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Police Log 3/10

March 11, 2002

Man charged with attempted carjacking


A 39-year-old man was arrested by police Saturday at 1:21 a.m. after he allegedly attempted to hot wire a car at Creekside Tavern, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Timothy Lamont Hall, no address available, was charged with attempted carjacking, attempted motor vehicle theft, and attempted felony theft over $500, police said.

The Sheriff's Department and Maryland State Police troopers responded to a call at Creekside Tavern for a report of an individual trying to break into a vehicle, police said.

Upon arrival, officers found several people detaining the suspect. According to victim and witness statements, the suspect got into the Dodge Stratus, which was occupied by a woman and a man, and tried to hot wire the vehicle. He allegedly told the victims that he was taking the vehicle, police said.

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The 37-year-old woman fled to the tavern where she got help from several people who pulled the suspect from the vehicle and detained him until police arrived, police said.

Accident sends three to hospitals


FORT LOUDON, Pa. - A three-car accident on U.S. 30, two miles west of Fort Loudon, Pa., sent three men to area hospitals Friday evening, Chambersburg State Police said.

Kenneth P. Doyle of Three Springs, Pa., was transported to Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa., and then flown to Conemaugh in Johnstown, Pa.

Hospital officials said Doyle is in fair condition.

James L. Smith of Chambersburg, Pa., was transported to Chambersburg Hospital and then flown to York Hospital with serious injuries.

Smith said he is in fair condition and may be released next week after reconstruction surgery is performed on his elbow.

Robert J. Skiles of McConnellsburg, Pa., was treated at Fulton County Medical Center. Hospital officials would not release any information on Skiles' condition.

The accident occurred at about 5:45 p.m. Doyle and Skiles were traveling westbound on U.S. 30 when Doyle crossed into the eastbound lanes and struck Skiles' vehicle, police said.

Smith's vehicle was forced into the westbound lanes and was struck by Skiles. Smith and Skiles had to be extricated by emergency personnel, police said.

U.S. 30 was closed between Fort Loudon and McConnellsburg for three hours, police said.

No charges have been filed yet, police said. The investigation is continuing, police said.

Two men arrested on drug charges


FREDERICK, Md. - Members of the Drug Enforcement Unit with the Frederick Police Department arrested two Frederick, Md., men on Friday at 11:10 p.m., resulting from an undercover operation.

Louis Elmer Torreyson III, 22, of 133 S. Market St., was charged with distribution of a non-controlled dangerous substance, possession with the intent to distribute a non-controlled dangerous substance and possession of marijuana. He was also wanted on an outstanding parole warrant, police said.

Davis Jerome Dorsey, 20, of 133 S. Market St., was charged with possession of marijuana, police said.

The Drug Enforcement Unit was conducting an undercover operation in the 100 Block of South Market Street when an officer in an undercover capacity attempted to purchase drugs in the area, police said.

The undercover officer was able to purchase suspected crack cocaine from one of the men. After the arrest, a search was conducted in the man's apartment where marijuana was found. A second man was in the apartment, police said.

The suspected crack cocaine sold to the undercover officer turned out to be fake crack cocaine, police said.

Police officer involved in accident


THURMONT, Md. - A Frederick, Md., police officer was involved in an accident Saturday in Thurmont, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Lt. Scot Hopkins of the Sheriff's Office was traveling north on U.S. 15 in his unmarked Ford Taurus at about 12:15 p.m. when a Pontiac station wagon driven by Annette Rhen of Rocky Ridge, Md., struck his car at the intersection of U.S. 15 and Motters Station Road, police said.

Rhen, 66, was traveling west on Motters Station Road and failed to yield the right of way, police said.

Hopkins, 36, and his 6-year-old passenger were uninjured. Rhen was transported to Gettysburg (Pa.) Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

Portions of the northbound lane of U.S. 15 were closed for more than an hour during the accident investigation.

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