Police briefs

October 17, 2006

Boy crashes car into Doub Road home

A vehicle driven by a 16-year-old boy struck a home on Edward Doub Road near Harry Heth Road, a Washington County Sheriff's Department deputy said.

"He passed out or blacked out, that's as much as I can tell," Deputy Arnold Cerezo said.

The accident, which a dispatcher said was reported at 4:31 p.m. Monday, destroyed some shrubbery, a retaining wall and a support beam of a deck at the home, Cerezo said. A motorcycle at the home also was struck.

The boy suffered a cut above his eye, Cerezo said.

The accident remained under investigation Monday night, Cerezo said.

Woman freed from car in lake dies

FREDERICK, Md. - An 18-year-old Frederick woman died Sunday, several days after neighbors and a police officer freed her from a vehicle submerged in a lake, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said.


Kelsie L. Esworthy, who was taken from Frederick Memorial Hospital to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after the accident Wednesday night, died at 10:54 p.m. Sunday, police said.

According to a press release, the 1991 Chevrolet Blazer that Esworthy was driving south on Shookstown Road near Gambrill Park Road struck a guardrail, went airborne, struck a tree and became submerged in a lake after failing to stop at an intersection.

Two passengers, a male and a 23-year-old woman, were found standing on the roof of the vehicle, but Esworthy was unconscious and trapped in the vehicle when two neighbors and a Maryland Natural Resources Police officer responded to the scene, police said. The officer and the neighbors immediately performed CPR after freeing Esworthy from the vehicle, police said.

The accident is being investigated, police said.

Police: Son stabs father in W.Va.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about a Sunday incident off East Road in which a juvenile allegedly stabbed his father, according to a written release.

The juvenile was charged with malicious wounding and detained, the release states. The father, whose name was not released to protect the identity of his son, was taken to Martinsburg City Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening wounds, police said.

At about 9:30 p.m., the son and father were "discussing a family situation while the Dad was driving near East Road," according the release.

The juvenile jumped out of the car at a stop sign and began walking in front of North Middle School, the release states. The father got out of the car and grabbed his son's arm, at which point the juvenile allegedly began stabbing him, police said.

The father sustained several cuts to his ribs and right leg, police said.

The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information about the incident to call them at 304-267-7000 or call the Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

Hancock residents face game law charges

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Five Hancock residents face gaming law violations after they were found in connection with allegedly spotlighting deer from a vehicle on Laurel Ridge Road in Fulton County on Saturday, Pennsylvania State Police said in a written release.

Police and Pennsylvania Game Commission officials allegedly saw a vehicle parked on Laurel Ridge Road that was being used to spotlight deer at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the release.

The vehicle was less than a mile north of Pittman Road in Thompson Township, police said.

Bryan K. Powers, 19, of Hancock, was charged with carrying loaded weapons other than firearms and was charged with Pennsylvania Game Commission game law violations.

Police allege Powers had a loaded rifle beside him in a vehicle.

Damien B. Hinckle, 18, of Hancock, was charged with purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages, the release states. Police allege Hinckle had an "unopened can of beer in the trunk of his car." Hinckle also faces game law violations.

Two 15-year-old Hancock boys were charged with Pennsylvania Game Law violations, the release states. One of the boys was charged with drivers required to have license, the release states.

Elisa S. Ensor, 19, of Hancock, was charged with Pennsylvania Game Commission game law violations.

Vandalism, theft cases reported

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls, Lt. Mark Knight said:


· At 9:30 a.m., a window was reported broken out of a residence in the 17700 block of Burnside Avenue.

· At 9:30 a.m., patio furniture was reported damaged at KOA Campground on Kemps Mill Road. Damages were estimated at $200.

· At 11 a.m., a 2001 Honda Accord was reported keyed in the 13300 block of Highlane Street.

· At 1 p.m., a plate glass window was reported broken in the 17800 block of Burnside Avenue. The window was valued at about $400.


· At 3:30 p.m., a 1999 Pontiac Montana van was reported stolen from the parking lot of Target, 17213 Cole Road.

· At 10 a.m., a black Sunline mo-ped was reported stolen in the 17900 block of Garden Lane.


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