Police log

March 10, 1998

Police log

Man charged with DUI, leaving scene

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An Inwood, W.Va., man was charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident Saturday.

Lionell Royer, 26, was driving a 1982 Datsun 200 north on High Street at about 10:20 p.m. The Datsun failed to stop for a stop sign at East Moler Avenue and struck a 1996 Honda Accord driven by Ronald Beach of Martinsburg, according to Martinsburg City Police.

No one was injured.

After the impact, the driver and a front-seat passenger got out of the car and ran, police said. The car's owner, Lanny Lemon Jr., 26, of Martinsburg, and another back-seat passenger remained in the car.


Officers found Royer at a 7-Eleven convenience store on North Queen Street, police said.

Royer also was charged with driving without headlights and failing to stop at a stop sign.

Lemon was charged with permitting DUI, police said.

Man talked down from parking deck

For more than three hours Monday morning, a man wandered around on the top level of the downtown parking deck, keeping police and ambulance personnel at bay.

Shortly after 4 a.m., the man - found to be intoxicated and possibly on drugs - was removed from the North Potomac Street deck and taken to Washington County Hospital, according to Sgt. Ken Wasilius of the Hagerstown City Police.

"We got a call around 1 a.m. that a man was on the deck threatening suicide," said Officer Brian Barnhart. "When we arrived, we spotted a man straddling the wall on the top of the deck."

Barnhart said police later learned that the man apparently made the call.

Officers worked their way up to the top level and got within 25 feet of the man in an attempt to talk him down, Barnhart said. Officer Tammy Miller and Sgts. Jack Hall and Rick Johnson were also on the scene.

"He told us he'd done every drug but PCP and was drunk, too," Barnhart said.

He was taken to the hospital for an emergency evaluation, police said.

Police investigate broken glass report

A call of shots fired in the West End at 3:07 a.m. Monday was investigated by Hagerstown City Police, who found nothing.

A few minutes later, a resident in the 900 block of Lanvale Street told police she found her storm door glass shattered and a bullet in the door frame.

Police returned to the scene at 3:40 a.m. and began an investigation of the shooting.

City women charged with destruction

Two Hagerstown women were charged with malicious destruction of property after the door to another woman's Williamsport apartment was kicked in late Sunday.

Alacyn Brooke Fletcher, 19, of 324 Chartridge Drive, and Kelly Ann Wenk, also 19, of 240 Belview Ave., were identified by the victim to Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Valerie Weaver.

The 11:30 p.m. incident caused about $350 damage to the door of Jamie Ann Moats' apartment in the first block of North Conococheague Street, deputies said.

The damage included a broken lock and a foot-long split along the side of the door, deputies said.

Wenk and Fletcher were found a short time later at a convenience store and were taken into custody.

Merchants warned of counterfeit bills

A $100 counterfeit traveler's check was passed recently at the Snax Store at 10524 Sharpsburg Pike, according to Maryland State Police.

"Merchants need to be alert this time of year for counterfeit bills and traveler's checks," said Sgt. Don Stottlemyer.

Weekend burglary under investigation

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police are investigating a weekend burglary at Chris' Hallmark, 1017 Wayne Ave.

Between 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, a front window of the business was smashed. Stolen from the store were the cash register drawers, three bank bags and a three-ring binder containing an undisclosed amount of cash, checks and credit card receipts, the report said.

Car, runaways found in Florida

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A vehicle reported stolen last week in Chambersburg was found in Tampa, Fla., along with three runaways, according to borough police.

The report said the 1997 Chevy Blazer belonging to Kirk Bixler of Carlisle, Pa., was stolen March 2 from the Hess station at 1070 Lincoln Way East. Police said Bixler parked the vehicle there and left it unlocked with the keys inside. It was stolen between 1:30 and 3 p.m., police said

The Blazer and the three teenagers were found in Florida on Wednesday. Borough police said the boy and two girls, all 14 and from the Chambersburg area, have been charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

The report said the children were still being held in Florida.

Car fire blocks interstate lanes

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said the north and southbound passing lanes of Interstate 81 were closed for a short time Monday afternoon when a car caught on fire.

The report said Mia Rebecca Moses, 17, of Mercersburg, Pa., was driving south at about 2:20 p.m. when her 1984 Chevy Cavalier caught fire about two miles south of Exit 2 in Antrim Township.

Greencastle Rescue Hose Co. Deputy Fire Chief Barry Williams said the fire was contained to the car's engine compartment and Moses was unhurt.

The passing lanes were closed for about 30 minutes, he said.

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