Police log

February 13, 1998

Police log

Trial scheduled on distribution charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg woman charged with distribution of crack cocaine is scheduled for trial on April 8 in U.S. District Court.

Tammy Renee Parkinson, 26, of 307 Fair St., is accused of selling .34 gram of crack for $100 in Berkeley County on June 27.

Charging documents filed in U.S. District Court did not specify where the alleged transaction took place.

Parkinson is expected to testify she was only in the area during the alleged drug deal for 10 minutes to pick up her laundry, according to court documents.


She has not accepted a plea agreement.

"There was a plea letter offered and ... as of right now, she does not wish to accept that plea," said Craig Manford, Parkinson's attorney.

Also charged with distribution of crack cocaine was Michael C. Adams, 34, of 3091/2 E. Burke St.

Adams and Parkinson will be tried at the same time, unless Manford files a motion to sever Parkinson's case from Adams'.

Adams is in a Maryland jail on unrelated charges.

Police seek car that hit pedestrian in city

Hagerstown City Police are looking for a small gray car, possibly a Mazda MX6, that struck a 28-year-old man Wednesday night on Potomac Avenue across from the Sheetz store.

Nicholas Adam White, of North Locust Street, was taken to Washington County Hospital by Community Rescue Service shortly after the 6:03 p.m. incident.

He was listed in fair condition Thursday night.

Police said the car was seen fleeing the scene south on Potomac Avenue.

Anyone with information about the accident can call Officer Brent Saur at 301-790-3700.

Md. barn fire still under investigation

FREDERICK, Md. - The cause of a fire that severely damaged a two-story barn on Old Receiver Road early Thursday has not been determined and remains under investigation, according to a report issued by the state fire marshal's office.

Firefighters from six area departments were called to the fire at 7700 Old Receiver Road at 6:14 a.m., according to the report.

There were no injuries.

The fire was discovered by the barn's owner, Olive MacKenzie, 78, who also lived there, according to the report.

Estimated damage to the 80-foot-by-40-foot wooden barn with a stone foundation is $30,000 to the structure and $20,000 to the contents, according to the report.

The barn was insured, the report said.

Frederick man faces charges of theft

HANCOCK - A Frederick, Md., man was arrested Wednesday after a routine check of a vehicle registration turned up a stolen tag, according to Hancock Police.

Peter Olheiser, 33, of 90 Waverly Drive, was charged with theft, police said.

Olheiser is scheduled to appear in court on April 14, police said. He was released on his own recognizance, police said.

Police stopped a blue 1987 Honda Accord with a front headlight out at 5:15 p.m. and discovered the tag was stolen from Monrovia, Md., police said.

Pa. police led on high-speed chase

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Shippensburg, Pa., man was treated at Chambersburg Hospital after a high-speed chase with police Thursday afternoon, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said the 18-year-old man injured himself after he had been placed in the back of a police cruiser.

A nursing supervisor confirmed he was treated there, but could not confirm whether he had been released or was still at the hospital.

He was not at Franklin County Prison Thursday night, according to a prison official.

Police said no charges had been filed by late Thursday.

The chase began a few minutes past noon in Chambersburg, when borough police tried to pull over a driver, police said. The state police report did not indicate why the car was being chased.

Police Chief Michael DeFrank said he was among the officers chasing the car.

Police said Trooper Kerby Young took up the pursuit in Greene Township. Police found the car on Rice Road in Southampton Township. Young caught the man after a brief chase on foot into an orchard, police said.

2 Pa. men injured when car hits trees

Two Warfordsburg, Pa., men were injured Thursday after a vehicle struck two trees off Sandy Mile Road, according to Maryland State Police.

Timothy Lynn Trail, 20, was charged with negligent driving in the 6 p.m. accident, police said.

Trail was driving a 1996 Ford Escort south on Sandy Mile Road when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle drove off the right side and struck two trees, police said.

Trail and a passenger, John Robert McCauley, 17, were taken to Washington County Hospital.

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