Police briefs

April 22, 2006

Tractor-trailer wreck blocks I-70

A jackknifed tractor-trailer blocked the left lane of westbound Interstate 70 near Md. 63 Friday night, according to Maryland State Police.

Police said the driver of the truck lost control on the wet road at 8:20 p.m. The driver was uninjured, police said.

The left lane still was blocked more than an hour after the accident, but police said it was not creating any significant traffic problems.


W.Va. man faces cocaine charge

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man was charged with cocaine possession Thursday after he allegedly was seen snorting a white powder in a Martinsburg video store, according to a press release from the Martinsburg Police Department.

Brian D. Kesecker, 27, of 35 Jim West Road, was charged with misdemeanor cocaine possession through a Magistrate Court citation, according to the release.

A Variety Books and Video store employee reported to police at 8:23 p.m. that he saw a person "within the store that was using what he thought to be cocaine. He said he was watching the person in the back of the store," according to the release.

Police went to the store and allegedly saw Kesecker "using a card to move around and place to his nose a powder substance believed to be cocaine," according to the release.

Two injured when truck hits school bus

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two drivers suffered minor injuries Friday morning when a pickup truck struck the rear of a school bus in Hamilton Township, Pa., according to a press release from Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said the accident happened at 11:15 a.m. on U.S. 30, 100 feet west of the Frank Road intersection. Police said the 1997 International school bus, driven by April S. Montague, 51, of Chambersburg, had stopped to pick up children when it was hit from behind by a 2004 Toyota Tundra driven by Shirley Louise Kline, 70, of Chambersburg.

Two girls on the bus, ages 5 and 6, were uninjured, according to the release.

The accident is under investigation, according to the release.

Pa. motorcyclist still in critical condition

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A Fort Littleton, Pa., man injured Thursday morning in a motorcycle accident remained in critical condition Friday night at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Pennsylvania State Police said Chris Black, 19, was northbound on Pa. 475 in Dublin Township at 12:10 a.m. when he lost control of the motorcycle on a curve and it struck a road sign.

Teen moped rider in serious condition

CLEAR SPRING - A 16-year-old Clear Spring boy injured Thursday afternoon after his moped collided with a truck was listed in serious condition Friday night at Washington County Hospital, a spokeswoman said.

The Washington County Sheriff's Department said Derrick Eugene Roberts, 16, of 13532 Cross Creek Drive, and Joe Frederick Repp, 70, of 13628 Blairs Valley Road in Clear Spring, who was driving a 1993 Ford F-150, were westbound in the 13000 block of Broadfording Road near Clear Spring.

About 3:30 p.m., Repp pulled into the eastbound lane to pass the moped, police said. As the truck passed, Roberts swerved to the left, hitting the right front fender area of the truck, police said.

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