Police log for 6/2

June 02, 2003

Woman charged in screwdriver stabbing

FREDERICK, Md. - The victim of a stabbing with a screwdriver early Friday refused medical treatment despite wounds to the arm and chest, Frederick City Police said Sunday.

The woman who allegedly wielded the weapon and who also was injured in the domestic-related incident was charged with first- and second-degree assault, police said.

Lydia R. Dooly, 24, of the Field Pointe Boulevard Apartments, was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital for a cut to the back of her head and later was discharged, police said. She then was charged and released on her own recognizance, police said.


Police arrived at the apartment at 4:34 a.m. after receiving information about a stabbing.

Dooly was contacted as she was leaving the apartment. The victim, whom police didn't identify, was found inside the building, along with the screwdriver allegedly used in the assault, police said.

During the assault, the victim allegedly struck Dooly in the back of the head in a defensive motion, causing the cut, police said.

Woman hurt, driver flees in U.S. 15 crash

THURMONT, Md. - A woman received serious injuries Friday night in a two-car accident in which a man pulled in front of her and fled, said Maryland State Police in Frederick, Md.

Police said that at about 7:14 p.m., a 1998 Sebring driven by Meghan Kubala, 19, of Emmitsburg, Md., was heading south on U.S. 15 when a 1995 Plymouth Voyager minivan pulled into its path from the median at Franklinville Road, causing a collision.

Police said the driver of the minivan ran from the accident. He was described as Hispanic, wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans. Police said they recovered what they believe is identifying information in his car.

Police said they searched for the man with dogs and a helicopter, but could not find him.

Kubala was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Her passenger, Margaret Balch, 18, of Frederick, was not seriously injured, police said.

Northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. 15 were closed.

Pa. inmate doesn't return after interview

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Franklin County inmate who walked away from a job interview Friday still was at large Sunday night, according to Pennsylvania State Police and prison officials.

Daryl L. Tolbert, 27, was taken by probation department staff to Gaumer's Chassis Engineering in Chambersburg for a job interview at 8:50 a.m. Friday, according to Warden John Wetzel. He was due back by 10:30 a.m., but failed to return to the prison.

Tolbert was committed to the prison on Oct. 25 to serve an 11- to-23-month sentence for theft and retail theft, according to Wetzel.

Police said Tolbert is black, 6 feet, 1 inch tall and 165 pounds with a shaved head and a small goatee. He was wearing black jeans and a black tank top when he left the prison.

Gunshots damage authority wellhouse

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gunshots fired into transformers at a Guilford Water Authority wellhouse caused about $4,500 in damage last week, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said a 9 mm weapon was used Thursday or Friday to shoot two transformers on a utility pole near Wellhouse 10 off Ridge Road in Greene Township. The door of the wellhouse also was fired into, damaging equipment inside, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident may call state police at 717-264-5161.

Honda generator stolen from work site

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Honda 2,200-watt generator was among the items stolen Thursday or Friday from a construction site on Summer Breeze Lane in Greene Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said a roll of aluminum coil stock and a radio also were stolen from the site. The equipment belongs to Howard Engel Construction of Shippensburg, Pa.

Two drivers slightly injured in Pa. crash

SCOTLAND, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said two drivers received minor injuries Friday morning in a collision in the 3900 block of Main Street.

Police said the accident happened when Kara Overcash of Chambersburg, Pa., attempted to make a left turn into a driveway. The 1997 Pontiac Grand Am she was driving pulled into the path of a westbound 1990 Ford driven by Lori Hostetter of Shippensburg, Pa., police said.

Three juveniles in Overcash's car and two in Hostetter's vehicle were uninjured, according to police.

Traffic stop leads to drug charges

CUMBERLAND, Md. - A Williamsport man who was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for speeding Sunday on Interstate 68 was charged with drug offenses in the 5:40 p.m. incident, Maryland State Police said.

Robert Dale Clay, 34, of 163 Conococheague St., was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Trooper 1st Class K.R. Zuzak was working speed enforcement when he spotted a 1994 Saturn eastbound on I-68 at Md. 144 on Martin's Mountain.

As the vehicle pulled onto the shoulder, the trooper saw the passenger making movements in the vehicle that the trooper believed were efforts to conceal something.

A search of the vehicle turned up 13 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Missing girl may be heading to Baltimore

A 17-year-old girl who ran away from a Washington County girls' home May 27 is believed to be heading to Baltimore, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Tasha Lewis apparently climbed out a bedroom window of the home at 13420 Herman Myers Road around 2:15 p.m. last Tuesday.

She was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt and tan shorts. She is black, 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 105 pounds.

Anyone with information about the girl's whereabouts is asked to call 301-791-3020.

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