Police log

May 14, 1997

Four taken to hospital after head-on crash

Four people, including a seven-month pregnant woman, were involved in a near head-on crash on Raven Rock Road off Md. 64 Wednesday morning.

The 5:54 a.m. wreck occurred after a 17-year-old Hagerstown boy fell asleep at the wheel of his 1977 Ford pickup truck, according to Washington County Sheriff's Department Deputy Richard Schleigh.

Schleigh wouldn't release the youth's name.

That teen and three people in a 1992 Nissan were taken to Washington County Hospital.

Sharon Mehaffie, 38, of Hell's Delight Road, was flown to the hospital by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter.

Her husband, Glenn Mehaffie, 31, also of Hell's Delight Road, and her 8-year-old son, were taken to the hospital by Smithsburg Ambulance Company personnel, Schleigh said.


Sharon and Glenn Mehaffie were treated and released from Washington County Hospital. The status of the children could not be determined.

Stereo gear stolen

Thieves stole $2,500 in stereo equipment from a car parked in the Valley Mall, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The equipment was taken while the victim's 1995 Pontiac Firebird was parked at the rear of the mall on Tuesday evening.

Man faces drug charge

INWOOD, W.Va. - A Gerrardstown, W.Va., man was arrested Monday after about one pound of marijuana was delivered to a confidential informant in the Food Lion supermarket parking lot in Inwood, police said.

Bernadino Perez Castillo, 33, of Route 1, was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

The supermarket is along W.Va. 51 in Inwood. The transaction was observed and recorded by members of the Criminal Investigation Section of the sheriff's department, according to police records.

Worker injured

FREDERICK, Md. - A construction worker was injured Wednesday afternoon after falling 25 feet, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said.

Harry Hofmann, 26, of Ellicott City, Md., hit his head during the fall, deputies said. He was flown to Washington County Hospital, where he was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

According to deputies, Cherry Hill Construction employees were trying to remove a large section of drill from a "direct bore" machine at about 2:10 p.m. Hoffman was attempting to remove the drill bit when the machinery turned on and he was thrown about 25 feet, deputies said.

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