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September 16, 1998

Man fires 2 shots into car in W.Va.

RANSON, W.Va. - A man pulled a handgun and fired two shots into a car parked on North Reyman Street on Monday night, according to Ranson Police Chief William Roper.

Paul Montgomery, of East 11th St., Ranson, pulled up to a home at 805 N. Reyman St. to pick up a man when he spotted two people walking toward his car, said Roper

One of the men fired a gun twice, striking a headlight on Montgomery's 1992 Chevrolet Lumina, Roper said.

No one was injured in the 10 p.m. shooting, Roper said. He he did not know what caused the shooting.

The two people fled the area after the shooting, according to Roper. Both suspects were described as black and are not believed to be residents of the area, he said.



Man threatens to rob store, then leaves

GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - A man walked into the Corner Grocery in Gerrardstown about 9:10 p.m. Monday and bragged to a clerk that we was going to rob the store, according to Capt. Curtis Keller of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

The suspect stayed in the store for a while, but never robbed it, Keller said.

A handgun was observed in the man's waistband, Keller said.

The man finally left the store and drove away on a motorcycle, according to Keller. The man was described as white and being about 5 feet, 9 inches tall. He weighed about 170 pounds and had dark, shoulder-length hair, Keller said. The man was wearing a dark blue or dark-colored helmet, he said.


Business burglaries probed in W.Va.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police are investigating a string of attempted breaking and enterings that occurred at local businesses Monday night.

Police believe the same people committed all of the crimes.

Two men were spotted trying to smash the front door of Kwek's Country Store, at VanMeter Road and W.Va. 9, said Capt. Curtis Keller of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

Police believe they then went to the Eagle Mart in the Eagle Plaza in Hedgesville, W.Va. There, people arrived in a white Chevrolet Chevette and smashed a window on the store along W.Va. 9 east of Hedgesville, according to West Virginia State Police Sgt. Rob Blair.

They grabbed cigarettes from the store and fled, Blair said.

Police believe they then went to Linda and Danny's Kitchen restaurant near the intersection of W.Va. 9, W.Va. 45 and U.S. 11, where they damaged a door but did not gain entry, Keller said.


W.Va. grand jury returns indictments

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Jefferson County grand jury began deliberations Tuesday.

According to Jefferson County Circuit Court records, the following people were indicted:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Colin Andrew Willett, 20, of 12351 Frederick Road, West Friendship, Md., on charges of fleeing in a vehicle while driving under the influence, driving under the influence, no seatbelt, failure to dim headlights and failure to obey stop sign.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> A 52-year-old man from Harpers Ferry was indicted on charges of second-degree sexual assault, incest and sexual abuse by a parent. The man is not being identified to protect the identity of the victim.

- Darryl Wayne Dotson, 33, of Millville, W.Va., on a charge of third-offense driving under the influence.

- Jackie Edward Linger, 42, of Route 1, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., on a charge of third-offense driving under the influence.

- Linda Kay Rucker, 41, of Charles Town, on charges of third-offense driving under the influence, fleeing while driving under the influence, and second-offense driving with a revoked license for DUI.

- Jack E. Hardy, 56, of Rippon, W.Va., on charges of kidnapping and domestic battery.

Deer stands stolen from pickup truck

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - A Chambersburg, Pa., man told Pennsylvania State Police Monday that two deer stands were stolen from his pickup truck while it was parked along a Peters Township Road.

According to the police report, the stands were taken from Eric Baker's truck between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. while it was parked on Bear Valley Road about a mile north of Fort Loudon.

Condition of victim from wreck improves

ORRSTOWN, Pa. - The condition of an Orrstown man who was flown by helicopter to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center following a one-vehicle accident Sunday evening in Letterkenny Township improved Tuesday, a hospital spokesman said.

The spokesman said the condition of David Lynn Dague, 29, was upgraded to fair condition Tuesday morning.

The Pennsylvania State Police report said the accident happened at 7:20 p.m. on Mountain Road between Pine and Tim roads. Dague was southbound when he lost control of the 1983 Volkswagen on a curve, police said.

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