Police log for 5/26

May 26, 2003

Softball collision leads to player injury

PINESBURG - A collision between two softball players Sunday afternoon at the Pinesburg Softball Field on Clear Spring Road sent one of those athletes to Washington County Hospital with head trauma.

Dispatchers at Washington County Fire and Rescue Communications said the call came in at 2:38 p.m. Clear Spring Ambulance personnel were dispatched and a Maryland State Police medevac helicopter also was sent to the scene.

The medevac transported one male in his early- to mid-20s to Washington County Hospital, dispatchers said. The weather in the Baltimore area was a factor in transporting the patient to the Hagerstown trauma center, dispatchers said.


Reportedly, one player's knee collided with the other player's head, dispatchers said.

No further information was available Sunday night.

City police field tire-slashing calls

Hagerstown City Police started getting telephone calls around 11 p.m. Saturday from West End residents reporting their tires had been slashed earlier that evening.

"The calls were still coming in Sunday morning," said Sgt. Tim Wolford, who said the total was up to about 15 by mid-afternoon.

Most of the victims live in the 600 to 900 blocks of West Washington Street, along Washington Avenue and West Franklin Street. There also were some reports that tires on vehicles parked in the Western Heights Middle School also had been damaged.

Anyone who might have seen anything suspicious in those areas Saturday evening is asked to contact city police at 301-790-3700.

Boy injured after running into car

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A young boy was injured Sunday afternoon when he ran into the side of a moving vehicle in the 500 block of West Main Street, according to Waynesboro police.

Police said the 2-year-old's injuries did not appear to be serious, but he was taken to Waynesboro Hospital to be examined.

Police said the accident happened at 3:57 p.m. when the child's mother walked across the street to get something from a vehicle. The boy was on the porch being watched by another adult when he ran to join his mother and struck the side of a car.

Police did not release the name of the boy.

Lawn mower injury sends boy to hospital

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A 5-year-old boy suffered a leg injury Sunday afternoon when he was run over by a lawn mower, according to Fire Chief Ed Smith of the Independent Fire Co.

The accident was called in at 5:37 p.m. from the Belvedere Heights development off W.Va. 9. The boy, whose name was not released, was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., and immediately flown by MedStar helicopter to Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Charles Town police and the Jefferson County Ambulance Authority also responded to the scene, according to a Jefferson County 911 dispatcher.

Police investigating theft at Pa. business

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars in cash and checks from a Greene Township business on May 19.

Police said $7,530.13 worth of cash and checks in two money bags was removed from a counter between 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. at RG's Food Store, 1410 Doron Drive.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call state police at 717-264-5161.

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