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Police briefs

July 12, 2010

Official: Man suffers serious injuries in fall



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A man in his early 20s fell 35 to 40 feet from a rock wall on River Road around 7:15 p.m., according to Bob Burner, Shepherdstown emergency medical services captain.

The man suffered serious injuries and was flown by helicopter to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, Burner said.

First responders climbed through brush to reach the base of the rocks, he said.

The incident occurred about a halfmile outside Shepherdstown.

The man's name was not available Sunday night.

Two sought in theft from vending machine



Police are looking for two people suspected in the theft of cash from a soft drink vending machine at the Liberty Gas Station at Jefferson Boulevard and Robinwood Drive, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

The theft occurred about 12:30 a.m. on June 24, according to Deputy C. Peiffer.

One of the suspects is described as a white male in his 20s or younger, Peiffer said. He was further described as being tall, thin, and wearing light-colored cargo shorts and a light-colored muscle shirt, Peiffer said.

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The other suspect is described as a white female in her 20s or younger, having a medium build and medium height. She was wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt and light-colored shorts.

A vehicle used was possibly a Ford Ranger with a cab or a Ford Explorer, police said.

Anyone with information about the theft can call Peiffer at 240-313-2100, ext. 6140.

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