Police log 8/5

August 06, 1999

Bear struck by car on Interstate 81

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 250-pound black bear was struck by a car as the animal was trying to cross Interstate 81 Thursday afternoon, according to West Virginia State Police.

The bear was struck in the northbound lane near the Winchester Avenue exit about 4:30 p.m., according to police.

A Berkeley County Animal control officer tranquilized the bear after it was struck. A veterinarian administered a lethal injection to the bear after the doctor determined it was too badly injured to survive, police said.

No one in the car was injured.


Man clubbed; another arrested

Hagerstown City Police were called to the 100 block of Lanvale Street Thursday evening for a report of a fight involving around 50 people using clubs.


When they arrived at 7:58 p.m., police found one man had been hit with a club on the head and arm.

The victim's name was not released. Police said he had minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital.

He identified his assailant, police said.

Police charged Kenneth Billie Weedon, 27, of 1813 Brightwood Drive in Hagerstown with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

He is being held pending a bond hearing.

Police said Weedon was in the area looking for a man who owed him $50 from two years ago. He brought a club with him and began swinging it around, police said.


Two charged in Frederick beating

FREDERICK, Md. - A man was hospitalized after he was beaten at a Frederick County motel Thursday morning, and two brothers later were charged in the incident, according to Maryland State Police.

James Troy Sexton, 56, no address available, was listed in fair condition at Frederick Memorial Hospital Thursday evening.

Police were called to Crossroads Motor Inn, 200 E. Walser Drive, for a report of an assault at 7:20 a.m.

Sexton had broken bones and cuts, police said.

Police later located two men in the woods behind the motel.

Christopher John Ray, 38, no fixed address, was charged with first-degree assault. He was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants through the Frederick Police Department and Maryland State Police.

Joseph Scott Ray, 39, no fixed address, was charged with first-and second-degree assault.

Bond information was unavailable.


Undercover buy yields drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - Two men were arrested on drug charges after Frederick Police made an undercover crack buy at South Market and West South streets Thursday evening, police said.

James Walter Thomas, 47, of 100 Block of West All Saints Street in Frederick, and Curtis Ricardo Moore, 24, of Baltimore, were charged with distribution of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute drugs.

The men were being held pending a bond hearing.


Woman held on crack charge

A Hagerstown woman was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine Wednesday evening, Hagerstown City Police said.

Shakima Canay Scott, 18, of 424 Sumans Ave. was being held on $40,000 bond.

Police said people living in the 200 block of North Jonathan Street called complaining of a woman selling drugs in their neighborhood at around 8:10 p.m.

The woman was searched by a female officer, who found a dozen pieces of suspected crack cocaine in the woman's pants, police said.

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