Police log for 6/4

June 04, 2002

Eight people injured in early Monday crash

Four adults and four children riding unsecured in a Suzuki Sidekick early Monday were injured when the vehicle ran off Interstate 81 south of U.S. 40 and overturned.

A portion of Interstate 81 through Hagerstown was closed for nearly two hours after the 5 a.m. accident, according to Maryland State Police.

The Sidekick driven by Natalie Michelle Rogers of Hilltop, W.Va., struck an embankment, causing the vehicle to roll over, police said.

Rogers, 24, and three children were flown to the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., rescuers said.

A spokeswoman at the hospital said a 6-year-old boy, a 9-year-old girl and a 2-month-old baby boy from that accident were all treated and released. The spokeswoman said she believed Rogers may have been flown along with the children for support rather than for injuries.


Four others who were in the vehicle were reportedly transported by both ambulances and helicopters to various hospitals, police said.

The northbound lanes of I-81 from Halfway Boulevard to U.S. 40 were closed intermittently until about 6:50 a.m.

Trooper 1st Class Jesse Broadwater was continuing his investigation of the accident. No further information, names or conditions of the other occupants of the vehicle were available Monday night.

Two in custody after F&M Bank robbery

FREDERICK, Md. - Shortly after the F&M Bank at 1305 W. 7th St. was robbed Monday afternoon, authorities had two men in custody and were looking for a third person, Frederick City Police said.

Police arrived at the bank at 12:50 p.m. in response to a report that three men had robbed the bank and fled on foot.

Det. Sgt. B.C. DeGrange said Monday night that two of the suspected bank robbers were in custody late Monday and were being questioned in connection with the robbery.

They were apprehended after a brief vehicle and foot chase that ended on westbound U.S. 340 just outside Frederick, DeGrange said.

Two weapons and some cash were recovered at the scene where the two suspects were found in underbrush near the highway, police said.

Assisting in the search were officers and K-9 from city, county and state police along with the FBI and two Maryland State Police helicopters.

Pa. man injured in Md. 64 accident

A Waynesboro, Pa., man was injured late Sunday morning when his 1992 BMW was hit by one vehicle and then pushed into a guardrail along Md. 64 at Crystal Falls Drive, Maryland State Police said.

Earl Preston Schlotterbeck III, 20, of 315 W. 7th St., was flown to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda shortly after the 11:15 a.m. accident. A nursing supervisor said he was treated and released later Sunday.

Trooper 1st Class Wayne Smith said a 16-year-old Frederick, Md., boy was driving a 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera eastbound on Md. 64 at 11:15 a.m. when he failed to stop for a 1989 Ford Escort waiting to make a left turn onto Crystal Falls Drive.

The Oldsmobile pushed the Escort into the path of Schlotterbeck's BMW, causing it to skid to the right and hit the guardrails along Md. 64, police said.

Smith mentioned no other injuries other than Schlotterbeck.

The unnamed teenager driving the Oldsmobile was charged with failing to control speed to avoid a collision, Smith said.

Woman thrown from cycle flown to hospital

A 32-year-old woman who was thrown from the back of a motorcycle Monday night on Dual Highway in Hagerstown was flown to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter.

The 9:50 p.m. accident occurred at the Crestview Drive intersection with Dual Highway, police said.

Hagerstown and Funkstown firefighters responded to the scene as did Community Rescue Service personnel. The helicopter, which landed on Dual Highway, took off at 10:25 p.m. with the patient bound for the Bethesda hospital.

Troopers 1st Class Scott Bare and Charles Stanford were handling the investigation of the accident, police said.

The woman's name and other details were unavailable Monday night.

Police seeking help in shooting case

This week's Crime Solvers case in Washington County concerns an April 23 incident in the 400 block of Linganore Avenue, in which a shotgun was fired through the front door of a home, penetrating the screen door, front door and an interior wall.

At 2:25 a.m. that day, a man knocked on the door of 402 Linganore Ave. and said he was looking for someone named Mike.

When told there was no one there by that name, the man walked away but came back a short time later. It was then the shotgun blast was heard.

The man at the door was described as black, 6 feet 1 inch tall. He was wearing a black skull cap, latex surgical gloves, a blue or black waist-length jacket, tan pants and black-and-white Adidas shell toe sneakers.

All leads in this case have been exhausted and Crime Solvers is seeking the help of the community.

If anyone knows the person or persons responsible for the crime, Crime Solvers wants to hear about it.

Crime Solvers can be reached at 301-733-4141. Phone lines are open 24 hours a day.

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