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Police log for 6/10

June 10, 2002

Two injured in separate accidents at motorsports park


Two people injured in separate accidents Sunday afternoon at the Antietam Motorsport Park on Howell Road in Hagerstown were transported by Maryland State Police helicopter to a hospital in Baltimore.

The first incident occurred at 12:57 p.m., according to dispatchers at Washington County Fire and Rescue Communications.

A man in his mid-30s was hurt in that incident but the injuries weren't believed to be serious, according to personnel at Community Rescue Service in Hagerstown.

Then around 4 p.m., another person was injured at the park, dispatchers said. That patient was transported by ambulance to Myersville, Md., where he was picked up by medevac helicopter.

In both cases, the patients were flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Also in both cases, no police agency responded and therefore no patient names were available.

Motocross racing with categories for all ages began at noon Sunday at the track.

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For a few tense moments Sunday afternoon, a vehicle sitting beside a fuel pump of the AC&T Station at 16504 Virginia Ave. was on fire.

Firefighters from Halfway and Williamsport arrived shortly after the 2:35 p.m. call and quickly doused the blaze.




Boonsboro man injured after fall from motorcycle


A Boonsboro man was injured on Downsville Pike Sunday afternoon after he fell from his motorcycle while trying to do a wheelie, said Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class Kyle George.

Bryan Marshall Reese, 25, of Bakersville Road, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore following the 3:45 p.m. accident in the 8700 block of Downsville Pike.

His condition was serious, a nursing supervisor said Sunday evening.

George said Reese, who was wearing a helmet but no shirt, popped a wheelie and when the wheel came down, the motorcycle wobbled. Reese sustained multiple abrasions when he hit the road, George said.

The investigation is continuing, George said.




Toddler treated after mother's vehicle involved in crash


A toddler whose child safety seat was improperly installed was injured late Saturday night on westbound Interstate 70 when his mother's car overturned, Maryland State Police said.

Marcel Parker, 18 months, of Cumberland, Md., was transported to Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital in Baltimore shortly after the 10:40 p.m. accident.

A spokeswoman at Children's Hospital Sunday afternoon said the child was treated at the hospital and discharged at 2:45 a.m. Sunday.

The driver, Carrie Parker, 25, also of Cumberland, ran off the right side of the road and flipped over, said Trooper 1st Class Kyle George.

The child was in a child safety seat that was improperly installed in the back seat, George said.

The investigation is continuing, George said.




Police looking for man who robbed Md. woman at gunpoint


FREDERICK, Md. - Information is being sought on a man who reportedly robbed a woman at gunpoint late Saturday in the 1300 block of Taney Avenue.

The victim told Frederick City Police she returned home and was stopped in the parking lot of her apartment complex by a man who initially asked for directions to Hagerstown.

Then the man told the victim he had a gun and demanded her purse, police said. The woman complied and the man left. He was last seen driving away in a silver sedan of an unknown make and model.

A search of the area failed to turn up anything, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-301-694-2100.




FREDERICK, Md. - A collision on New Design Road at English Muffin Way sent two people to the hospital Sunday afternoon, said Frederick County Sheriff's deputies.

Margaret Julia Ditman, 68, of 2919 Monocacy Bottom Road, Adamstown, Md., and Beth Marie Seabright, 6, of 4493 Willow Tree Drive, Middletown, Md., were both still being assessed in the emergency room of Frederick Memorial Hospital late Sunday afternoon, a nursing supervisor said.

Deputies said a Ford Windstar driven by Julia Anne Seabright, 34, of 4493 Willow Tree Drive, was westbound on English Muffin Way and a Toyota truck driven by Ditman was northbound on New Design Road at 1:18 p.m. Sunday when they collided.

The accident is still under investigation.




Injured skydiver in serious condition at Shock Trauma


A skydiver injured Saturday at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center was in serious condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a nursing supervisor said Sunday.

Kenneth Chapman, 45, of Laurel, Md., got caught by a gust of wind just before landing, which caused him to come in at an angle, said Maryland State Police. He was flown to Baltimore by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter.

Chapman, who jumps with the Chambersburg (Pa.) Skydiving Center, was performing at a trade show and picnic.




Robbers burglarize pair of business on U.S. 40


FREDERICK, Md. - Robbers entered two businesses on U.S. 40 late Friday or early Saturday and stole nearly three dozen items, Maryland State Police in Frederick said.

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