Police briefs

May 18, 2006

Crash injures one, damages five vehicles

A crash Wednesday night at a downtown Hagerstown intersection sent one man to Washington County Hospital and damaged five vehicles, including two trucks owned by the same person, police said.

According to Hagerstown Police Department Patrolman Tim Rossiter, a man driving a Toyota Tercel east on West Washington Street about 9:30 p.m. apparently ran a red light at the intersection of Burhans Boulevard, where his vehicle was struck by a southbound red-and-white pickup truck.

After the collision, Rossiter said both vehicles spun out of control. The Tercel hit a van before hitting a pickup truck for sale at Kar Korner, and a red sport utility vehicle that was traveling behind the red-and-white pickup truck hit the truck as it spun out of control, Rossiter said.

According to Rossiter, both the red-and-white pickup truck and the SUV were owned by the same person.

The driver of the Tercel was taken to the hospital, and firefighters cut the roof off of his car to free him from the vehicle, Rossiter said. Rossiter said he had no information about the man's condition Wednesday night. The accident remained under investigation late Wednesday night.


Windows broken out in Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Windows were broken in cars and homes during a vandalism spree in the city earlier this week, police said.

It is believed the windows were broken with a BB gun or steel balls fired from a slingshot, said Lt. Glenn Stevens of the Charles Town Police Department.

Two houses and about eight cars were hit on Washington Street, Martin Luther King Boulevard and Liberty Street, Stevens said.

The incidents occurred between 11 p.m. Sunday and sometime Monday, Stevens said.

It is the second time in two weeks such incidents have occurred, Stevens said.

Tire tracks left on field in Pa.

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Tire tracks were left in a field on Davis Lane in Hustontown, Pa., according to the McConnellsburg barrack of the Pennsylvania State Police.

Anyone with information about the incident, which occurred between May 5 and 9, may call the barrack at 717-485-3131 or Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771.

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