Police briefs

December 12, 2010
  • Zaria Nichole Adams
Zaria Nichole Adams

Deputies seek help finding missing teen

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a Hagerstown girl who has been listed as missing.

Zaria Nichole Adams, 14, of 10225 Stagecoach Drive, left her house Wednesday at 7 a.m. and took items with her that suggest she left the residence voluntarily and was not planning to return, police said.

Zaria, who has run away in the past, is a light-skinned black female with brown eyes, standing 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds, police said.

Zaria, who has shoulder-length wavy brown hair, was last believed to be wearing a pink Rocawear coat with a hood wrapped with fur, police said. She was also believed to be wearing blue jeans, a T-shirt and black boots.

Anyone with information about Adams may call the sheriff’s office at 240-313-2172.

Stratus containing rifles is stolen

A 1998 red Dodge Stratus with two rifles in the trunk was stolen from the 900 block of Security Road, according a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman.


Sgt. Jim Robison said he did not know when the car was stolen but it was reported to police Sunday.

The car has a West Virginia registration of NJA-550, Robison said.

Security Road is off Eastern Boulevard on the east end of town.

Pa. woman injured in two-car accident

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — A St. Thomas, Pa., woman was taken to Washington County Hospital after a Friday morning accident in which a pickup truck failed to stop at a stop sign, according to a Pennsylvania State Police news release.

A 2007 Ford Ranger was heading west from Mason Road to Molly Pitcher Highway around midnight Thursday as a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser was heading south on Molly Pitcher Highway, state police said.

The Ranger, driven by Anna M. Pool, 45, of Greencastle, failed to stop at the stop sign and hit the Chrysler, police said.

The Chrysler’s driver, Tammie S. Burkett, 49, of St. Thomas, was taken to Washington County Hospital, police said. Burkett was not listed as a patient at Meritus Medical Center Sunday night, a facility spokeswoman said.

The accident happened at 12:01 a.m. Friday, state police said.

Collision damages driver's home

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — A two-vehicle collision Friday morning in Mercersburg also resulted in damage to one of the drivers’ homes, according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police.

A Ford pickup was heading west on Garnes Road and stopped at the intersection with Pa. 75 before turning right — north — onto Pa. 75, police said.

After the pickup turned right, it was hit by a 2002 Ford F-350 pickup truck that was going north on Pa. 75, police said. The Ford that was hit went across the double yellow center line, across the southbound lane, through a private lawn, struck a mailbox and then hit the driver’s house, police said.

The house sustained minor damage, police said. The driver of the Ford that turned, Aden M. Metcalfe, 65, had a minor injury, but was not transported for medical care, police said.

The driver of the F-350, Tommy L. Yeager Jr., 23, of Mercersburg, was not injured, police said.

The accident happened at 11:55 a.m. Friday, police said.

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