Police Log

December 08, 1997

Police Log

Man faces DWI, possession charges

RINGGOLD - A 35-year-old man was arrested early Sunday after police found him passed out in his car on Smithsburg Pike, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Michael Harold Heiston, address unavailable, was found behind the wheel of a stopped 1981 Toyota Corolla station wagon facing west in the middle of the eastbound lane about a quarter-mile west of Ringgold Pike, deputies said.

Police found suspected marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia in the car, deputies said.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of paraphernalia, deputies said.

Victims of accident still in hospital

SHARPSBURG - A Sharpsburg woman and a Colorado man were still hospitalized Sunday as the result of a head-on collision Saturday afternoon on Sharpsburg Pike, according to a hospital clerk.


Richard Olson, 70, of Lakewood, Colo., fell asleep at the wheel of his car just south of Dunker Church Road, crossed the center line and collided head-on with a truck driven by Daniel Harris, 37, of Manassas, Va., according to Maryland State Police.

The car then veered off the road, striking a fence and a telephone pole, troopers said.

Olson and his passenger, Marion Webber, 69, of Sharpsburg, were trapped in the car until freed by rescue workers.

Olson was in fair at Washington County Hospital Sunday, according to a patient information clerk.

Webber was in serious condition Sunday, according to the clerk.

Harris and his passenger, Katherine Harris of Manassas, were not taken to the hospital, troopers said.

Man held on assault charges

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - A Knoxville, Md., man was arrested Saturday on assault and weapons charges following a domestic situation in the 7800 block of East Springbrook Court, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Alexander X. Bondarenro, 32, allegedly had a handgun in his possession when he arrived at the residence and physically assaulted a person there, deputies said.

Police found a second weapon in his vehicle, deputies said.

Bondarenro was charged with first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun in commission of a felony and transporting a handgun, deputies said.

He was being held on $7,500 bond at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on Sunday night, according to a deputy.

Woman charged in traffic accident

HALFWAY - A Clear Spring man was taken to the hospital Saturday after a traffic accident, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said Sunday.

Paul Wolfe Jr., of Clear Spring Road, was treated at Washington County Hospital and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

According to deputies, Wolfe was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier east on Halfway Boulevard at about 2:45 p.m. when a 1990 Buick making a left-hand turn from Halfway Boulevard onto Massey Boulevard struck his car.

Catherine Lehman, 85, of Crofton Road in Hagerstown, was charged with failure to yield to oncoming traffic when making a left turn, according to deputies.

The impact forced Wolfe's car to spin around, jump the concrete median strip and strike a 1986 Buick that was stopped in the traffic lane, deputies said.

The driver of the vehicle, Diane Morris, of Buena Vista Avenue in Hagerstown, was not hurt, deputies said.

Man held in theft of pizza vehicle

NEW MARKET, Md. - A Frederick man was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing a Domino's Pizza delivery vehicle southeast of New Market, Md., according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Albert Junice Benbow, 28, of 90 Waverly Drive, Apt. AA-304, was charged with theft over $300, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and motor vehicle tampering, police said.

Benbow was stopped shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday by Deputy Michael Ochoa because the vehicle he was driving south on Md. 75 near Baldwin Road had no lights on, police said.

The vehicle's description and tag number matched the one stolen from Domino's driver Kristin Halverson, police said. Halverson had parked the vehicle behind the pizza shop in New Market Center, police said.

Benbow was being held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center Friday morning in lieu of $7,500 bond, police said.

Smithsburg man injured in accident

A Smithsburg man was injured in a two-car accident that closed Jefferson Boulevard for about 45 minutes Thursday night, police said.

James King, 27, of Smithsburg, was taken to Washington County Hospital. He was released from the hospital over the weekend, a spokesperson said.

The 1987 Chevrolet he was driving slammed into the back of a Pontiac Firebird just east of Md. 62, according to Maryland State Police Sgt. Donald Stottlemyer.

The Firebird was stopped in the westbound lane of Md. 64 with its lights off at about 6:02 p.m., Stottlemyer said. When King's car came over a hill in the road, King didn't see the Firebird, he said.

Police are looking for the driver of the Firebird, who ran from the scene after the crash.

Anyone with information about the accident should call state police at 301-739-2101.

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