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Police log

January 03, 1998

Police log

Man tries to run down trooper with Bronco

FREDERICK, Md. - A Washington, D.C. man has been charged with two counts each of first-degree assault and reckless endangerment after he allegedly tried to run down a Maryland State Police trooper and a Frederick County Detention Center employee early Saturday.

Timothy Earl Collie, 29, was taken into custody shortly after the 1 a.m. incident near the Monocacy River bridge at Park Mills Road.

Trooper First Class Eric Fogle and Trooper Lance Shank were responding to a drag racing complaint when they spotted several vehicles near the bridge with a crowd of people nearby.

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Fogle was nearly hit when he tried to stop a Ford Bronco driven by Collie, police reports said. Collie then allegedly drove straight toward Michael Bunn, a correctional employee at the Frederick County Detention Center.

Collie then led Fogle and Shank on a brief chase on the Ed Sears Road but Collie ran his car off the road, police reports said. A brief foot chase led to Collie's apprehension.

In addition to the more serious charges, Collie was also cited for numerous traffic violations, police reports said.

Collie was being held on $35,000 bond at the Frederick County Detention Center Saturday.

Fire destroys house

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - When the Mercersburg Fire Department first rolled up on Friday night's house fire at 14291 Fort Loudon Road, they feared someone was trapped inside the inferno.

After a half hour of trying to get inside the burning house, Fire Chief Nick Barbazanes said he and his firefighters learned that the family wasn't home.

"We had earlier reports that someone was inside,'' Barbazanes said. He was glad that report was false but he wished he'd known sooner.

Several firefighters received minor injuries in the 9:16 p.m. incident as they aggressively tried to enter the house, Barbazanes said.

He described the scene as very dangerous - flames shooting out of the dwelling and ammunition inside the house going off.

The house was destroyed, Barbazanes said. The family is living with relatives.

The cause is still under investigation.

Firefighters from Maugansville, Md., and Greencastle assisted in the four-hour effort.

Drug arrests keep city police busy

Hagerstown City Police were busy early Saturday morning in several different locations.

At 12:44 a.m., police arrested two Allegany County men in the 300 block of North Potomac Street on drug violations.

Jeffrey Allan Richards, 30, of LaVale, and Raymond Lee Butts, 24, of Flintstone, were both charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Sgt. Rick Reynolds.

Richards, who was also charged with possession of crack cocaine, was jailed at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $2,500 bond.

Butts was released.

About an hour later, Bryan De-Andre Braham Sr., 20, of Baltimore, was arrested in the 300 block of North Jonathan Street, Reynolds said.

Braham was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine at 1:41 a.m., Reynolds said.

He was jailed on $35,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center.

Then at 2:56 a.m., Eric Leroy Gilkerson, 36, of Winchester, Va., was taken into custody at the Dunkin Donuts, 339 W. Washington St., Reynolds said.

Gilkerson was charged with disorderly conduct and malicious destruction of property after he allegedly broke the glass counter top in the restaurant, Reynolds said.

He later posted $500 bond and was released.

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