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January 05, 2000

Hagerstown man charged in chase

A Hagerstown man was charged Saturday with leading police on a high-speed chase the wrong way on the Dual Highway and other city streets, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies said officers attempted to stop a driver traveling on the wrong way on East Franklin Street at 11:37 p.m.

The driver did not stop and continued driving the wrong way through several one-way streets including the Dual Highway, deputies said.

The driver stopped after striking stop sticks they placed in the road.

Russell Eugene Payne, 38, of 20 Willard St., was arrested on traffic charges, theft/possession of a stolen license plate and driving while intoxicated.

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He was being held this morning at the Washington County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.

The sheriff's department was assisted by the Hagerstown Police Department and Maryland State Police.

Smithsburg man charged in wreck

A Smithsburg motorist was jailed Sunday after he ran into the rear of another vehicle that was stopped for a Funkstown traffic light, Maryland State Police said.

Ray William Lynn Jr., 54, of 21947 Holiday Drive, was charged with driving while intoxicated in the 8:50 p.m. accident at East Baltimore Street in Funkstown, police said.

This morning, he was at the Washington County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing, jail officials said.

Lynn's 1999 Oldsmobile crashed into the rear of Richard Dale Ebersole's 1995 Dodge Caravan. Police said both vehicles were westbound.

Ebersole, 61, and his passenger, Pauline Ebersole, 62, both of 14241 Windy Haven Road, Smithsburg, were treated at Washington County Hospital and released.

Neither Lynn nor his passenger was hospitalized.

Two burglaries reported to police

Two burglaries are being investigated by area police in Washington County.

Someone broke into a home at 14214 Candlewood Lane on Saturday and stole $3,200 in electronic equipment, according to Maryland State Police.

Taken were a Packard-Bell computer, Technics entertainment system, and an Aiwa radio/CD player, police said.

Early today, a break-in at 11534 Twinbridge Court netted a $250 radar detector taken from a vehicle in a garage, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Three face drug charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Information about the possible transport of illegal drugs into the Chambersburg area Sunday turned out to be enough to pull over a vehicle containing three people and a large quantity of drugs and money.

That information came to Chambersburg Borough Police including the description of a vehicle that may have been coming into the area from Philadelphia.

The vehicle was spotted and stopped at 11:45 p.m. Sunday after it came off Interstate 81 onto Pa. 997.

One-quarter pound of marijuana and 120 bags of heroin were seized along with some cash.

Charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin and marijuana, and criminal conspiracy are:

Chad Allen Warren, 21, of 1418 Johnson Road, Chambersburg, Pa.

William Paul Ryan II, 25, no fixed address

James Charles Arnal, 31, of 993 N. Franklin St., Chambersburg, Pa.

All three were being held on $50,000 bond this morning at the Franklin County Prison.




LITTLE ORLEANS, Md. - A 10-year-old Berkeley Springs boy was killed Sunday and his cousin was critically injured when the all-terrain vehicle they were in slammed head-on into a car in Allegany County.

Andrew Morgan Eader was driving the four-wheel, motorcycle-like vehicle on the wrong side of the road near Little Orleans Sunday at about 1:20 p.m. when he hit the oncoming car, said Maryland State Police Trooper William Frye.

Eader and his passenger, Shawn Lynn Cretzer, were thrown from the vehicle. Neither boy was wearing a helmet or seat belt, police said.

Both boys were flown to Cumberland Memorial Hospital.

Eader died soon after his arrival. Cretzer, his 9-year-old cousin, remained in critical condition this morning, according to a hospital spokesman.

The 17-year-old driver of the car, a resident of Little Orleans, was not injured.

Trooper Gary Lindner, who is investigating the case, said the parents of the 10-year-old could be held criminally responsible for the accident.

Maryland law prohibits driving ATVs on public roadways.

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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The second suspect in an early morning New Year's stabbing of a Martinsburg man was arrested Sunday in Inwood, where Martinsburg City Police allege he was hiding.

Miguel Cruz Garcia, 28, of 306 S. Maple Ave., was charged with malicious wounding.

Garcia was arrested at Sine's Trailer Park in Inwood, where he was found by Martinsburg City Police and West Virginia State Police at 10:24 a.m. on Sunday.

Luis Arroyo, 26, of 523 W. Addition St., was stabbed in the chest at about 12:18 a.m. Saturday at 122 N. Raleigh St., police said.

Arroyo was released from Martinsburg's City Hospital on Sunday, a hospital spokesman said.

Also charged with malicious wounding was Jesus T. Marguio, 26, no fixed address.

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