Police log

June 18, 1999

HANCOCK, Md. - A Hancock teenager remained hospitalized Thursday night after his car hit a guardrail on Creek Road near Hancock Wednesday afternoon.

Michael Ryan Noe, 17, of High Street, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He was in serious but stable condition, according to hospital officials.

His passenger, Staci A. Payne, of Eddy Drive in Hancock, was treated at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Noe was driving a 1996 Subaru station wagon east on Creek Road west of Myers Street when the accident occurred at 3:15 p.m., Maryland State Police said.

His car hit the guardrail, spun around and then crashed through the guardrail, traveling down an embankment.

Neither victim was wearing a seatbelt. Payne was ejected from the car, police said.

Police were continuing their investigation.

A report of a man hiding a long gun under a long coat in the West End Wednesday night turned out to be true, according to Hagerstown City Police.


Timothy Reuben Smith, 19, of 114 Buena Vista Ave., was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

Police said they found a man on a porch on Mont Valla Avenue at 10:56 p.m. Wednesday.

The man revealed the .22-caliber rifle which he had in his waistband under a long coat. Also seized was a clip with ammunition, police said.

Maryland State Police were looking into the damage of several vehicles and thefts from vehicles parked at Kirk Ford in Hancock.

Some items were taken from some cars and other vehicles were damaged, police said.

The incidents were reported Wednesday but may have occurred on Monday, police said.

An $800 window at Kentucky Fried Chicken on the Dual Highway was broken Tuesday, Hagerstown City Police said.

The window is 5-feet-by-6 feet.

FREDERICK, Md. - Two Washington County men were charged with drug offenses in Frederick County earlier this week after being stopped for traffic violations, Maryland State Police said.

On Tuesday, Chad Lee Golden, 26, of Williamsport, was a passenger in a car stopped for speeding on Interstate 70 near Md. 355, police said.

He was charged with possession of suspected heroin, police said.

On Monday, James E. Moellenkamp, 23, of Hagerstown, was stopped on U.S. 40 at Md. 17 in Myersville. Md., for driving on a suspended license, police said.

Moellenkamp was also charged with possession of marijuana after a search of the car turned a substance suspected to be the drug, police said.

FREDERICK, Md. - Police are calling Wednesday evening's holdup at the 6-12 Store on Sunday's Lane an armed robbery even though the clerk saw no gun.

The robber told the employee he had a gun when he entered at 6:54 p.m. and demanded money. He left with about $400, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

The robber was described as a black man, 5-feet 8-inches tall, of medium build, with short hair. He was wearing a light gray or white shirt.

Deputies were also looking for a light blue or gray small sedan that may have been in the area at that time.

Anyone with information may call 301-694-1747.

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - A Pomeranian that answers to the name Rusty was taken from an unlocked car at the Food Lion in Southhampton Township, Pa., Wednesday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The owner told police the windows were up.

The dog, a 3-year-old female weighing 10 pounds, was wearing a multicolored collar with rabies tag No. 21196.

She is rust colored with a white breast and tail.

WILLIAMSON, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a Rouzerville, Pa., man was flown to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center following a one-vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Antrim Township.

Thomas Lee Hummer, 38, was in serious condition Thursday, according to a hospital spokesman.

Police said Hummer was driving a Jeep Cherokee west on Williamson Road a quarter-mile east of Pa. 995 when the vehicle went off the north side of the road and hit a tree.

The Jeep flipped on its side and struck another tree. Rescue personnel from Greencastle and St. Thomas, Pa., freed Hummer from the wreckage, the police report said.

RANSON, W.Va. - A Virginia medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death of a Ranson man who told a police officer he fell at his Forest Street home last Friday.

Thomas Maeda, 65, received a cut on his head and was taken to Fairfax Inova Hospital in Virginia, where he died, said Ranson Police Chief William Roper.

Neither Roper nor a hospital employee could say when Maeda died.

Police were called to Maeda's house about 5:30 p.m. Friday, Roper said.

The autopsy would determine whether foul play might have been involved in the fall, police said.

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