Taneytown * Union Bridge * New Windsor * Uniontown


June 29, 1993

2 treated after pickup hits utility pole

A 16-year-old Taneytown resident lost control of the pick-up truck he was driving yesterday and hit a telephone pole on Harney Road.

Jeremiah Franklin Knox, of Fairground Avenue, told state police he was driving south on Harney Road about 2 p.m. when something in the truck distracted him.

Police said the youth lost control of the vehicle, drove off the right side of the road and struck a telephone pole.

According to police, the Knox youth and his passenger, 75-year-old Clarence Emmitt Shank of the 4000 block of Kump Station Road, were taken to Gettysburg Hospital in Pennsylvania.

A hospital spokeswoman said the two were still being treated in the emergency room late in the afternoon. The spokeswoman said she was not sure whether either would be admitted to the hospital.

Police said no charges were filed in the accident.

Taneytown man hurt in jet skiing accident

A Taneytown man was injured Sunday when he fell into the Baugher's Orchard Pond while jet skiing, state police in Westminster reported.

Police said Edward Rock, 26, of the 4000 block of Fringer Road, was skiing on the pond when shortly before 5:30 he lost control of the vehicle and fell into the water.

Mr. Rock went under the water and was pulled out by a friend, Michael Petry of New Windsor, police said.

Mr. Rock was taken by the Pleasant Valley ambulance to Carroll County General Hospital, where he was treated and released.


* New Windsor: A resident reported to state police that a 1992 Honda dirt bike was stolen from a storage shed that was pried open in the 3100 block of Hoopers Delight Road at about 2 a.m. Saturday. The bike's estimated value was $1,600.


* Union Bridge: Union Bridge assisted Frederick County fighting a hay baler fire on Beaver Dam Road at 4:13 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for an hour.

Union Bridge responded to an auto fire on South Main Street Monday. Units were out for 10 minutes.

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