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March 03, 1998

Police log

Woman critical after 2-car accident

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A Ranson, W.Va., woman was charged with drunken driving Monday following a two-car accident Sunday night on W.Va. 480 outside Shepherstown, according to West Virginia State Police.

The driver of the other car, Sarah Place, 58, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was in critical condition Monday night at INOVA-Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Va., according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Tama Twyman, 19, was charged with second-offense driving under the influence, driving under the influence in an accident causing injury, failure to maintain control, driving left of center, failure to wear a seat belt, minor in possession of alcohol, driving with no insurance, and possession with intent to deliver marijuana, police said.

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Twyman was driving a 1978 Buick Riviera north on W.Va. 480 south of Shepherdstown when her car crossed the center line and spun out of control, police said.

Her car went into the path of Place's 1986 Lincoln Town Car as Place drove south on W.Va. 480, police said.

Place was flown by helicopter to the Fairfax hospital, police said.

W.Va. 480 was closed to traffic for nearly two hours, police said.

Man charged with burglary, assault

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A Chambersburg, Pa., man was charged with burglary, aggravated assault and other offenses after a St. Thomas man reported finding a naked man in his home Saturday, Pennsylvania State Police said Monday.

Samuel Carson Jr., 22, of 210 Lincoln Way West, was evaluated at Chambersburg Hospital after the incident. He was arraigned before District Justice Larry Meminger and jailed in Franklin County Prison on $50,000 bond, according to police.

Police said Winfred Walls, 47, of 8048 Lincoln Way West, returned home at about 1 p.m. and found several things in his home out of place. He then heard a man's voice in a bedroom and saw the man break a front window of the house, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

Walls called police and went outside. When they arrived, the intruder was still inside. The man had locked the door and refused to come out, "claiming he was in his own residence," the report said.

Four troopers entered the house and found the man in the basement. Police said he became combative and tried to hit and kick the officers when they were arresting him.

When the man was placed in a cruiser, he kicked the rear window out, the report said.

State police charged the man with four counts of aggravated assault and one count each of burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Chambersburg police charged Carson with harassment and defiant trespass for an incident that occurred about an hour before the incident in St. Thomas.

According to the report, a man went into Expert Tire, 131 S. Franklin St., shortly after noon and made comments to a female employee, then followed the employee through the building.

Woman charged in theft of sneakers

HALFWAY - A Martinsburg, W.Va., woman was charged Monday with stealing a pair of sneakers at Valley Mall, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Norma Jean Robinson, 25, of 4121/2 Virginia Ave., was charged with theft under $300, deputies said.

Two women hid a pair of Converse All Star sneakers under their jackets and tried to walk out of the Montgomery Ward at about 10:40 a.m., deputies said. Store employees stopped the first woman, but the other woman got away, deputies said.

Gas main ruptures

HANCOCK - A gas main rupture disrupted service to two homes on Main Street Monday morning, officials said.

A 11/4 -inch plastic Columbia Gas main broke at about 9 a.m., said Chris Amos, an officer with the Washington County hazardous materials unit.

Amos said the HAZMAT team checked the meters in an abandoned house in the 200 block. The house has not been lived in since flooding in 1996, but the electricity was still on, he said.

Columbia Gas representatives clamped the pipe shortly after 10 a.m., Amos said.

Tools stolen from construction trailer

A large number of power tools and hand tools were taken from a communication tower along National Pike Monday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Chesapeake Tower Inc. officials told deputies the tools were taken after someone pried open two tool chests inside a construction trailer.

Police were still determining the value of the tools Monday.

No charges filed in altercation

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A shot was fired, but no charges had yet been filed in an altercation Sunday afternoon in Antrim Township.

Pennsylvania State Police said the altercation was reported at 3:33 p.m. at 1291 Woodlawn Parkway.

The report said it involved two men, one from Waynesboro, Pa., the other of Williamsport.

Police said one of the men fired one round from a .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun in the direction of the other.

2 men sentenced on drug charges

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