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December 12, 2008
U.S. 40 west of Md. 66 was reopened at about 10:45 a.m. Friday, about 30 minutes after it was shut down in both directions by a three-vehicle accident near Sheetz, Maryland State Police said. The road was closed for about 30 minutes while the vehicles are towed, troopers said. Drivers were asked to take an alternate route, such as Beaver Creek Road.  Minor injuries were reported, state police said.
October 22, 1997
A 42-year-old Hagerstown man was found not guilty Monday in Washington County Circuit Court of two counts of theft. Douglas Craig Tedrick, of 149 N. Potomac St., appeared before Judge John H. McDowell. On April 26, Hagerstown City Police were investigating the theft of a purse from a woman's vehicle on Chestnut Street when she received word from the Maryland State Police that Tedrick was in custody at a convenience store with a credit card belonging to her, police reports said.
April 8, 1997
A Falling Waters, W.Va., man died in an accident on Interstate 81 just south of Salem Avenue Monday morning, police said. Michael P. Myers, 31, of 156 Broadview Court, was driving a 1994 Ford Ranger southbound on I-81 at 5:05 a.m. when he apparently fell asleep, Maryland State Police said. The Ford traveled onto the right shoulder, then went back across both lanes before overturning several times, police said. Myers, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown out and subsequently struck by two passing vehicles, police said.
October 6, 2009
Two vehicles collide at Fairview Road intersection WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Fairview Road and Fairview Church Road on Monday, police said. Maryland State Police said people in the crash were taken to the hospital, but only for observation. A dispatcher said the crash was reported at 9:41 p.m. The intersection, which has a sharp curve, was featured in the "What's wrong with this picture?" feature in Monday's Herald-Mail.
April 3, 2010
The Washington County Sheriff's Department was investigating an incident Saturday afternoon in which several shots were fired into a car parked in front of a house, Sgt. Tim Baker said. The incident was reported at 3:06 p.m. on Poplar Grove Road, a county 911 dispatcher said. Following a pursuit, the Hagerstown Police Department and Maryland State Police stopped a vehicle with three male occupants on Security Road at 3:41 p.m. in connection with the shooting, Baker said. The sheriff's department still was investigating the incident Saturday night, Baker said.
August 30, 2012
The southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near Interstate 70 are now open, a Washington County 911 dispatcher said. The lanes had been closed because of debris from a sofa bed in the road, according to Maryland State Police and a 911 dispatcher. The lanes were closed until crews could respond to clean up the debris, a state police spokesman said. The state police spokesman said he believes the sofa bed might have fallen off a truck.
July 15, 1999
FREDERICK, Md. - An Adamstown, Md., man was charged with having marijuana Wednesday after Maryland State Police searched his pickup truck. Police were in the area looking for a car abandoned from an earlier pursuit. Troopers said they came across an occupied Ford F-150 pickup truck in a wooded area adjacent to Greenfield Road at 4:30 p.m. Troopers said the occupant "appeared nervous. " Raymond L. Brooks, 27, agreed to a search of his truck and 3.1 grams of suspected marijuana were found, police alleged.
February 21, 1998
A Baltimore woman was charged with possession of heroin and carrying a concealed weapon while at the Maryland Correctional Training Center Friday morning to visit an inmate, according to Maryland State Police. Tarita Lissome Lyon, 35, also was charged with possession with the intent to distribute heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. A correctional officer noticed a bulge in a woman's cheek and asked her to spit what she had in her mouth into a trash can, police said.
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | July 10, 2006
Maryland State Police said Sunday they were investigating human remains that were found Friday afternoon near Pen Mar. Police said the remains had been there for several years, and investigators were working to identify the body. As of Sunday, there were several possible IDs, police said, but nothing was official. An archaeologist was taken to the scene by Grey Rock Road near the Appalachian Trail, where the body was found, police said. Additional details were not available Sunday, and police said the incident was still under investigation.
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