Police briefs

August 03, 2004

Two go to hospital after 3-vehicle crash

Two people were taken to Washington County Hospital after a three-vehicle accident on Md. 64/Jefferson Boulevard east of Hagerstown Monday morning, Maryland State Police said.

Edna May Gladhill, 81, of Hagerstown, and Alicia Romero, 20, of Orrtana, Pa., were taken to the hospital after the accident, according to a release.

Gladhill was still in the emergency room Monday night, a hospital spokeswoman said. Romero was treated and released.

Gladhill was driving a 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier east on Md. 64, east of White Hall Road, and Robert A. Harris, 76, of Smithsburg, was behind her in a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer, police said. Also in the Blazer was Betty Harris, 72.

When Gladhill slowed to turn into a driveway, Harris' Blazer struck Gladhill's car from behind, police said. Gladhill's car then veered into the westbound lane and collided with Romero's 1995 Mitsubishi Galant, police said.

Woman charged in purse snatching

A 24-year-old Williamsport woman was charged in connection with a purse snatching at a local store Monday, according to a release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Tracy Jeannie Green, 24, of Williamsport, was charged with attempted robbery and attempted theft, police said.

Anna Summers of Big Pool, 67, was shopping at Kmart on Massey Boulevard at about 3:30 p.m. when someone took her purse while her back was turned, police said.

Police said Summers followed a woman out of the store and confronted her. The woman ran but was followed by bystanders who pointed out the woman as she was leaving the nearby Staples store, police said.

According to Washington County District Court information, Green was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $5,000 bond Monday evening.

Deputies injured when cars collide

FREDERICK, Md. - Two Frederick County deputies were injured when the cars they were driving collided, according to a release from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies 1st Class Stephanie Kelley and Tony Lawson were treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital and released, police said.

Police said that at about 1:28 p.m. Monday, a deputy was called to the accident involving the two other deputies.

Police said Kelley, 31, who was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Impala, and Lawson, 36, who was driving a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria, were responding to a burglary in progress.

Police said Kelley was driving west on Crestwood Boulevard and drove through the intersection with Ballenger Creek Pike on a red light. It was there the two vehicles collided.

Police said the collision was under investigation.

Man charged in liquor store robbery

A man was charged in the Monday afternoon robbery of a liquor store, the Hagerstown Police Department said.

Jacob D. Noland, 51, of 721 Georgia Ave., Hagerstown, was charged with armed robbery, robbery, theft and second-degree assault, police said.

At about 2:25 p.m., a man displayed a plastic gun at Potomac Liquors on South Potomac Street, pointed the gun at the clerk and fled after taking four bags of money from behind the counter, police said.

Police said officers found Noland within a few blocks of the liquor store and recovered the stolen money.

No injuries were reported in the robbery.

Police said Noland was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $120,000 bond.

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls since Friday, according to Sgt. Mark Knight:

On Friday:

  • At 4:30 p.m., two ceramic stands holding gazing balls were reported stolen from a lawn in the 400 block of North Main Street in Boonsboro. The ornaments were valued at $170.

  • At 11:30 p.m., a 1992 Oldsmobile was reported keyed near the Valley Mall movie theaters. No damage estimate was listed.

On Saturday:

  • At 11 p.m., a Chevrolet Astro van was reported broken into in the 10500 block of Bushwillow Way, off Md. 65. A purse was taken, which held a cell phone and paperwork.

On Sunday:

  • At 8:30 p.m., a 27-inch Sharp television and some steaming equipment, valued at $1,500, were reported stolen from a vacant building at 18728 North Village Drive.

Trailer stolen from Pa. parking lot

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a trailer missing from a parking lot at the Food Lion Distribution Center on Commerce Drive.

Police said the white 1984 Great Dane refrigerated trailer with Hess Trucking painted on the side was taken between July 14 and 19. The trailer had Pennsylvania registration XW29605.

Anyone with information about the trailer can call police at (717) 264-5161.

One truck stolen, another left behind

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of a truck tractor in which the thief or thieves left behind another truck.

Between 1 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, police said a burgundy 1991 Peterbilt tractor with black trim was stolen from Mellott Trucking on Buchanan Trail East in Antrim Township. The license number of the stolen truck is AF13122, police said.

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