Police log

December 23, 1997

Police log

Man charged with assaulting officer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Greene Township man was jailed on $50,000 bond after a Pennsylvania State trooper was punched in the face Monday morning.

James Edward Perry Jr., 39, of 116 Grand Ave., was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, four counts of making terroristic threats, and one count each of resisting arrest and criminal mischief, according to the police report.

Troopers Chester Dabrowski and Jeff Bopp went to Perry's home at 4:54 a.m. to investigate a 1:30 a.m. accident in which a 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass traveled off Edenville Road in Chambersburg after missing a curve.


The car struck a utility pole and the driver fled the scene, police said.

When the police arrived at Perry's house, the report said he had two shotguns, one of which was loaded and had the safety off. Perry put the weapons down, but when police entered his home several punches were thrown at them, the report said. Dabrowski was hit once in the face, the report said.

Woman charged with drunk driving

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg woman was charged with felony drunken driving and several other offenses after West Virginia State Police found her passed out behind the wheel of her car.

The report said police were called at 8:45 a.m. Sunday about a car off the roadway near the intersection of Grapevine and Tice roads. Trooper D. M. Olack found Lori Louise Tarman, 31, of 2223 Rocky Glen Court, unconscious with the engine running and the car still in drive, according to the report.

When Olack and another trooper were taking her into custody, she allegedly became combative and belligerent, the report said.

Tarman was arraigned before Magistrate Joan Bragg for a third-offense driving under the influence charge, obstructing an officer, driving on a license revoked for driving under the influence and not wearing a safety belt.

She was jailed on $6,775 bond.

Slick roads lead to Md. 66 accident

BOONSBORO - A Ford pickup truck slid on the wet roadway on Md. 66 Monday, striking a Ford LTD head-on and sending its driver to the hospital, Maryland State Police said.

Benita Lynn Moats, of Salem Avenue in Hagerstown, was being evaluated in the emergency room at Washington County Hospital following the 7:10 p.m. accident. A hospital spokeswoman said Moats would be admitted.

The 1994 Ford F150, driven by Howard Leslie Dixon, of Thurmont, Md., was headed south on Mapleville Road when it slid on the road, police said. The vehicle slid into the northbound lane and collided with the LTD, police said.

Moped stolen

A red moped valued at more than $700 was reported stolen Sunday night from 45 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown City Police said.

The 1980 Batavus vehicle, which has black saddlebags and a red windshield, was chained to the victim's back porch but not locked, police said.

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