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Police log - 4/5/03

April 07, 2003

Three hospitalized after two-car collision


Three people were hospitalized Friday after a two-vehicle collision on Showalter Road at Topflight Airpark in Hagerstown, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Gene Paul Jewell, 71, of Greencastle, Pa., was leaving the air park in his 1997 Lincoln about 3:55 p.m. when he pulled onto Showalter Road and into the path of a westbound 1998 Honda Prelude driven by Eric Lynn Andrews Jr., 18, of Greencastle, Pa., police said.

The force of the collision spun Jewell's vehicle more than 90 degrees and Andrews' vehicle more than 180 degrees, police said.

Jewell was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way, and Andrews was charged with speeding and driving on an out-of-state license while suspended in Maryland, police said.

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Both men and an 18-year-old passenger in Andrews' car were transported to Washington County Hospital. Police did not release the passenger's name.

A hospital spokeswoman said Jewell was admitted to the hospital, and Andrews was being treated in the emergency room. Their conditions were not available, the spokeswoman said.




Police apprehend man after chase


FREDERICK, Md. - Police surrounded a field for nearly two hours Thursday before apprehending a man who jumped out of his car and fled after a chase, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said.

At about 4 p.m., Brunswick Police Chief Clark Price tried to stop a gray Isuzu sport utility vehicle at U.S. 340 and Md. 180. The vehicle sped away on Md. 17, reaching speeds up to 100 mph, police said.

Price lost track of the SUV, but Cpl. Bill Folden of the Frederick County Sheriff's Department spotted it a few minutes later on U.S. 340. Folden chased the vehicle onto Holter Road where the driver turned onto a farm lane, got out and ran, police said.

Sheriff's deputies, state troopers, a state police helicopter and a police dog and handler searched for the driver. They eventually arrested Robert Campbell Jones, 38, of New Market, Md., at Holter Road and Cherry Lane and charged him with fleeing and eluding and driving while suspended.

Police said Jones was wanted on warrants from Montgomery County and the City of Frederick.

He was being held on $60,000 bond late Friday at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.




Vehicle scratched with sharp object


A Nissan Maxima parked on the 18500 block of Bull Run Drive, south of Hagerstown, was scratched on both sides with a sharp object, according to a report made to the Washington County Sheriff's Department on Thursday.

The damage was estimated at $1,300.

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