Police, fire briefs - Feb. 14

February 14, 2011

Vehicle crash reported in southern Washington County

Emergency rescue crews responded to a vehicle crash Monday night at the intersection of Keep Tryst Road and U.S. 340 in southern Washington County, according to a 911 supervisor.
It was reported that there were three patients, and the supervisor said one of them might have been flown by helicopter to a local hospital.
The crash was reported at 9:25 p.m.
Maryland State Police were investigating the accident.

Light fixtures, bulbs stolen from Greencastle playground pavilion

The Greencastle Police Department is seeking information about several light fixtures and bulbs that were stolen from the Citizens Pavilion at Jerome King Playground.

Police believe the bulbs and fixtures were stolen in January or earlier this month, according to a police department press release.


Anyone with information may call 717-597-9506.

Firefighters respond to report of smoke in church

DOWNSVILLE — Firefighters were at Downsville Christian Church briefly Sunday morning after a report of smoke in the church, according to Washington County Emergency Services.

A furnace malfunctioned around 8 a.m. and firefighters did not have to stay long, according to a 911 supervisor.

Man hospitalized after being punched in head

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A man was taken to City Hospital and then flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., on Sunday morning after he was punched in the back of the head at a Martinsburg bar, according to the Martinsburg Police Department.

The man’s name was not available.

The incident occurred at Dirty Dawgs Saloon, 1019 S. Queen St., according to a police news release.

An emergency call about an incident at the saloon was received at 2:27 a.m. Sunday, according to Berkeley County Emergency Services.

Anyone with information about the incident may call Patrolman Lehman at 304-264-2100 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

Pa. man injured when car hits tree

ST. THOMAS, Pa. — A McConnellsburg, Pa., man had a minor injury after the car he was driving Friday morning hit a tree north of St. Thomas, according to a Pennsylvania State Police news release.

Alex Serrano, 23, was driving a 2003 Volkswagen Beetle east in the right lane of Edenville-Cheesetown Road around 11:43 a.m. Friday when the car went onto the right shoulder and hit a tree, police said.

Car hits tree in St. Thomas; no one injured

ST. THOMAS, Pa. — No injuries were reported Friday night after a car hit a tree and rolled over on Snider Road south of U.S. 30, according to a Pennsylvania State Police news release.

Mary Jo S. Britner, 54, of St. Thomas, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo south in the 6000 block of Snider Road around 8:25 p.m. Friday when the car hit a tree with the passenger-side front and rolled over, police said.

Pa. woman injured when car hits tractor, trailer

STATE LINE, Pa. — Minor injuries were reported after a car on northbound Interstate 81 went off the highway and hit a legally parked truck tractor and attached semi-trailer in the Welcome Center parking lot, according to a Pennsylvania State Police news release.

Darlene Gaines, of Fayetteville, Pa., was driving a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire north on I-81 around 7:45 p.m. Friday when the crash occurred, police said.

The driver and one of the passengers reported being run off the road by a black Chevy Suburban, police said.

Anyone who witnessed the crash and can provide further information may call the Chambersburg barrack at 717-264-5161.

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