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Police log

November 17, 2003

Woman remains in critical condition


A Williamsport woman who suffered severe burns during an apparent suicide attempt at Byron Memorial Park on Nov. 10 remained in critical condition Sunday evening, a spokeswoman at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center said.

Mary Catherine Widmyer, 51, has been held at the Baltimore burn center for a week for treatment of burns to at least 75 percent of her body.

Assistant State Fire Marshal Ed Ernst said Widmyer doused herself in gasoline and set herself on fire in a park parking lot at 5:22 p.m.




Woman shot while in car at red light


FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department is investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting that sent a woman to the hospital.

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Police said a woman, who was not identified, was driving in Frederick's downtown area at 2:10 p.m. when she witnessed an altercation between two people. Moments later at a red light, she heard a loud bang and was hit in the upper body by a bullet, police said.

The woman was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, where she was treated for the gunshot wound and eventually released, police said.

A police spokesman could not be reached for comment for more information Sunday evening.




Pa. man arrested on simple assault charge


FORT LOUDON, Pa. - A Fort Loudon man was arrested for simple assault early Sunday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Timothy Messner, 22, address unavailable, was arrested at 4:30 a.m. Police said Ligha McConaughey, 22, address unavailable, of Fort Loudon, had a swollen eyebrow and wrist after being hit and shoved.

McConaughey did not require medical treatment, police said. The incident occurred at a location on Pa. 75 north of Fort Loudon in Peters Township, police said.




Teen suffers minor injuries in crash


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a Mercersburg teenager suffered minor injuries Saturday in a one-car accident on Lemar Road in Peters Township.

Police said Bradley Stoner, 16, address unavailable, was driving a 1995 Ford Escort east at 3 p.m. when it crossed the westbound lane, hit an embankment and overturned.




Burglar steals stuffed animals from home


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary Thursday at a Hamilton Township woman's home.

Police said the burglary took place between 6 and 11 p.m. at a development in the 1000 block of Warm Spring Road. Two pieces of furniture were damaged and two large stuffed animals were stolen.

The woman was in the process of moving and had removed most of the valuables from her home, police said. A dark red pickup truck was seen at the home around the time of the burglary, police said.




Md. man faces assault charges


FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department charged a city man with first- and second- degree assault, carrying a dangerous and deadly weapon, attempted first-degree murder, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct in a stabbing incident early Saturday, police said.

Shawn L. Battle, 33, of the 1000 block of Carlton Place, was charged after police were called to the area shortly after midnight and found a male stabbing victim.

The victim was not identified.




Rotary hammer stolen from parked vehicle


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Makita rotary hammer was reported stolen from a vehicle parked overnight Tuesday outside Eric Hornbaker Plumbing and Heating at 700 Loudon St. in Hamilton Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

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