Police log

September 11, 1998

W.Va. man cited in 2-vehicle wreck

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Traffic was slowed in both directions on Edwin Miller Boulevard for about 45 minutes Thursday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident at the entrance to Hoss's Steak and Seahouse, according to West Virginia State Police.

The accident happened shortly after noon, said Trooper Jason Laing.

Sherman Barnhart, 80, of Hedgesville, W.Va., was heading east on Edwin Miller Boulevard in a 1993 Ford Ranger pickup truck when he went through a red light and struck a 1997 Mazda 626, driven by Holly Sutherland, 26, of Hedgesville, which was leaving the restaurant parking lot, Laing said.

Sutherland's car spun out of control, and both vehicles ended up facing east in the road, he said.

The car suffered extensive damage, and the truck was moderately damaged, Laing said.

Barnhart was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device, he said.

Boy struck by car in parking lot


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 5-year-old Martinsburg boy was struck by a vehicle in a parking lot Thursday evening, according to West Virginia State Police.

Police weren't releasing the identity of the boy, who was treated at City Hospital and released, according to Senior Trooper J.M. Droppleman.

According to witnesses, the boy was playing with some children in the parking lot of Capitol Heights Apartments when he ran out from between two parked cars into the vehicle's path, Droppleman said.

The vehicle's driver, Tammy Lynn Kelly, 30, of Martinsburg, was not cited, he said.

"The accident wasn't her fault. She did what she could," Droppleman said.

Man injured in 1-car accident

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., man was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle accident on Pa. 16 in Antrim Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

According to the police report, John David Krouse, 31, suffered head and leg lacerations in the 12:30 p.m. accident just east of Long Lane. Krouse was taken to Waynesboro Hospital, but a nursing supervisor said she could not release any other information.

The report said Krouse was traveling east when the 1986 Toyota Camry he was driving crossed the westbound lane and struck a stone structure belonging to Roy L. Shank Jr., of 1044 Buchanan Trail East, on the north side of the road.

Pa. man charged in sexual assault

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - A Shippensburg man was charged Thursday in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old female, according to a press release from the Mid-Cumberland Valley Regional Police Department.

The crime occurred on Aug. 24 at Town Mills Mobile Home Park in Shippensburg Township, according to the release.

William Max Busey, 20, of 221 E. Garfield St., was charged with aggravated indecent assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and corruption of minors, according to the release.

He was arraigned before District Justice David P. Perkins and placed in Cumberland County Prison on $50,000 bail, according to the release.

Busey's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 21, according to the release.

Two sentenced on drug charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two people were sentenced recently on drug charges by Judge W. Craig Broadwater in U.S. District Court, according to a press release from the Office of the United States Attorney.

Tammy Renee Parkinson, 27, also known as Tammy Shoemaker, of 106 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, was sentenced on Sept. 4 to 97 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release, according to the release. She pleaded guilty on March 19 to one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of crack on June 27, 1997, in Berkeley County, W.Va., according to the release.

She is in federal custody, the release said.

Timothy L. Simmons, 24, also known as "Poe" and "Pope," of 203 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, was sentenced on Sept. 4 to three years imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release, according to the release. He pleaded guilty on March 18 to one count of distribution of cocaine on March 6, 1997, in Berkeley County, according to the release. Broadwater also ordered that half of his income while incarcerated must go to support his children, the release said.

Simmons is in federal custody, according to the release.

Two Nissan cars reported stolen

Hagerstown City Police are on the lookout for two Nissan cars whose owners reported them stolen Wednesday.

A 1990 maroon Nissan Maxima four-door with West Virginia tags was taken from the 900 block of Main Avenue, police said. The tag number was unavailable.

The owner of a 1987 two-door black Nissan Pulsar reported it missing from the 200 block of Summit Avenue, where he had left it a month ago, police said.

The car had West Virginia temporary tags 429-292.

Anyone with information about the cars can call 301-790-3700.

Blue moped reported stolen

A blue Safari moped with an orange crate on the back was stolen Wednesday from the parking lot of the McDonald's on Dual Highway, Hagerstown City Police said.

Stereo equipment taken from trailer

Thieves took $1,177 worth of stereo equipment from a portable trailer belonging to a disc jockey, according to Maryland State Police.

The theft occurred at 7944 Mt. Laurel Road in southern Washington County and was reported Wednesday, police said.

Also on Wednesday, the homeowner at 10744 Downsville Pike reported that something broke out the glass in a sliding door.

Change taken from vehicles

The owners of several vehicles parked at 18705 Fairfield Road reported Wednesday to Washington County Sheriff's deputies that someone had taken about $10 in change.

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