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Police log

October 16, 1998

City man charged with assault

A Hagerstown man was charged with assault after a woman was pulled from her car by her hair on Sunday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police.

Andrea Lynn Conny, 23, of 219 Lily Court in Hagerstown, was being tailgated by a Chevrolet just before she signaled to turn her Pontiac onto the westbound ramp from Interstate 70 to U.S. 40 east of Hagerstown around 2:15 p.m., Sgt. Donald Stottlemyer said.

The Chevy passed her Pontiac, exiting onto the ramp, Stottlemyer said. The driver of the Chevy motioned for her to pull over, which she did, he said.

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The Chevy driver then yelled and cursed at Conny before spitting in her face, Stottlemyer said.

When Conny tried to get out of her car she accidentally hit the man with the car door, Stottlemyer said.

The man then grabbed her by her hair and tried to pull her from the Pontiac, but she still had her seat belt on, Stottlemyer said. Conny had a scrape on her neck from the seat belt.

Harold Elmer Rice Jr., 34, of 183 Berkson Ave., was charged with assault, Stottlemyer said.

Rice was released from the Washington County Detention Center on Monday after posting $2,500 bond, police said.

Man faces charges in embezzlement

A Boonsboro man was charged Wednesday in the embezzlement of more than $160,000 that occurred over several years from a Hagerstown-area company, according to Maryland State Police.

David Edwin Haupt, 47, of 20649 Benevola Church Road, was charged with theft by scheme in excess of $300, a felony, said Sgt. Donald Stottlemyer, the investigating officer.

Stottlemyer would not identify the business.

Haupt was fired from the company in August, Stottlemyer said.

Rig falls into construction ditch

HALFWAY - A tractor-trailer slid into a 5-foot-deep construction ditch early Thursday after trying to turn a corner at Hopewell Road, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Hopewell Road was still closed Thursday morning from Staples warehouse to Halfway Boulevard and traffic was backed up to the ramps from Interstate 81, police said.

The tractor-trailer's rear axle got caught in the ditch and the heavy weight of the truck caused it to turn over, police said. The trailer contained recyclable cardboard.

Police said some fuel leaked from the truck.

The remaining diesel fuel in the truck's tanks was pumped out, according to Washington County Fire and Rescue Communications.

D.C. man charged with resisting arrest

A Washington, D.C., man was charged early Thursday with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer after Hagerstown City Police officers stopped a vehicle with expired New York tags, Capt. Robert Hart said.

The man was a passenger in the 1991 Honda that was pulled over on North Avenue shortly before 2:30 a.m., Hart said.

Patrolman Cliff Briggs was trying to pat down the man to check for weapons after the man put his hand in his pants pocket, Hart said.

The man slapped Briggs' hands away and ran toward North Jonathan Street when Briggs tackled him, Hart said. Patrolman Doug Hay helped arrest the suspect.

Briggs suffered some cuts on his hands and knees from the tackle, he said.

As the man was running, he threw his jacket away, which was found to contain six packs of marijuana, Hart said.

Antwaone Antonio Suggs, 18, of 1145 Summer Road SE in Washington, D.C., was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, resisting arrest and second-degree assault, Hart said.

The driver, whose name was not available, was charged for the expired tag, Hart said.

Three charged after apartment search

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg City Police discovered illegal drugs and paraphernalia while executing a search warrant Thursday at a city apartment.

The search was conducted at 218 W. Martin St., Apt., 2 at 4:30 p.m., police said. The warrant was issued by Magistrate Ruth Donaldson, police said.

Police found a small amount of suspected marijuana and cocaine residue, police said.

The following people were charged and were awaiting arraignment Thursday night:

* Tina Marie Winston, 33, Oak Trace Road, Kearneysville, W.Va., delivery of crack cocaine.

* Eddie Vincent Bailey, 40, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, petit larceny.

* David Lee Ferguson (aka "Sneeze"), 39, Martinsburg Rescue Mission, failure to appear for a magistrate court charge.

Two W.Va. males face drug charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two people were charged after a city police informant purchased drugs at 6:30 p.m. on the grounds of North Middle School in Martinsburg, according to the Martinsburg City Police Department.

Police charged Thomas J. Orr, 18, of Martinsburg, and a 14-year-old Martinsburg male with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school zone and delivery of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school zone.

Orr was incarcerated in the Eastern Regional Jail awaiting arraignment on Thursday night.

The minor was released to the custody of his parents pending further juvenile court proceedings, police said.

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