Police log for 5/29

May 29, 2002

Pa. woman hurt when car hits tractor trailer

SCOTLAND, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman was injured Saturday when she lost control of her car and it was pinned beneath a tractor-trailer traveling south on Interstate 81, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said Jessica Homer, 21, of Williamstown, Pa., was southbound near milemarker 21 on I-81 at 3:41 p.m. when she lost control of her 1996 Chevrolet sedan.

The car traveled off the road, then back across the right lane and into the left travel lane, where it collided with a 1998 Freightliner truck and trailer driven by Ioan Veghes, 33, of Montreal, Canada, police said.

The car was pinned under the trailer and was pulled about 300 feet, police said.

Homer suffered moderate injuries, but no information on her condition was available Tuesday. Veghes was not injured, police said.

Pa. man facing burglary charges

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A Fairfield, Pa., man was picked up by police Monday morning after a truck was stolen and used in connection with robberies of several residences in western Franklin County, Pennsylvania State Police said.


Police charged James L. Sheets, 18, of Fairfield, with burglary, driving under the influence of alcohol and receiving stolen property.

He was being held Tuesday in Franklin County Prison on $10,000 bond.

The truck was stolen from Cameo Kitchens in Juniata County, Pa., at around 5:30 a.m. Monday and taken to Fort Loudon, where several burglaries were committed, police said.

Several more homes in St. Thomas were burglarized, police said.

The truck caught the attention of local residents when it struck a wire to a power pole along Gehr and Keller roads and was driven through a hay field off Keller Road, police said.

Police stopped the driver in the parking lot of the Uni-Mart in St. Thomas shortly after Memorial Day parade festivities ended around 11 a.m.

He was taken to Chambersburg Hospital where he recorded a blood alcohol concentration of .04 percent, above the .02 percent legal limit for minors, police said.

Motorist, passenger remain hospitalized

A Greencastle, Pa., man and his passenger who were injured Monday when their vehicle left Md. 63, crashed into an embankment and several trees remained hospitalized Tuesday night, a Washington County Hospital spokeswoman said.

Police said John Shoemaker, 44, was driving north on Md. 63 at Broadfording Road when he took a curve too fast at 9:30 p.m., Maryland State Police said.

His 1991 Jeep Cherokee went off the road and hit a guardrail on the right shoulder, bounced off the guardrail and spun across the road onto the shoulder, striking several trees before stopping in a field, police said.

Shoemaker, who was thrown from the vehicle, was listed in serious condition Tuesday night, a nursing supervisor said.

His passenger, Michael Wayne Lorshbaugh Sr., age unknown, of Maugansville, was in fair condition Tuesday night.

Neither was wearing seat belts, police said.

Camping supplies damaged by vandals

WILLIAMSPORT - About $400 in camping equipment was damaged when a vandal slashed a tent and chairs at a home in the 11500 block of Rockhill Road, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

The damage was reported Saturday.

Table saw, jewelry taken from storage unit

WILLIAMSPORT - A table saw, generator and $10,000 in jewelry was taken from a unit at Lockwood Storage, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said. The incident was reported Saturday.

Va. man remains in critical condition

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Winchester, Va., man whose truck collided head on with another pick-up truck on U.S. 340 south on Monday remained in critical condition at Washington County Hospital Tuesday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police said Eric David Olson, 33, of 136 Maloy Drive, was traveling south on U.S. 340 near the Virginia line when his truck struck a pickup being driven by John C. Michel, 49, of Baltimore.

Michel was listed in stable condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital Tuesday night. His wife, Virginia, was treated and released from Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., after the accident.

The Michel's two grandchildren, Matthew Reyes, 7, and Frederick Reyes, 11, both of Baltimore, were thrown from the bed of their truck, police said.

Matthew Reyes was released from Childrens National Hospital in Washington, D.C. but there was no condition listed for Frederick Reyes, a hospital spokesman said.

Both children had been listed in fair condition.

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