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April 8, 2012
Several vehicles became disabled Sunday afternoon on Interstate 70 east of Clear Spring after they struck a pothole, according to a Washington County 911 spokesman and Maryland State Police. The pothole caused some flat tires, and it was unclear how many cars were disabled, police and the 911 spokesman said. State highway crews patched the hole, according to K.D. Scheer, spokesman for Maryland State Police. The pothole, which was reported on eastbound I-70 around the 20-mile marker, was reported at about 4:14 p.m., the 911 spokesman said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | July 28, 2010
Local police in recent months have noticed an increase in thefts from vehicles and are urging people to keep doors on vehicles locked and to remove valuables like GPS units, iPods, tools, jewelry, purses, wallets and cash. Capt. Mark Holtzman of the Hagerstown Police Department said there were about 20 instances of valuables being stolen from cars in North Hagerstown on July 9. The thefts occurred the area of Lindsay Lane and Fairchild, Pennsylvania and Belview avenues, Holtzman said.
NEWS
March 24, 2013
What are the regulations in Maryland for obtaining historic tags for your car or truck? Once you get the historic registration, are there restrictions for how you are allowed to use the vehicle? The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration website at www.mva.maryland.gov provides the following information about historic registration: To qualify for historic registration, your vehicle must not have been substantially altered, remodeled or remanufactured from its original design; must be a passenger vehicle, motorcycle or truck (with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less)
NEWS
June 13, 2013
Seven utility-terrain vehicles valued at more than $72,000 were taken from Antietam Tractor and Equipment on Leitersburg Pike, Maryland State Police said. The first incident occurred on April 21, when three Kubota UTVs were taken at night from the store at 20927 Leitersburg Pike near Hagerstown, police said in a news release. The vehicles were valued at more than $27,000. Four other Kubotas were taken on May 7, police said. But those vehicles, which were valued at more than $45,000, were found in a nearby wooded area.
NEWS
November 8, 2012
Washington County Sheriff's Office authorities have charged a man in connection with about $8,965 worth of damage to vehicles in the Williamsport area. Daniel Alfred Lavasseur, 56, no fixed address, has been charged with 28 counts of malicious destruction of property over $500, according to a news release. On Nov. 6, the sheriff's office was notified about damage to tires of 28 vehicles parked in the area of North Conococheague Street in Williamsport, the release said. Security footage captured an image of a male puncturing the tires of several vehicles, the release said.
NEWS
January 19, 2013
Two motorists were flown to a Virginia hospital Saturday after two vehicles collided head-on on Hedgesville Road just west of Hedgesville, according to a Berkeley County Sheriff's Office news release. The crash in the area of BJ Dennie Lane was reported at 5:26 p.m., and Hedgesville Road was shut down for about 90 minutes, according to deputies and a Berkeley County emergency communications supervisor. Emergency responders had to cut open the vehicles to remove the motorists, who then were flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., deputies said.
NEWS
August 26, 2013
Two Hagerstown residents have been charged with taking items from vehicles in the area of Saint James Village North, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. John Daryl Eller, 21, and Catlin Brianna Rose, 20, were charged with one count each of theft less than $1,000, and two counts each of rogue and vagabond, according to a sheriff's office news release. Deputies said they responded at  3 a.m. Sunday  for a report of people acting suspiciously in the area of Saint James Village North, which is south of Hagerstown off Sharpsburg Pike.
NEWS
January 20, 2012
The Hagerstown Fire Department was at the scene of a garage fire Friday night in what appeared to be a auto shop to the rear of 36 E. Franklin St. Combustible materials too close to a woodstove was the apparent cause of the fire, which damaged several vehicles and motorcycles, Hagerstown City Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven said. The fire was called in at 8:51 p.m. and took about 15 minutes to bring under control, Battalion Chief Russell Grim said. There were about six cars and three or four motorcycles in the three-bay garage that faced onto Center Alley, he said.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | December 23, 2010
Two local residents have new wheels — thanks to local repair shops that gave away refurbished vehicles as contest prizes, in time for Christmas. Michael Lindsay Jr. of Hagerstown and Beth Powell of Clear Spring were asked to be at Scott's Speed Shop in Hagerstown on Thursday, but weren't told exactly why. Lindsay knew he was a finalist in the free vehicle contest. Powell thought she was competing to get a free car repair. Shortly before 2:30 p.m., Scott Hoffman of Scott's Speed Shop announced the prizes — a 2000 Ford Focus for Lindsay, a 1999 Dodge Caravan for Powell.
NEWS
June 13, 2013
The southbound lanes of Interstate 81 were shut down near the 23-mile marker Thursday night after two vehicles flipped into a concrete barrier wall, according to a Berkeley County 911 supervisor. The supervisor said he does not have any information about possible injuries. Southbound traffic was being routed off the interstate onto U.S. 11, the supervisor said at about 10:45 p.m.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
A Waynesboro, Pa., man accused of hitting a woman with his car and killing her in August waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday. Benjamin Rodger Savage, 31, remains incarcerated in the Franklin County (Pa.) Jail. He was transported to the county courthouse Tuesday, where he met privately with a public defender and chose to waive the preliminary hearing before appearing before a judge. His case will be scheduled for mandatory arraignment. Waynesboro police charged Savage with homicide by vehicle, accidents involving death or personal injury, involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving.
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NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 31, 2013
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has proposed building two recreational trails for off-road vehicles in the westernmost portion of Washington County. The proposal to build the trails on state-owned land at Sideling Hill North and Sideling Hill South is to be discussed Sept. 4 during a meeting at the New Germany State Park Lake House in Garrett County, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. DNR said it is proposing another off-road vehicle trail in Garrett County at St. Johns Rock.
NEWS
August 30, 2013
The Mercersburg Police Department is investigating several reports of vehicles being damaged. Most of the damage appeared to be scratches caused by keys, although at least one vehicle was hit by eggs, police said in a news release. Incidents were reported involving vehicles parked on West Seminary Street, North Park Street and West California Street, police said. Anyone with information can call police at 717-328-0150. 
NEWS
August 26, 2013
No charges will be filed in a  Sunday  afternoon accident in which a 9-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle east of Hagerstown because the boy was determined to be at fault, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The boy, who had what were believed to be nonlife-threatening injuries, was taken to Meritus Medical Center  on Sunday , emergency service officials have said. The incident at Youngstoun Drive and Robinwood Court was reported at  1:12 p.m. Sunday . A contributing factor in the accident was that the boy was riding his bicycle against the flow of traffic, according to a voice mail from Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.
NEWS
August 26, 2013
Two Hagerstown residents have been charged with taking items from vehicles in the area of Saint James Village North, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. John Daryl Eller, 21, and Catlin Brianna Rose, 20, were charged with one count each of theft less than $1,000, and two counts each of rogue and vagabond, according to a sheriff's office news release. Deputies said they responded at  3 a.m. Sunday  for a report of people acting suspiciously in the area of Saint James Village North, which is south of Hagerstown off Sharpsburg Pike.
NEWS
August 25, 2013
A 9-year-old boy with nonlife-threatening injuries was taken to Meritus Medical Center on Sunday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle east of Hagerstown, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Washington County Emergency Services. The incident at Youngstoun Drive and Robinwood Court was reported at 1:12 p.m. Sunday, a Washington County 911 supervisor said. - Julie E. Greene
NEWS
August 15, 2013
Hagerstown police are looking for a motorist who crashed a vehicle on Jonathan Street while fleeing police early Thursday morning, according to a news release. A female passenger was injured in the rollover crash. The unidentified woman was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown for minor injuries, police said. The incident began just before 1 a.m., when police attempted to stop a Ford Escape in the 600 block of Forest Drive. The driver, whom police believe is a black male, failed to stop and increased the vehicle's speed as it approached the intersection of Charles and Jonathan streets, the release said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 9, 2013
One woman died and another motorist was injured when they were thrown from vehicles during two separate accidents that occurred within 24 hours of each other this week on Interstate 70. Susie Burleson, a registered nurse and trauma manager at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, said Friday that it was rare to see two ejections in the period of a day, but the accidents should serve as a vivid reminder for people to wear their seat belts. “We tend to see more serious injuries with ejections than those who wear their seat belts,” Burleson said.
NEWS
July 31, 2013
Northbound Interstate 81 lanes have been reopened following a vehicle crash late this afternoon in the area of the 24-mile marker, according to a Berkeley County 911 spokeswoman. The lanes were closed after the accident, which was reported at 4:39 p.m. The closure caused traffic congestion on the interstate and nearby U.S. 11, the spokeswoman said. Authorities were told that two vehicles were involved in the crash. There were injuries, but no details were  available, the spokeswoman said.
NEWS
July 31, 2013
A Waynesboro man was killed in a Wednesday morning vehicle crash south of town. Alfred V. Balsam, 46, of 119 N. Broad St. was pronounced dead at the scene of the single-vehicle accident at 15015 Wayne Highway, Washington Township, Pa., police said. The crash occurred at about 5:30 a.m., police said. Police were continuing to investigate the accident near Iron Bridge Road. Wayne Highway, or Pa. 316 South, is a connector road between Waynesboro and Hagerstown.
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