Police log

October 17, 2003

Man charged in W.Va. shooting

The Hagerstown Police Department arrested a West Virginia man Thursday in connection with a shooting incident in Jefferson County, W.Va.

Andre Carr, 32, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was taken into custody Thursday. He was arrested without incident, police said.

Carr was wanted on an outstanding warrant on charges of malicious shooting and wounding of Jackie Robinson, causing him bodily injury with intent to maim, disfigure, disable or kill him, police said.

Carr was being held Thursday evening at the Washington County Detention Center without bail.

Boy runs into path of lawnmower

FREDERICK, Md. - A 7-year-old Jefferson, Md., boy was flown to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore Thursday morning after he ran into the path of a riding lawnmower at a friend's house, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said.

The child's name was not released and his condition was not available Thursday night.

The incident occurred in the 4000 block of Hartford Court, police said.


According to Deputy 1st Class Joseph Rowe, the investigating officer, the driver of the mower, who also was not identified, called 911.

The boy suffered lacerations to his forehead and right leg, police said.

Driver flown out following crash

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - The driver of a vehicle involved in a Wednesday night accident on South Mountain Road in Quincy Township was flown by Life Lion helicopter to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, but was unidentified in a Pennsylvania State Police report.

Police said the identity of the driver of the 2000 Dodge Durango was unknown.

The accident happened at 10:34 p.m. The Durango was westbound on South Mountain Road when it went off the road and hit a tree. The driver initially was treated at Chambersburg Hospital, police said.

Pa. man remains in critical condition

UPPER STRASBURG, Pa. - A man injured in a Tuesday night accident remained in critical condition Thursday, according to a Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center spokeswoman.

Pennsylvania State Police said James Booher Jr., 39, of Upper Strasburg was ejected from the Volkswagen Jetta he was driving in the 8500 block of Upper Strasburg Road. The car was westbound at 5:35 p.m. when it struck an embankment and rolled over.

A passenger, John R. Fickes, 45, of Newburg, Pa. was treated and released from Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Pa. woman injured in Pa. accident

SCOTLAND, Pa. - A Chambersburg, Pa., woman was in fair condition Thursday afternoon at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center following a two-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon in Greene Township, Pa., according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Elaine R. Kohler, 73, was flown to Hershey following the 1:28 p.m. accident at the intersection of Main Street and Pa. 997, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Kohler was stopped on Main Street when she pulled into the intersection to turn north onto Pa. 997. A southbound 1984 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Dwayne E. Deihl, 17, of Shermansdale, Pa., struck Kohler's 1996 Buick Roadmaster in the northbound lane of Pa. 997, according to police.

Deihl and his passenger, Kevin J. Deihl, 30, of Landisburg, Pa., were treated for minor injuries at Chambersburg Hospital.

Police said the accident is under investigation.

Car stolen from Pa. residence

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A gold 1991 Toyota Camry was stolen sometime between last Friday and Tuesday from an Antrim Township home, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The car of Amrik Singh, 39, of 12876 Molly Pitcher Highway, was stolen between 7 a.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to police.

Police looking for help in ring theft

The value of gold rings taken from a locked showcase at Antique Crossroads over the weekend has been estimated at $7,600, according to a report from the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

It is believed the items were taken during business hours last Saturday, said Cpl. Roy Harsh, who is investigating the theft. The business, which is at 20150 National Pike, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Deputies are asking anyone who was in Antique Crossroads Saturday or who may have witnessed the theft or who knows who committed the theft to contact Harsh at 240-313-2183 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.

Williamsport woman reported missing

A 46-year-old Williamsport woman has been missing since Sunday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Judy Ann Blair, of 8659 Downsville Pike, Williamsport, last was seen by family members at about 10 a.m. Sunday at the Bethel Assembly of God Church on Wilson Boulevard in Hagerstown.

Blair is white, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes, and last was seen wearing a black suit and driving a red-and-gray-paneled GMC Safari van.

The van has silver-spoked rims and Maryland license plates FOP 3503. She is believed to be in Winchester, Va., or Clearbrook, Va.

Police ask anyone who may know where Blair is to call deputies at 301-791-3020.

Car stolen from local car dealership

A 1991 Volkswagen was stolen on Oct. 10 from Sharrett Inc., 1333 Dual Highway in Hagerstown, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The car had Pennsylvania tag numbers FHP0401.

Three arrested on drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - Three arrests were made Wednesday by members of the Frederick Police Drug Enforcement Unit during undercover controlled buys of illegal drugs.

  • Gary Joel Lorquet, 35, of the 10300 block of Putman Road in Frederick, was charged with distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine.

  • Thomas Woods, 35, of the 1000 block of Heather Ridge Drive in Frederick, was charged with one count of possession of marijuana.

  • Tamara Renee Lyles, 25, of the 9500 block of Fingerboard Road in Ijamsville, Md., was charged with one count of possession of marijuana.

All were taken to the Frederick County Central Booking facility, police said.

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