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December 10, 1997

Police Log

Man facing charges of DUI, speeding

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Hagerstown man was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged by West Virginia State Police with driving under the influence.

Trooper E.D. Burnett's report said Arthur G. VanBlargan, 45, of 201 Buena Vista Ave., had two previous drunken driving convictions in Maryland, making his third arrest a felony. He was also charged with driving on a suspended license and speeding.

Burnett said he was on Interstate 81 at 12:39 a.m. when he clocked VanBlargan's 1995 Eagle Talon going north at 92 mph. VanBlargan was jailed in lieu of $5,734 bond.

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W.Va. man charged with DUI

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was arrested Monday for driving under the influence on W.Va. 15, according to the West Virginia State Police.

At 9:43 p.m. Monday, Trooper E.D. Burnett arrested Stanley A. Wilson, 49, who was also charged with a stop sign violation, driving left of center and having an expired registration.

Burnett reported that state police received a call from a tow truck driver saying Wilson's Cadillac had almost hit his truck and was "all over the road."

The report said Burnett witnessed the car go into the opposing lane and almost hit another car before he pulled over.

Key used in theft at pizza shop

A thief who used a key to enter Fox's Pizza Den at 416 Salem Ave. apparently knew right where to go to find an envelope containing $4,000 in cash, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The key was found still in the front door when police came to investigate Monday, police said. They weren't sure if the thief had brought it in and eft it or if it was in the door when the thief arrived.

Handgun, cashstolen from home

A 9mm handgun and $160 in cash were stolen Monday from a home at 16 N. Main St. in Boonsboro, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Teen charged with transporting gun

A 16-year-old Hagerstown boy was charged with transporting a handgun in his vehicle Monday after Hagerstown City Police stopped his vehicle for speeding in the 200 block of West Church Street at 9:21 p.m.

The unloaded .22-caliber revolver was found under the seat of the vehicle.

The boy was released to his father's custody, police said.

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