Police log for Aug. 8

August 07, 2000

Police log for Aug. 8

4 injured in 2-car collision in city

At least four people were injured when two cars collided in the 1200 block of Potomac Avenue Monday evening, Hagerstown City Police said.

The victims were taken to the Washington County Hospital and one was believed to have serious injuries, police said.

The accident occurred around 10 p.m.

Additional information was unavailable Monday evening.

Boating advisory issued for Potomac

Boating and other recreational activities on the upper Potomac River should be avoided today because of hazardous water levels caused by localized flash flooding, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said.

Water levels are hazardous for recreational use along the main stem of the Potomac from Cumberland and at Paw Paw, Springfield and Harpers Ferry, and the Shenandoah and the Monocacy because of thunderstorms throughout the day, a natural resources police news release said.


The warning doesn't apply to professionally guided river trips or teams of experienced white water paddlers.

Hazardous stages are defined as water levels at which novice boaters, wading fishermen or anyone in a vessel could be confronted with a life threatening situation because of wave action, high velocity or treacherous current.

The conditions also exist on feeder streams into the Potomac and other rivers.

For the latest information on river conditions between Cumberland and Little Falls, interested persons are asked to call the National Weather Service at 1-703-260-0305.

Drug charges filed following traffic stop

Conflicting stories from the driver and passenger of a vehicle traveling too slow on Interstate 70 at 3:35 a.m. Monday led to drug charges being filed against a city man and a man from Baltimore, police said.

Trooper First Class R.W. Poffenberger Jr. of the Maryland State Police in Hagerstown clocked the vehicle weaving at 44 mph in a 65 mph zone and he suspected intoxication.

When he stopped the vehicle on U.S. 40, the trooper decided to scan the car with his K-9 Preston because of conflicting stories.

The results of that search turned up three packets of suspected marijuana and one packet of suspected cocaine, Poffenberger said. All had been concealed under the dashboard, police said.

Darrell Lloyd Clayton, 27, of Hagerstown, and Oscar Patrick Williams II, 25, of Baltimore, were each charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Clayton was also charged with driving on a suspended license.

Both were taken into custody to await an appearance before a bond commissioner.

County investigates two property thefts

Washington County Sheriff's deputies investigated two thefts Sunday.

A black and silver Targa moped, valued at $1,400, was stolen from 1431 Howell Road. The theft was reported around 6 p.m.

A half hour later, a resident of 14709 Indian Springs Road reported the theft of a Remington 12-gauge shotgun and a wedding band.

City exploring blue moped theft

Hagerstown City Police are looking into the theft of a blue Targa 2000 moped, taken from 301 S. Burhans Boulevard Sunday.

The value is $1,400.

Child struck by car, taken to hospital

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A child was struck by a vehicle on Koontown Road, northeast of Martinsburg, at about 4 p.m. Monday, according to a Berkeley County emergency dispatcher.

The child was taken by a Maryland State Police helicopter to a hospital, the dispatcher said.

No other information was available Monday night.

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