Police log

April 11, 1998

Three hurt in 4-car pileup on I-70

A four-car pileup snarled heavy holiday traffic on westbound Interstate 70 near Clear Spring for more than an hour Friday afternoon, Maryland State Police said.

Trooper Wayne Smith said the accident occurred at 4:45 p.m. when a pickup truck slammed into a line of slow-moving traffic.

Johnny Lee Mitchell, 34, of Moatsville, W.Va., was charged with failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision, Smith said.

This is the way Smith described the accident:

Kenneth Logsdon, 25, of Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, was sitting in slow-moving traffic when he looked in his rearview mirror and saw Mitchell bearing down on him. He tried to swerve into the right lane. The pickup hit the left rear of his Plymouth Neon, propelling him onto the right shoulder.


The pickup then ran up the back of a 1995 Honda Accord driven by Christopher Glasow, 46, of Falls Church, Va. Glasow's wife, Victoria, 41, was beside him.

Glasow's car was forced into the rear of a 1996 Dodge Caravan driven by Bradley Richardson, 20, of Whiteford, Md.

Richardson and his passengers refused treatment. Logsdon was unhurt. Mitchell was treated at Washington County Hospital and released.

The Glasows, who had the most serious injuries, were admitted to the hospital. Emergency room personnel said the Glasows were in satisfactory condition late Friday.

Suspect in shooting remains at large

A suspect in a Wednesday night shooting on Jonathan Street in Hagerstown remained at large Friday night, city police said.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Bobby Damien Coleman, also known as Bobby Evans, 20, whose last known address was Noland Drive in Hagerstown.

Police said Coleman is a suspect in the shooting of Tyler Lamont Moore, 24, of 150 N. Church St., Waynesboro, Pa. They said Moore was a passenger in a car traveling on Jonathan Street when gunfire erupted at about 10:35 p.m. Moore was hit in the right arm. He was treated at Washington County Hospital and released.

The car's driver said a man standing at Jonathan Street and Murph Avenue pulled a gun from his waistband and started firing.

Coleman is described as black, in his early 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds.

Hagerstown police ask anyone with information on Coleman's whereabouts to call them at 301-790-3700.

Pa. church fire ruled accidental

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A fire that caused $375,000 damage to the Calvary Independent Baptist Church on U.S. 522 in Fulton County, Pa., on Saturday, April 5, has been ruled accidental.

Pennsylvania State Police said an investigation showed an electrical malfunction occurred in the southwest part of the building on the first floor in the area of the altar.

Frederick police make drug arrests

FREDERICK, Md. - Three people were charged Friday by members of the Frederick City Police Tactical Unit with drug offenses.

Terance Emanuel Smith, 25, of East Fourth Street, was charged with distribution of cocaine, two counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and two counts of possession of cocaine.

Smith was charged after a crack cocaine sale was made at Country Hill Apartments in the 1000 block of Heather Ridge Drive.

Andre Anthony Myers, 19, of Key Parkway, and Jamahl Gene Cooper, 28, of East Fifth Street, each were charged with distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, two counts of possession of cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute, and conspiracy to possess cocaine.

Myers and Cooper were charged after crack cocaine was sold on Seventh Street at Motter Avenue.

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