.

Police said after hitting the tree Newhard's Isuzu Trooper burst into flames.

Police blamed the accident on driver error and speeding.

Antenna monitor stolen from Chambersburg station


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Someone stole an antenna monitor from a local radio station over the weekend, Pennsylvania State Police said.

A Potomac Instruments AM-19 antenna monitor was taken from the WCBG-AM office on Tower Road in Guilford Township, according to a police report.

The theft occurred between midnight Friday and 7:15 a.m. Monday, police said.

The antenna is valued at $6,000.

Anyone with information may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161 and refer to case H3-1165873.

Early-model motorcycle taken from Pa. residence


UPPER STRASBURG, Pa. - An early-model motorcycle was stolen from a Chambersburg man last week, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Lincoln Elwood Spidel Jr. told police a 1946 Bermington Small Arms motorcycle was removed from 10772 Upper Strasburg Road in Letterkenny Township between Dec. 4 and Monday, police report.

The motorcycle is valued at $1,600.

Anyone with information may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5151 and refer to case H3-1165796.

Police seek assistance on October mischief case


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Crime Solvers is looking for assistance in solving an October criminal mischief case in Washington Township.

The incident occurred on Oct. 9 or 10 in the Pen Mar Road area near the Appalachian Trail.

Several Allegheny Power Co. utility poles were damaged by a firearm. The electrical components that were damaged caused an interruption of electrical service to the area.

The Washington Township Police Department continues to investigate the case.

If you have any information about the incident, you may call Franklin County Crime Solvers at 717-263-3000. The line is open 24 hours a day and a reward of up to $1,000 may be given. You do not have to leave your name when calling.

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