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Police log

July 07, 1998

Pickup, ATVinvolved in wreck

Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded to Longmeadow Road on Monday evening where a pickup truck and an all-terrain vehicle collided, deputies said.

Brian Wayne Dupree, 23, of 16934 Sterling Road, Williamsport, was flown to Washington County Hospital with a head injury, according to rescue officials. He was released after treatment, hospital officials said.

The ATV was lodged beneath the passenger side of the truck after the 6 p.m. collision, reports said. The truck, driven by Andrew Alfred Wallace, 33, of 21754 Leitersburg Pike, was westbound when Dupree lost control of the ATV on a gravel driveway and ran out in front of the truck, deputies said.

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Dupree was charged with failure to control speed to avoid collision, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and failing to yield the right-of-way.

Woman charged in injury of 1-year-old

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg woman has been charged with malicious wounding after her ex-husband's child was injured by a broken salsa jar during a fight outside a Martinsburg grocery store on Sunday, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

The incident occurred after Martinsburg City Police Detective Sgt. George Swartwood broke up a fight between Winona L. Smith, 41, of Route 5, Box 658 B, and ex-husband Daryl Smith inside the Martin's Food Market on Foxcroft Avenue, court records allege.

Seconds after Winona Smith left the store, a woman came in and told Swartwood she had thrown a bottle at a car, according to police.

A jar of salsa was thrown at a car belonging to Denise Brooks, who is the mother of Daryl Smith's 1-year-old son, Dylan Smith-Brooks, police alleged.

The boy was cut in the head by glass fragments that came in through the partially open window, according to police. He was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg for treatment.

The store manager claimed the salsa, valued at $1.99, was stolen from the store, according to police.

Winona Smith was charged with malicious wounding, obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct, petit larceny and violation of a Family Protective Order, according to magistrate court records.

Pa. woman charged in stabbing incident

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A St. Thomas Township woman was charged by Pennsylvania State Police with aggravated assault after a man was stabbed several times Monday night.

Jessica Danielle Brodie, 20, of 6099 Lincoln Way West, was also charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and making terroristic threats in the incident, according to state police. The incident occurred at her home at about 10 p.m., according to the police report.

The victim, Harry Raymond Eberle, 33, of St. Thomas, was treated and released from Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital, according to police. The affidavit of probable cause alleged he had what appeared to be stab wounds to his nose, chest and back.

The affidavit alleged police recovered a butcher knife and a silver knife at the home.

According to the report, Brodie and Eberle were involved in an argument that escalated into a fight.

Brodie was arraigned before District Justice Shirley Shatzer. She was taken to Franklin County Prison on $3,000 bond, according to police.

W.Va. man charged with stealing mail

WHEELING, W.Va. - A Jefferson County, W.Va., man was recently indicted by a federal grand jury in Wheeling on charges of possessing stolen mail material, according to a press release from the Office of the U.S. Attorney.

Shannon Wayne Cotton, 21, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was charged in an eight-count indictment, according to the release.

The indictment alleges that on June 10, Cotton was in possession of three checks totaling $763, a personal identification number notice from Exxon Card Services, a postcard from the Historic Hilltop House, $582 in U.S. Department of Agriculture food coupons, order form from W.O. West to the Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc. and an envelope from Franklin M. Cross, all of which had been stolen, taken, abstracted from an authorized depository for mail matter, according to the release.

If convicted, Cotton faces a maximum of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 on each count, according to the release.

Man faces charges in Sheetz robbery

A Hagerstown man was taken into custody Tuesday morning following the robbery of a Sheetz Store on East Washington Street at 1:45 a.m.

Mark Anthony Armstrong, 37, of 258 S. Locust St., was charged with armed robbery, misdemeanor theft, robbery, and second degree assault, police said.

After the robbery, a man was seen fleeing the area and was was followed by a Washington County Hospital security officer, who alerted Hagerstown City Police.

When officers arrived at Frederick Street and Memorial Boulevard, the robber was found in a clump of trees, police said.

They recovered cash, discarded clothing, a toy gun and a mask, police said.

Armstrong was treated at Washington County Hospital for dog bites that occurred during his arrest.

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