Police log

February 04, 1999

A 22-year-old Washington County man who crashed his car around 2:30 this morning on Md. 67 waited more than two hours in the wreckage until he was discovered, Maryland State Police.

Fortunately Marck Alan Messner wasn't seriously hurt, according to Trooper First Class Russ Plante.

A spokesman at Washington County Hospital this morning said Messner was still being assessed.

Charged with negligent driving, Messner was southbound on Md. 67 just south of the Reno Monument Road when he hit a guardrail, ran down a bank and hit a tree, Plante said.

The 1986 Chevrolet station wagon was totaled, Plante said.

Samuel Emerson Lehardy's quick trip into the Sheetz at U.S. 40 and Md. 66 Wednesday night cost him more than $25,000, according to Maryland State Police.

Lehardy, 20, of Waynesboro, Pa., left his 1998 Chevrolet Camaro running and when he returned, it was gone. Also gone were some CDs and a cellular telephone, police said.


The black Z-28 has Pa. tags BTN 1064.

A fire found at 8:03 p.m. Wednesday in the dugout of one of the baseball fields at Marty Snook Park in Halfway was arson, Maryland fire marshals have ruled.

Damage was $500.

A passerby saw a glow and went to investigate, according to Deputy Fire Marshal Jim Woods. The passerby then called 911 from a pay phone.

Halfway and Funkstown fire companies responded with 10 firefighters and had the fire under control in five minutes.

The roof and support structure above and behind the helmet rack was damaged.

Anyone who might have seen anything suspicious in the area around 8 p.m. is asked to call 301-791-4758.

A 20-year-old New York man has been charged with six counts of theft in connection with a Wednesday afternoon spree at five Prime Outlet Mall stores, Maryland State Police said.

David Bruce Darby, of 1186 Putnam Ave., New York, allegedly stole items worth a total of $856 from Nike, The Gap, Hilfigers, Eddie Bauer and Carter's, police said.

All merchandise was recovered.

Hagerstown firefighters responded to Potomac Towers this morning at 7:05 a.m. where they found a small fire in the trash room.

There were no injuries.

Maryland State Police are investigating the following incidents:

- A purse was stolen Monday from the Church of the Nazarene on Edgewood Drive just off the Dual Highway. The loss was estimated at $45.

- The owner of Family Recreation at 21036 National Pike told police a strange car was parked at the park at 11:54 p.m. Tuesday. A description of the car and its tags was given to police who are investigating the incident as an attempted burglary.

Hagerstown City Police are investigating nearly a dozen graffiti incidents that were reported Wednesday. In each case, black or white paint was used.

Victims included Burger's Texaco, a garage at 37 Belview Ave., Martin's Storage, Holtzman's Garage, the Hagerstown Boys Club, T&R Tires, Mac's Welding and even the Juvenile Holdover Facility in the 200 block of North Jonathan Street.

Douglas Lee Roane, 33, of 8446 Tusings Way, Boonsboro, was picked up by the street crimes unit in the first block of North Mulberry Street Wednesday at 10:49 p.m.

Charges include distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Thieves took $332 worth of CDs from a 1988 Nissan parked Wednesday in the 100 block of South Prospect Street, Hagerstown City Police said.

The Washington County Sheriff's Department was investigating the theft of an all-terrain vehicle, which was taken from a home on Mountain Laurel Road in Boonsboro on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Deputies said the 1996 Yamaha Warrior is blue and yellow and is valued at $3,000.

FREDERICK, Md. - A Boonsboro man faces drug charges after being pulled over by police while driving on U.S. 40 west of Mount Tabor Road on Wednesday at 8:45 a.m., according to the Maryland State Police.

The driver was pulled over for not wearing his seat belt, police said.

Police said Raymond Foster Crebbs, 32, was charged with giving a false name to a uniformed trooper, driving with a revoked license, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

During a search, a plastic bag containing 30.7 grams of marijuana and a brass pipe were found, police alleged.

The driver originally identified himself as his brother, police said.

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - The condition of a Shippensburg University student diagnosed with meningitis Sunday is improving, according to a university official.

The unnamed sophomore was away from the campus for the weekend when she was diagnosed, but university spokesman Pete Gigliotti said about 180 students had received doses of preventive antibiotics as of Tuesday.

Gigliotti said the case was unrelated to another case of meningococcal meningitis diagnosed in a 20-year-old student in November. He said that student had since recovered from the disease.

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