Police log for 8/26

August 27, 2002

Woman injured in accident near stadium

A woman was taken to Washington County Hospital on Monday night after the car in which she was riding collided with a van near Municipal Stadium, Hagerstown City Police said.

The woman's condition was unknown because her identity was unavailable last night.

She was the passenger in a Chevy Cavalier driven by Lindsey Miller, 21, of Hagerstown, Patrolman B. Lyncha said.

The accident occurred as Miller tried to turn left from eastbound Memorial Boulevard to northbound Eastern Boulevard shortly after 8 p.m., Lyncha said.

The car collided with a van being driven west on Mount Aetna Road by Charles Forsythe, 71, of Hagerstown, Lyncha said.

Mount Aetna Road turns into Memorial Boulevard at the Eastern Boulevard intersection.

Four injured when car, van collide on U.S. 522

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Four people were hurt, two of them seriously, when a car and van collided Sunday on U.S. 522, Pennsylvania State Police said.


A car driven by Walter F. Lane III, 19, of McConnellsburg, Pa., was traveling at a high rate of speed on U.S. 522 and hit a van as it was crossing the highway at the intersection of U.S. 30, police said.

The van rolled over, ejecting one of the passengers, Andrew Decker, 20, of Dover, Pa., police said.

Decker was treated at Fulton County Medical Center and then transferred to Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown, Pa., where he was listed in fair condition Monday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The driver of the van, Aaron Kemper, 18, of Dover, Pa., was flown by helicopter to Altoona Hospital, where he was listed in guarded condition Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Lane was taken to Fulton County Medical Center and then transferred to Conemaugh Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition Monday.

Another passenger in the van, Matthew Leas, 20, of Dallas, Pa., was treated at Fulton County Medical Center and released.

The accident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Man who died in W.Va. crash identified

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A motorist who died after his truck overturned on U.S. 340 early Saturday has been identified as a Winchester, Va., man, West Virginia State Police said.

The driver has been identified as Justin Emmett Boyd, 27, Sgt. David Boober said.

Boyd died after he lost control of his pickup truck at about 1 a.m. Saturday while traveling north on U.S. 340 near Withers Larue Road, police said.

After losing control of the truck in a sharp turn, Boyd's truck struck a concrete curb, went airborne and overturned, police said.

It appears Boyd was thrown from the truck, said police.

Boyd was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

Mailboxes, windowstargeted by vandals

A series of vandalism incidents, including damaged mailboxes and broken windows, was reported over the weekend to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Mailboxes on Chartridge Drive, the 5000 block of Porterstown Road, Broadfording Road, Gilardi Road and University Road were reported damaged, police said.

Windows were shot out at Bast of Boonsboro, Spicher's Appliances in Hagerstown and Hunt Audio and Associates in Hagerstown, among other places, police said.

Police were not sure if the crimes were related.

Deputies investigating damage at golf course

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following crimes over the weekend:

  • Two garages were broken into on Sunday in the 12000 block of Gateway Avenue near Conococheague. About $400 in tools was reported missing.

  • The 14th green and flag at Black Rock Golf Course near Hagerstown were vandalized Sunday. Damage was estimated at $300.

  • The passenger side door of a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire was vandalized while it was parked in the 25500 block of Military Road in Cascade on Sunday. Damage was estimated at $600.

  • The rear license plate was stolen Sunday from a Jeep Grand Cherokee parked at 16617 Johnson Drive near Williamsport. It's Maryland registration M703501.

  • Two bicycles were reported stolen Sunday from the 17300 block of Canal Road near Sharpsburg.

  • Two go-carts, valued at a total of $200, were reported missing Saturday from the 13100 block of Salem Church Road.

  • A moped was reported stolen Friday from the 13500 block of Cress Pond Road. No value was given.

  • A credit card that was reported stolen from the 17900 block of Garden Lane in Halfway was allegedly used to make $1,200 in purchases at Wal-Mart on Friday.

  • Lawn equipment valued at $1,000 was reported stolen Friday from the 11200 block of Greenmount Avenue in Halfway.

Firefighters respond to smoky restaurant

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A pot left on a stove filled a Chambersburg eatery with smoke early Monday, Chambersburg fire officials said.

A building fire at Taco Bell at 901 Lincoln Way East was reported at 3 a.m. When fire crews arrived on the scene, they saw smoke inside the building, Chambersburg Fire Chief William Dubbs said.

He said a pot with water and food left burning on the stove started to melt and caused the smoke.

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