Police log

November 14, 1997

Police log

3 injured in accident

DUFFIELDS, W.Va. - Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday night on Flowing Springs Road.

Heather F. Williamson, 20, of Springfield Va., was traveling east on Flowing Springs Road at about 6:45 p.m. when her car went out of control on a curve near Jefferson High School, said West Virginia State Police Trooper C.C. Morton.

The car slid across the center line, striking another car head-on, Morton said.

The other car was driven by Kathleen Sarra, 24, of Shepherdstown,W.Va. Her husband, Matthew Sarra, 24, was a passenger, Morton said.

All three were taken by ambulance from the Independent Fire Co. to Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Williamson and Kathleen Sarra were treated at the hospital and released, according to a hospital spokesperson. Matthew Sarra was listed in fair condition.


Williamson was cited for failure to maintain control of her vehicle, Morton said.

W.Va. woman faces battery charges

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A Shepherdstown woman allegedly attempted to bite two police officers Thursday as they arrested her on charges of domestic battery and driving under the influence, according to West Virginia State Police.

Gloria Steele, 44, was charged with domestic battery, domestic assault, driving under the influence, two counts of battery on police officers, two counts of assault on police officers and obstruction of police, according to court records in Jefferson County Magistrate Court.

Steele was released after posting $5,000 bond.

Trooper G.S. Petsko was called to a domestic dispute on Steamboat Run when dispatchers radioed for him to be on the lookout for a green car, court records said.

He spotted the car stopped in a nearby driveway with the engine running, court records said.

Shepherdstown police officer Billy Carper arrived to back him up when Steele's live-in boyfriend, Jonathan C. Wilson, arrived with marks on his face, court records said. He told police that she had slapped him after she came home from drinking, court records said.

He had recorded the altercation on a cassette tape that he played for the police officers, court records said.

When she was told she was under arrest for driving under the influence and domestic battery, Steele allegedly told the officers she would not be arrested willingly, court records said.

Petsko and Carper tried to put handcuffs on her, but she put up a struggle, court records alleged.

They picked her up and put her on the ground, court records said. While they attempted to pull her hands away from her body to handcuff her, she allegedly attempted to bite them on their hands, court records said.

Man charged in pair of burglaries

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police arrested a Charles Town man Thursday in connection with two burglaries.

Robert W. Nichols Jr., 28, was also charged with transferring stolen property, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records.

Nichols is accused of breaking into his father's home in Fox Glen on Oct. 8 and stealing a .270-caliber rifle that was sold for $100, according to allegations contained in court records.

He also is accused of breaking into his mother's house in Charles Town with two other men and taking jewelry and cash on Nov. 1, court records alleged.

Break-in reportedon Potomac Street

A break-in at a home in Boonsboro netted thieves a wall telephone, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

The incident, which was reported Wednesday evening, occurred at 224 Potomac St.

Firewood reportedstolen in Pa.

SHADY GROVE, Pa. - Someone "relieved'' Nevin Murray of his stockpile of stacked and cut firewood Wednesday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The wood was on the front porch of Murray's cabin just north of U.S. 30 in Todd Township, police said.

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