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Police log for 7/18

July 18, 2002

Minn. couple injured in motorcycle accident



BIG SPRING - A Minnesota couple injured Wednesday afternoon in an accident on their motorcycle opted not to go to the hospital for treatment, Maryland State Police said.

At 1:40 p.m., Francis Boon, 56, of Annandale, Minn., was operating a 1998 Honda Goldwing motorcycle pulling a small trailer on Big Pool Road just east of Big Spring Road when he rounded a curve and the trailer crossed over the center line, police said.

The trailer sideswiped an oncoming pickup truck, causing the motorcycle and trailer to overturn, Trooper First Class Phil Martin said.

Boon and his 58-year-old wife, Joyce Boon, sustained minor injuries but refused transport to the hospital, police said.

The driver of the 1988 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck, Custis Stevenson, 30, and his sons, Justin, 5, and Kyle, 3, all of Rocky Meadow Road, Clear Spring, were uninjured.

Clear Spring Ambulance and Fire Co. personnel responded to the call.

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City police searching for alleged shooter



Hagerstown City Police have stepped up their search for a Hagerstown man believed to have been involved in a July 12 downtown shooting.

A man fired three shots toward a Hagerstown couple walking north in the first block of South Mulberry Street around 1:50 a.m. last Friday, according to police. Based on their investigation, police issued an arrest warrant for Rolandas Fluellyn, 21, of 424 N. Locust St., Apt. 2.

Also known as "Ray" or "J," police said he is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 130 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

The warrant charges Fluellyn with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault, and one count each of wearing/carrying a handgun, using a handgun in a violent crime, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm in city limits, police said.

The shooting was not a random incident, police said.

The couple told police they saw Fluellyn pull a small, dark handgun from his front waistband area and fire three times toward them. The couple took off running in different directions.




Four-vehicle crash leaves one injured



MARION, Pa. - A four-vehicle chain-reaction accident on Interstate 81 caused only minor injuries to one of the eight people involved Tuesday night, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Donald Eugene Mong, 40, of Falling Waters, W.Va., was driving a 2002 Freightliner north on Interstate 81 when the tractor-trailer struck the rear bumper of a northbound 1987 Nissan Sentra near Exit 10 in Guilford Township shortly before midnight, police said.

The Nissan, driven by Felipe Lazaro Santos Martinez, 28, of Chambersburg, Pa., traveled onto the east shoulder and struck a parked Volvo. The Nissan then traveled across the northbound lanes into southbound traffic where it stopped and was struck by a fourth vehicle, police said.

Martinez and two of his three passengers were also uninjured.

Passenger Teodocia Santos, 16, of Chambersburg, was treated at Chambersburg Hospital for minor injuries and released, police said.




Man hurt in accident is in serious condition



A Hagerstown man who was hurt in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday on Interstate 70 near Sharpsburg Pike was in serious condition Wednesday night in a Baltimore hospital.

Donald Richard Rudow, 70, of 1810 Brightwood Drive, was eastbound on I-70 at 11:45 a.m. when witnesses said he began driving erratically.

The 1981 Chevrolet Monte Carlo crossed both lanes several times without warning, drove through a guardrail at the exit ramp, struck an embankment and vaulted over a gully, police said.

The car struck several trees in midair and came to rest on its top.

Rudow was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center by a Maryland State Police medevac helicopter.




Two arrested in city on drug charges



Two men were charged with illegal drug offenses Wednesday afternoon in a Hagerstown City Police street crimes operation using a confidential narcotics informant.

Bryan Monique Harris, 32, of 68 Victorious Square, Frederick, Md., was taken into custody in the first block of West Bethel Street and charged with distribution of fake drugs and possession with intent to distribute fake drugs, police said.

Leonza Sanders, 24, of Lindin Avenue, Baltimore, was charged with distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Both were being held Wednesday night awaiting an appearance before a bond commissioner.




Cops urge parents to keep eye on children



FREDERICK, Md. - For the past two days, a man in a light-colored Honda has been seen in the Stone Ridge subdivision approaching children and possibly trying to lure them to his vehicle, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies said.

Complaints about the man came in on both Monday and Tuesday, prompting police to increase patrols there and warn parents to keep a close eye on their children.

The man is described as a Middle Eastern male in his 30s or 40s with dark wavy hair and a dark beard, deputies said.

Anyone with more information about these incidents or others is urged to call 1-301-631-3677.




Deputies investigating pair of bicycle thefts



The Washington County Sheriff's Department investigated the following incidents recently:

  • A red, boy's Mongoose bicycle valued at $200 was stolen Tuesday from a home in the 18200 block of Woodside Drive in St. James.

  • A 20-inch, girl's bicycle valued at $100 was stolen Tuesday from a home in the 10900 block of Rosewood Drive.

  • A Honda Civic parked in the 23700 block of Leathers Road was keyed Tuesday, police said.

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