Police log for 9/23

September 23, 2002

A man who fell 6-8 feet from an overpass near the AC&T Station on North Burhans Boulevard was discovered around 7:20 p.m. Sunday by passers-by who heard him yelling for help.

The unidentified man told Hagerstown City Police he had been sleeping on the wall of the overpass Saturday night when he apparently rolled off and fell. When he fell, he said it was still dark, leading police to believe he had been there since early Sunday.

The extent of the man's injuries was unclear but he reportedly told police he had no feeling from his waist down.

Community Rescue Service transported the man by ambulance to North Hagerstown High School, where a Maryland State Police medevac helicopter from Frederick, Md., picked him up and flew him to Baltimore, police said.


FREDERICK, Md. - The decomposed body of a black man found Saturday afternoon in a cornfield near the Maryland School for the Deaf was yielding few clues to his identity or manner of death Sunday as police continue their investigation.

A person walking in the field adjacent to South Market Street found the body around 3 p.m. Saturday, Frederick City Police said. That particular field had been harvested Sept. 16.

The dead man was believed to be between 20 and 40 years old and about 6 feet tall. But a check of missing persons reports turned up no one fitting that description, police said.

The body was transported to the office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Maryland in Baltimore.

Anyone with information about the man or the circumstances of his death is asked to contact police in Frederick at 301-694-2100.

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - A woman told Pennsylvania State Police that two men muscled their way into her Buck Valley Road home Friday and tried to coerce her into giving them money to fix water problems they claimed she had in her home.

But when the 82-year-old woman told the men she had no money, they left, police said.

The incident began at 12:40 p.m. when two white men entered the woman's home through the back door, shoving her out of the way, police said.

They turned on the water in the kitchen and told her something was wrong with the water, police said. Then they walked into the bathroom, turning on the water in the sink and bathtub.

Police said nothing was taken from the home and the woman was not injured.

Anyone with information about the men is asked to call state police at 717-485-3131, or Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771.

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