Police Log 5/22

May 22, 2002

Hagerstown man hurt when rig rolls in Pa.

MARION, Pa. - A Hagerstown man was injured Tuesday morning when his truck rolled over an embankment, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The tractor-trailer driver lost control in a turn and struck the guardrail at the top of the northbound Exit 10 ramp off Interstate 81, causing the truck to roll over an embankment, police said.

The driver, John M. Johnson III, was treated for minor injuries at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police said they will continue the investigation, pending a mechanical inspection of the truck.

Children uninjured when truck hits bus

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A busload of children was not injured when the driver of another vehicle fell asleep and struck the bus Monday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police said.


A 2002 Chevrolet truck was northbound in the 3400 block of U.S. 11 in Guilford Township, Pa., when the driver allegedly fell asleep, causing the truck to cross into the southbound lane and strike the left rear of the school bus, police said.

The truck bounced off the bus and continued north in the southbound lane and struck a 1986 Suburban station wagon before stopping a half-mile later on the east berm of the road, police said.

The school bus, driven by Theresa Keifman, 50, of Chambersburg, was carrying 20 students from Shalom Christian Academy in Chambersburg. No one on the bus was injured, police said.

The driver of the truck, Patrick Tharp, 22, of Progress Road, Chambersburg, suffered minor injuries, police said.

The driver of the Suburban, Faith Faust, 49, of Social Island Road, Chambersburg, was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released, according to police and hospital officials.

Man shot in shoulder following argument

FREDERICK, Md. - An argument that erupted in gunfire late Monday sent one man to a Baltimore hospital with a gunshot wound to his shoulder and Frederick City Police out looking for his assailant.

Larry Wayne Wills, age and address unknown, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore shortly after the 11:30 p.m. shooting in the first block of East 6th Street.

Hospital officials said Tuesday night that Wills was discharged earlier in the day.

Police have warrants for Steven Leroy Stone in connection with the shooting. Stone, 17, of the 9400 block of Gashouse Pike, is charged in those warrants with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and four weapons violations, police said.

Anyone with information on Stone's whereabouts may call 1-301-694-2100.

Cup in microwave causes apartment fire

A fire in a second-floor apartment at 120 Manor Drive late Tuesday afternoon was traced to a plastic cup placed in a microwave by a child who then pushed some buttons, said Hagerstown fire officials.

"The fire from that cup caught the wood cabinets in the kitchen on fire," said Capt. Justin Mayhue of the 5:01 p.m. call to the apartment complex off Dual Highway.

Mayhue said an adult in the apartment was alerted when the smoke detector went off.

Community Rescue Service Chief Chris Amos said no one was taken to Washington County Hospital.

Firefighters were still at that fire when another call came in at 5:18 p.m. for food on the stove at 31 E. Washington St.

Mayhue said that incident was cleared up quickly.

Mulch fire at Wendy's spreads to walls

A mulch fire at Wendy's Restaurant on Wesel Boulevard spread to the outside walls, Hagerstown fire officials said.

The 7:15 p.m. call took firefighters from Antietam, Western Enterprise, South End, Pioneer Hook and Ladder and Halfway to the scene.

The fire was quickly contained and most firefighters left the scene by 8 p.m.

Man shot in mouth in satisfactory condition

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A St. Thomas, Pa., man shot in the mouth Saturday in a borough motel was listed in satisfactory condition Tuesday at York (Pa.) Hospital.

Dominick A. Negliaccio, 25, of 165 Sherwood Ave., was admitted Saturday in critical condition and remained at that level through Monday, hospital officials said.

Joseph Ward Jr., 45, of 682 Hillcrest Ave., was charged with criminal attempted homicide and aggravated assault in the shooting, according to court records.

Chambersburg Police were called to Carson's Motel at 414 W. Loudon St. at 4:25 a.m. and found Negliaccio in the lobby bleeding from the mouth.

He described the alleged shooter as a man he met earlier Saturday at Razzles, a Chambersburg nightclub.

Ward was in the Franklin County Prison Monday on $1 million bond. Jail officials wouldn't say Tuesday if he was still there.

Money offered for locating shooter

Hagerstown City Police are offering a monetary reward for information leading to the apprehension of Clyde Miller, who is charged in connection with a shooting in the 400 block of Park Place on May 2 at 2:12 a.m.

"We are receiving sketchy information that Miller is in the Tri-State area but we can't get a fix on him," Lt. Rick Johnson said Tuesday.

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