Police briefs - July 11

July 11, 2011
  • This trailer being towed by a pickup truck flipped over Sunday when the driver swerved to avoid a collision on U.S. 40 near Greenbrier State Park, police said. The driver was cited for failure to control speed to avoid a collision and for driving without a license, police said.
By Chris Tilley/Staff Photographer

Two injured in motorcycle crash remain in hospital

HANCOCK — Two people who were injured Sunday in a motorcycle accident east of Hancock were listed as patients Monday at Meritus Medical Center.

Blake Durboraw, 41, address not provided, was listed in good condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday morning.

Renee Easterday, 35, address not provided, was listed in fair condition.

The accident occurred at about 8:15 p.m. in  the 8000 block of Millstone Road, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said Sunday night.

Millstone Road parallels Interstate 70 east of Hancock.

Thefts, vandalism reported in Washington County

The following incidents were reported Friday through Monday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

  • A PlayStation 3 was stolen in the 11400 block of Fawnbridge Drive.
  • A John Deere tractor was vandalized on Queen Annes Court.
  • Tires were slashed in the 13700 block of Lois Street.
  • Fifty pounds of copper were stolen in the 14900 block of Bottom Road.
  • A theft in the 400 block of Premium Outlets Boulevard.
  • A theft in the 17300 block of Valley Mall Road.
  • A theft in the 17300 block of Valley Mall Road.
  • A mini-bike was stolen in the 200 block of South Church Street.
  • A theft in the 17300 block of Valley Mall Road.

Frederick man injured in truck crash on U.S. 40


 A Frederick, Md., man was treated at Meritus Medical Center and released after the truck he was driving on U.S. 40 near Greenbrier State Park crashed Sunday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police.

William Guzman, 22, was following another westbound motorist who was making a U-turn on the highway, said Trooper First Class Jim Ardinger.

A trailer on the truck flipped as Guzman attempted to go around the vehicle making the turn, Ardinger said.

Guzman was cited for failing to control speed to avoid a collision and driving without a license, Ardinger said.

Conditions of patients in Pa. crash upgraded

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The conditions of three people hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash in Antrim Township, Pa., Thursday improved as the weekend progressed, officials said.

The 6:14 p.m. crash occurred as a 1994 Dodge Ram 2500 being driven south on Stone Bridge Road by Kelly L. Martin, 35, of Clear Spring approached the intersection with Guitner Road, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Martin was unable to stop due to the weight of a trailer behind her, police said.

Martin’s truck entered the intersection and collided with a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup being driven west on Guitner Road by Renee A. Rife, 55, of Greencastle, Pa., state police said.

Renee Rife was in good condition Sunday evening at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Dennis K. Rife, 58, of Greencastle, a passenger in the S-10, was in fair condition Sunday at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said.

A second passenger in the S-10, Evan T. Brumfield, 16, of Greencastle, was also in fair condition Friday at Hershey Medical Center, the spokesman said.


Thurmont woman charged with stealing from DMV

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A former assistant manager at a Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration office is accused of stealing nearly $90,000 from the agency.

Attorneys in the case say Joann Fleishell, 52, of Thurmont, Md., is expected to go to trial this fall.

Court documents show she was indicted in April on a theft scheme charge. She’s accused of stealing $87,681 from the MVA between January 2007 and October 2008, while she was working as an assistant manager at the Frederick branch.

A spokesman for Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler said the AG’s office will prosecute the case because a state agency is considered the victim.

Fleishell was fired from the MVA in 2009, and court documents show she sued the agency, unsuccessfully, for wrongful termination.

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