Police briefs - afternoon

June 01, 2005

Man, 65, killed in farm accident

FREDERICK, Md. - A 65-year-old Union Bridge, Md., man was killed on Memorial Day when he became trapped between his farm tractor and a round baler, which was attached to the tractor, according to a news release from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

At 7:35 p.m., police discovered Kenneth F. Spielman, of 9804 Fountain School Road in Union Bridge trapped between the farm equipment. He had already succumbed to his injuries before rescue crews arrived, police said.

It appeared he became trapped when he tried to free a clog in the baler, police said.

The incident is under investigation by the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, police said.

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Tuesday, Sgt. Mark Knight said:

· At 7 a.m., a building was broken into at Best Building Components, at 17950 Maugans Avenue. About $200 was reported stolen from a cash box.


· At 9 a.m. two dealer tags were reported stolen from Massey Lincoln Mercury, at 1706 Massey Boulevard. The first tag was Maryland registration, 1A39966, and the second tag was Maryland registration, 1A30407.

· At 10 a.m., a registration plate was reported stolen off a rental vehicle at Budget Rental Car, at 18434 Showalter Road. The plate had Maryland registration, 8AMX13

· At 3 p.m., four radios were reported stolen from four different trucks parked at D.M. Bowman, at 11557 Hopewell Road. The radios had an estimated value of $136.

· At 5 p.m., collectible dolls were reported stolen from Memory Lane Antiques and Flea Market, at 1350 Dual Highway.

· At 8 p.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the 19000 block of Toms Road. No arrests were made.

Local man injured in motorcycle wreck

CLEAR SPRING - A Hagerstown man received minor injuries when his motorcycle was involved in an accident Tuesday on U.S. 40, Maryland State Police said.

Police said the accident was reported at 7:11 p.m. near Spickler Road east of Clear Spring. Police said a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle, driven by Julian Hoffman, 20, of 1339 Jay Drive, and a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Karla Martin, 33, of 19765 Leitersburg Pike, were involved in the accident.

The accident occurred while Martin was attempting to turn off of U.S. 40, police said. Police said the motorcycle, which was being driven behind the Chevrolet, struck the side of the car.

Hoffman, who was not seriously injured, was charged with negligent driving, police said.

A Washington County Hospital spokesperson was not available to release his condition late Tuesday.

Three taken to hospital after crash

WILLIAMSPORT - Three people were taken to Washington County Hospital following a Memorial Day crash between Clear Spring and Williamsport, Maryland State Police said.

Police said the head-on crash was reported Monday at about 3:15 p.m. on Md. 68 near Sword Road.

Police said a 1988 Ford Ranger, driven by Mary Burdette, 51, of Kearneysville, W.Va., and a 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by Holly Yost, 19, of Dry Run Road near Clear Spring, collided after the Ford crossed into an oncoming lane of traffic.

Police said both drivers and a passenger in the Ford, Katherine Johnson, 79, of Martinsburg, W.Va., were taken to Washington County Hospital.

A Washington County Hospital spokesperson was not available to release their conditions late Tuesday.

Information on any charges in the incident was not available Tuesday evening, police said.

Pa. police determine package to be safe

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police Hazardous Device and Explosives Section was called in to investigate a report of a suspicious package in a mailbox Saturday afternoon in Antrim Township, but the package proved to contain nothing hazardous.

Police went to the Horst Road home at 4:40 p.m., police said. Cpl. Gary Carter said the residents were not expecting the package, thought it looked suspicious and called police.

Unit members determined there was nothing either explosive or hazardous in the package, which Carter said had been delivered to the home by the U.S. Postal Service. Carter said he did not know the contents of the package.

All-terrain vehicle reported stolen

HANCOCK - Maryland State Police are looking for a four-wheeler reported stolen over the weekend from a garage at 13808 Maple Ridge Road.

The 2001 Yamaha Warrior all-terrain vehicle valued at $2,800 was not in operating condition and was missing its seat, according to the owner, who reported it stolen Saturday, police said.

Taken between 3:30 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday, the six-speed vehicle is blue with the number 8 below the handlebars.

Anyone with information on the ATV, may call Trooper 1st Class Chris Barnard at 301-739-2101.

Hagerstown police respond to calls

The following are among calls the Hagerstown Police Department responded to during the Memorial Day weekend, according to information released by city police:


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