Police log for 7/2

July 02, 2002

IJAMSVILLE, Md. - A boy who was injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday night at the intersection of Md. 80 and Big Woods Road was in critical condition Monday night.

Maryland State Police in Frederick said Julio Alberto Prado, 8, was a passenger in one of the vehicles. He was flown by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter to Children's National Medical Center in Washington.

Two of Prado's siblings and a teenager driving the vehicle were also injured in the 9:36 p.m. accident, police said.

According to police, Monica K. Pacheco, 31, of 10221 Royal St., Andrews Place, Ijamsville, was driving a Mitsubishi Montero Sport and failed to yield to oncoming traffic at the intersection.

The Mitsubishi collided with a Pontiac Bonneville driven by Justin Howard, 16, of 26 Wenner Drive, Brunswick, Md., police said.

Howard was injured in the accident. Two other passengers in the Pontiac, Nicole Prado, 10, and Damian Prado, 7, were also injured, police said.


Nicole and Damian Prado, and Howard were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, where they were treated and released later Sunday, a hospital spokesperson said.

State fire officials are not suspecting any criminal activity in connection with a fire that destroyed an unoccupied mobile home south of Hagerstown Saturday.

Allen Gosnell, spokesman for the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office, said Monday the fire started in the kitchen of the 9525 Sharpsburg Pike structure, which had been abandoned for some time.

About 20 firefighters from Funkstown, Fairplay, Boonsboro and Halfway responded to the blaze at about 3 p.m., but it was too late to save the structure, Funkstown Fire Chief Jonathan Gift said.

The mobile home, which was filled with old furniture, trash and other debris, burned to the ground within 25 minutes, he said.

Gosnell said the owner of the abandoned mobile home is Ralph Shank. The mobile home had no monetary value, Gosnell said.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Vandals broke the passenger side window of a 1998 Ford Seabreeze motor home Saturday while it was parked at 2402 Country Road, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call 1-717-264-5161.

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A Big Cove Tannery, Pa., man was in fair condition Monday at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, Md., following a two-vehicle accident Sunday on Licking Creek Road in Fulton County.

Wallace Eugene Hann, 48, was flown from the 2:55 p.m. accident scene by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter.

He was the driver of an eastbound 1988 Toyota that collided with a westbound 1992 Plymouth Laser driven by Jason S. Schetrompf, 18, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., said Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg.

Schetrompf was alone in his vehicle. He was unhurt in the crash, police said.

Two passengers in the Toyota, Linda Jean Hann, 47, and Drew Payton Hann, 3, both of Big Cove Tannery, were not listed as patients at Memorial Hospital, a nursing supervisor in Cumberland said Sunday night.

The investigation into the accident is continuing.

SPRING RUN, Pa. - A man who was injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon in Fannett Township, Pa., has been released from an Altoona, Pa., Hospital.

Michael Houser of 324 Pine St., Steelton, Pa., lost control of his motorcycle at 2 p.m. in front of 20678 Spring Run Road West, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.

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