Police log

February 27, 1998

W.Va. man charged with speeding, DWI

FREDERICK, Md. - A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man was charged Wednesday night after Frederick County Sheriff's deputies tried to stop a speeding vehicle on U.S. 340 and were led on a chase, according to a sheriff's report.

Travis Talbott, 44, was charged with driving 93 mph in a 65 mph zone, fleeing and eluding police, negligent driving, reckless driving, and driving while intoxicated, the report said.

Talbott was released from the Frederick County Detention Center after posting $46,500 bond, according to the report.

Sheriff's deputies tried to stop a vehicle on U.S. 340 at Catholic Church Road around 10:55 p.m., but the vehicle fled south on Md. 17, nearly striking a vehicle on the exit ramp, the report said.


The vehicle traveled on Md. 17, then on to Md. 180 west, and continued through Knoxville and onto Md. 478, the report said.

A Brunswick police officer assisted in the pursuit and the vehicle was stopped on Md. 478 at the U.S. 340 overpass, the report said.

City man facing weapons charge

A call for a disturbance Wednesday night in the first block of West Franklin Street led to the apprehension of a man with a handgun in his jacket, Hagerstown City Police said.

Shawn Gregory, 19, of 57 W. Franklin St., Apt. 4, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. He was released on personal recognizance later in the evening.

Police said they went to Gregory's address at 8:12 p.m. to check out a disturbance report.

Stolen truck found damaged, buried

Although Jeff Thompson's stolen 1997 Ford F-250 pickup truck has been recovered, the thieves left it damaged and buried in water and mud near Sportsman's Paradise in Williamsport.

Maryland State Police are seeking information on the thieves who took the truck from the D.M. Bowman Body Shop at 10702 Hopewell Road between Saturday and Monday.

Thompson had been notified the truck was repaired, ready to pick up, and that the keys were in a certain place, police said.

Frederick fire ruled arson

FREDERICK, Md. - Arson has been ruled the cause of a fire that caused $5,000 damage to a vacant building in the 300 block of Madison Avenue Wednesday evening.

More than 40 firefighters responded to the building at 6:35 p.m. after being alerted by a neighbor that there was smoke in the area.

Maryland fire marshals found the fire started on an enclosed porch.

Man charged with possession

A call for a suspicious vehicle Wednesday night led to the arrest of a Greencastle, Pa., man for possession of drug paraphernalia, Hagerstown City Police said.

Wilbur Joseph Rock Jr., of 411A Pensinger Road, was taken into custody at 9:16 p.m. on West Bethel Street, police said.

His vehicle was towed.

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