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Cab missing after heading for Queens

July 25, 1997

By MARLO BARNHART

Staff Writer

George Turner, owner of Turner's Taxi, is looking for a cab.

One of his drivers picked up three men Wednesday at 9 p.m. in Noland Village and headed to Queens, N.Y., Turner said. The cab hasn't been seen since.

The cab driver, Kenneth Wayne Bradford, has been reported to Hagerstown City Police as a missing person, Turner said.

"The driver got the money up front," Turner said, noting the fare would have been about $450. "I'm more worried about the driver than about the cab."

Turner said he feared the driver might have had trouble and was hurt or lost in unfamiliar territory.

Police received information Thursday night that the driver had been spotted in the Hagerstown area but that has not been confirmed.

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Employed by Turner's Taxi for about a month, Bradford is described as a white male, 6 feet 4 inches tall, 225 pounds, with blond hair.

The cab is a 1990 Chevrolet Lumina with Maryland tag 01293B. The car, painted in the blue-and-white Turner Taxi motif, is marked on the side with No. 42.

"That's a five-hour trip up and five hours back," Turner said, noting he didn't really get worried until late Thursday.

He said he called Bradford's sister to get her to report her brother as missing to the police.

Sgt. Roger Powers said a teletype was sent Friday to authorities in Queens to be on the lookout for Bradford and the cab.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the cab or driver can call police at 301-790-3700.

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