Police log for 6-21

June 21, 2002

Catholic nun critically injured in Frederick, Md., crash

FREDERICK, Md. - A Roman Catholic nun was among the injured Thursday evening in a two-vehicle accident at Welty Road and northbound U.S. 15, Maryland State Police said.

Sister Ann Gallagher, 70, of Emmitsburg, Md., was flown by state police medevac helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore shortly after the 5:38 p.m. accident.

A nursing supervisor said her condition was critical late Thursday.

Also flown to Shock Trauma was John J. Hull III, 36, address unknown, a passenger in the other vehicle, said Trooper 1st Class K.D. Calimer.


Hull was admitted to the Shock Trauma Center but no condition was available for him Thursday night, the nursing supervisor said.

Calimer said Gallagher's 1996 Plymouth was stopped at the stop sign on Welty Road when it pulled out in front of a 1990 GMC Jimmy driven by Rosemarie D. Hartman, 33, of Gettysburg, Pa.

Hartman and a 6-month-old girl were taken to Gettysburg Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries, police said.

The investigation continues.

Pa. juveniles charged with throwing eggs at passing cars

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police picked up three juveniles they said were throwing eggs at passing cars Tuesday night.

A juvenile petition has been filed against three 15-year-old males charging them with propulsion of missiles into a vehicle and loitering and prowling at night, police said.

The youths are accused of throwing eggs at several vehicles as they traveled on Lincoln Way East near Third Street and in the 200 block of North Second Street between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

Police said they found the juveniles in a yard in the area of Third and King streets and apprehended them after a short foot chase.

Motorists avoid serious injury after trailer, Ford Bronco flip

SCOTLAND, Pa. - There were only minor injuries when a trailer carrying a Ford Bronco flipped over Wednesday evening in Greene Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

A 1993 Ford Explorer was southbound on Pa. 997 near Dawn Road at 6:40 p.m. when the driver lost control and struck a curb, police said. The trailer it was towing with a Ford Bronco on it flipped on its side.

The driver, Troy Gerhart, 32, of Fayetteville, Pa., and passenger Christina Patterson, 26, of Chambersburg, Pa., were not injured. A second passenger, Travis Gerhart, 11, of Chambersburg, suffered minor injuries, police said.

New York City men arrested on drug charges in Hagerstown

Cocaine distribution charges were lodged against two men from New York City Thursday afternoon by members of the Hagerstown City Police street crimes unit operating in the Jonathan Street area.

In addition to cocaine distribution, Jermaine Thomas and Oscar Moreno Jr., both 19, were each charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

During the afternoon operation, an undercover informant was sent in to purchase cocaine, police said.

After they were charged, Thomas and Moreno were held at police headquarters awaiting an appearance before a bond commissioner. They were still at police headquarters late Thursday.

Police looking for nurse who failed to show up for work

FREDERICK, Md. - A woman who failed to show up for her job as a nurse in Germantown, Md., is being sought by Maryland State Police.

Kimberly Rogers Brooks, 47, of New Market, Md., was operating a green 2000 Jeep Cherokee with Md. tags M471304. Police believe she drove to the Interstate 495 beltway and Georgia Avenue on Wednesday between 1 to 2 p.m.

She hasn't been seen since, police said.

Brooks is white, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 115 pounds.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts may call 301-663-3101.

Man charged with theft, burglary at local business

A man charged with burglarizing the Canine Cuttery was being held on $45,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center Thursday evening.

Ronald Lee Socks, 34, of no fixed address, was charged with second- and fourth-degree burglary, theft and malicious destruction of property, Hagerstown City Police said.

Officers said they received an anonymous call at 3:13 a.m. Thursday about a burglary in progress at the store at 459 W. Washington St.

When police arrived they found a man had smashed a front window and entered the store. Police said they saw the man "rummaging through the cash register and placing currency in his pants."

Fire Marshal: Lumber and tarps in Md. field set on fire

FREDERICK, Md. - Lumber and tarps in a field at Bear Den Road and Rippling Brook Court were set on fire Wednesday evening, an investigator with the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office said.

The items were valued at $25.

Anyone with information about the fire can contact the fire marshal at 1-410-552-0154 or the arson hotline at 1-800-492-7529.

CB radio, refrigerator stolen from parked trucks

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