Police briefs - afternoon

April 14, 2005

Six injured today in head-on wreck

Three children and three adults were taken to Washington County Hospital this morning following a head-on collision on Herman Myers Road at Leitersburg Pike, Maryland State Police Sgt. Steve Ganley said.

A Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said the accident was reported at 6:18 a.m.

Ganley said the accident involved a van, which carried two adults and three children, and another vehicle, which was being driven by a man. All those involved in the accident were transported by ambulance to the hospital, the dispatcher said.

The names of those involved were not available by 8:45 a.m., Ganley said.

The dispatcher said one of the children was transported to the hospital as a priority one patient, or someone with the most serious injuries.

City police respond to calls

The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following calls since Wednesday, Lt. Mike King said in a written release:



· Alleged domestic violence was reported in the 100 block of East First Street. Michael Todd Horchner, 34, was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.

· A burglary was reported in the 400 block of West Washington Street.

· A burglary was reported in the 200 block of Frederick Street.


· Alleged domestic violence was reported in the first block of North Locust Street.

· A firearm was reported discharged in Court 4 of Noland Drive. According to a news release from the department, a handgun was shot into the air about four times in Court 4 at about 3:20 a.m. The gunman was not located. There were no injuries and no property damage was reported, police said.

Police ask anyone with information on the incident to call them at 301-790-3700 or e-mail them at

C&R Liquors reports theft

At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, $200 was reported stolen from C&R Liquors, at 1304 Dual Highway, according to Washington County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Mark Knight.

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for April 23

The Martinsburg Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint April 23 in the 600 block of Winchester Avenue, according to a written release from the department.

Police said the checkpoint will begin at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 23 and will conclude the morning of April 24.

According to the written release, people operating vehicles in that area can choose alternate routes that night by using Mall Drive and Addition Street.

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