Police log

July 29, 1997

Turner's Taxi driver remains missing

A Turner's Taxi driver who left for Queens, N.Y., last Wednesday remained missing Monday night, Hagerstown City Police said.

Kenneth Wayne Bradford, who had worked for the company for about a month, is described as a white man, standing 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing about 225 pounds. He has blond hair.

The cab he was driving was found last Thursday in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and reported to Hagerstown authorities on Sunday, police said.

Bradford picked up three men Wednesday at about 9 p.m. in Noland Village for a trip to Queens, N.Y., police said.


The $450 fare reportedly was paid up front.

When Bradford did not return from the estimated 10-hour trip, company owner George Turner reported his driver as a missing person.

Bradford was not reported arrested by any of the local police agencies in South Carolina; nor was he in any of the medical facilities, according to police.

Man recovers after falling in river

BRUNSWICK, Md. - A man lost his footing while swimming in the Potomac River Monday night, but he was able to pull himself out, according to Brunswick police officials.

Julia Fraley, 38, was swept several hundred feet downstream by the current, said Cpl. Jeff Kessler. Brunswick rescue workers were called to the area and boarded boats, but he said Fraley was able to get out of the water by himself.

"He walked back to his car and that was it," Kessler said.

Boy listed as fair after Sunday wreck

A 14-year-old Hagerstown boy was in fair condition at Washington County Hospital Monday morning, recovering from injuries suffered when his scooter collided with an oncoming car on West Church Street Sunday evening, Hagerstown City Police said.

Gregory Dowler was taken to the hospital shortly after the 8:06 p.m. accident.

Officer Casey Yonkers said the boy dislocated his left shoulder and broke a bone in his lower leg.

The driver of the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier was Stephanie Dawn Yost, 17, of Clear Spring.

Yonkers said she was driving west on West Church Street when the boy darted out from the driveway that leads to the Salem Avenue School.

The accident occurred in the 13000 block of West Church Street.

Graffiti sprayed on car and building

Graffiti was sprayed on a car and a building over the weekend, Hagerstown City Police said Monday.

The American First Bank at 32 N. Potomac St. reported the green graffiti Sunday as did the owner of a 1987 Pontiac parked in the 300 block of North Prospect Street, police said.

Police have suspect in assault at Rutter's

BOONSBORO - Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies have a suspect and the tag number of a vehicle involved in an alleged assault Sunday afternoon.

An employee of Rutter's General Store told deputies a man came into the store and attempted to steal her purse. When she tried to get it back, the man allegedly assaulted her, deputies said.

Boy, 16, detained in motorcycle thefts

A 16-year-old boy has been implicated in the theft of one motorcycle and possibly the theft of another motorcycle, a bicycle and attempted break-in of the liquor store.

The boy was taken into custody Sunday, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies. It wasn't known if he was detained or freed to parents.

All three of the cycles were taken from the 700 block of Antietam Drive, deputies said.

Utility shed, trailers entered at work site

A utility shed and two storage trailers at the Boonsboro High School work site were entered over the weekend, according to Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies said.

It wasn't immediately known if anything was taken after the three locks were broken. The sheds and trailers belong to Antietam Construction Company.

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