Police briefs

August 08, 2007

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

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


· At 3:30 a.m., a 2007 Ford Focus was broken into and change and a DVD console valued at $200 were reported stolen in the 12000 block of Sherwood Drive.


· At 4:30 a.m., a Martins Potato Chips truck was reported broken into and about $450 worth of items were stolen in the 18100 block of Oak Ridge Drive.

· At 11 a.m., tools valued at about $1,000 were reported stolen at U.S. Lawns, 1459 Oak Ridge Place.

· At 3:30 p.m., a tree stand valued at $500 was reported stolen from a hunting property in the Keeydsville area.


· At 8:30 p.m., someone stole $400 worth of $1 bills in a breaking and entering in the 100 block of Cumberland Street in Clear Spring.

· At 11:30 p.m., a 2007 Toyota truck was reported damaged when a neighbor burned a brush pile nearby in the 12900 block of Hamaker Lane.

· At 1 p.m., five firearms were reported stolen from a residence in the 14300 block of Royer Road.

· At 1:30 p.m., a truck was broken into and about $1,500 worth of hand tools and forklift tires were reported stolen at Eastern Lift Truck Co., 18122 A Oak Ridge Drive.

Woman injured in U.S. 15 accident

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick woman was flown to the Shock Trauma center in Baltimore after a single-vehicle accident on northbound U.S. 15 at Rosemont Avenue in Frederick County at 11:43 p.m. Monday, Maryland State Police said.

The driver lost control of the 2000 Ford Escape he was driving and the vehicle rolled several times, troopers said in a news release. The driver, Jason Pierce of Prince George's County, Md., was taken into custody on an open warrant and was charged with alcohol-related offenses, troopers said.

Pierce's passenger, Tina Maraio, was taken to Shock Trauma and was listed in serious condition Tuesday, troopers said.

Local burn victim's condition improves

A Hagerstown man who was burned June 21 while working on a piece of equipment at St. Lawrence Cement was listed in good condition Tuesday, a Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center spokeswoman said.

Kevin Molloy, 58, was listed in critical condition for several weeks, and was listed in fair condition Friday.

Bob Klinger, the human resources manager at St. Lawrence Cement, has said that Molloy suffered significant burns. No one else was injured.

Woman sent to hospital after crash

MAUGANSVILLE - A hit-and-run accident sent a woman to the hospital Tuesday night, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

The woman's name and condition weren't available at 10:45 p.m.

A Washington County emergency dispatcher said the accident happened on Shawley Drive just before 9 p.m.

Passenger hurt in U.S. 30 crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A passenger in a pickup truck was hospitalized Sunday after the vehicle went off the road, police said.

The driver - Cindy Kay Runshaw, 45, of Chambersburg - refused medical treatment, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

Police said Runshaw was driving a 1987 Ford F-250 east on U.S. 30.

At about 6:40 p.m., Runshaw lost control of the truck, went off the road, on to a berm and hit an embankment.

The truck went back on to the road in the westbound lane, then stopped in a center turn lane.

David H. Lehman, 46, of Chambersburg, who was riding with Runshaw, was taken to Chambersburg Hospital, then flown to York (Pa.) Hospital, police said.

A nursing supervisor said Lehman was listed in stable condition on Tuesday night. She said the hospital classifies patients three ways: stable, serious or critical.

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