Police log for 6-17

June 17, 2003

Interstate closed after trucks collide

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The northbound lanes of Interstate 81 were closed for more than two hours early Monday after two tractor-trailers collided, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said the accident happened at 3:50 a.m. about two miles north of Exit 15 when a truck driven by Aaron L. Pass, 31, of Reidsville, N.C., hit the rear of a rig driven by Landon L. Lynch, 61, of Sharon Hill, Pa. The impact ruptured both fuel tanks on Pass' truck, police said.

Neither driver was injured, police said.

The road was closed while Pass's truck was removed and the diesel fuel spill was cleaned up, police said.

Md. men charged after robbery, fight

FREDERICK, Md. - A man who apparently sought revenge for a robbery was arrested Monday morning along with the man who alleged robbed him, Frederick City Police said.

Richard L. Robey, 39, of Frederick, Md., was robbed at knifepoint about 8 a.m. after accepting a ride from Walter A. Jackson, 32, no fixed address, police said.


About an hour later, Robey spotted Jackson on North Market Street and chased him into Victorian Spirits, police said.

Police arrived and charged Robey with first- and second-degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment and carrying a deadly weapon with intent to cause injury.

Jackson was charged with first- and second-degree assault, robbery with a deadly weapon, reckless endangerment, carrying a dangerous and concealed weapon, possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft under $500 and giving a false statement to a police officer, police said.

Teen charged with assaulting two girls

A 17-year-old Hagerstown youth was charged as a juvenile with sexually molesting two girls late Friday and early Saturday while they were at an auto repair garage in the 500 block of Jefferson Street, Hagerstown City Police said.

The charges include two counts each of second- and third-degree sex offenses and second-degree assault, police said.

The alleged crimes came to light Sunday night at around 9:15 p.m. when police responded to the area of the garage for reports of a disturbance. Officers were approached by the parents of the two girls who told them of the alleged assaults two nights earlier.

The two girls, ages 12 and 13, were each taken into a separate room at the garage by the older boy, who then allegedly performed sexual acts on them, police said.

Drivers treated after Sunday crash

A two-vehicle accident on Sharpsburg Pike on Sunday night resulted in injuries to both drivers, Maryland State Police said.

Aaron Deman, 16, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Shawn Elwood, 32, of Hagerstown, were both treated at Washington County Hospital and released after the 8:28 p.m. accident south of Md. 63, police said.

Police said Deman's 1996 Honda Accord was northbound on Sharpsburg Pike when it collided with Elwood's 1996 Volkswagen Jetta.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, police said.

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