Police log

July 08, 1999

Truck reported stolen in W.Va.

A 1998 Ford F-150 pickup truck was reported stolen Wednesday, Hagerstown City Police said.

The truck is owned by Lockheed Martin of Dickerson, Md. It has Maryland tags 71F574.

The truck was being used by an employee and was parked in West Virginia went it was taken on Tuesday, police said.


Teen hurt in wreck now faces charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 17-year-old Chambersburg boy who was hurt in an accident over the holiday weekend has been charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana, Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday.

The teenager was not wearing a seat belt when he lost control of his 1995 Toyota Camry in the northbound lane of Falling Spring Road shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, police said.


His car went off the road and slammed into a utility pole, police said.

The boy's blood alcohol content was measured at .13 and a urine screen tested positive for marijuana, police said.

He was taken to York (Pa.) Hospital, where he was listed in satisfactory condition Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said.


Baltimore woman faces drug charges

Maryland State Police arrested a Baltimore woman after a K-9 indicated drugs in a car at the Maryland Correctional Training Center Pre-Release Center parking lot Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Rakee Monae Williamson, 21, was charged with possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to distribute, possession of a handgun and common nuisance.

Police said they recovered 19.8 grams of suspected marijuana, a loaded .40-caliber Smith & Wesson automatic handgun and $1,079 in cash from the car.

Williamson was being held on $45,000 bond.


Brush fire burns half-acre of land

HALFWAY - Firefighters from Halfway and Hagerstown extinguished a brush fire that burned a half an acre of land Wednesday afternoon, according to Alan L. Matheny of the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway.

No injuries were reported.

Ten firefighters were called to the 3:51 p.m. blaze, he said.


Sharpsburg homes lose water

Four or five homes on Sharpsburg Pike just south of Hagerstown were without water Wednesday morning after a 10-inch water main broke, said Dave Shindle, an engineer with the Hagerstown Water Department.

The older pipe burst about 5 a.m., flooding the road and disrupting service to the homes, he said. Shindle said service would be restored later in the day.

Hagerstown water customers might see some dirty water, but otherwise shouldn't have problems with their water service, he said.


Montomery Co. escapee captured

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Office apprehended an escapee Tuesday morning from Montgomery County's Pre-Release Unit.

Albert Jonathan Ballou, no age or address available, was stopped by deputies at 4:25 a.m. and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, driving without a license and driving a vehicle without the owner's consent.

He gave police a false name, one of five aliases he has used in past arrests, deputies said.

His real name was determined after fingerprinting.

Ballou walked away from the Pre-Release Unit on March 3, deputies said.

He was taken to the Frederick County Central Booking. Bond information was unavailable.


Window broken at body shop

A window was reported broken at Massey Auto Body, 30 E. Baltimore St., early Wednesday, according to Hagerstown City Police Department.

Golf ball thrown through van window

Someone threw a golf ball through the rear window of a 1986 Dodge van parked in the 700 block of West Franklin Street, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

The vandalism was reported at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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