Police log for 6/9

June 09, 2002

Three people taken to hospitals after crash

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Three people were taken to hospitals late Friday night after a compact car and sport utility vehicle collided head-on, according to the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department.

One of the people was flown to a Washington, D.C., area hospital, while the other two were taken by ambulance to Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., Assistant Fire Chief Ross Morgan said.

The accident occurred shortly before 10 p.m. on Friday on W.Va. 9 in front of the West Virginia University experimental farm, officials said.

The accident closed the two-lane highway for about 90 minutes, Morgan said.

No further information was available Saturday.

Man in fair condition after suffering burns

CHEWSVILLE - A Chewsville man suffered burns to his stomach and face while burning brush Saturday afternoon, the Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Department said.


Richard Sowers of 11711 Kieffer Funk Road was in fair condition Saturday night at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Burn Clinic, where he was flown by helicopter after the 4:05 p.m. accident.

The accident is under investigation by the Maryland Fire Marshal's Office, said Smithsburg Assistant Fire Chief Charles Baker.

Man found in night club parking lot after assault

FREDERICK, Md. - A Keedysville man was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Friday night after he was assaulted at Xhale nightclub, Frederick Police said.

Larry Dwayne Mills of Mount Briar Road was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said Saturday.

Police arrived at the club shortly before 10 p.m. and found Mills lying on the ground in the parking lot with a group of people around him.

Mills appeared to be intoxicated and somewhat combative, police said.

Because of conflicting statements from witnesses, police said they have been unable to charge anyone with the assault. Their investigation is continuing.

Va woman injured in three-car accident

QUINCY, Pa. - An Annandale, Va., woman suffered minor injuries in a three-car chain-reaction crash Thursday evening on Pa. 997.

Dale Brister Jr., 20, of Gettysburg, Pa., was southbound at 6:22 p.m. when he saw two cars in front of him were stopped.

Brister couldn't stop his 1992 Chevrolet Lumina in time and his car hit the back of a 1991 Subaru Legacy, which was pushed into the back of a 1990 Pontiac Sunbird, police said.

The Subaru driver, Jong Sun Choi, 54, was taken to Waynesboro Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

The driver of the Pontiac, Raymond Young Jr., 31, of Waynesboro, Pa., was carrying three passengers, Michelle Y. Young, 33, Ashley Nicole Young, 7, and Kayla Berea Young, 12, police said.

White station wagon runs SUV off the road

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A Fort Loudon, Pa., man and his passengers escaped serious injury Thursday when his 1991 Ford Explorer was run off the road by a white station wagon that didn't stop, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Scott David Rosenberry, 27, was westbound on Pa. 16 when he swerved to avoid a head-on collision with the station wagon and hit a utility pole on the side of the road, police said.

Minor injuries were reported among Rosenberry and passengers Brian L. Johns, 28, and Jasmine Victoria Johns, 1, both of Mercersburg, police said.

All were wearing seat belts, police said.

Crack, cash and gun seized in police raid

FREDERICK, Md. - Police seized $1,450 worth of crack cocaine, $2,263 in cash and a handgun during a raid Friday, Frederick Police said.

Police charged three residents of 4 N. Wisner St. with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and maintaining a common nuisance.

They are Clarence Waldron James, 39, Debra Fossett Onasanya, 39, and Drexel Ignatius Henderson, 49.

Numerous citizen complaints of drug activity prompted the investigation, police said.

Waynesboro teen charged with DUI

QUINCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., teenager was charged with driving under the influence after an accident Wednesday morning on Staley Road, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Nycholass Sanders, 18, drove his 1996 Chevrolet off the road. The car hit a tree stump and rolled over, police said.

Passenger Rebecca Harkins, 18, was thrown from the vehicle. Both she and Sanders were treated at Waynesboro Hospital after the 7:30 a.m. accident, police said.

Harkins was charged with underage drinking, police said.

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