Police log 5/23

May 23, 2000

Police: Driver had 8 convictions for DUI

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man charged Sunday with driving under the influence had eight drunken driving convictions, West Virginia State Police allege in a criminal complaint.

Richard William Boggs, 56, of Hedgesville, W.Va., was charged with driving under the influence, third offense; driving while suspended for driving under the influence; providing false information; possession of marijuana; having no insurance, and driving left of center.

Berkeley County Magistrate Harold E. Darlington set bail at $8,622.

In the complaint, Senior Trooper T.C. Kearns reported stopping Boggs on Mid Atlantic Parkway, near the intersection of Interstate 81 and W.Va. 9, north of Martinsburg.


Kearns alleged that Boggs made a wide turn and drove in the oncoming lane.

According to the criminal complaint, Boggs had been convicted of DUI six times in Maryland between 1974 and 1995 and twice in West Virginia in the 1980s.


Franklin inmate back in custody

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Franklin County Prison inmate who walked away from a work release assignment in Thurmont, Md., was captured Monday in Washington Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Scott Kint, 21, was taken into custody in the Jacobs Church Road area, police said.

A police news release did not say when the recapture occurred.

Police said Kinty was caught with the help of officers from Washington Township, Chambersburg, Pa., and Maryland.

The report said there was a brief foot chase before he was apprehended with the help of K-9 Cuba and his handler, Officer Rick Morrisette.

Kint was taken back to Franklin County Prison.


3 hurt when minivan crashes in driveway

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Three people were injured when a minivan went out of control and rolled over Monday as it accelerated down a long, steep driveway at their Antrim Township home, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said they impounded the 1991 Ford Aerostar to examine it for mechanical problems.

Driver Shane William Shifflet, 28, was thrown out of the minivan as it rolled, police said.

Also injured were Newman William Shifflet, 54, and Clarisa June Martin, 29, police said. All three live at the home at 11209 Grant Shook Road.

Police said the injured told them they did not know why the van accelerated down the driveway or why Shane Shifflet was unable to stop it.

The three were taken to Waynesboro Hospital. A spokeswoman said all were released after treatment.


Barn catches fire

Firefighters converged on a U.S. 40 barn west of Hagerstown Monday where a fire of unknown origin had lighted up the early morning sky.

The blaze at 15416 National Pike was dispatched at 7:35 a.m. across from the Shamrock Inn, according to Washington County Fire and Rescue dispatchers.

Clear Spring, Williamsport and several other area fire companies were called to the scene. A Maryland state fire marshal was also sent to determine the cause of the blaze.

The fire was reported out at 8:04 a.m.

No further information on the blaze was available Monday evening.


Man charged with leaving wreck scene

A Hagerstown man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after a pickup truck ran into the rear of a van Sunday evening on Md. 66, injuring the driver, Maryland State Police said.

Patrick Joseph Dumpe, 40, of 706 Marshall St., was charged with driving while intoxicated, negligent driving and hit and run.

Police say Dumpe was northbound on Md. 66 just south of Mt. Aetna Road at 8:35 p.m. when his 1999 Ford Ranger collided with a 1997 Dodge van driven by Ronald Dean Bronson, 46, of Frederick, Md.

Trooper First Class Kim Barnes said the driver of the pickup truck left the scene after the impact.

Dumpe was arrested about an hour later, parked in Frederick County near Cunningham Falls.

Neither Bronson nor his 15-year-old daughter required hospitalization, police said.


Driver remains in critical condition

A Maugansville man remained in critical condition at Washington County Hospital Monday evening after losing control of his car and striking a concrete island and curb on Pennsylvania Avenue Sunday morning, Hagerstown City Police said.

Police said Anthony Wayne Benner, 39, was driving a 1984 Subaru south on Pennsylvania Avenue at 2:40 a.m. when his car drifted off the shoulder and struck a concrete island. It continued on to hit a curb before rolling over and sliding 200 feet, police said.


Hidden camera eyes alleged coin-takers

A hidden camera operated by the owner of the Halfway Car Wash led to the identification over the weekend of several people suspected of taking quarters from a change machine at the 17217 Virginia Ave. establishment, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies said Monday three people had been identified and more were expected to be.

Anyone with additional information can call 301-791-3020.


Jewelry stolen

A number of incidents were handled over the weekend by Hagerstown City Police:

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