Police, fire briefs

August 31, 2009

Firefighters battle blaze near Noland Village

Firefighters were battling a blaze Sunday night in an abandoned house on Linwood Road in Hagerstown.

The fire, which was reported at 10:04 p.m., was at 1113 Linwood Road, officials said.

Youths have been getting into the house, which is behind Noland Village, a Washington County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.

Kearneysville man airlifted following crash

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A man was airlifted to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center on Thursday after he was injured in an accident in the 11400 block of Leetown Road, West Virginia State Police said.

A trooper was on routine road patrol when the vehicle, which was speeding, almost struck his vehicle, according to a news release from the West Virginia State Police. The trooper tried to intercept the vehicle and during the pursuit, the speeding vehicle crashed, struck two utility polices and stopped on the front lawn of an apartment complex, according to the release.


The driver, Franklin Scott Hough, 23, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was taken to Winchester Medical Center, police said.

On Sunday, neither state police nor the hospital would provide updates concerning Hough's condition.

Troopers said a check of the vehicle's registration showed the 1999 Buick Regal was reported stolen in Baltimore County, Md., on Thursday.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and Independent Fire Co. also assisted at the scene.

Chambersburg man charged with DUI after going to barracks

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was charged with driving under the influence early Friday after he arrived at the police barracks to pick up a friend who had been arrested for DUI earlier, troopers said Friday.

Jeffrey Eric Coulter, 46, was charged with DUI after he showed up at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks at 679 Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg, troopers said in a news release.

St. James boy hit by car remains at Washington hospital

ST. JAMES - An 8-year-old boy struck by a car Thursday night on Jordan Road remained a patient at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Sunday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

David Greeley had been in stable but critical condition, but the spokeswoman said she could not comment on Greeley's condition Sunday night.

David, a third-grader at Fountain Rock Elementary School, was in an intensive-care unit Friday after a lengthy surgery and several blood transfusions, Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Thompson said.

The boy suffered compound fractures to both legs and a head injury when he was struck by a car at about 7 p.m. Thursday while riding a bicycle in front of 9045 Jordan Road, police said.

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