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Police log

May 21, 2003

Tractor-trailer tips over on ramp to I-81


A tractor-trailer hauling groceries from a local distribution center tipped over early Monday on the ramp from Md. 68 to northbound Interstate 81 near Williamsport, Maryland State Police said.

The driver, Roger L. Fischer, 49, of Warfordsburg, Pa., was cited for failing to control speed to avoid a collision, police said. He was taken to Washington County Hospital with minor injuries and discharged, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Trooper 1st Class R.O. Fraley, who investigated the 12:45 a.m. crash, found the truck on its side. Police said Fischer had just departed the Sav-A-Lot terminal when the accident occurred.

The truck was owned by Ryder Truck Rental and leased to Sav-A-Lot Foods, police said.




Girl treated, released after BB gun shooting


A 10-year-old Hagerstown girl was shot in the arm with a BB gun Tuesday, Hagerstown City Police said.

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The girl was standing on a porch in the 400 block of McDowell Avenue when she was hit, police said.

She was treated and released from Washington County Hospital after the 7:22 p.m. incident, police said.

Police don't know who fired the BB gun or from where. Anyone with information may call police at 301-790-3700.




Two-car accident reported in Boonsboro


BOONSBORO - A two-car accident was reported Tuesday morning on Potomac Street in Boonsboro, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

David Hose, 29, of 8 Young Ave. in Boonsboro, was trying to cross the congested thoroughfare from Cemetery Lane onto Park Drive when his 2001 Toyota collided with a 1979 Ford Mustang driven by Charlotte Vanwinkle, 72, of 17 Chestnut Ave. in Boonsboro, police said.

Hose was carrying two young passengers, Michaela Brooke Hose, 8, and Chance Barthelv, 9, police said.

Police did not say if anyone was injured.




DNR advises against boating on Potomac


The Maryland Department of National Resources Police is warning people not to boat on the Potomac River through Friday because of high water.

River levels are hazardous for recreational use on the main stem of the Potomac from Cumberland to Little Falls, the DNR said.

Boaters, tubers, swimmers or fishermen wading could be confronted with life-threatening conditions on the Potomac and adjacent streams, the DNR said.




Two lamps reported stolen in Williamsport


WILLIAMSPORT - Two antique lamps valued at $6,500 were reported stolen from a vehicle Monday morning.

A window was broken in the vehicle, parked at the Red Roof Inn at 310 E. Potomac St. in Williamsport, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

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