Police log 11/16

November 18, 2002

Pa. woman injured in Emmitsburg accident

A Pennsylvania woman was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Friday after she lost control of her car and hit a tree head-on in the parking lot of the Seton Center in Emmitsburg, Md., the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.

Police said Rose Marie Miller, 65, of Fairfield, Pa., was westbound in the parking lot when the accident happened.

Miller was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

Shock Trauma officials did not return phone calls Friday night seeking Miller's condition.

Frederick police arrest man on drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a 26-year-old man Thursday night after a drug sting near John Hanson Apartments.

Tamar Javon Lawson of the 500 block of North Bentz Street, the location of the apartment complex, was charged with distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of cocaine.


Police said a small amount of crack cocaine and some cash were confiscated.

Frederick man hurt in motorcycle crash

A man was taken to Washington County Hospital late Friday afternoon after he crashed his motorcycle on Md. 491, a trooper with the Maryland State Police barrack in Hagerstown said.

Trooper 1st Class Doug Bittinger said Stephen Paul Lafferty, 40, of the Frederick, Md., area, was southbound on Md. 491 approaching the Md. 64 intersection when he lost control of his 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle while going around a curve.

Lafferty hit a concrete curb and skidded across the road into the northbound lane, striking a 1992 Jeep Cherokee driven by Jacqueline Ann Wade, 49, of Cascade, Bittinger said.

The accident happened about 5 p.m.

Lafferty's condition was not available late Friday night, hospital officials said.

The investigation is continuing.

Md. Resources police urge caution on river

The Maryland Natural Resources Police recommended Friday that boating and other recreational uses of the upper Potomac River, including creeks and streams, be avoided through Monday because of hazardous conditions.

A press release from the Natural Resources Police stated the recent precipitation has caused hazardous river levels for recreational use on the Potomac River from Hancock downstream to Little Falls.

The advisory does not apply to professionally guided river trips or teams of experienced white water paddlers.

Police probe break-in at Landis Road home

A home in the 20300 block of Landis Road was broken into between Sunday and Wednesday, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

About $8,000 worth of tools and computers were stolen from the home, police said.

Landis Road is on the eastern edge of Hagerstown near Dual Highway and Interstate 70,

The Sheriff's Department has asked that anyone with information about the burglary call them at 301-791-3020.

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