Police briefs

December 31, 2008

Two teens missing from Oak Hill House

Authorities said they are looking for two 17-year-old residents of The Oak Hill House who have been missing since Christmas day.

A staff member of The Oak Hill House at 12806 Independence Road said he was transporting some of the home's residents to their homes in Baltimore for holiday passes when three boys jumped out of a van on Bel Air Road in Baltimore, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Department news release.

One boy has returned to the home but still missing are William James Harvey and Javon M. Blackwell, according to the release.

Any information about the missing boys can be reported to the sheriff's department at 301-791-3020.

200 gallons of fuel reported stolen from Pa. home

FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating the theft of fuel oil from a Letterkenny Township home between Christmas Eve and Monday.


About 200 gallons of oil were stolen from the home of Lisa Dowdy of 8919 Upper Horse Valley Road, police said.

W.Va. man unhurt after wheel comes off his pickup

SCOTLAND, Pa. - A West Virginia man was unhurt Monday afternoon when the front left wheel came off his pickup truck on Interstate 81, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Michael J. Hauser of Augusta, W.Va., was driving the 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 south at 2:14 p.m. when the wheel came off, police said. The vehicle skidded into the median and struck a guardrail, police said.

Man's car hits cow in the road

FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - A Fannettsburg man was unhurt Saturday night when his car hit a cow in Metal Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Paul Woods, 39, was driving a 2001 Kia Rio north on Path Valley Road at 8 p.m. when the vehicle encountered the cow, police said. The report did not indicate what happened to the cow.

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