Police log

July 15, 1998

Hagerstown men face drug charges

Two Hagerstown men were caught in the street crimes unit net late Tuesday night, charged with drug offenses, Hagerstown City Police said.

Lorenzo Linear Jr., 29, of 41 N. Potomac St., Apt. 13, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Alex Medina, 19, of 63 W. Franklin St., was charged with those three offenses and additionally with possession of marijuana, resisting arrest and assault and battery after he allegedly struggled with police after his 9:30 p.m. arrest.


The arrests occurred in the first block of West Church Street.

Police said they found 40 pieces of crack cocaine hidden inside one of Medina's body cavities.

Both men were awaiting an appearance before a bond commissioner today.


Williamsport teen charged in crash

A Williamsport teenager was charged Tuesday after the car she was driving collided with another at Virginia and Glenside avenues, according to a report by the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Jennifer Leigh Brunner, 17, of 16634 Edward Doub Road, was charged with one count of failure to yield to oncoming traffic when making a left turn, the report said.

Brunner was driving a 1991 Volkswagen when it made a left turn from Virginia Avenue into the Home Federal Bank lot at about 2:43 p.m., the report said.

The Volkswagen was struck after it failed to yield to a 1985 Pontiac Bonneville, driven by John William Rickard, no age available, of 11117 Nursery Rd., Hagerstown, the report said.

Brunner was taken to Washington County Hospital where she was treated and released, the report said.


Child critically hurt in bike-car accident

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A child was flown to Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., after hitting a car Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Berkeley Station and Schoolhouse roads while riding his bicycle, according to West Virginia State Police.

The accident happened at 3:50 p.m., according to Trooper Thomas Kearns.

Jesse Cochran, who turned 8 on Tuesday, was riding a bicycle west on Schoolhouse Road when he rode into the intersection and hit the passenger side of a 1986 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Mary Kooken, 54, of Martinsburg.

Cochran, of 190 Berkeley Station Road, was initially treated at City Hospital in Martinsburg before being flown to Falls Church, Kearns said.

Cochran was in critical condition this morning, a hospital spokesman said.

Kearns said Kooken was not hurt.


Property destruction cases investigated

Two incidents of property destruction were investigated Tuesday by Maryland State Police.

A door and door jamb were damaged to the tune of $250 at a residence in the 14200 block of Hixon Road, Hancock.

A car window was broken in a vehicle parked at 4312 Main St. in Rohrersville. Thieves took 10 CDs in a blue case. Loss was estimated at $200.


Three people injured in four-vehicle crash

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police responded to a four-vehicle accident Tuesday night in Southampton Township in which three people were injured.

The accident happened at approximately 10:24 p.m. and closed U.S. 11 (Molly Pitcher Highway) between Rice and Mount Rock roads, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

A Chevrolet Lumina was northbound when it crossed the center line into the path of a Buick Skylark which swerved unsuccessfully to avoid a collision, police said.

The Lumina then crashed headon into a Plymouth Fury which was then hit in the rear by a Dodge Omni, police said.

Jack Staver, 18, of Shippensburg, Pa., was the driver of the Lumina. He was flown by helicopter to Chambersburg Hospital and then to York Hospital.

Wesley Sixeas, 19, of Chambersburg, Pa., driver of the Plymouth Fury, was also flown to York Hospital.

A York Hospital spokesman confirmed this morning that both men were patients there but said no information would be released on their conditions.

Dennis Hockenberry and an infant, Dakota Hockenberry, were treated at the scene, police said. They were in the Dodge Omni.

Trooper Joseph Davidson is asking any witnesses to the accident to contact him at 1-717-264-5161.


Man, teen charged in vehicle tampering

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man and a 15-year-old were taken into custody Monday after a witness told a sheriff's deputy two people were tampering with vehicles at the Seventh Street Shopping Center, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

Michael Eugene Lyles, 21, of 1418 Taney Ave., was charged with destruction of property, conspiracy, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, the report said.

He was released on personal recognizance, the report said.

The 15-year-old was charged with destruction of property and conspiracy, the report said.

The juvenile was released to his grandfather, the report said.

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