Police briefs

February 07, 2008

Police say Pa. girl stole meat from market, hid it in pants

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- A girl took three packs of meat from a market in Ayr Township, Pa., and put them in her pants, Pennsylvania State Police said today.

Troopers responded to the incident at about 8 a.m. Wednesday, officers said in a news release.

The girl was charged with retail theft, troopers said.

Teen driver cited in Washington County collision

A 17-year-old was cited for failure to control speed to avoid a collision Wednesday after troopers responded to an accident a Leitersburg Pike and Little Antietam Road, Maryland State Police said.

Two vehicles were driving south on Leitersburg Pike when one of the drivers in a Honda Accord tried to make a left turn onto Little Antietam Road. The juvenile, driving a Pontiac Sunfire, hit the rear of the Accord, troopers alleged.

Gene Snyder, of Waynesboro, Pa., was driving the Honda Accord and was taken to Washington County Hospital, troopers said.


Weather was not a factor in the collision, troopers said.

U.S. 15 closed for four hours after tractor-trailer crash

THURMONT, Md. -- Southbound U.S. 15 in Frederick County was closed for about four hours this morning after a tractor-trailer accident, Maryland State Police reported.

At about 4 a.m., troopers from the Frederick, Md., barrack were dispatched to the scene of the accident on U.S. 15 south of Md. 550.

Police said Melvin Anderson, 22, of Winchester, Va., was driving south when the tractor-trailer traveled into the median and overturned, blocking all of southbound U.S. 15.

Weather is believed to have been a factor in the crash, police said.

Traffic was detoured around the scene onto Md. 550, then to Md. 806.

The Thurmont Police Department, Fire Police, and the State Highway Administration assisted with the incident.

The highway had reopened by 8:15 a.m., police said.

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