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Police Log 5/20

May 20, 2002

WILLIAMSPORT - Two adults and three children were hurt Sunday morning in a three-vehicle accident in front of Milestone Garden apartments on U.S. 11, said Maryland State Police.

The 11 a.m. accident occurred when a 1978 Dodge Aspen driven by Elsie Schwartz, 82, of Milestone Terrace, pulled away from the apartment complex onto northbound U.S. 11 into the path of a southbound 1998 Ford van driven by Eda Davy, 41, of 10829 Lincoln Ave., police said.

Davy's vehicle was then forced into the northbound lane and hit a 1997 Ford F-350 pickup driven by Joel Merrbaugh, 44, of 16317 Broadfording Road, police said.

Schwartz, Davy, two young children in Davy's van, and a 13-year-old in Merrbaugh's truck were all taken to Washington County Hospital, police said.

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Schwartz was admitted in fair condition, hospital officials said Sunday night.

Davy was treated in the emergency room and released Sunday afternoon.

Police wouldn't release the names of the two children or the 13-year-old in the pickup, so no conditions were available from the hospital.

Schwartz was charged with failure to yield the right of way, police said.

Davy was cited for failing to properly restrain a 4-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl in her van.

Washington County Sheriff's deputies assisted with traffic control at the scene of the accident.




The man accused of assaulting a Hagerstown City Police officer during a neighborhood dispute Saturday afternoon on North Prospect Street was released later that night after posting $2,000 bond.

Dwight Julius Fulton, 50, of 417 N. Prospect St., was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and hindering a police officer, along with three counts of second-degree assault.

Officer Korey Hinkle was treated at Washington County Hospital for an injury to his lower back and knee and released shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, said Lt. Margaret Kline.

Hinkle and Officer Brian Hook were called to 402 N. Prospect St. at 3:31 p.m. for a neighborhood dispute, Kline said. Once there, Hinkle encountered Fulton, who allegedly pushed the officer in an effort to get to another man involved in the dispute.

"Hinkle tried to stop Fulton, who allegedly pushed him again and both were knocked off a porch with Fulton landing on the officer," Kline said. They fell about the distance of three steps.

Also charged with disorderly conduct and hindering a police officer was Yolanda Fulton, 43, of 417 N. Prospect St., Kline said Saturday.

Yolanda Fulton was not in custody Sunday, although no information was available about the circumstances of her release.

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