Police log

March 15, 1998

Police log

Patrols beefed up for St. Patrick's Day

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police plan additional highway patrols looking for drunken drivers on St. Patrick's Day.

An additional seven deputies will be patroling Tuesday evening and 50 additional troopers will be patroling state roadways through Tuesday as part of Operation Shamrock.

Motorists can dial #77 on their cellular phones to call police if they spot a drunken driver.

People can get a free cab ride home if they are too intoxicated to drive by calling 1-800-444-4242.

Reward offered for theft information

FREDERICK, Md. - Hartz & Co. Inc. is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the breaking and entering and theft of a large quantity of suits from the company's factory on Hughes Ford Road.


The theft was reported March 9, police said.

Someone broke through a cinderblock wall leading into the warehouse, police said.

Anyone with information can call the Frederick Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 1-301-694-2126.

Man satisfactory after Pa. accident

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Fayetteville man was in satisfactory condition Sunday at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., following a one-vehicle crash Saturday in Greene Township.

Anthony Wagaman, age unavailable, was transferred to Geisinger from Chambersburg Hospital, according to a nursing supervisor. He was a passenger in a car driven by Dennis Miller of Fayetteville, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The report said Miller was driving south on Pa. 233 at 4:45 p.m. about a mile south of U.S. 30 when he lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree.

Trailer hit by car

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - A mobile home was heavily damaged Sunday morning when it was hit by a car, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The report said Eric Mathew Walker, 18, of 9675 Alvin Drive, Shippensburg, was traveling on a dirt lane behind the Mount Rock Trailer Park, 7500 Molly Pitcher Highway, when the accident occurred at 12:25 a.m. The report said Walker was driving north when he lost control of a 1995 Ford Taurus and struck the south end of the trailer belonging to Joseph Sanders.

The report did not indicate whether Walker or Sanders were injured.

No arrests made in drive-by shooting

FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said Sunday no arrests had been made in a drive-by shooting last week in which the victims received a warning call.

The report by Trooper Randy Kane said there were six known suspects in the Wednesday night shooting at the Elm Avenue home of Brad C. Beatty and Toby Allan Clevenger.

At least six shots were fired at the mobile home they were renting, with two shots hitting the trailer. Three other shots hit Beatty's car and another bullet struck a burn barrel outside the home, according to police.

The report said Beatty and Clevenger were not in the home at the Lake View Trailer Park because they had received a warning call prior to the shooting.

The shooting happened at 10:30 p.m. and police said the shots came from a .22-caliber handgun that may have been fired from a dark-colored Eagle Talon.

The report said police had interviewed several potential suspects.

Man charged with third-offense DUI

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - A Winchester, Va., man was charged with third-offense driving under the influence after an accident Saturday night in Bunker Hill.

West Virginia State Police said Roy Ricketts Jr., 33, of 625 Massie Drive, was driving a 1984 Chevrolet van on Old Mill Road at about 11 p.m. when the van ran off the road and tumbled down an embankment.

Ricketts was partially ejected through the van's sunroof and had to be extricated from the van by emergency crews, police said.

Ricketts was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg. He was combative and aggressive with hospital employees, police said, and had glassy eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol.

Ricketts refused field sobriety tests, police said.

He was also charged with driving with a suspended license and not wearing a seat belt, according to police.

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