Autopsy: Baby girl's death was accidental
An autopsy has ruled that a 9-month-old Salem Avenue girl died last week from accidental suffocation, Hagerstown City Police said Monday.
On the morning of May 6, the girl's mother went into the baby's room and found her unresponsive, police said.
The mother left the Salem Avenue home and got help from a neighbor, who called 911 and also found the baby to be unresponsive, police said.
The baby was taken to Washington County Hospital, where a long burn mark was discovered on her right side and back, police said.
Police investigated and determined that the child had been put to sleep on a mattress that was on the floor.
She apparently crawled to the end of the mattress and rolled off, becoming pinned between the mattress and a baseboard heater. Unable to move, she suffocated, police said.
The results of the investigation and autopsy have been forwarded to the Washington County State's Attorney's Office for review, police said.
Police did not release the names of the mother and baby.
Man wanted on three Md. burglary charges
FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Office has issued an arrest warrant charging a man with three burglaries.
Yuriy Zhuk, 31, who does not have a fixed address but is believed to be in New York City, was identified through a fingerprint left on a jewelry box, police said.
The burglaries occurred on Feb. 13 in the 4100 block and 4600 block of New Design Road and the 5900 block of Norwood Place in Adamstown, Md.
In two of the burglaries, the intruder unsuccessfully attempted to steal the homeowner's vehicle, police said.
Tractor-trailer crash blocks interstate
A tractor-trailer hauling a boat west on Interstate 70 crashed Monday morning, blocking the road for more than an hour, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said.
The accident happened at about 6:30 a.m. on I-70, just west of Md. 63, after the tractor-trailer got a flat tire.
Injuries were believed to be minor, police said.
Further information was not available.
Car stolen from Amoco station
A man's car was stolen from an Amoco station in Sharpsburg early Monday after he left the car running with the keys in the ignition, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.
Police said the 1994 green Dodge Shadow belongs to George Crist of Sharpsburg.
Crist left the car in front of the Amoco station at about 4:45 a.m., and it was gone when he returned about five minutes later, police said.
Garage cleanup leads to drug charges
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A cleanup of a Waynesboro garage last month led police to charge a Greencastle, Pa., man with dealing marijuana, Waynesboro Police said Monday.
Allen Bonebrake Jr. of 14761 Maryland Line Road, Greencastle, was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
On April 25, officers were called to 134 N. Church St. because someone cleaning the garage found drug paraphernalia in a red duffel bag which was inside a cooler, police said.
Police got a search warrant for one of the apartments, occupied by Taria Bowers, and allegedly found more drug paraphernalia, packaging material and records, police alleged.
Bowers was charged with criminal conspiracy, police said.