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Police log

July 01, 1998

Teen's condition critical after wreck

MIDDLEWAY, W.Va. - A 16-year-old Bunker Hill, W.Va., boy remained in critical condition Wednesday at Inova-Fairfax Hospital after after an accident Tuesday morning off W.Va. 51, a hospital official said.

Patrick Michael McNeive Jr., 16, was driving east on W.Va. 51 near Middleway when he lost control of his car and slammed into a utility pole 20 feet from the roadway, said Chief Deputy Jesse Jones of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

A passenger, Jason Turner, 17, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was ejected from the car by the impact, Jones said.

Turner was treated at Jefferson Memorial Hospital and released, according to a hospital official.

Garage broken into

Maryland State Police report someone broke into the garage of a home in the 8000 block of Mapleville Road in Boonsboro on Tuesday, damaging the door in the process.

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Nothing was taken from the garage, but speakers were taken from a car parked in the driveway, police said.

Suspect in shooting still being sought

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police continued to search Wednesday for a man suspected in shooting a Martinsburg man in the leg Tuesday morning.

Louys Travers, 19, of 137 W. King St., Apt. 3, was released from City Hospital in Martinsburg Wednesday night, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police allege Travers was shot during an argument at 137 W. King St., according to Martinsburg Police Detective George Swartwood, who said it was unclear whether it happened in Travers' apartment

A warrant charging felony malicious wounding was issued Tuesday for Travis Dante McMeans, 18, of 409 W. Race St., Apt. 15, Martinsburg, Swartwood said.

Property destruction reported in 2 towns

There have been 10 to 12 cases of destruction of property in the Williamsport and Boonsboro areas over the past week, according to Maryland State Police.

In the latest incidents, windows were broken out of cars overnight Tuesday on Mill Point Road near Boonsboro and on Cherry Blossom Drive in Williamsport, and a mailbox was destroyed on Ridenour Road in Boonsboro, police said.

At a home in the 17000 block of Walker's Circle in Boonsboro, police said residents awoke to find eggs, chocolate syrup and toilet paper covering their car, driveway and mailbox.

Police are looking for information on the vandalism spree, which also includes damage to windows in Williamsport and Boonsboro area by what police believe to be ball bearings shot from slingshots.

Anyone with information on any of the incidents can call the Hagerstown state police barracks at 301-739-2102.

Two men face drug charges

The Hagerstown City Police street crimes unit arrested two men in the city Tuesday night on drug charges, police said.

Arrested were Donathan Wayne Cooper, 42, of Hagerstown, and Reginald Walker, 31, of New York.

Cooper was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, two counts of assaulting police officers, and resisting arrest, police said.

Walker was charged with possession of crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, police said.

The men were arrested after they sold crack cocaine to a criminal informant, officers alleged.

Pink bike found

Maryland State Police found a 16-inch girl's pink bicycle Tuesday around the Cool Hollow Road area east of Hagerstown. They are looking for the owner. For more information, call 301-739-2101.

Toolboxes stolen

UTICA, Md. - Two large toolboxes were stolen Wednesday from an unlocked garage at a home on Old Frederick Road, Maryland State Police said.

The theft occurred during the day when the homeowners were at work, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Maryland State Police at 1-301-663-3101.

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