Police log

May 03, 1999

Man faces weapon,drug charges

BIG POOL - Allegedly armed with a gun and illegal drugs, a Clear Spring man was apprehended by a Maryland Department of Natural Resources park ranger at Fort Frederick State Park on Sunday.

Park Ranger Scott Forrest arrested the man at Licking Creek under the Western Maryland Rail Trail on Sunday morning after determining he had weapons in his possession.

Marvin Strite, 25, was charged with driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a handgun.


He was being held on $5,000 bond this morning at the Washington County Detention Center.

Forrest confiscated a .357 caliber Magnum handgun and a 10-gauge shotgun, along with several rounds of ammunition.


Autopsy awaited in city man's death

Hagerstown City Police expect to soon know the cause of death of a man found dead in his apartment on Saturday.

An autopsy on David Wayne Bowers, 43, of 558 Liberty St., was completed Sunday, police said.

Around 3 a.m. Saturday, Bowers was discovered on the floor of his apartment by his brother, who is also his roommate, police said.

Additional information was unavailable. Police said they are continuing their investigation of the incident.


Toyota pickup reported stolen

A 1986 Toyota pickup with Maryland tags 65G546 was reported stolen this morning from 13902 Greenfield Ave., Maugansville, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

* Late Sunday, someone broke into a vending machine at AC&T on Hopewell Road, doing $100 damage and getting between $500-$600 in money, deputies said.

* Sunday night, someone broke a window in the front of Fountain Rock School on Md. 68. Damage was $400, deputies said.


Pa. man remains hospitalized

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Greencastle man remained hospitalized Sunday from injuries he suffered early Friday morning in a one-vehicle accident in Antrim Township.

Douglas E. Shoemaker, age unavailable, was listed in fair condition at Washington County Hospital, according to a hospital spokesman.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, Shoemaker was driving west on Pa. 16 at 2:05 a.m. when his 1984 Ford LTD drifted off the roadway, struck an embankment and a house. Shoemaker had to be freed from the wreckage by members of the Greencastle Rescue Hose Co., police said.

Shoemaker was not wearing a seat belt, the report said. Police are investigating the accident.


Fire destroys home in W.Va.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Fire destroyed a home in the Ashland Woods subdivision near Charles Town early Sunday.

Firefighters were called to the home about 12:05 a.m. after the back porch of the home caught fire, said Blue Ridge Mountain Fire Co. Chief Scott Knill.

No one was injured and Knill said the $150,000 home was a complete loss.

Fire crews from Jefferson and Berkeley counties, as well as Frederick County, Md., battled the fire until about 3 a.m., Knill said.

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