Police log for Sunday, Aug. 29

August 28, 1999

Two city residents face drug charges

Two Hagerstown residents were charged with drug offenses Friday night after a Washington County sheriff's deputy enforcing parking laws in the area of Antietam Drive and Security Road found a grocery bag full of marijuana.

Mark Preston High, 32, of 17335 Virginia Ave., and Norma Jean Holet, 31, of 57 Manor Drive, were charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Nigh was also charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.

Just before midnight, Deputy Richard Peck approached the car because of a parking violation. He suspected the driver had been drinking and detected an odor of marijuana in the car, police said.


During a search of the car, police found a paper grocery bag containing two bags of marijuana, one compacted in "brick" form and the other loosely packed, police said.

Police also seized a drug scale and $350 cash.


Missing Pa. man has returned home

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A St. Thomas, Pa., man who was reported missing has returned home, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Kurt R. Vannaken, 39, was last seen at Grove Worldwide on Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. He returned Friday after visiting a friend, police said.


Fayetteville woman's car reported stolen

GREENE TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A Fayetteville, Pa., woman's car was reported stolen Saturday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Deborah Shauf's 1994 Geo Prism was taken from 756 Pine Mountain Road in Greene Township overnight, police said. The four-door car is green and bears Pennsylvania tags BVV8590.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-717-264-5161.


Two drivers injured in head-on collision

FREDERICK, Md. - Two drivers were hospitalized Saturday afternoon following a head-on collision on Boyers Mill Road near New Market Court in Frederick County, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

Carol Elaine Abell, 31, of New Market, Md., was listed in critical condition a Baltimore Shock Trauma. James R. McGinnis Jr., 41, of New Park, Pa., was listed in serious but stable condition at the same place.

EMS units from New Market and Frederick worked for 30 minutes to extricate them from their cars.

A pick-up truck driven by McGinnis crossed the center line and struck Abell's passenger car head-on, Sgt. Tom Winebrenner said.

An investigation into the accident is continuing.

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