NORTHWEST--Taneytown * Union Bridge * New Windsor * Uniontown

November 25, 1992|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

600 lose power after car hits utility pole

More than 600 Potomac Edison Co. customers were without electricity for nearly six hours early yesterday morning after an automobile struck a utility pole outside Taneytown.

The accident occurred about 1 a.m. on Route 194 south of Crouse Mill Road and disrupted electrical service until 6:40 a.m., a Potomac Edison official said.

Troopers from the state police barracks at Westminster and members of the Taneytown Fire Police directed traffic around the accident until after 6 a.m. while crews from the electric company worked to replace the pole and transfer the wires to the new pole.

The name or injuries of the driver were not available from state police at press time.

Meanwhile, a victim in a two-car accident at routes 27 and 482 north of Westminster Friday night was released from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore over the weekend.

Cynthia Ann Dietrich, 35, of the 300 block of Winsome Drive and the driver of one of the cars, was released from Shock Trauma on Saturday.

The driver of the second car, Jason Salafia, 16, and three passengers in his vehicle were all taken to Carroll County General Hospital and released after treatment.

State police reported that Ms. Dietrich was northbound on Route 27 and collided with the automobile of Jason Salafia, who made a left turn in front of the northbound car.

Police charged Mr. Salafia with failure to yield right of way when making a left turn.

Oil delivery man charged with theft

The serial number of a $10 bill found in the pocket of a 32-year-old delivery man for Tevis Oil Company led to the arrest of Ronnie Lee Roberts of Keymar.

Taneytown Police Chief Melvin Diggs said because of previous thefts from the Taneytown Chevron gasoline station, employees listed the serial numbers of all bills placed in a money bag kept under the counter.

When Mr. Roberts left the station after making a delivery last Friday, an employee checked the bag and found $110 missing.

The employee notified Chief Diggs, and the delivery man was questioned at his next stop in Union Bridge. Police found a $10 bill in the suspect's pocket with a serial number matching one of the bills taken from the gas station.

When the suspect was shown the list of the missing bills, he led police to a location on Keymar Road where an additional $100 was found under a rock.

Mr. Roberts was charged with theft and released on his own recognizance.

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