Police log

November 05, 1998

Dog, car thefts reported in city

Hagerstown City Police said the following incidents were reported Wednesday:

* A white and brown, male pit bull named Lord was stolen from 133 Elm St. The dog was taken between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

* A dark blue 1988 Buick LeSabre with West Virginia registration NS6309 was stolen from the 1400 block of Haven Road.

* A Hyundai with a temporary tag was stolen from the backyard of 59 Madison Ave.

* A DeWalt 14-volt drill and a combination set of saws were stolen from a van, whose window had been shattered, at 525 W. Franklin St. The tools are valued at $360.


* Twenty-nine dollars in coins was stolen from a soda machine at the AC&T in the 300 block of North Burhans Boulevard.


Minors charged in rock throwing

Two minors where charged after police received complaints of rocks being thrown at passing cars on Interstate 70 near Md. 63 at Halfway Boulevard Tuesday evening, according to Maryland State Police.

The two, ages 13 and 14, both of Hagerstown, were charged with assault, malicious destruction of property and reckless endangerment, police said.

Police said they responded to the scene and found two people hiding behind bushes in front of Oak Ridge Apartments at 6 p.m. They were apprehended after a brief foot chase.

They were taken to the Hagerstown barracks and released to their parents.

Police said 10 cars were damaged.

RV camper stolen from business

The Washington County Sheriff's Department was investigating the theft of a 1998 RV camper trailer from Bowers Marine, 17815 Virginia Ave., on Monday or Tuesday.

The RV is valued at $9,500, deputies said.


Three Pa. break-in suspects charged

STATE LINE, Pa. - Three people, ranging in age from 17 to 21, have been charged in the break-in at the L.R. Oil Co. in State Line on Monday and the theft of snacks and Beanie Babies.

Rande Lee Walters Jr., 19, of 485 East Ave., State Line, James Pulley III, 21, of 5 S. Washington St., Apt. 6, Greencastle, Pa., and a 17-year-old boy are charged with criminal conspiracy, burglary, theft and criminal mischief, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg, Pa.

The break-in was discovered at 2:50 a.m. when police spotted a broken window.

While checking the surrounding area, the three were found. Most of the candy, crackers, soda and Beanie Babies were located and returned, police said.


I-81 closed today when truck overturns

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Southbound Interstate 81 was closed at the Woodstock Road overpass for about two hours early this morning after a tractor-trailer overturned, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The Freightliner was southbound just before midnight Wednesday when it left the highway, hit a guard rail and traveled about 215 feet, overturning on its side, police said.

After overturning the tractor-trailer went another 195 feet, resting in the median, police said.

The truck didn't leak any fuel, police said.

The driver, Derrie Chenoweth, of Paris, Tenn., was cited for roadways laned for traffic and log book violations, police said.

Chenoweth was wearing a seat belt and not injured, police said.

Police did not know why the tractor-trailer left the highway.


Two seriously hurt in two-car crash

FREDERICK, Md. - Two people were seriously injured Wednesday when the cars in which they were riding collided at the intersection of U.S. 15 and Hayward Road.

Maryland State Police said a car driven by Margaret Thomas, 52, of Frederick, was approaching the intersection southbound and attempted to make a left turn onto Hayward Road. A northbound car driven by Erin Turk, 18, of Mt. Airy, Md., also turned and collided with the vehicle, police said.

Debris from both vehicles struck a third car, police said.

Thomas refused medical treatment, but her passenger, David Weller, 39, of Frederick, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in serious condition this morning by a hospital spokeswoman.

Turk was treated and released from Frederick Memorial Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Her passenger, Amanda Fogel, 18, of Mt. Airy, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was discharged Wednesday evening, according to a spokeswoman.


Woman hurt when car strikes pole

FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police are trying to determine why a 1990 Honda Accord ran off Motter Station Road at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday and struck a utility pole.

The driver, Janet Louise Capasso, of 2115 Burrier Lane, Detour, Md., was taken to Washington County Hospital, where she was in serious condition in intensive care this morning, hospital officials said.

Police said Capasso was northbound north of Md. 77 when her car went into a sharp left-hand curve, veered to the left side of the road and hit the pole.

The car then went through a barbed wire fence and came to rest in a field, police said.


Buck crashes through window, is killed

FREDERICK, Md. - An eight-point buck was killed when it crashed through a garage window pane and became trapped inside Wednesday evening.

Maryland State Police said the animal saw its reflection in the window and was attempting to attack it.

Police were forced to destroy the animal due to its injuries.


W.Va. man sentenced for drug offense

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg resident was recently sentenced in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg by Judge W. Craig Broadwater on a drug charge, according to a press release from the Office of the U.S. Attorney.

Wayne A. Hill, 40, of 200 E. Stephen St., was sentenced on Oct. 29 to 23 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release, according to the release. He pleaded guilty on Feb. 18, to one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine on Feb. 26, 1997, in Berkeley County, W.Va., according to the release.

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