Police log

September 09, 1999

Head injury, arrest stem from fight

An Aug. 29 brawl in the Ames parking lot on Dual Highway led to charges against a Hagerstown man, Hagerstown City Police said Wednesday.

Jeremiah Daniel Benedict, 21, of the 200 block of Fairground Avenue, has been charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, according to Detective Steve Hoover.

A police investigation revealed that two men had a disagreement in the parking lot and one of the men allegedly threw a punch which sent the other man to the pavement, Hoover said.


The victim, Shad Hugh Myers, 19, of 15737 Pennsylvania Ave., State Line, Pa., hit his head hard on the parking lot and was taken to Washington County Hospital where he remained for about a week, Hoover said.

He has since been released.

Benedict posted a $15,000 bond and was freed pending trial, Hoover said.


Boys leg mauled by riding mower

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A riding mower ran over a young boy's leg Wednesday afternoon after he fell from the machine while riding on it, according to a fire official.

The boy had injuries from the knee down, said Ed Smith, chief of the Independent Fire Co.The boy was flown from the scene to Fairfax Inova Hospital in Virginia, Smith said.

The boy's injuries did not appear life-threatening, but he may need extensive surgery, Smith said.

The boy was riding on the hood of the tractor as it was being driven by a relative, Smith said.

The accident, which occurred about 6:15 p.m., happened along Shirley Road, located off W.Va. 51 about four miles west of Charles Town.


Cell phone, tapes stolen from car

A cell phone and about 55 cassette tapes were stolen from a vehicle Tuesday while parked at Prime Outlets off the Sharpsburg Pike.

Smoke from sign brings firefighters

Hagerstown firefighters were called to inspect a burned-out sign at the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex Tuesday shortly before 9:30 a.m.

Executive Director Jamie Shyda said the ice rink seemed smoky when she arrived Tuesday morning.

The neon logo sign on the side of the metal building had burned out, leaving a burn mark around the sign and on the roof, Shyda said.

It must have been an electrical short, she said.

Damage estimates were not available.


Traffic control arm broken second time

The traffic control arm at the rear of the City of Hagerstown's North Potomac Street Parking Deck was found broken off Tuesday morning, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Damage was estimated at $400.

This was the second time in just over a week that same arm has been broken, police said.

A Hagerstown man was charged with numerous offenses Aug. 30 after he broke the arm going into the deck, police said.


Stereo amplifer taken from car

A 500-watt Mavesic stereo amplifier valued at $500 was stolen Monday night from a 1985 Toyota parked behind 36 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown City Police said.


In other incidents:

* Two cars were reported spray painted on Monday.

A 1990 Chevy Corsica parked in the 300 block of North Cannon Avenue was painted with yellow paint and a 1991 Geo Storm parked in the 900 block of Corbett Street was sprayed with white and gold paint.

* The passenger-side rear window of a 1989 Ford Probe was shattered Monday around 1 p.m. in the 200 block of Summit Avenue. Damage was estimated at $200.

* A Motorola cellular telephone valued at $200 was stolen Monday from a vehicle parked in the Ames Shopping Center.

* A Road Gear stereo/compact disc player and four CDs worth a total of $222 were stolen Sunday night from a 1985 Cadillac parked at 15 E. Oak Ridge Drive.


Police investigate theft from business

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of $500 from a Hamilton Township business Wednesday morning.

Police said the theft happened between 9:15 and 10:15 a.m. at ATTCO Auto Body and Truck Painting, 2775 Lincoln Way West. The report said the money was stolen from the office while the owner was out making a delivery.

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