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Police briefs

January 27, 2005

Woman robbed by two other women


Two women robbed a 20-year-old woman of her cash Wednesday morning in the Central Lot on East Franklin Street, the Hagerstown Police Department said in a news release.

Police said that at about 1:20 a.m., the victim was walking in the Central Lot when she was approached by two women.

The victim told police she was punched and thrown to the ground, at which time the women took cash from her pocket and ran, police said.

The victim received minor injuries but did not need medical attention, police said.

Police ask anyone with information on the robbery to call them at 301-790-3700.




Truck wreck slows traffic on I-81


A tractor-trailer jackknifed and overturned on northbound Interstate 81 Wednesday morning, causing at least one lane of traffic around Halfway to be closed for at least four hours, Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class J. W. Eichelberger said.

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He said the tractor-trailer came to rest in the median near the Halfway exit in the accident that occurred at about 4:30 a.m. He said the tractor-trailer was the only vehicle involved and the driver wasn't injured.

He said he didn't know what caused the accident.




Sheriff's deputies respond to calls


The Washington County Sheriff's Department has responded to the following calls since Tuesday, Cpl. Roy Harsh said:

· At 8:48 p.m. Tuesday, alleged domestic violence was reported in the 9400 block of Musket Court. A verbal domestic violence report was filed Wednesday morning.

· At 6:58 a.m. Wednesday, a mailbox and post were reported stolen in the 17400 block of Cindy Lane.




Man is injured in construction accident


RANSON, W.Va. - A man became trapped in a piece of construction equipment Wednesday morning where a housing development is being built, police said.

The man, whose name was not released, was under the large earth-moving rig when he became trapped by a mechanism and it began squeezing him, said Capt. Mickey Ballenger of the Ranson Police Department.

A worker nearby shut down the piece of equipment, Ballenger said.

The man was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital, although his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, Ballenger said.

The accident occurred near Oak Lee Drive along the Charles Town Bypass, Ballenger said.

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