Police briefs

November 14, 2006

Children injured in Smithsburg crash

SMITHSBURG - Two children were seriously injured Monday morning during a car accident at a Smithsburg intersection, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said in a written release.

The two children were passengers in 41-year-old Audrey Marie Partlow's vehicle when it collided with another vehicle at about 7:45 a.m. at the intersection of Smithsburg Leitersburg Road and Rowe Road, the release states.

Partlow stopped at a stop sign on Rowe Road and then drove across Smithsburg Leitersburg Road, where her vehicle collided with a vehicle being driven east on Smithsburg Leitersburg Road.

The driver of the vehicle heading east on Smithsburg Leitersburg Road was Douglas Allen McCall II, 34, of 21511 Smithsburg Leitersburg Road.


No charges were filed in the accident.

McCall, Partlow and three of Partlow's juvenile passengers were taken to Washington County Hospital, the release states.

The juvenile passengers were listed in the release as a 10-year-old, an 8-year-old and a 5-year-old. They were not identified by name or by any relation to Partlow.

The types of vehicles involved in the crash were not listed in the written release.

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

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

· At 11 p.m., a window was reported broken out of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of South Hall Street in Sharpsburg. A 25-pound rock reportedly was thrown at the vehicle.

· At 9 p.m., a 2003 Lexus was reported keyed at Advanced Auto Parts, 17629 Virginia Avenue. Damages were estimated at $700.

· At 1:20 p.m., two tires were reported damaged and phone lines were reported cut to a home in the 18300 block of College Road.

· At 9 a.m., a window was reported broken in a garage in the 300 block of West Main Street in Sharpsburg.

· At 11 a.m., a Honda CRF 450R dirt bike was reported stolen in the 17800 block of Spielman Road.

· At 2 p.m., a flat screen TV and a computer were reported stolen in the 18800 block of Burnside Bridge Road.

School bus, vehicle collide on local road

No one was injured Monday morning when a school bus was struck at the intersection of Little Antietam Road and Md. 64, Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class K. George said.

George said the school bus was waiting at 8:12 a.m. to turn onto Md. 64 from Little Antietam Road when it was struck by a sport utility vehicle.

The sport utility vehicle, which was headed east on Md. 64, was waiting to make a left-hand turn onto Little Antietam Road when it was rear-ended by a white Ford Ranger pickup truck, sending the sport utility vehicle into the front end of the school bus, he said.

The bus driver and two Old Forge Elementary School students were not injured, he said.

The two girls - sisters - were picked up by their mother, he said. No one in either of the other vehicles was injured, he said.

Man stabbed after Pa. bar fight

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A borough man was taken to York (Pa.) Hospital after being stabbed during a fight Saturday afternoon outside a South Main Street bar, Chambersburg police said.

Noe Perez-Moreno, age unavailable, of 317 Philadelphia Ave., was in satisfactory condition Monday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said. He initially was treated at Chambersburg Hospital before going to York, police said.

Police said the fight started shortly after 3 p.m. inside Dave's Tavern, 401 S. Main St., and involved up to a dozen people. The fight overflowed to the sidewalk where Perez-Moreno received the stab wound from an unknown Hispanic male, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident can call borough police at 717-264-4131.

Pa. police looking for armed robber

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were looking for the gunman who robbed the Comfort Inn, 50 Pine Drive, Sunday morning.

Police said a black man armed with a handgun came into the hotel at about 3 a.m., and demanded money. The man left with an undisclosed amount of cash and some safety deposit boxes, although police said there were no customers' valuables in the boxes.

Other than his race, police gave no description of the gunman.

Couple avoids serious injuries in I-81 crash

STATE LINE, Pa. - A couple escaped serious injury Sunday morning on a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 81 in Antrim Township.

Police said Frederick and Barbara Kieley, both 76 and from Canada, were traveling south in a 2003 Toyota Camry at 8:48 a.m. when the car went into the grass median. The car then crossed the northbound lanes and an exit ramp before striking a tree and an embankment.

Frederick Kieley, who was driving, had minor injuries and Barbara Kieley was unhurt, police said. Both were wearing seat belts, police said.

W.Va. man faces sex assault charge

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 30-year-old man was arraigned Monday on a felony charge of third-degree sexual assault after police were told of his alleged relationship with a 14-year-old girl, Berkeley County Magistrate Court records show.

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