Police briefs

December 08, 2009

Md. driver charged in U.S. 340 crash

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A Maryland woman was charged following a two-vehicle collision at a busy Jefferson County intersection Tuesday morning.

Cheryl Hammond, 39, of New Windsor, Md., was charged with failure to obey a traffic light after she allegedly ran a red light at U.S. 340 and Washington Street, West Virginia State Police said in a news release.

Hammond's Mercedes sport utility vehicle collided with a turning Buick sedan driven by Linda Giffin, 68, of Harpers Ferry, police said. The collision caused the Mercedes to roll over and come to rest on its roof.

Hammond and a juvenile male passenger were not injured, but were taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital as a precaution, police said.


The driver of the Buick was not taken to the hospital, police said.

Pa. State Police respond to incidents

Pennsylvania State Police reported the following incidents:

Friday, Dec. 4

o A speeding incident was reported on Pa. 997 and Stamey Hill Road in Quincy Township. One arrest was made for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Saturday, Dec. 5

An arrest was made for driving under the influence of alcohol at U.S. 11 in Antrim Township.

Monday, Dec. 7

o Three Pennsylvania men were charged with offenses related to vandalism at Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg. Gary Lee Mason, Jr., 26, of Spring Run and William John Decyk III, 26, of Mercersburg, were charged with burglary and institutional vandalism. William Randolph Jenkins, 51, of Mercersburg, was charged with receiving stolen property.

o A burglary was reported at Donna's Gifts and Candles, 5353 Cumberland Highway in Greene Township. A box containing cash was reported stolen.

o A drug arrest was made as a result of a vehicle stop at 1110 Lincoln Way East in Guilford Township.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

o A reckless driving incident was reported on northbound Interstate 81 at mile marker 14 in Guilford Township. One person was arrested for driving under the influence.

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