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Police log in April 12 Morning Herald

April 12, 2001

Police log in April 12 Morning Herald



N.Y. man hospitalized with gunshot wound in leg


A New York City man was hospitalized after being shot in the leg at a Westview apartment Wednesday evening, Hagerstown City Police said.

The victim, who was not identified by police, was shot once while visiting the tenants of 1060 G-B Main St. around 5:30 p.m., said Capt. Charles Summers.

Police were notified of the shooting by housing security.

Summers said police were investigating the possibility that the wound was self-inflicted. The shooting did not appear to be domestic-related and there were no signs of a struggle in the apartment, said Summers.

The man was shot while in the living room, he said.

He was taken to Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital by friends, said Summers. Police had not recovered a weapon, said Summers.

He said detectives were continuing to interview witnesses and would go to Frederick to talk to the victim.

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Search warrant in Frederick leads to four arrests


FREDERICK, Md. - Four people were arrested on drug charges Tuesday afternoon when Frederick City Police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of East Third Street.

Among the four arrested were the two residents, David Michael Young and James Russell Baker. Both were charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Young also was charged with maintaining a common nuisance, while Baker was cited for possession of syringes, police said.

Brenda Kay Boone, of the 400 block of East Patrick Street, was charged with possession of cocaine.

Mary Taylor Medlin, of the 3000 block of Lockwood Drive, Middletown, Md., was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Complaints of drug activity at the residence led police to execute the search warrant.

No ages were available on any of the four persons charged.

Two injured when car flips on Antrim Township road


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Two people were injured Tuesday when their car flipped over on an Antrim Township road, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Brian Platt, 36, of Greencastle, was treated and released from Waynesboro Hospital. A 16-year-old female passenger was taken to Washington County Hospital, according to a hospital spokesman. The passenger's name and condition were not available Wednesday.

The 3:45 p.m. accident occurred on Pa. 16, east of Antrim Township, when Platt steered his Ford Ranger to the right and it hit a parked car on the south berm of the road and flipped over, police said.

Both occupants were wearing seatbelts, police said.

Woman in serious condition after two-car accident


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Fayetteville woman was in serious condition at York County Hospital following a two-car collision Tuesday evening, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Louise Flory, 80, was flown to York County Hospital, in York, Pa., with injuries to her head, neck, back and legs.

She was not wearing a seatbelt, police said.

Flory was listed in serious condition in the trauma-surgical intensive care unit Wednesday afternoon, according to a hospital spokesman.

The accident occurred at 5:18 p.m. in front of East Point Auto Sales on Lincoln Way East in Guilford Township.

Flory was driving a 1989 Buick Skylark west and attempted to make a left turn into the Go Grocery Outlet, but she turned into the path of a 1991 Toyota 4-Runner, driven by Anita Jo Tosten, 37, of Biglerville, Pa., police said.

Tosten swerved right in an attempt to avoid the accident, striking a parked car and a fence, police said.

Tosten, who was wearing a seatbelt, was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released.

Man's car catches fire on Franklin County road


FORT LOUDON, Pa. - No one was injured when a vehicle caught fire on Pa. 30 last week, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Edwin J. Crim Sr., 62, of Mercersburg, Pa., was driving his 1989 Ford Taurus west on Pa. 30 in St. Thomas Township Friday when it caught fire at around 4:16 p.m., police said.

Crim was not injured and the car had moderate damage, police said.

Police did not provide a cause of the fire.

Briefcase, eyeglasses stolen from vehicle


Thieves took a briefcase and eyeglasses from a vehicle Tuesday parked at 11102 Shadybrook Court, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

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