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Police log

March 30, 1997

Man critical after intruder beats him

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick, Md., man was in critical condition Saturday after he was severely beaten by an early morning intruder, police said.

David Boyd Coffey, 36, of Apple Way, was punched and kicked in the head and chest inside a home at 566 Cascade Way, Frederick City Police said.

Coffey was flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma unit, where he was hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

Police said Jeffrey Wade Flanary, 25, of 400A Sherman Ave., Frederick, Md., broke into the Cascade Way home and fought with Coffey.

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Police arrested Flanary across the street from the home and charged him with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and first-degree burglary, police said.

Susan Marsel, of 566 Cascade Way, called police to report the fight at 5:52 a.m., police said.

Hagerstown man charged with grabbing police officer's gun

FREDERICK, Md. - A Hagerstown man who allegedly grabbed a Frederick City Police officer's gun was arrested as police tried to break up a disorderly crowd of 200 people in the 100 block of All Saints Street early Saturday morning.

Anthony Bernard Wedge, 28, of 430 Sumans Ave., was charged with disorderly conduct, attempting to disarm a police officer, resisting arrest, three counts of second-degree assault and destruction of property, Frederick City Police said.

A neighbor called police about the large crowd shortly before 2 a.m.

When police arrived, they tried to arrest Wedge. Police say they saw him pushing another man.

Wedge fought with officers and grabbed at an officer's gun, although a second officer kept Wedge from pulling it from the holster, police said.

Police also arrested two Frederick residents who allegedly yelled at them and taunted them.

Denise DeLauter, 25, of 5803 Oleander Court, and Nathaniel Robert Jarboe, 22, of 26 College Ave., were charged with disorderly conduct, police said.

DeLauter also was charged with failure to obey a lawful order, resisting arrest and second-degree assault when she allegedly kicked Officer Gene Alston, police said.

Inwood man charged after truck hits poles

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An Inwood, W.Va., man was charged with driving under the influence after he drove his pickup truck into two telephone poles early Saturday morning, West Virginia State Police said.

Carlin Ray Platt, 25, was not hurt. He was wearing his seat belt, police said.

Platt was northbound on Sulpher Springs Road near the entrance to Woodbrook subdivision about 2:13 a.m. when he crested a hill and went airborne. His truck hit one pole, breaking it in half, and kept going into a second pole, police said.

Platt also was charged with driving while his license was suspended for a non-DUI offense, police said. His truck was a total loss.

Greencastle man charged in accident

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Greencastle, Pa., man was cited after he lost control of his pickup truck and hit the back of a pickup truck and trailer on Interstate 81 early Saturday morning, West Virginia State Police said.

Christopher Kabler, 31, was treated and released at Washington County Hospital after the 2:10 a.m. wreck, police said.

Kabler was northbound on I-81 near the two mile marker when his truck rear-ended a vehicle being driven by Robert E. Young, 68, of West Buxton, Maine, police said.

Police said Young was injured, but Tri-State hospitals had no record of treating him.

Police charge two with stealing car

FREDERICK, Md. - Police arrested two people Friday night who were driving a car reported stolen from Prince George's County, Md.

Maurice A. Briscoe, 21, of College Park, Md., and Gary A. Brown, 18, of Washington, D.C., were each charged with motor vehicle theft by possession and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, Frederick City Police said.

Police stopped the car shortly before midnight on Rosemont Avenue for speeding.

Briscoe was also charged with speeding, driving without a license, not wearing a seat belt and giving a false name, police said.

Teens charged with putting graffiti on span

FREDERICK, Md. - Police charged two teenagers Friday with spraying graffiti on the Monocacy River Bridge on Gas House Pike.

A 16-year-old Frederick, Md., boy and a 17-year-old New Market, Md., girl were charged with malicious destruction of property about 1:30 p.m., Frederick City Police said.

A citizen reported the vandalism, police said.

Guns stolen from two homes in area

FREDERICK, Md. - Two handguns were stolen from different Frederick County homes recently, Maryland State Police said.

A 9mm handgun was taken from the New Market, Md., home of Donald Kress during a party that his teenage son had, police said.

A .22-caliber handgun and $560 in cash was taken during a break-in at a Hawbottom Road home, police said.

Pa. motorist hurt when truck hits tree

GREENE TOWNSHIP, Pa. - An Upper Strasburg, Pa., man was hurt late Friday night when he fell asleep at the wheel and ran his pickup truck into a tree, Pennsylvania State Police said.

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