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Police log in Jan. 9 Morning Herald

January 09, 2001

Police log in Jan. 9 Morning Herald



Employee receives burns in industrial accident


WILLIAMSPORT - An employee at a Williamsport plant received burns to his face and hands in an industrial accident Monday evening, according to Williamsport Volunteer Co. Fire Chief Will Ball.

The 21-year-old male machine operator, whose name was unavailable, was in fair condition at Washington County Hospital, he said.

Firefighters were called to Engineered Polymer Solutions at 16414 Industrial Park Lane around 7 p.m. for a report of a fire resulting from an explosion.

When they arrived they found the fire had already been extinguished by the plant's sprinkler system, he said.

"The sprinkler saved them," said Ball.

Ball said the accident occurred in the manufacturing area where paint components are made.

Firefighters from Williamsport, Fairplay and Halfway went to the scene for about 30 minutes, along with Williamsport Volunteer Ambulance Service.

Residents lose power due to Monday accident


BOONSBORO - About 1,700 residents in the Boonsboro and Keedysville area were without electricity Monday afternoon following a car accident that downed power lines.

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The outage occurred around 11 a.m. at Wheeler Road and Md. 34, according to Allegheny Power spokeswoman Debbie Beck.

She said all customers were restored power by 1 p.m.

Three charged following Sunday road rage incident


Three people were arrested after a late Sunday night road rage incident on Jefferson Boulevard, according to Maryland State Police.

At 10:45 p.m. Sunday, occupants of two vehicles became involved in an altercation that led to a 1988 Honda Accord ramming a 1987 Ford Tempo several times near the Pangborn Boulevard intersection, police said.

After both vehicles stopped, a female occupant of the Honda chased the female passenger in the other car, punching her in the buttocks as she ran, police said.

Another male passenger in the Honda used a car jack to break out several of the Ford Tempo's windows, police said.

Later, the Honda holding the three suspects was spotted by Hagerstown City Police in the Ames parking lot on the Dual Highway and detained until Maryland State Police arrived.

The driver of the Honda, Angelo Vega DeJesus, 18, of Warfordsburg, Pa., was charged with first- and second-degree assault, and malicious destruction of property, police said.

His bond was set at $7,500.

Jessica Renee DeJesus, 21, of Hagerstown, was charged with second-degree assault. She was released on personal recognizance.

Thomas Joe Virts, 24, of Hagerstown, was charged with malicious destruction of property. Virts posted $2,500 bond Monday.

Hagerstown teen reported missing is back home


A 14-year-old Hagerstown girl who was reported missing Friday afternoon after an early dismissal from North Hagerstown High School was back home Monday.

A check with the Washington County Sheriff's Department and a family member of Sierra Routzahn confirmed Monday that the 14-year-old girl was no longer missing.

Woman facing several drug charges after traffic stop


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A traffic stop for speeding Sunday afternoon on Rock Cliff Drive led to the discovery of $3,000 worth of crack cocaine in a car, according to West Virginia State Police.

A woman driving a car was stopped near Kitzie's Restaurant and Lounge Club about 1:30 p.m., said Trooper J.A. Laing.

After the car was stopped, Laing's dog alerted the trooper to the right rear door of the car, Laing said.

The car was searched and the crack was found in a gym bag, Laing alleged. The crack was in the form of two "cookies" which weighed about 27 grams, Laing said. Also found was 20 grams worth of marijuana valued at about $300, Laing said.

Stephanie Rhoe, 20, of 208 Cottage Drive, Martinsburg, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, Laing said.

Rhoe was being held on $100,000 bond this morning in the Eastern Regional Jail near Martinsburg.

Warrant issued for man accused in domestic matter


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A man who allegedly choked and struck a woman early Sunday during a domestic incident at 11545 Punchbowl Road remained at large Monday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

A warrant has been issued for Shawn Lee Metcalfe, 22, of 11760 Punchbowl Road, charging assault and harassment, police said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts may call 1-717-264-5161.

Pa. teen out of hospital following Saturday accident


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 19-year-old was flown to York Hospital from the scene of a single-vehicle accident in Fannett Township early Saturday.

Eric Boozel, of Newton Hamilton, Pa., was eastbound on Amberson Road in a 1988 Ford Ranger truck when he left the road and hit a culvert, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The truck flipped onto its roof and then back upright, ejecting Boozel who wasn't wearing a seat belt, police said.

He was discharged from the hospital Monday.

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