On Sunday October 16, 2011 at approximately 0714 hours officers of the Frederick Police Department responded to the area of West Patrick Street and College Avenue for the report of an accident. As officers were responding Dispatch advised that the operator of the vehicle was running from the accident scene and carrying unknown items from the truck. Officers obtained a description of the driver from witnesses and located the subject a short distance away. The subject located by police, later identified as Sinsky, was positively identified by witnesses as the driver of the vehicle in the accident. Sinsky had removed a case of beer from the vehicle was attempting to run while carrying the beer. Sinsky left a trail of beer cans from the vehicle to his location where he was found. Sinsky failed a series of standardized field sobriety tests while at FPD headquarters for processing. Sinsky agreed to take an intoximeter test and registered well above the legal limit. A check of Sinsky's driving status further revealed that his license to drive was suspended and revoked. Sinsky also had an alcohol restriction on his driving record. Sinsky was subsequently transported to central booking where he was released after receiving a $14,000 bond. No one was injured in the accident and the only damage besides the vehicle was a fire hydrant.
Allegany County Sheriff:
On 10/10/11, The Allegany County Sheriffs office investigated a motor vehicle crash on Barrelville Rd Mt Savage, Md. On 10/17/11, The Sheriffs Office was notified that the driver of the Tractor trailor involved in the Motor vehicle crash on Barrelville Rd., John Everett Clinger AGE 58 of Oak Hill Florida, succumbed to his injuries at Maryland Shock Trama hospital at 0130 hrs on today's date. Clinger was the driver in the single vehicle accident when he fell asleep at the wheel and the tractor trailer that he was operating went through a guardrail on a bridge and rolled down into Little Jenning's Run. Officers of the Allegany County Sheriff's Office responded as well as rescue units from Mt. Savage, LaVale, and Wellersburg. Also responding were Allegany County Hazmat and the State Highway Administration. Barrelville Road was closed for four hours until OK Towing could remove the tractor and trailer which were destroyed.
Cumberland City Police:
Troopers from the Maryland State Police Frederick Barrack responded to the area of E/B Rt.340 at I-70 for a report of a two vehicle motor vehicle collision. TFC Ciccarelli and TFC Witanowski, of the Frederick Barrack responded to the scene and conducted traffic control and collision investigation.
While investigating the collision the roadway had to be closed for emergency vehicles to respond to the scene. TFC. Ciccarelli was in the process of directing traffic when Dennis Ray Engle 59 years old of Fairfield, PA traveled between parked emergency vehicles nearly striking first responders at the scene.
Upon initial contact with the driver, troopers discovered signs of impairment including the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the drivers breath. TFC Ciccarelli conducted field sobriety tests on Engle. Engle was than arrested for driving under the influence and transported to the barrack for processing.
At the barrack, Engle was charged with Driving Under the Influence and released to the care of a family member.
The Maryland State Police want to remind all motorists that drinking and driving is a major factor in collisions
and deaths in the state of Maryland.
Hagerstown Police Department responded to a shooting that occurred this afternoon at 3:30 pm in the area of Jonathon Street and West Franklin Street. One patient has been transported to Meritus Hospital at this time. HPD is looking for an African-American male in his late teens or early twenties. Hagerstown Police Department will be hosting a press briefing at 5:30 pm tonight at their headquarters, 50 North Burhans Blvd. Hagerstown Police Department is still investigating the shooting and all media inquiries are directed to HPD at 301-739-8577 ext: 269.