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August 25, 1998

Cab driver robbed

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - About $120 was stolen from a cab driver Sunday night after a rider asked the driver to pull over at a scenic overlook, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

The cab driver attempted to stop the man after he grabbed the money, and the suspect struck the driver several times with something tucked inside his shirt, according to deputies.

The incident occurred along W.Va. 9 near Torlone's grocery, police said.

The cab driver was taking the man to the Sweet Springs area, deputies said.

Woman charged in stabbing

A Hagerstown woman was charged early Monday in the stabbing of her boyfriend with a kitchen knife, Hagerstown City Police said.


Wendy Doreen Capps, 33, of 1305 Jay Drive, was charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, police said.

Michael Allen Glover, who lives at 1305 Jay Drive, called police Sunday night saying he had been hit, bitten and stabbed, police said.

The incident occurred at about 11:20 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Glover declined medical attention, but officers observed a stab wound, police said.

Capps was released on $5,000 bond Monday, according to the Washington County Detention Center.

Man charged in attack at store

BAKER HEIGHTS, W.Va. - A man with no fixed address was charged with malicious wounding following an attack on a Martinsburg, W.Va., man outside a Baker Heights convenience store on Monday, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Kenneth Rogers and Connie Timbers, both of Martinsburg, were in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven store on W.Va. 9 when a man came up and started arguing with Rogers over Timbers, according to court records.

Rogers was struck with a wrench on the head and back, according to court records.

Sterling C. Williams, 30, was charged with malicious wounding, according to court records.

Rogers was treated at City Hospital in Martinsburg and released, according to a nursing supervisor.

Truck's lost tire hits hood of car

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A tractor-trailer's tire came off and flew on to the hood of a car on W.Va. 9, just west of Martinsburg on Monday, according to West Virginia State Police.

The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. near the Queen Street bridge, troopers said.

The tractor-trailer, driven by Glen Stoner, 51, of Greencastle, Pa., was heading west when a wheel came off its trailer and struck the hood of an eastbound 1997 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Sam Harmon, 33, of Charles Town, W.Va., troopers said.

The tractor was pulling a mobile home, troopers said.

W.Va. man faces fleeing charges

RIDGEWAY, W.Va. - A Bunker Hill, W.Va., was charged with fleeing police while under the influence of alcohol early Sunday following a car chase that ended in his driveway, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Cpl. D.S. Wilson was patroling on U.S. 11 near Gables Night Club at around 3 a.m. when he spotted a silver 1997 Honda coupe stopped in the southbound lane, according to court records.

When Wilson approached, the car took off, using the nightclub parking lot to turn around and head north, according to court records.

As Wilson pursued, he observing the car speeding, weaving and straddling the center line, according to court records.

It led him into the Cherry Grove Estates subdivision, where it stopped in the driveway at 608 Montmorency Drive, according to court records.

The driver got out and ran but was caught by Wilson, according to court records.

A breath test showed a .206 percent blood-alcohol content, according to court records. The legal limit in West Virginia is .10.

Deron Gregory Raynor, 22, of 608 Montmorency Drive, also was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, second offense.

Man charged with uttering

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was arrested Sunday on an outstanding warrant stemming from allegations he drained his father's bank account while he was hospitalized from a stroke, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Joseph Lee Stephens, 39, of 2050 Old Harmond Road, was charged with three counts of uttering forged checks, according to court records.

Police allege the father's checkbook was stolen and 17 checks totaling $1,597.50 were passed in early July, according to court records.

2 teens charged in bike thefts

Two 14-year-old-boys were charged with stealing bicycles from the home of Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II, according to the Hagerstown City Police.

The mayor's wife called police at about 6:30 p.m. after she discovered two bikes were missing from her 905 Woodland Way home, authorities said.

The bikes were later found and two boys were seen hiding in the bushes at Bruchey's home, police said. They were charged as juveniles, police said.

Man charged with breaking, entering

A Hagerstown man was charged Monday with breaking into the Community Free Clinic, Hagerstown City Police said.

Donald Edward Oates, 39, of 133-135 Summit Ave., was charged with breaking and entering and theft, police said.

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