Police log

November 30, 1997

Police log

Man crashes car into 7 - Eleven

BERKELEY STATION, W.Va. - A Martinsburg, W.Va., man was unhurt Sunday afternoon when his car crashed through the front of the 7-Eleven store at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Berkeley Station Road, according to West Virginia State Police.

Trooper D. M. Olack said Darren M. Lampron, 36, of Shape Charge Road, had just gassed up his 1990 Chevy Corsica and was trying to park it in front of the store when he accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake.

The car ran into the front of the store, breaking an 8-by-5-foot window and one of the double doors. The car also broke the door frame and the low brick and concrete wall supporting the window.


Olack said there were five people in the store when the crash occurred at about 5 p.m. and none were hurt. He estimated damage to the building at roughly $2,000, but the car had only minor damage.

Olack said no charges were filed against Lampron.

Teen charged with second degree assault

WILLIAMSPORT - A 17-year-old male wanted for violating probation was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly punched a man in the head at a Williamsport home, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The teen approached John Howard Gruber, 43, at his home at 159 N. Conococheague St., at about 7:30 p.m. and, during a confrontation, struck Gruber in the head with his fist, deputies said.

Police spotted the teen in the McDonald's parking lot at 8:44 p.m. and took him into custody, deputies said.

He was charged with second-degree assault and brought to the Washington County Juvenile Detention Center, deputies said.

N. Y. man charged with possession

A New York City man was arrested on drug dealing charges Saturday night after a traffic stop on East North Avenue, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Michael Drayton, 20, was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana, police said.

Amy M. Sharer, 19, of Hagerstown, was charged with possession of crack cocaine, police said.

The vehicle the two were riding in was stopped at about 6:45 p.m. in the first block of East North Avenue after police recognized its driver as a someone without a license, Sgt. John Moulton said.

The identity of the driver, charged with driving on a suspended license, was unavailable on Sunday, Moulton said.

Drayton was being held Sunday on $100,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center, according to a booking officer.

Loose horses snarl Downsville traffic

Three loose horses disturbed traffic on Downsville Pike for about 45 minutes on Sunday morning, according to Maryland State Police.

Cpl. Greg Spickler and Trooper 1st Class Morris Shank tried to round up the horses, which had escaped from a farm in the Rench Road area and were running in the road near Interstate 70, Spickler said.

"We had traffic going every which way," he said.

Luckily, there were no accidents, Spickler said.

Through another farmer in the area, they were able to find the horses' owner, who came and rounded them up, he said.

Spickler said he didn't know the owner's name.

Tool box found

NEW MARKET, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is looking for the owner of a small tool box found Sunday in the area of Twin Lake Drive in Lake Linganore's Pinehurst section.

Anyone who may have lost a tool box in that area can call 301-631-3640 and leave a detailed description of their property, according to Sgt. Scot Hopkins.

Panes, headlight broken by pellets

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A pellet gun was used to break two window panes and the headlight assembly of a tractor in Thompson Township sometime Friday night or Saturday morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The vandalism occurred at the intersection of Pa. 928 and Pittman Road, troopers said.

The property belong to Guy Arnold Younker, 69, of Fairfax, Va., troopers said.

Youth smashes car windows

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Police determined a 12-year-old boy smashed the windows of vehicles parked at the Rohm Garage on Oliver Road, south of U.S. 30, Thursday afternoon, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The vehicles belong to John Rohm, 37, of McConnellsburg, troopers said.

Man still in hospital after accident

A 40-year-old Smithsburg man who was injured Tuesday morning when he became trapped in a piece of machinery in Frederick County is still hospitalized.

Edgar Franklin Myerly, an employee of L.W. Wolf Enterprises in Frederick, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He was in serious condition Sunday.

Myerly, of 6 W. Water St., was replacing the teeth on a milling machine used to grind asphalt from the road when the milling wheel rotated, drawing him into the wheel, according to Maryland State Police.

4 injured when cars collide

GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - Four juveniles were taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg Sunday afternoon after suffering minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of W.Va. 45 and W.Va. 51.

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