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Police log for 7/7

July 07, 2002

Man hit by train in West Virginia



KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - A Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department ambulance crew was responding at 10 p.m. Saturday to a report of a man struck by a CSX train in Kearneysville, a Jefferson County emergency services employee said.

The man was alive and breathing, but the extent of his injuries was not immediately known, the employee said.

Additional information on the accident was not available at deadline.




Two hurt in motorcycle accident; driver charged



Hagerstown City Police charged the operator of a motorcycle involved in an accident Saturday evening in which two people were injured.

Police charged Christopher Atwood, 18, of the 1400 block of Kensington Drive, Hagerstown, following the 6:26 p.m. accident.

Police said Atwood and a passenger, Ashley Geiser, 18, whose address was not given, were eastbound on West Irvin Avenue when the 1993 Honda 600 Super Sport they were riding hit a curb on the right side of the road while rounding a slight curve just past Matthew Court. Both were thrown from the motorcycle, which traveled another 80 feet, police said.

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Atwood and Geiser were taken by ambulance to Washington County Hospital where a spokesman said they were being evaluated and treated in the emergency room Saturday night.

Both were wearing helmets at the time of the accident, police said.

Atwood was charged with reckless driving, operating an uninsured vehicle and operating a motorcycle on a learner's permit without an authorized rider, police said.

The motorcycle had expired Florida tags, police said.




No arrests made at sobriety checkpoint



FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police in Frederick stopped 658 drivers during a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night and Friday morning on West Patrick Street just west of Baughman's Lane.

No arrests were made, police said.

The checkpoint was designed to raise public awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving, police said.

Other checkpoints will be operated throughout the year, police said.

The Frederick County Sheriff's Department, State Highway Administration and Frederick County Highway Safety Task Force were also involved in the checkpoint.




Two men robbed after giving ride to stranger



Two men were victimized by an armed robber Thursday after they gave the man a ride to the Stonegate development, the Frederick Police Department said.

Police said motorists should not provide rides to strangers, even for money.

The suspect offered the two men money for a ride Thursday afternoon in front of the Village Mart on Waterside Drive, police said. When they arrived at Stonegate, the suspect got out, then leaned back in and hit the passenger in the head with what was described as a black handgun, police said.

The suspect demanded money and received an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing, police said.

The crime was reported from the 7-Eleven store on Old Camp Road at 4:34 p.m.




State Police arrest man sought as a fugitive



ANTRIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A Greencastle man wanted in Maryland was picked up by Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday at a home in the 5700 block of Timmons Drive, police said.

The house was not the residence of the man, Larry William McKelvey, 35, police said.

McKelvey was wanted as a fugitive from justice by the Maryland Department of Correction for a parole violation, state police said.

He was arrested March 7 in an undercover drug sting in the Jonathan Street area by Hagerstown City Police's Street Crimes Unit.

McKelvey was charged at the time with driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license and possession of a noncontrolled substance, police said.

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