Police log

January 04, 1999

Accident blamed on slippery road

Slippery road conditions caused a motorist to slide into the Conococheague Bridge near Williamsport on Sunday at 8 p.m., according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The name of the driver wasn't available this morning but deputies said the driver was not injured and the bridge was not damaged.


24 boxes of swingsets reported taken

Twenty-four boxes of swing sets were stolen from a trailer parked at AC&T on Hopewell Road between Dec. 24 and Saturday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.


Someone broke the lock on the Vernon Sawyer Trucking Co. trailer and removed the swing sets, which were valued at $2,400, deputies said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

Car strikes telephone pole

A Hagerstown man refused treatment from emergency crews after his car struck a telephone pole on Manor Drive Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

Hagerstown City Police said David Deghly, 30, has an unidentified medical condition and was having a seizure when he lost control of his car on the icy road and hit the pole.

His 1988 Oldsmobile received extensive damage, police said.


Woman injured in accident in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a North Carolina woman was injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 81.

Lis Clark, 64, of Black Mountain, N.C., was in satisfactory condition today at Chambersburg Hospital.

The accident occurred at about 9:30 a.m. when Holly L. Shank, 24, of Chambersburg, tried to merge into the southbound lanes at Exit 6 in Guilford Township. State police said she spun out of control and hit a pickup driven by Edwin E. Clark, 47, of Black Mountain.


Traffic stop leads to drug charge

A Martinsburg, W.Va., woman was charged with possession of marijuana Sunday morning, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Frederick Police Cpl. Andy Dewese said he stopped the driver of a Volkswagen four-door for making a right turn on a red signal in an area where that was prohibited.

Driver James Henry Cobbs, 18, of Charles Town, W.Va., told him that the tags belonged to another vehicle, Dewese said in a press release.

He was arrested for driving on a revoked West Virginia driver's license, making an improper right turn and displaying tags issued to another vehicle, Dewese said.

While talking to Cobbs, Dewese said he thought he smelled marijuana coming from the car. He searched the car and found a bag of suspected marijuana and a drug pipe under the right front seat where a woman had been seated, he said.

Pamela Jones Wagoner, 38, was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Frederick man faces charges

FREDERICK, Md. - A 31-year-old Frederick man is facing charges including first-degree assault after he allegedly pushed a police officer early Sunday evening.

Henry J. Smith III, of the 500 block of North Bentz Street, was also charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and malicious destruction of property following the 5:33 p.m. incident at the John Hanson Apts., Frederick City Police said.

Police arrived at building No. 5 after seeing someone on a third-floor balcony acting suspiciously, police said.

When being interviewed, the man became loud and disorderly, causing a crowd to gather, police said.

As Off. John Fry attempted to take the man into custody, the man pushed the officer and tried to get away, police said. Another officer came to help and the man was taken into custody, police said.

Both Fry and Smith were treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital for minor injuries sustained during the incident and then released, police said.

Smith was being held this morning at the Frederick County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond, jail officials said.


Taneytown man faces drug charges 

FREDERICK, Md. - Reports of traffic being blocked by a party on a bridge Sunday night led to drug and traffic charges against a 20-year-old Taneytown man, according to Frederick County Sheriff's deputies.

When deputies arrived at the Wilhide Road bridge at 9:15 p.m., they scanned the vehicles with K-9 Cpl. John Williams and his partner, Eno.

A positive alert for drugs focused on one vehicle which was searched, deputies said. Approximately 7.9 grams of suspected marijuana were found in the trunk of that vehicle, deputies said.

Michael A. Wivell Jr., of the 12000 block of Harney Road, was charged with one count of possession of marijuana and issued a traffic citation, police said.

He was later released on personal recognizance, deputies said.

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