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Police log

June 29, 1998

HANCOCK - A Hancock teenager has been missing for a week, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Rebekah Ann Miller, 15, was last seen last Monday at about 7 p.m.

Rebekah's mother reported her missing last Thursday. The girl was heard from on Friday, deputies said.

Deputies believe Miller is in the Hagerstown area. She is described as white, standing 5 feet and 1 inch tall, weighing 118 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information can contact the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.




A Waynesboro, Pa., man was charged with possession of marijuana and drunken driving early Sunday morning, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Deputies pulled over a 1985 Ford Explorer on Cathedral Avenue at about 3 a.m. for erratic driving, authorities said.

A search of the vehicle produced a bag of marijuana and a pack of rolling papers, deputies said.

The driver, Matthew Amos Freeman, 25, was charged with driving while intoxicated, negligent driving and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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SHARPSBURG - Two Maryland men were charged with possessing drugs and illegal fireworks Sunday after Washington County sheriff's deputies pulled over a car for speeding, authorities said.

Deputies stopped a Chevrolet Cavalier on Md. 34 east of Church Street at about 2:20 p.m.

The driver, Christopher Lyn Myers, 20, of 3428 Harpers Ferry Road in Sharpsburg, was charged with speeding.

He and his passenger, Gary Lee Gates Jr., 21, of 2022 Hoffmaster Road in Knoxville, Md., were charged with possession of fireworks, possession marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, deputies said.

Deputies searched the car and found multiple fireworks, marijuana, and marijuana pipes in the driver's and passenger's side compartments, deputies said.

The car was impounded and the fireworks were turned over to the state fire marshal's office, deputies said.




WILLIAMSPORT - A 1991 Daihatsu parked in the 15000 block of Lockwood Road was broken into Sunday morning and fishing equipment was stolen, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

While the owner was fishing, the thief stole a tackle box containing fishing lures, lanterns, a pair of sneakers, a toolbelt with tools and money, deputies said.

Anybody with information can contact the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.




A burglar broke into a house at 11115 Robinwood Drive between Tuesday afternoon and Friday evening, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The thief stole $3,000 worth of items, including more than 2,000 music albums, a three-foot refrigerator, pieces of wedding silver and a ceiling fan.

Anyone with information can call the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.




A toolbox was stolen from a 1998 Chevrolet van parked along the 500 block of West Franklin Street Sunday morning, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

A Craftsman tool set and damage from the broken window were estimated at $550.




FREDERICK, Md. - Police officers dispatched for a possible drunken driver discovered a Cape Coral, Fla., man was suffering from a diabetic attack Saturday afternoon, the Frederick Police Department said.

When officers arrived in the 900 block of Pine Avenue at about 3:30 p.m., Steven Roy Kay, 48, was slumped behind the steering wheel, perspiring profusely, growling and unresponsive, police said. There was no smell of alcohol.

Officer Gerald Bowen called an ambulance and located a medical alert bracelet on the driver's wrist.

After the ambulances arrived, Bowen was able to locate the name of a family member in the Frederick County. Over the telephone, relatives identified the driver as a severe diabetic.

Kay was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, where he was later released.

The incident bears a striking similarity to an incident that occurred earlier this month in which a man was charged with drunken driving after driving erratically on U.S. 15.

Frederick T. Moore IV, 34, who was later found to be a severe diabetic, was stopped by the Frederick County Sheriff's Office around midnight on June 12 near Interstate 70.

Moore's lawyer contends deputies struck his client at least 10 times in the upper body and that he suffered dog bites on his back and buttocks.




BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, Md. - After throwing a rock through a first-floor window, someone entered the Braddock Heights Roller Rink before 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

The burglar stole several packs of chewing gum, candy and coins from a video machine.

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