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Police log in April 18 Morning Herald

April 18, 2001

Police log in April 18 Morning Herald



Worker hospitalized after being pinned by equipment


WOLFSVILLE, Md. - A road worker was in good condition at Washington County Hospital Tuesday after being caught between a roller and a paver on Md. 17 near Spruce Run Road, Maryland State Police in Frederick and a hospital supervisor said.

Police said L.W. Wolfe Enterprises of Myersville, Md. was doing paving work on the road around 11 a.m.

Crew member Noe Oritz-Medrano, 28 was standing on the road when the roller operator, Rafael Oritz-Medrano, 38, pinned him between the two pieces of equipment. The two men are related, police said.

Noe Oritz-Medrano was flown by state police helicopter to Washington County Hospital.

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health office was contacted and the accident will be investigated further, police said.

Woman in custody after stabbing man in temple


FREDERICK, Md. - A man stabbed in the temple during a domestic dispute was in fair condition, and the woman charged with stabbing him was in custody Tuesday, Frederick City Police said.

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Police charged Margaret Marie Bowens, 61, of the 100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Frederick, with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, reckless endangerment and failure to comply with a protective order.

Police did not give the victim's name, age or address, but reported he was in fair condition Tuesday at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md.

Police said the incident started out as an argument between the man and Bowens, his ex-girlfriend.

The argument escalated and Bowens stabbed the man in the temple, piercing his right eye, police said.

Police said the attack occurred at a home in the same block where Bowens lives.

She was being held yesterday on $45,000 bond.

Man in fair condition after being shot in both legs


MOUNT AIRY, Md. - A Mount Airy man shot in both legs at his home was in fair condition at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Tuesday evening, a nursing supervisor said.

Frederick County Sheriff's Deputies said they went to 5430 Sidney Road at 1 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a 911 call from that address.

The attackers had fled the scene before deputies arrived and the victim, Arthur Marshall, 54, refused to give a description, deputies said.

Clear Spring sisters hurt when car hits tractor-trailer


Two people were injured when their car ran a red light and collided with a tractor-trailer Tuesday afternoon, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said.

Kayla Mae Chaney and her sister, Ashley Chaney, both of Clear Spring, were in fair condition at Washington County Hospital Tuesday evening, a nursing supervisor said.

Police said Kayla Chaney was driving a 1991 Ford Taurus west on U.S. 40 when she ran the red light at Garland Groh Boulevard and slid into a tractor-trailer at 3:30 p.m.

The tractor-trailer was leaving the shopping center and was halfway through the intersection, police said.

The driver of the rig was not injured and the vehicle didn't overturn, police said.

Kayla Chaney was issued a citation charging her with running a red light, police said.

Robber takes money from Charles Town motel


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A man walked into the Knight's Inn on U.S. 340 Monday night and demanded money from a front desk clerk, according to police.

The robber took an undisclosed amount of cash from the motel and fled on foot, said Jesse Jones, chief deputy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

The robber entered the motel about 10:50 p.m. and walked through a door leading to the front desk, Jones said.

The man did not show a gun, although he kept his hand in a coat pocket during the incident, Jones said.

Police said the robber was a light-skinned black man about 40 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds with short hair, Jones said.

The motel is at 907 E. Washington St.

Deputies looking for car that lost control, hit mailbox


The driver of a red sports car lost control and the car hit a mailbox on Fair Meadows Boulevard before speeding off Tuesday, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

Witnesses told deputies the vehicle had damage to the driver's side and was occupied by two white males.

Anyone with information may call the sheriff's office at 301-791-3020.

Man eludes police after grabbing purse from woman


A man eluded police after grabbing a woman's purse early Tuesday, Hagerstown City Police said.

The theft took place on the 200 block of East Franklin Street at about 1:25 a.m.

The man was described as a black man in his 20s, about 6 feet tall, weighing 150 pounds, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and baggy blue jeans, police said.

As the man ran, a nearby police officer gave chase but lost him near Cannon Avenue and East Franklin Street.

Police said the man dropped the purse after taking about $120 that was in it.

Hagerstown man charged with second-degree assault


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