Police briefs

July 20, 2008

Two people taken to hospital after single motorcycle accident

A motorcycle accident late Friday in the 400 block of East Oak Ridge Drive sent two people to Washington County Hospital, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Michael Troy Wilson, 40, of 17952 Hickory Lane in Hagerstown, was westbound passing the Funkstown bridge when he accelerated up a hill and lost control of the motorcycle as he traveled around a turn Friday at 10:30 p.m., Deputy Corey McCarthy said.

The motorcycle skidded on its side, striking a telephone pole and then a mailbox, McCarthy said.

The passenger, Cynthia Ruth Wise, 53, of 210 Pennsylvania Ave. in Cumberland, Md., went off the motorcycle, striking her head on a rock embankment, McCarthy said.

Wise was in fair condition Saturday night at Washington County Hospital, a hospital official said. Wilson no longer was at the hospital, the official said.


Wilson was cited for speed greater than reasonable, McCarthy said.

Both were wearing helmets, McCarthy said.

Pa. State Police investigate accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating an accident late Thursday in the 4000 block of McClays Mill Road where a 1995 Dodge Intrepid ended up on its roof in the middle of a creek, according to a state police press release.

The driver of the vehicle, Derek Allen Nichols, 25, of Shippensburg, Pa., was westbound when he missed a left turn, police said. The vehicle struck a stone bridge abutment, ran down an embankment and rolled into the creek, police said.

One charged with theft at business site

IJAMSVILLE, Md. - A College Park, Md., man was charged with burglary and theft after police responded Friday night to a call about a suspicious person at Wolf Contractors at 2502 Urbana Pike, according to a press release from Maryland State Police in Frederick.

Pastor Fabricio Machado, 39, was charged with second-degree burglary, motor vehicle theft and trespassing, troopers said, noting that "Pastor" is a name, not a title.

A witness called 911 stating he saw someone who appeared to be removing copper tubing from large spools located behind the business, troopers said.

Troopers saw an unlocked fence gate and a pickup truck parked inside along with several bundles of copper tubing that had been cut from a nearby larger roll of tubing, troopers said.

Machado was found inside the fenced area. A tool bag found next to Machado contained a reciprocating saw, troopers said.

Troopers later discovered that the truck parked inside the fence had been stolen.

Machado was taken to the Frederick County Detention Center, where he was being held on $10,000 bond, jail officials said Saturday.

Pa. State Police investigate burglary

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a burglary at a home Friday at 10077 Fish and Game Road, according to a state police press release.

Among the items taken in the burglary were two handguns, prescription medications and about $1,600 in cash, police said.

Pa. State Police investigate theft

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating the theft of two 20-foot tie downs and two large red ratchet binders from the front yard of a home at 4 Summer Breeze Lane, according to a state police press release.

The items are used to secure large machinery to trailers, police said.

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