Police log

October 07, 1997

Pedestrian injured when hit by van

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police said a 69-year-old man was hospitalized after being struck by a van Monday morning on Winchester Avenue.

The report said the accident happened at 11:45 a.m. in front of the Scottish Inn at 1024 Winchester Ave. A van driven by Debra Zachery, 43, of Martinsburg, failed to stop for a school bus that had stopped and had its flashing lights on.

The van struck Bhikhubhai Gandhi, of Martinsburg, who police said was crossing the street to pick up his grandchildren. He suffered head and body injuries and was in stable condition at Martinsburg City Hospital, the report said.


Zachery was treated and released from the hospital, police said. There were no other injuries in the accident.

Kids hurt in wreck out of ICU soon

BAKER HEIGHTS, W.Va. - Two children remained in serious condition Monday from injuries they suffered Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident that killed their father.

Michael Roth, 5, and 2-year-old Dustin Roth were flown to Fairfax Hospital following the 4:05 p.m. accident on W.Va. 9 East. Killed in the accident was Richard Anton Roth, 23, of Charles Town, West Virginia State Police said.

A hospital spokeswoman said the two children had improved overnight and were expected to be removed from the intensive care unit in the next day or two.

Their mother Michelle Roth, 22, was also flown to the hospital, but was later released, the spokeswoman said.

Police said Michelle Roth was driving when their car went off the road and struck a utility pole.

Man charged with assault of 2 women

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was charged with two counts of first-degree felony assault and one count of battery after allegedly attacking two women Friday night.

Charles E. Redman, 29, of Martinsburg, was jailed in lieu of $20,567 bond, according to magistrate court records. He was arrested for an incident that allegedly occurred in a building on East Liberty Street, according to city police.

One victim told police she was at an apartment on the 100 block of West Martin Street when she left with Redman and a woman identified as his girlfriend. When they got to the unnamed address on Liberty Street, she said Redman used her jacket to bust a glass door pane and enter the house.

The woman said she asked to use a bathroom, but Redman told her she couldn't turn on the lights and led her upstairs to a small room. She said it was a bedroom and Redman forced her onto the bed, pulled out a small knife and forced her to have sex.

At one point Redman's girlfriend entered the room and he reportedly slapped her and forced her to perform a sexual act, the report said.

The report also said Redman bit the first victim on the back.

Teen charged with gun possession

An 18-year-old was arrested early Sunday and charged with possession of two handguns and the firing of one of them in the West End, Hagerstown City Police said.

Donald Curtis Roman, of no fixed address, was released after a $5,000 bond was posted.

He is charged with carrying concealed weapons and discharging a firearm in the city limits, police said.

Responding to a complaint of shots fired, police arrested Roman in the vicinity of Ross and Lanvale streets, police said.

Cash stolen from city apartment

Someone broke into Apt. 5 at 16715 National Pike through a window Saturday and took $1,000 in cash, according to Maryland State Police.

Sheriff's deputies have busy weekend

Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded to a number of calls Monday and over the weekend.

* Someone broke into the Maugansville Feed Service at 13724 Village Mill Drive early Monday and took $25.

* The theft of $70 and a soda machine key was reported Sunday by personnel at the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Company.

* Damage was done by someone trying to get into the Little League concession stand on East Sunset Avenue in Williamsport.

* A black case containing 20 CDs was taken from a Ford pickup parked behind Town Center in Boonsboro.

City police respond to numerous calls

Hagerstown City Police responded to a number of calls over the weekend.

* Some change was taken from S&S Auto Repair in the 500 block of South Burhans Boulevard Sunday.

* Damage totaling $1,500 was done to a boat parked in the yard of a home in the 600 block of Highland Way Sunday.

* A Hilti nail gun worth $400 was taken from a vehicle parked in the 700 block of Ravenwood Drive Sunday.

* A leather coat and a cellular telephone, valued at $500, were taken from the top of a car in the 1000 block of West Washington Street Saturday.

* A participant in the Maryland Future Farmers of America convention at the Ramada Saturday returned to her room and found that someone had stolen her black evening dress, valued at $50.

Hand tools taken from Critical Path

Hand tools were stolen from a Hagerstown area business over the weekend, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said Monday.

Deputies investigated a breaking and entering at Critical Path Inc. The theft occurred Saturday or Sunday, deputies said.

Anyone with information can contact the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

Man charged with drug possession

A man was arrested late Sunday on drug charges after Hagerstown City Police stopped him for driving with a suspended license.

Carroll Earl Sutherland, 45, of no fixed address, was taken into custody at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, police said. Charges include possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and cocaine, and several traffic offenses.

Officer Joseph C. Stauffer spotted Sutherland in the 200 block of West Franklin Street and pulled over his 1985 Subaru when he recognized him as a suspended driver.

As the car was stopped, police said they saw a small yellow container come out a window. It was found to contain cocaine, police said.

Sutherland was being held Monday night on $60,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center.

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