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Police log - 6/11

June 10, 2003

Clear Spring woman injured in Tuesday two-vehicle crash



CLEAR SPRING - A Clear Spring woman was hurt when a pickup truck pulled out of the Shamrock Inn into the path of her car Tuesday afternoon, Maryland State Police said.

Karen Ann Worthington, 18, was flown by helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said. Her condition was not available Tuesday night.

Police said she was driving eastbound on Old National Pike when her metallic blue Ford Escort collided with a black Dodge Dakota pickup truck that had pulled out of the Shamrock Inn.

The driver of the truck, Harry Edward Lerch, 32, of Clear Spring, was taken to Washington County Hospital by ambulance. He still was being evaluated in the emergency room late Tuesday, police said.

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Stacey Miller, 28, of Clear Spring, witnessed the accident as she was driving westbound on Old National Pike. She said she stopped and ran over to the woman in the car.

"She was saying she couldn't breathe and she couldn't feel her leg," Miller said.

The accident was reported at 7:22 p.m. at 11541 Old National Pike, Washington County 911 dispatchers said.




Frederick Police arrest man in reported sexual assault



FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick Police arrested a suspect Tuesday in a reported sexual assault.

The 24-year-old victim knew the man who allegedly forced her to have sex Monday night, police said.

Police took him into custody on Tuesday and are continuing the investigation, but no charges had yet been filed against him.




Two face drug charges after suspected heroin found in car



HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A Berkeley County man and a Maryland woman were arrested early Sunday after suspected heroin was found in the car in which they were riding, Harpers Ferry Police Chief Donald Buracker said.

Bobby Joe Fields, 19, of 516 E. Moler Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va., and Danielle Leigh Moore, 23, of 1706 Water St., Knoxville, Md., both were charged with possession with intent to deliver and transporting into state with intent to deliver, Buracker and court records said.

Fields and Moore were being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Tuesday night on $50,000 bond each, jail officials said.

Fields and Moore were arrested after Buracker noticed the car in which they were riding at 2:28 a.m. Sunday on Washington Street had a broken taillight, Jefferson County Magistrate Court records said.

When Buracker approached the car, he could smell an odor of marijuana, court records alleged.

Police allege in court records that they recovered drug-related items, including a vial of suspected heroin, from under a seat of the car. Two bags also were observed at the scene, which had nine vials and seven small zip-lock bags that contained suspected heroin, Buracker said.




Pa. boys face charges after allegedly kicking cat to death



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two boys were charged with cruelty to animals and disorderly conduct after a kitten that had wandered onto their property was kicked to death, according to Chambersburg police.

Police said the kitten was killed Friday in the 200 block of East Catherine Street. The boys were 11 and 12 years old, police said.




Franklin County man faces indecent assault charge



FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Fayetteville-area man was charged with indecent assault in connection with alleged misconduct with a minor that began three years ago, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said Troy Matthew Fortney, 27, of 12149 Loop Road, was charged in alleged incidents that occurred between June 1, 2000, and Sept. 1, 2001, involving a 15-year-old girl.




Report: Police respond to 312 criminal calls in May



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin County responded to 312 criminal incidents in May, according to the monthly report from the Chambersburg barrack.

Troopers cleared 173 incidents during the month and made 188 arrests.

On county highways patrolled by state police, 51 people were injured in 94 accidents and 16 hit-and-run accidents reported. There were no traffic fatalities during the month.

Police charged 47 motorists with driving under the influence and issued 514 traffic citations. Another 285 written warnings were issued, according to the report.




Sheriff's Department responds to pair of calls



The Washington County Sheriff's Department received the following calls Monday.

-- Music equipment valued at $5,000 was reported stolen from a barn near Pen Mar in the 14400 block of Edgemont Road. No description of the items was available.

-- A resident in the 2400 block of Boteler Road reported $725 missing from his home after he reportedly found someone had entered through a window.

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