Police log

August 27, 1997

Charges filed by park rangers

According to court records, the following people appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Don Beachley recently on charges brought by National Park Service rangers on C&O Canal property:

* Dale L. Bohrer Jr., 20, of 126 E. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va., possession of marijuana, $110 fine.

* Robert E. Lady, 19, of 10516 Honeyfield Rd., Williamsport, tampering with the property of another, $60 fine, 50 hours of community service.

* Steven A. Hambleton, 34, of 3438 Harpers Ferry Rd., Sharpsburg, possession of drug paraphernalia, $85 fine.

* Michael A. Luipersbeck, 41, of 1329 Salem Ave., engaging in a business operation without a permit, $110 fine.

* John T. Jones, 39, of 35 S. Main St., Boonsboro, possession of concealed weapon, $260 fine, one year probation, drug and alcohol treatment, one year ban from C&O Canal property. April 18 court date.


* Charles E. Wade, 39, of 211 South Gate Dr., Boonsboro, gift of alcohol to a minor, $260 fine, one year supervised probation.

* Kevin Wilkins, 19, of 17314 Cindy Lane, minor in possession of alcohol, $110 fine, one year probation, drug treatment.

Falling Waters man knifed in collarbone

INWOOD, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office continues to look for the assailant who stabbed a Falling Waters man Monday night.

Timothy L. Kidwell, 21, of 181 Midway Park, was admitted to Winchester Medical Center for observation, but was later released. He suffered a stab wound near his right collarbone, according to the sheriff's report.

Authorities received a call at 8:57 p.m. from The Dining Room restaurant on Washington Street in Inwood. Initially it was reported that a man had been badly beaten.

The sheriff's report stated that the assailant may have been the ex-boyfriend of a woman who lived in an apartment above the restaurant. He left the scene in a gray four-door vehicle, possibly a Chevy Celebrity, with several other people.

Capt. Curtis Keller said Kidwell did not give deputies the name of the assailant and the investigation is continuing.

Two injured in 3-vehicle wreck

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - One man was seriously injured in a three-vehicle accident on Pa. 316 at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday after his truck hit two cars, a fence post and a sign pole before coming to a stop over an embankment.

The unidentified man was taken to Waynesboro Hospital with head injuries, according to firefighters from Mont Alto Fire Department.

Virginia Phillips, of Zullinger, who's Chevrolet Oldsmobile was struck by the pickup truck, was also taken to Waynesboro Hospital for minor injuries, officials said.

She was wearing her seatbelt and the air bag deployed in her car.

According to witnesses, the northbound truck swerved into the southbound lane sideswiping one car, knocking off the driver's side mirror and shattering the window.

The truck then hit Phillips' car, also southbound, knocking off the driver's side door and smashing the front end. The left front wheel also came off the car.

The truck then swerved back into the northbound lane before crossing over into the southbound lane, into a fence post, through the wire fence, into the sign pole and down over the embankment into a meadow.

Pennsylvania State Police did not have any other details at press time.

Attic fire damages Hagerstown rancher

An attic fire caused moderate damage to a rancher at 21024 Jefferson Blvd. Tuesday morning.

Firefighters from Smithsburg, Funkstown, Mt. Aetna and Leitersburg responded at 6:27 a.m.

Maryland State fire marshals also were called to the scene to determine the cause of the blaze.

Traffic on Jefferson Boulevard was tied up because of all the fire equipment on the roadway. A minor accident also occurred at the scene but there were no injuries.

Pry bar used in attempted break-in

A pry bar was used to attempt to break into a Toyota 4-Runner parked at Younger Toyota, 1935 Dual Highway, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

The crime was reported Monday.

Money stolen from Md. Center patient

Someone stole $300 from a patient's purse at the Western Maryland Center, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., according to Hagerstown City Police.

A visitor told police the money was from a Social Security check that was cashed and put in the patient's purse last week.

Frederick woman charged in stabbing

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick woman was charged Tuesday in connection with a stabbing that occurred earlier in the day, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Lisa Evette Bowie, 23, of 6910 Turnberry Court, was charged with first- and second-degree assault and carrying a deadly weapon openly with intent to injure. She was being held Tuesday night at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on $50,000.

Larvell Booth, 22, of the same address, was wounded in his right upper arm and left shoulder following the 10:30 a.m. stabbing, police said. He was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital and released, authorities said.

Deputies seek car window shooter

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