Police log 6/18

June 18, 2003

Teenager's condition remains critical

CLEAR SPRING - A week after being hurt in a car accident, a Clear Spring teenager remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday.

Karen Ann Worthington, 18, remained at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Maryland State Police were still investigating the June 10 accident, which occurred in front of 11541 Old National Pike.

City woman charged with making threat

SMITHSBURG - A Hagerstown woman was charged Tuesday in connection with a death threat made against a Smithsburg woman, the Smithsburg Police Department said.

Police said Patsy Mae Humphrey, 27, of 24 W. Baltimore St., was charged with telephone misuse.

An unnamed Smithsburg woman received the call threatening her life on her telephone answering machine on June 11, police said.

Humphrey was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $50,000 bond.

Both lanes of I-70 closed for crash

HANCOCK - Both westbound lanes of Interstate 70 were shut down near the 5-mile marker after a tractor-trailer hauling produce overturned early Tuesday after the driver fell asleep, according to Maryland State Police.


The road was closed for 21/2 hours as crews removed the truck and cleared the roadway. Traffic was diverted to Md. 615.

The Giant Food driver, Victor Kolosey, 27, of Abingdon, Md., told police he had fallen asleep but was not hurt, according to a release.

Kolosey was charged in a citation with negligent driving.

Deputies respond to stolen vehicle report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department received the following reports:

  • A green 1996 Honda Accord was reported stolen at 8 a.m. Monday from the 17600 block of York Road near Hagerstown. It has Maryland tag numbers 684 AAL.

  • A rock was thrown through a 4-foot by 5-foot bay window at a home in the 18800 block of Preston Road, it was reported Monday. Damage was $400.

  • A compact disc player with a compact disc was reported stolen Monday from a car at Valley Mall. The items, taken from inside a 1997 Dodge Neon, were valued at $120.

  • A Pontiac Grand Am was keyed in the first block of High Street in Boonsboro, according to a Monday report. Damage was estimated at $950.

  • A Black Diamond "Joker" model freestyle bicycle was reported stolen Monday from the 10800 block of Rosewood Drive. It was valued at $200.

  • A spare tire and rim valued at $500 were reported missing Sunday from the 16800 block of Blake Road. The items were from a 1958 Dodge pickup truck.

  • Two briefcases, a compact disc player, compact discs and tools were reported stolen from inside a Honda Accord parked in the 20000 block of Cherry Hill Circle at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

  • A 1999 International truck suffered $500 in damage after several windows were broken at a construction site on Chieftain Drive, according to a report Saturday.
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