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Police log 5/31

May 30, 2000

An armed man who robbed the AC&T gas station at 301 N. Burhans Blvd. in Hagerstown at about 7:50 p.m. Sunday was still at large Tuesday evening, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

A white male described as about 34 years old, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 150 pounds escaped with a small but yet undetermined amount of cash, police said. He was wearing a tan jacket, black baseball cap and faded jeans.

The man looked around the store for several minutes before pointing a handgun at the store clerk and demanding money from the cash register, police said.

The man then fled the scene on foot. There were no shots fired, police said.




CEARFOSS - Two of four people injured in a Sunday accident on Cearfoss Pike were still hospitalized Tuesday evening, according to hospital officials.

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Robert Stouffer, 29, of 15803 Shinham Road in Hagerstown, remained in serious condition Tuesday evening at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said a nursing coordinator.

Marilyn Barrick, 40, of 241 W. Main St. in Hancock, was in fair condition at Washington County Hospital, said a hospital spokesman.

Julie Beth Stouffer, who was a passenger in Robert Stouffer's 1999 Honda Civic, was in serious condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Barrick was driving a 1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX west on Md. 58 at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday when her car crossed the center line and ran off the left side of the road, according to Maryland State Police.

Barrick's car then re-entered the roadway, crossed the center line again and sideswiped a Buick LeSabre being driven east on Md. 58 by William Staley, police said.

Barrick continued west in the eastbound lane and crashed head-on into Stouffer's Civic, police said.

Staley, 56, and his passenger, Mary Jane Staley, 53, both of Hagerstown, were treated at Washington County Hospital and released.

The investigation was continuing, police said.




FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick City Police charged a 34-year-old Canterbury Court resident with cocaine possession early Tuesday after a traffic stop.

Police said the arrest came after a traffic stop in the 400 block of South Market Street at about 1 a.m.




FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick City Police charged a 17-year-old city resident with possession of marijuana Monday.

Police alleged the marijuana was found at Sagner housing development.

The teenager was released to the custody of his guardian, police said.




CLEAR SPRING - Two Clear Spring High School students were taken into custody by Maryland State Police after marijuana was found in their socks Tuesday afternoon, police alleged.

Police said they were called to the high school by administrators who had searched one of the two boys and alleged he found drugs in a pair of socks at 12:15 p.m.

Officers searched the second student and found drugs on him as well, police alleged.

Only a small amount of pot was found, and police said it had been for the boys' personal use.

The drugs were found in a baggy and waterproof matchbox container.

The boys were released to their parents.




A Sharpsburg woman was discharged from Washington County Hospital Monday after she swerved to avoid a deer and her vehicle struck a tree head on at Harpers Ferry Road near Pleasantville Road, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies said Lou Ellen Baker, 43, of 3808 Mills Road, Sharpsburg lost control of her Chevrolet pickup truck and hit a tree at 10:01 p.m. Monday.

She was flown to Washington County Hospital by Maryland State Police.




FREDERICK, Md. - A man wanted in a shooting Feb. 10 shooting in the parking lot of the Exhale nightclub in Frederick was apprehended by authorities in Rhode Island and taken into custody by Frederick City Police Friday.

Alexander Booth was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm within corporate limits.

He was being held on $100,000 bond Tuesday evening.

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