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Police log in April 13 Morning Herald

April 13, 2001

Police log in April 13 Morning Herald



Man taken to hospital after losing control of SUV


SHARPSBURG - A Williamsport man was hospitalized after he lost control of his sport utility vehicle, which was towing a trailer on Interstate 70 Thursday evening, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said.

Timothy Ammons, 24, was being treated in the emergency room at Washington County Hospital Thursday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police said Ammons was driving a 2000 Jeep Cherokee west on I-70 at 6:29 p.m. when the trailer he was pulling began to sway back and forth.

Ammons lost control of the Cherokee, which ran off the road and hit an embankment, police said.

Dog on the loose bites Hagerstown woman


A Hagerstown woman was bitten Thursday morning by a dog that was loose, Hagerstown City Police said.

Sherry Hudnall of 30 E. Franklin St. was walking in an alley near Wayside Avenue when a boxer ran up and bit her at 10:45 a.m., police said.

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The dog is owned by Kevin Sikes of Wayside Avenue, police said.

No citations were issued and the incident was referred to the Washington County Humane Society, police said.

Police seek witnesses, victim in Westview shooting


A day after a New York City man was shot in the leg at a Westview apartment, Hagerstown City Police were looking for witnesses and the victim Thursday.

Monroe Anthony Myers, 19, of no fixed address, was shot once while visiting the tenants of 960 G-B Main St. around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Capt. Charles Summers said.

Police were notified of the shooting by housing security.

Summers said police are 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, who was shot while in the living room, was taken to Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital by friends, said Summers.

Hospital officials confirmed Thursday that Myers was treated and released.

According to Washington County District Court records, there is at least one criminal warrant on file for Myers' arrest on a misdemeanor charge. The nature of the charge wasn't known.

Police had not recovered a weapon, Summers said.

W.Va. emergency worker still hospitalized after crash


A West Virginia fire department officer who was struck by a car while assisting at an accident scene on Interstate 81 Wednesday remained hospitalized Thursday, according to West Virginia State Police.

The accident occurred mid-morning near the West Virginia/Maryland state line when a 2000 Ford van driven by Dale Moore, 70, of Edwardsburg, Mich., spun out of control as it was heading northbound, said Sgt. Deke Walker.

Moore's vehicle crossed the median, and was struck by a 1999 Dodge Durango being driven southbound by Sharon Geragi, 45, of Harrisburg, Pa., Walker said.

As emergency service workers began helping people, a 1979 Toyota Celica driven northbound by Alice Winfrey, 71, of Hagerstown, struck an ambulance, Berkeley County Emergency Services Medic 1, and Capt. William Markley of the Bedington (W.Va.) Volunteer Fire Department, Walker said.

Markley was listed in fair condition at Washington County Hospital Thursday evening.

Winfrey was not taken to the hospital, Walker said.

State police cited Moore for failure to maintain control of his vehicle, Walker said.

Pa. woman hurt in accident still in serious condition


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Fayetteville woman remained 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 (Pa.) County Hospital with injuries to her head, neck, back and legs.

She was not wearing a seatbelt, police said.

Flory was in serious condition in the trauma-surgical intensive care unit, 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.

Driving a 1989 Buick Skylark, Flory attempted to make a left turn into the Go Grocery Outlet when 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.

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