Police log

December 18, 1997

Women injured in Pa. accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two women were injured in a car accident at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday when both cars entered the intersection of Lincoln Way East and Fifth Avenue at the same time, according to Chambersburg Police.

Diana D. Headley, 33, of RD1, McConnellsburg, Pa., was driving west on Lincoln Way East in a 1980 Datsun when the front of her car struck the driver's side door of a 1997 Honda driven by Nancy Zabaga, 29, of 2636 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, Pa., who was heading south on Fifth Avenue, police said.

Both drivers claimed to have entered the intersection on a green light, police said.

The drivers were taken to Chambersburg Hospital, where they were treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Teen charged with reckless driving

A 16-year-old boy was arrested late Wednesday after he tried to escape from police on a minibike, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.


A patroling deputy spotted the teenager operating the bike on the road near the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Potomac Avenue at around 11:20 p.m., deputies said.

The teenager then led the deputy on a chase down Magnolia Avenue to Northern Avenue to The Terrace then onto the American Legion property.

He was arrested a short time later on Magnolia Avenue, deputies said.

He was charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle, driving without a license, reckless driving and fleeing and eluding police, deputies said.

He was released to the custody of a parent, deputies said.

Three teens face drug charges

WALKERSVILLE, Md - Three teenagers, including one minor, were arrested after police allegedly found them smoking marijuana in a car parked at the Walkersville United Methodist Church on Main Street, according to Maryland State Police.

Glenwood Mcleod Rosevear, 19, of One Wyndale Court, Walkersville, and Anthony Wayne Tyndall, 18, of 113 Adams Court, Walkersville, were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, troopers said.

A 17-year-old boy was also arrested in the incident, according to police, but no charges were available Thursday.

He was released to his parents, troopers said.

Rosevear and Tyndall were released on personal recognizance, according to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.

City man charged with assault

A Hagerstown man was charged with second-degree assault Thursday after his 8-month-pregnant wife was struck, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Edmond John Halsey Jr., of 11321 Youngstoun Drive, apartment 1906, was released on personal recognizance.

Halsey's wife, Gena Lasha Halsey, told deputies the alleged assault took place after she was picked up Thursday at work at Fort Ritchie, according to a police report.

Edmond Halsey began to argue with Gena Halsey as they left the base, the report said. Once on McAfee Road, Gena Halsey was hit in the head with an open hand and a fist, the report said.

Gena Halsey suffered a swollen eye and several bruises on the arm from the assault, police said.

Edmond Halsey was arrested at the couple's apartment.


Cash stolen from band room

BOONSBORO - A thief stole $850 in cash from the band room at Boonsboro High School, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The theft, which was reported Thursday, occurred Monday night or Tuesday morning, deputies said. The thief removed the money from the band director's desk. The money had been raised from the sale of tickets for the school Christmas concert, deputies said.

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

Car catches on fire

HALFWAY - Two Hagerstown residents escaped injury after a vehicle burst into flames Thursday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The vehicle apparently ruptured a fuel line and stalled on Halfway Boulevard near Oak Ridge Drive at about 8 a.m., deputies said. Lester Mull, of Forest Glen Circle, restarted the vehicle and started to pull away when it caught fire, deputies said.

The fire was primarily contained to the engine compartment, deputies said.

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