Police briefs

April 25, 2004

Two taken to hospital after canoe capsizes

WILLIAMSPORT - Two men were treated for hypothermia Saturday evening after their canoe capsized on the Potomac River near Riverbottom Park, the Williamsport Volunteer Fire Department said.

The men were fishing when one of them stood up and rocked the boat off balance, Fire Capt. Gary Lady said.

They were taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment, he said.

A third man in the boat refused to be taken to the hospital, Lady said.

Lady wasn't sure if the men had to be pulled from the water or they made it to shore on their own.

"They were out of the water when I got there," he said.

Man, 20, treated for stab wound

A 20-year-old man was treated for a stab wound to his back early Saturday, Hagerstown Police said.


Police did not release the name of the man, who was found after a street fight with three unidentified men in the 300 block of North Jonathan Street about 1:50 a.m.

The man was treated at Washington County Hospital and released, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 301-790-3700.

Police: Fleeing man burns mobile home

QUINCY, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a man who allegedly set his rented mobile home on fire to elude police capture.

Norman G. Patterson, 34, of 9120 Tomstown Road, is charged with arson, police said.

Police went to his house to serve an unrelated warrant at 1 a.m. on March 26 when he allegedly set the trailer on fire and ran out the back, police said.

Anyone with information about Patterson's whereabouts is asked to call Franklin County Crime Solvers at 717-263-3000.

There is a $2,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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