Police Log for 8/3

August 03, 2002

Man injured in accident with all-terrain vehicle

A 25-year-old man was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he fell off a four-wheel drive all-terrain vehicle at the Mason-Dixon Dragway around 5:30 p.m. Friday.

The victim, whose name, age and address were unavailable from Maryland State Police, was taken from the scene by ambulance and transferred to the state police helicopter in Myersville, Md., police said.

His condition and details surrounding the incident could not be learned Friday night.

Woman robbed at gunpoint in her home

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - A 73-year-old Blue Ridge Summit woman was robbed at gunpoint in her home on Charmian Road Wednesday by three men, police in Washington Township said Friday.

Police said Elizabeth J. Kimmel reported three white males entered her home through an unlocked door. Once inside one of them pointed a small black revolver at her and demanded money.


They took the woman's purse and fled on foot, police said.

Police said they have no suspects in the case.

Man injured near Four Locks boat ramp

Rescue crews were called to the Four Locks boat ramp near Clear Spring Friday evening for a man who was injured while he was being towed in a tube by a motorboat.

The name and address of the victim and his condition were not available at press time. He was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police Officer M. Graham said the victim, whom he described as being around 30 years old, struck some objects on the shore as he was being towed. Further details were not available.

The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m.

Woman robs convenience store

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - A woman walked into the Blue Ridge Summit Food Mart at 15010 Buchanan Trail East shortly after midnight Wednesday and robbed the male clerk at gunpoint, Washington Township Police said Friday.

The woman then ran around the rear of the building and fled, police said.

Police said they have a suspect in the case, but no arrest had been made as of Friday.

Right-hand travel lane of Interstate 70 closed

FREDERICK, Md. - A traffic backup in the eastbound lane of Interstate 70 in Frederick during the Friday evening rush hour.

The backup stretched beyond eight miles at times near the interstate's intersection with Maryland Route 355 in the city's south end, state police said.

The right-hand travel lane eastbound was closed, officials said.

Car hits utility pole, knocks out power

BAKER HEIGHTS, W.Va. - About 250 customers in the Baker Heights area were without power for several hours Friday morning after a car hit a utility pole on Baker Road, an Allegheny Power official said.

The car hit the pole at 8:21 a.m., said Janice Lantz, manager of communications for Allegheny Power. She said electricity was restored around 12:15 p.m. after crews replaced the pole.

No information could be obtained about the accident. A Berkeley County Sheriff's Department dispatcher could not find a report of the car wreck.

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which partially borders Baker Road, was not affected, a spokeswoman there said.

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