Police log

August 01, 2003

Woman charged with DUI after wreck

FREDERICK, Md. - A woman who crashed her vehicle into a utility pole on South Jefferson Street Wednesday night with her 3-year-old son in the car recorded a .29 blood-alcohol content, Frederick City Police said.

Sgt. Andy Dewese said Kristin Marie McPherson, 25, of Frederick, was charged with counts including driving under the influence of alcohol, negligent driving and violating a license restriction.

Police were called at 5:52 p.m. to the intersection of South Jefferson Street and Scholls Lane, where they found a silver Nissan sport utility vehicle that had struck a utility pole. McPherson was behind the wheel and her son received minor facial injuries, police said.

McPherson was taken into custody and released after she was charged. Her son was treated at the accident site and released to McPherson's fiance, police said.

Gutter soldering eyed as cause of fire

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Officials believe a fire that broke out in a house at a nearby farm Tuesday night started as a result of copper gutters being installed on the house.

Installing copper guttering involves soldering pieces of the guttering together, said Ed Smith, chief of the Independent Fire Co.

It is believed the fire in the Marty Kable home started in an area where a contractor was soldering pieces of guttering together on the house earlier in the day, Smith said.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to about two or three rooms in an upstairs portion of the three-story brick home, firefighters said.

The home is off Water Street.

Pedestrian struck on I-81 ramp

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - One person was hospitalized Thursday morning after a car struck a pedestrian on an Interstate 81 ramp at Pa. 16, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.

Police received the call at 8:39 a.m., and a person was transported to Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital, Trooper James Johnston said.

Johnston said the accident still is under investigation and he did not know the severity of the person's injuries. Johnston also could not confirm if the person was walking or riding a bicycle across the ramp.

Pa. man in fair condition after crash

FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - A Fannettsburg man was flown by Life Lion helicopter to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center following a one-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on Timmons Road in Fannett Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Larry W. Clayton, age and address unavailable, was listed in fair condition Thursday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police said Clayton was driving east at 1:14 p.m. when he lost control on a curve in the 16000 block of Timmons Road. The 1995 Jeep Cherokee he was driving went into a ditch, up an embankment and struck a tree, police said.

The Jeep then rolled onto its roof and hit another tree, police said.

Motorcycle rider still in critical condition

HERSHEY, Pa. - A State Line, Pa., woman remained in critical condition Thursday from injuries she received in a motorcycle accident Sunday, according to a Hershey Medical Center spokeswoman.

Victoria Chapman, 46, of 15610 Cresap Ave., was injured in the 7:22 p.m. accident on Interstate 81 south of Chambersburg, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police. The operator of the motorcycle, Bennie E. Lansberry, 52, of Hedgesville, W.Va., was killed in the crash.

Police said Lansberry and Chapman, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, were northbound when the vehicle went onto the shoulder of the highway and hit a guardrail, throwing both down an embankment.

Fake traveler's check passed

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a case involving a counterfeit traveler's check that was used at a Greene Township gas station earlier this month.

Police said a person, believed to be from New York, pumped $20 worth of gas at RG Amoco, 1410 Doron Drive, and paid for it by cashing a phony $100 traveler's check.

Woman injured when car strikes pillar

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a St. Thomas woman suffered minor injuries Wednesday afternoon when her car ran off the road and struck a stone pillar in the 5800 block of Lincoln Way West

Police said Amanda Joy Hill, 19, address unavailable, was driving a 1993 Plymouth Sundance east at 5:15 p.m. when she fell asleep at the wheel. The car crossed the westbound lane and hit the pillar at the property of Doris Miller of 5884 Lincoln Way West.

Debris from the collision hit a Honda Accord driven by Anthony Jaymes Keefer of St. Thomas, causing minor damage, police said.

Man's hip fractured during dispute

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A man suffered a fractured and dislocated hip after he was struck by a car during a dispute on Blue Ridge Mountain Tuesday night, according to Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies.

The incident occurred about 7:52 p.m. when two men became involved in an argument, deputies said.

The dispute became physical in a yard but was broken up, deputies said. One of the men left and then returned, when another altercation took place, deputies said.

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