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Police log 11/11

November 11, 2002

Passenger flown to Va. hospital after crash



HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - A passenger in a vehicle that wrecked Sunday night on Dry Run Road was flown to a Virginia hospital for treatment of her injuries, West Virginia State Police said.

Jennifer Dick, 28, of no fixed address, was not wearing a seat belt when the 8:50 p.m. accident occurred at Swinging Bridge Road, Trooper First Class R.T. Dyroff said.

Calls to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., for information on Dick's condition were not returned.

Dyroff said Cheryl L. Conley, 33, of Hedgesville, W.Va., was the operator of a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer that ran off the road and struck a box trailer that was parked along the road.

Conley was treated at City Hospital and released.




Students uninjured in Pa. school bus crash



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Fourteen students aboard a school bus that was rear-ended Friday morning were not injured, Pennsylvania State Police said.

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The bus, driven by Patricia S. Reasner, 49, of Chambersburg, was stopped at a traffic light at Pa. 997 and Pa. 996 at 7:40 a.m., police said. A 1992 Chevrolet pickup driven by Glenn E. Keith, 58, of Chambersburg, was traveling behind the bus and stopped for the signal, but a Daewoo sedan driven by Lorrie A. Barron, 33, of Chambersburg, did not stop and struck the truck in the rear, pushing it into the bus, police said.

The children on the bus, who were between the ages of 5 and 13, and the drivers were not injured, police said.




Drive-through window smashed at restaurant



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a break-in at a fast food restaurant Sunday morning.

Between midnight and 4 a.m., someone broke the drive-through window at the Norland McDonald's in Greene Township with a brick, police said.

The suspect is believed to have entered the restaurant, but nothing was found to be missing, police said.




Burn victim remains in critical condition



Hagerstown Fire Marshal Wayne Smith said Sunday he has not found a witness who may have information on how a Friday night fire started in a fourth-floor apartment in the St. Charles Apartments on Antietam Street.

George Adams, who was injured in the blaze, remained in critical condition at the Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center Sunday night with burns sustained in the fire.

The fire appears to have originated near a couch in Adams' apartment, Smith said. Damage caused by the fire is between $15,000 and $20,000.

Smith has not yet interviewed Adams, whose age was unavailable.

Firefighters were dispatched to the building at 64 W. Antietam St. at 10:25 p.m. Friday, emergency officials said. The fire was contained to the apartment.

A resident said the first indication there was a fire on the fourth floor was when a boy known to frequent the apartment was heard screaming.

The building is connected to the Dagmar Hotel on the corner of Summit Avenue and Antietam Street.




Four charged with burglary in Frederick



FREDERICK, Md. - Three adults and a juvenile were taken into custody Saturday as a result of an investigation into an assault and robbery earlier in the day, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies said Sunday.

Charged with robbery, assault and theft were Darnell Foreman, 18; Myron Hammond, 18; and Diron Fernandez, 22, all of different addresses on Heather Ridge Drive in Frederick; and a 17-year-old boy, also of Frederick, deputies said.

Bond information was unavailable Sunday night.

The first call on the incident came at 2:19 a.m. Saturday, bringing deputies to 8119 Runnymeade Drive. It was learned that one of the assault victims at that address had been robbed of a large sum of money, deputies said.

A lookout was immediately posted with a description of the suspects.

Deputy First Class Ronald Hibbard spotted a group of men matching the descriptions in the parking lot of a convenience store on Rosemont Avenue. With the assistance of other deputies and Frederick City Police, the suspects were detained.

One victim and one witness identified the four suspects, deputies said.




Man injured when struck by motorcycle



FREDERICK, Md. - A man who tried to retrieve an item on West South Street Saturday night was struck by a motorcycle and critically injured, Frederick City Police said Sunday.

Jeffrey Durant, age unknown, of the 400 block of West South Street, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter shortly after the 7 p.m. incident, police said.

The impact sent Durant sliding along the road, where he came to rest under a parked car. Police said he had a broken right leg, facial fractures and other injuries.

A spokesman at the Baltimore hospital Sunday night said that Durant was in critical condition.

The motorcyclist, Johnathan Carter Benjamin, 31, of Frederick, was charged with operating a motorcycle without a license and driving while suspended, police said.

Benjamin was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital following the crash.




Man injured after crashing ATV in W.Va.



INWOOD, W.Va. - A man was hurt Sunday afternoon when he wrecked an all-terrain vehicle on a trail near Inwood, a county ambulance official said.

The man, who is about 20 years old, was completing a jump when the ATV landed on him, said Monte Conner, field operations supervisor for the Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority.

The man suffered head and arm injuries but they did not appear to be life-threatening, Conner said. The man was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., for treatment.

The accident occurred about 2:55 p.m. on a trail off W.Va. 51 about a mile east of Inwood, Conner said.

The man's name was not released.

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