Police Briefs

October 02, 2004

Police seek info in hit-and-run crash

HALFWAY - The Washington County Sheriff's Department is asking anyone that might have seen a hit-and-run accident in the Valley Mall parking lot on Friday night to call Deputy Ben Jones at 240-313-2170.

At approximately 7:50 p.m., a car struck a parked car, pushing it into another parked vehicle, and left, according to a prepared statement from police.

The incident happened in front of Sears, Jones said.

The striking car was described as a large, dark blue Cadillac, police said.

The damaged vehicles were a gold 1990 Cadillac sedan and a black 1996 Saturn SC1, police said.

Pa. woman injured in Thursday accident

SCOTLAND, Pa. - A Chambersburg, Pa., woman was in serious condition at York (Pa.) Hospital on Friday night, a day after her car hit a utility pole, hospital and police officials said.

Kimberly Caldwell, 40, was driving a green 1997 Kia Sephia north on Woodstock Road, south of Main Street, at approximately 7:37 p.m. Thursday when the car crossed onto the east berm, Pennsylvania State Police said.


The car then hit a speed limit sign and hit a utility pole head-on, police said.

Police do not know if Caldwell was wearing a seat belt.

She was transferred to York Hospital from Chambersburg Hospital, police said.

Monrovia resident faces drug charges

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - A Monrovia, Md., resident was charged with possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a Frederick County Sheriff's Office deputy conducted a traffic stop, police said.

Deputy 1st Class Jason West stopped a vehicle around midnight Thursday on Discovery Boulevard for not displaying a tag light, police said.

A small box containing suspected marijuana and a smoking pipe were found in the vehicle, according to a prepared release from police.

Crystal R. Brannam, 23, of Monrovia, also was charged with driving on a suspended license, police said.

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