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Police blotter: Aug. 21

August 21, 2018

Two teens injured in accident

A 16-year-old female driver from Confluence was seriously injured and her 17-year-old female passenger from Friedens sustained minor injuries when their vehicle hit a tree on Cranberry Road in Lower Turkeyfoot Township Aug. 14, according to a state police report.

The driver was traveling south on the gravel road and lost control while attempting to negotiate a left curve in the road. She left the road before striking a tree head-on. Soon after impact, both girls got out of the car just prior to it bursting into flames, according to police. The females were taken to Somerset Hospital. The driver was taken by Somerset Area Ambulance Association and the passenger by Confluence Community Ambulance Service, police said. Both females were wearing seat belts, police said.

Items stolen from storage units

The state police are investigating a report that someone cut eight padlocks from different storage units at Star-Lite Storage along Glades Pike in Somerset Township. The report stated that the culprits took items between Aug. 10 and 11.

Some of the items include tools and air compressors, according to a police report. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814-445-4104.

A safe taken from home

The state police are investigating the removal of a key and a Sentry lock box/safe from a residence along Marge Lane in Somerset Township on Wednesday. There was no indication of force used to enter the residence, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814-445-4104.

Tools taken from job site

Someone took tools owned by William Barlow, 48, Fort Hill, from a job site along Fort Hill Road in Addison Township between Thursday and Friday, state police said.

Vehicle hits parked car

A 7-year-old passenger of a vehicle driven by Sharon Tuck, 52, Salisbury, sustained minor injuries when Tuck’s vehicle hit a parked car at John Street and Union Street in Salisbury Borough on Aug. 12, according to state police.

The young girl was transported to Western Maryland Health System by ambulance, police said.

Tuck and a 4-year-old passenger were not injured in the accident, police said.

Tuck stopped her vehicle at the intersection facing west. The legally parked and unoccupied vehicle was in a parking space off the west side of John Street. Tuck drove forward, crossed onto John Street and hit the parked vehicle, police said.

The Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Truck overturns

Jared Pettengill, 20, Port Huron, Michigan, was not injured when he lost control of his truck while driving down a steep grade and negotiating a sharp curve on Route 160 in Southampton Township Sunday, according to state police. The truck overturned and struck a guide rail and embankment, police said. Pettengill was wearing a seat belt.

Driver loses control in downpour

Bryan Phillips, 63, Windber, and his two Johnstown passengers, Randi Phillips, 33, and a 3-year-old girl, were not injured, when Phillips lost control during a torrential downpour and slid off Brumbaugh Road in South Woodbury Township, Bedford County, on Saturday, according to state police. The adults were wearing seat belts, and the child was in a child safety seat, police said.

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