Police log for 5/20

May 20, 2004

City teen sustains broken leg in crash

A 16-year-old Hagerstown resident suffered injuries including a broken leg in a one-car wreck on Rench Road south of Hagerstown Wednesday, a Washington County Sheriff's Department deputy said.

Deputy Scott Smith said the driver, whose identity was not released because of his age, suffered non-life-threatening injuries in an accident reported just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, about one-half mile east of Downsville Pike.

Smith said the driver lost control of his 1997 Ford Escort on a curve on the wet road and the car struck a tree before coming to rest in a field.

Smith said deputies closed the road for more than one hour while the driver was cut out of the vehicle by emergency responders. He was taken by ambulance to Washington County Hospital, Smith said.


No charges were filed against the driver, according to a department press release issued Wednesday evening.

Driver injured in Pa. crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - One driver was injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Kohler and Walker roads, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said Adam T. Greenawalt, 20, of Amberson, Pa., was driving a 2000 Hyundai south on Kohler Road at 6 p.m. when it crossed into the northbound lane and hit a vehicle driven by Phyllis E. Thorne, 65, of Chambersburg.

Police said Greenawalt had minor injuries. Thorne and passengers in both vehicles were unhurt.

Tools stolen from truck in hotel parking lot

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police are investigating the theft of tools from a Mississippi man's truck Tuesday night or Wednesday morning at the Holiday Inn Express, 1097 Wayne Ave.

A Makita grinder, Sears ratchet set and a bag of other tools were taken from the 2001 Chevy pickup of Grover K. Schwarzauer of Silver Creek, Miss., between 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

Man injured in fatal crash in fair condition

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A Pennsylvania man injured in a Tuesday crash that claimed the life of his mother remained hospitalized at Washington County Hospital Wednesday.

A Washington County Hospital spokeswoman said Abraham Gray was listed in fair condition Wednesday evening.

Gray, 45, of Manheim, Pa., was injured when a 1996 Cadillac sedan driven by Sarah A. Gray, 65, of Charlotte, Mich., crashed on westbound Interstate 70 near the Maryland line, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Sarah Gray was pronounced dead of massive head trauma at the scene of the 6:50 p.m. accident, police said.

Student charged with assaulting principal

SMITHSBURG - A 15-year-old Smithsburg boy was charged with second-degree assault after he was involved in an incident with the principal of Smithsburg High School, the Smithsburg Police Department said.

Police said the youth, who was not named, grabbed Principal Valerie Novak's hand and pushed her backwards during a dispute reported at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.

The confrontation stemmed from his bicycle being confiscated due to a violation of school rules, police said.

Police said the boy was removed from the school and taken into custody. He was released to his parents custody.

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