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by TARA REILLY | April 14, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com Maryland and Pennsylvania police were in a standoff Saturday night with a man who allegedly forced his way into a van at gunpoint just outside of Hancock and then drove about 30 miles to Fulton County, Pa., with a possible kidnap victim. The standoff in a wooded area was continuing as of 10 p.m. Saturday just below McConnellsburg, Pa., in Fulton County, Cpl. T.J. McKenrick of the Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said. David Hoover, president of the McConnellsburg Fire Department, said the man was holed up in a mountainous area at the top of Pa. 16, near the Fulton and Franklin county lines.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | December 2, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - A former Keedysville man who served time for holding his ex-wife hostage eight years ago pleaded guilty Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to stealing another man's van at gunpoint and using it to kidnap his ex-girlfriend in Hancock in April 2003. David William Trumpower, 54, was sentenced Thursday by Circuit Judge John H. McDowell to serve 30 years in prison. McDowell told Trumpower, "You're too dangerous to remain in society.
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March 25, 1997
High-speed chase injures 13-year-old A high speed chase in Frederick County seriously injured a 13-year-old boy. Police in Thurmont Thurmont attempted to stop a vehicle going the wrong way on a one-way street at 12:30 a.m. Monday but the car sped away. The chase ran through yards and onto U.S. 15 at speeds in excess of 100 mph. The vehicle crashed near Tom's Creek when the driver attempted to cut through the median, hit a guardrail and overturned, hurling the driver out of the car. The boy was flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment of serious head injuries, police said.
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April 4, 2007
Bike rider taken to hospital after collision A bicyclist was taken to Washington County Hospital after he was hit by a vehicle on North Locust Street Tuesday, the Hagerstown Police Department said. Lt. Richard Reynolds said late Tuesday he did not know the condition of the boy, who rode in front of a vehicle at about 4:30 p.m. at the corner of North Locust Street and Wayside Avenue. Police said the driver, who had the green light as he proceeded north on North Locust Avenue, was not at fault.
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December 2, 2011
One person was taken to the hospital after an accident Friday morning on National Pike (U.S. 40) Trooper George of the Maryland State Police said. A Chevrolet van collided with the back of a Chevrolet TrailBlazer, said George, who did not give his first name. Both vehicles were traveling eastbound on National Pike just west of the intersection with Greencastle Pike (Md. 63), he said. The driver of the TrailBlazer was taken to Meritus Medical Center. In addition to the Maryland State Police, a firetruck from the Williamsport Volunteer Fire Company was on the scene but left by 8:22 a.m. Police responded to the accident at 8:05 a.m. - Caleb Calhoun, Mobile Journalist
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by DON AINES | September 19, 2003
FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Texas woman died from injuries she sustained Thursday in a two-vehicle accident on Mont Alto Road in Guilford Township, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said. Roberta Schwind, 66, of Borger, Texas, was a passenger in a 2000 Geo Tracker traveling south in the 1900 block of Mont Alto Road at 4:08 p.m. when the vehicle collided with a 1989 Chevrolet conversion van, state police said. Schwind was pronounced dead at Chambersburg Hospital, police said. The accident occurred about a quarter-mile north of Duffield Road intersection where the road goes into a blind curve on a hill.
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July 25, 2004
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A woman was critically injured Saturday when her vehicle went off Chestnut Hill Road as she allegedly tried to get away from police, West Virginia State Police said in a news release. Brenda Nash of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was listed in critical condition at Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center Saturday night, a hospital spokeswoman said. Deputy C.K. Colbert of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department responded to a call that a possibly intoxicated woman was getting ready to leave the parking lot of the Charles Town Wal-Mart with two children, police said.
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October 30, 2002
LEITERSBURG - Three people were taken to Washington County Hospital following a two-vehicle accident on Md. 60 at Longmeadow Road around 1 p.m. Tuesday. Sherman Lee Lynn, 34, of 919 Kenly Ave., was listed in good condition Tuesday evening, hospital officials said. His passenger, Steven Melvin Bowman, 31, of 326 S. Potomac St., was still in the emergency room Tuesday night. Lynn was the driver of a 1989 Chevrolet Astro van that was eastbound on Md. 60 when it collided with a 1990 Ford Bronco that pulled onto the highway from the parking lot of a furniture store, Maryland State Police said.
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April 26, 2002
FUNKSTOWN - A head-on accident on Edgewood Drive at Poplar Street in Funkstown Thursday evening sent four people to Washington County Hospital. Victoria Brandt, 30, of Funkstown, the driver of a Pontiac Grand Am, was charged with crossing the center line in the 5:15 p.m. accident, said Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Howard. Brandt's injuries were still being assessed in the emergency room late Thursday, hospital officials said. Her mother, Marjory Brandt, age and address unknown, and Jane Halton, of Germantown, Md., also were still in the emergency room.
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