Police briefs

July 18, 2010

Overturned trailer shuts eastbound I-70

HANCOCK -- The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed for about an hour and 45 minutes Saturday afternoon when a 41-foot camping trailer overturned and blocked all three lanes, Maryland State Police said.

Steven M. Nachman, 58, of Winchester, Va., was towing the trailer with a 2004 Ford Excursion when he lost control of the vehicle at 2:43 p.m., troopers said.

The trailer started swaying when he applied the brakes on an incline, troopers said.

The Excursion and trailer skidded into a guardrail and on the left side of the road and overturned, troopers said.

Nachman and a passenger, William R. Tate, 41, of Falling Waters, W.Va., refused medical transport from the scene, troopers said.

Nachman was not charged in the accident, troopers said.

Burglary reported at Rocky Ridge Store

FORT LOUDON, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a burglary Thursday morning at the Rocky Ridge Store at 17465 Path Valley Road.


A screen was cut from a front window to gain entry between 3:30 and 5 a.m., troopers said.

A cash register containing about $50 was stolen, troopers said.

Anyone with information about the burglary may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.

Man drove over 100 mph, according to police

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- An Upper Marlboro, Md., man was charged with recklessly endangering other people after allegedly driving in excess of 100 mph in heavy traffic on Interstate 70 last month, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Fulton County.

Charles Wilson Uzor, 25, also was charged with receiving stolen property, driving on a suspended license, driving without insurance and driving 103 mph in a 55-mph zone in the June 23 incident, troopers said.

Uzor was darting in and out of traffic in the 4:21 p.m. incident and the registration sticker on the vehicle license plate was stolen, troopers said.

More than 20 sheds reportedly broken into

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- More than 20 storage sheds were broken into earlier this month near Peck's Trailer Court on Buchanan Trail East in Ayr Township, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police in Fulton County.

The sheds were broken into between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. on the night of July 2-3, troopers said.

Police said they are investigating the possible involvement of five people in the burglaries.

Fire forces couple from rented home

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A couple was forced from their home Saturday morning by a fire in the basement of their rented home at 400 Catrow Road, said Rick Petry, chief of the South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Co.

The fire was called in at 7:30 a.m. as a structure fire with possible entrapment, according to Petry.

But the couple was out of the house and unharmed when firefighters arrived, Petry said.

The fire was in the area of the electrical panel, Petry said.

Allegheny Power disconnected service to the house, he said.

Firefighters from the Back Creek and Baker Heights fire companies assisted and the last units left the scene at 8:31 a.m., Petry said.

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