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Police log

October 19, 2003

No serious injuries in five-car crash


SMITHSBURG - There were no serious injuries in a five-vehicle accident at the intersection of Mapleville and Chewsville roads early Friday evening, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said.

One driver was charged with negligent driving, police said.

The pileup occurred at 6:16 p.m. when Rachel Fraley, 23, of Jefferson Boulevard, Smithsburg, was stopped in her 2002 Honda sedan in the northbound lane of Mapleville Road waiting to make a left turn onto Chewsville Road, said Trooper Ronald Coccodrilli.

Tonia Cygnarowicz, 35, of Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, also traveling in the northbound lane of Mapleville Road, struck the rear of Fraley's car, police said. The impact sent Fraley's Honda into the southbound lane where it was struck by a 1998 Ford Expedition driven by William Hanes, 53, of Raven Rock Road, Sabillasville, police said.

A 2003 Saturn SUV driven by Rachel Rinebolt, 27, of Amanda Drive, Smithsburg, was following Hanes and struck his vehicle in the rear, police said.

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The fifth vehicle, a 1983 Chevrolet pickup immediately behind Rinebolt's Saturn in the southbound lane of Mapleville Road, was driven by Adam Horman, 34, of Lakin Ave., Boonsboro. Horman's pickup struck the rear of Rinebolt's vehicle, police said.

No one was transported to the hospital, Coccodrilli said, but Fraley and Rinebolt were taken to the emergency room by family members to be checked out.

A Washington County Hospital spokeswoman said Fraley was still in the emergency room at press time Friday. She had no record of Rinebolt being in the hospital.

Cygnarowicz was charged with negligent driving, police said.




Juvenile accused of theft, false report


MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - City police filed a juvenile petition report on a 17-year-old Martinsburg girl Friday charging her with embezzlement and filing a false police emergency report in connection with a reported aggravated robbery at a McDonald's restaurant at 180 Eagle School Road in Martinsburg on July 23.

The petition was filed with the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney's office.




Robbery at Pa. Comfort Inn probed


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg, Pa., said a man with a knife entered the Comfort Inn at 50 Pine Drive in Greencastle and demanded money from a 50-year old man.

The incident happened shortly after midnight Thursday.

The suspect fled without getting money from the man, Lalitkumar Patel, police said. Patel was not injured, police said.

The suspect was last seen traveling north on Pa. 11 in an unknown make and model vehicle, police said.

Police have asked that anyone with information call 1-717-264-5161.




Man injured in Pa. car accident dies


UPPER STRASBURG, Pa. - A man injured in a Tuesday night accident has died, a Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center spokeswoman said Friday.

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 at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital and released.

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