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Police log for 6/11

June 11, 2002

Police looking for driver in hit-and-run crash


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police were looking Monday for the driver involved in a hit-and-run accident Sunday morning.

Just before 2 a.m., a car collided with the rear of a 1981 Pontiac driven by Shirley Heckman , forcing the Pontiac into her parked 1978 Chevrolet pickup truck on Garfield Street, police said. Both vehicles had extensive damage, police said.

The vehicle - a black Chevrolet Cavalier or Pontiac Grand Am with extensive front end damage - fled, police said.




Juvenile charged after stabbing another youth


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg juvenile was placed in a detention facility after another youth was stabbed in the arm June 6, Chambersburg Police said.

The juvenile grabbed a female juvenile by the throat and threatened to kill her while at 428 S. Second St. at 12:50 p.m., police said.

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A second male attempted to intervene and was stabbed twice in the left arm, police said. He was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released.

The female was not injured, police said.

The juvenile was charged with aggravated assault and placed in a juvenile detention facility, police said.




W.Va. man in serious condition after crash


KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - A Charles Town, W.Va., man was in serious condition at Washington Hospital Center following a head-on collision on W.Va. 9 Friday night near the WVU Experimental Farm.

Police say Jamahl Worrell, 22, of 650 Tuscawilla Hills, was driving westbound in the eastbound lane when his 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier collided head-on with a Ford Explorer at about 10 p.m.

The driver of the Explorer, Ronald Brawner, 18, of 539 E. Washington St., Charles Town, was treated at Jefferson Memorial Hospital and released, Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy M.A. Dumer said.

A passenger in Brawner's vehicle, Christina Kelly, 18, of Ranson, also was treated at Jefferson Memorial and released, said Dumer.

Dumer said a witness to the accident told him that he swerved to miss Worrell's car while traveling east on the highway. The witness then looked in his mirror and saw the collision, Dumer said.




Area teen suffers burns to lower legs


KEEDYSVILLE - A 13-year-old boy who sustained serious burns to both legs from his knees to his ankles Monday afternoon was flown to Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., said a spokesman with the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office.

The 5:06 p.m. incident occurred at 21 Mount Hebron Road, according to rescue officials.

"I understand he was playing around with a gasoline can," said Allen Gosnell of the state fire marshal's office. "He was burned over 50 percent of his body."

Gosnell didn't have the boy's name Monday night.




Glass door smashed at F&MBank branch


'HANCOCK - The glass door on the west side of the F&M Bank in Hancock was broken out early Sunday morning but it's believed the bank wasn't entered, Maryland State Police said.

Trooper 1st Class C.J. Barnard responded to the bank at 6 E. Main St. at 8:55 a.m. Sunday and found the door with the broken glass. No alarm had gone off, police said.

When Barnard entered the bank, the alarm did go off, again indicating no entry was made into the building, said Sgt. Kevin Lewis.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious around the bank may call 301-739-2101 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.




Man who fell off cycle still in serious condition


A Boonsboro man who was injured on Downsville Pike Sunday afternoon after he fell from his motorcycle remained in serious condition in a Baltimore hospital Monday.

Bryan Marshall Rees, 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 listed as serious, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday afternoon.

Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class Kyle George said Rees, who was wearing a helmet but no shirt, popped a wheelie and when the wheel came down, the motorcycle wobbled. Rees sustained multiple abrasions when he hit the road, George said.




Skydiver's condition upgraded to fair


The condition of a skydiver injured Saturday at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center was upgraded to fair condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a nursing supervisor said Monday.

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.




Motorcycle racer still hospitalized after crash


SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. - A 30-year-old Arlington, Va., man remained hospitalized Monday at the Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center with injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon in a race at the Summit Point Raceway, according to his fiancee.

Papa A. Thiam was listed in critical condition Monday night, according to a nursing supervisor at the hospital.

Thiam's fiancee, Lisa Marques, confirmed via e-mail Monday night that he was hurt in the race Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

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