Police log

August 02, 1998

Boy treated at hospital in near drowning

THURMONT, Md. - A 16-year old boy who swallowed some water Saturday while swimming in a pool at Camp Misty Mount in Catoctin National Park after panicking was treated and released, Frederick Memorial Hospital officials said.

The name of the boy was withheld by National Park rangers who said he was part of a large church group from Germantown, Md., that was spending the weekend at the park.

"He just panicked and took in some water," said Ranger Tony Testa.

Several members of the church group said they didn't know the boy's name. There were about 70 people in the group, rangers said.



Pa. man faces trial in robberies

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man last week pleaded innocent to two counts of robbery and his case has been scheduled for the September trial term in Franklin County Court.

Leon Rudolf Robinson, 53, of 257 E. Liberty St., is charged in the Aug. 22, 1997, holdup of the carry-out store at Schoenberger's Restaurant, 346 Lincoln Way East, in which about $950 was stolen. He also is charged in the Sept. 5, 1997, robbery of a Uni-Mart convenience store on Lincoln Way West in Hamilton Township, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police said the robber in the Uni-Mart case threatened the female clerk with a knife and took $54. Robinson also faces two counts of theft and one count each of criminal conspiracy and simple assault in the holdups.

Robinson also pleaded innocent to a charge of receiving stolen property. He was charged April 8 of this year when borough police said he was found in possession of the keys to a stolen vehicle, court records stated.

Robinson faces charges in Cumberland County, Pa., regarding a March 12 robbery at a Sunoco station in Shippensburg. Mid-Cumberland Valley Regional police also charged him with aggravated assault and making terroristic threats in that case.

Three injured in wreck on U.S. 40

Three people were injured Saturday night in a head-on collision on U.S. 40 at the entrance to Greenbrier State Park in Washington County, Maryland State Police said.

Tfc. R.A. Plante said Earle Allen Wood, 19, of Dundalk, Md., was westbound on U.S. 40 and trying to turn left into Greenbrier State Park Road when he failed to yield to an eastbound car driven by Marvin Everett Lohr Jr., 57, of Frederick.

The cars hit head-on, Plante said.

Wood, Lohr, and a passenger in Lohr's car, 57-year-old Jean Marie Hawkins of Frederick, were all taken to Washington County Hospital.

Wood, who was driving a 1988 Mercury Cougar, was wearing his seat belt, Plante said.

Lohr and Hawkins were both belted in, Plante said. Airbags deployed for both of them, he said.

Wood was charged with failing to yield to oncoming traffic when making a left turn, Plante said.

All three were still being evaluated at Washington County Hospital late Saturday.

Two men face weapon charge

Two men spotted in a car with a shotgun by a Hagerstown city police officer were arrested early Saturday and charged with being felons in possession of a firearm.

Police said the following men were arrested: John Michael Poole, 49, of Falling Waters, W.Va., and James Allen Kriner, 37, of 221 East Avenue in Hagerstown.

At about 5:29 a.m. off-duty City Police Officer Jim Robison spotted the car in the 200 block of East Franklin Street, police said.

Robison made the stop at Jonathan and Bethel streets, police said. The shotgun was seized and the suspects arrested, they said.

Police did not say what felonies the men had committed.

Fire extinguished on S. Potomac St.

A number of Hagerstown fire trucks responded Saturday afternoon to a fire in a duplex at 248 S. Potomac St., fire and rescue officials said.

The fire was quickly extinguished, officials said.

No details were available.


Window shot out of Chevy Cavalier

Someone used an air rifle to shoot out the driver's side window of a 1993 Chevy Cavalier parked in the 13000 block of Kenneth Street in the North Haven trailer park, Washington County sheriff's deputies said.

The vandalism occurred during the early morning hours on Friday, deputies said.

A light green Chevy Camaro was seen in the area at the time. Anyone with information on the shooting or the suspect car is asked to call the sheriff's department at 301-791-3020.


Clear Spring youth held after wreck

A Clear Spring youth was arrested by Washington County sheriff's deputies about 4:15 a.m. Saturday after he was involved in a single-car accident on St. Paul Road in Clear Spring.

Deputies said Shaun Michael Rogers, of 11343 Gift Road, was charged with driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, violation of a license restriction, and being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Deputies said Rogers was northbound on Clear Spring Road when he fell asleep, drifted off the road and hit a utility pole on the shoulder, sheering it off. The car was destroyed, deputies said.

They said Rogers, the only occupant of the car, suffered no serious injuries.


Man leads police on 15-mile chase

A Frederick County man allegedly led Maryland State Police on a 15-mile chase over back roads Saturday night before bailing out of his car, and finally being tracked down by canines.

Troopers said Edward Brown, 26, of 14402 Black Ankle Road, was in custody.

Troopers said a concerned citizen called to report a man driving a stolen vehicle was in the Libertytown area. At about 6:30 p.m. Pfc. Mike Brady spotted the vehicle and gave chase.

Troopers said Brown allegedly jumped out of his car and fled into a wooded area off of Black Ankle Road. Officers found him about 45 minutes later with the help of a canine unit, troopers said.

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