Police log for Nov. 14, 2000

November 13, 2000

Police log for Nov. 14, 2000

Clear Spring man charged with drugs

Hagerstown City Police charged a 38-year-old Clear Spring man Saturday with possession of crack cocaine.

Dexter Scott Blankley, of 12704 Independence Road, was taken into custody in Cramer's Alley, police said.

Also over the weekend, police investigated the Sunday egging of a car at 419 S. Potomac St.

Two cars in the 500 block of Guilford Avenue were the victims of tire slashings that were reported Sunday, police said.

On Sunday, the front window of Baltimore Street Furniture, 7 E. Baltimore St., was broken out. Damage was $250, police said.

Man says shots fired at him in city

A man ran into Hagerstown City Police station Monday night claiming shots had been fire at him, police said.

Sgt. Dennis Ballam said the man told officers he had argued with the shooter over a girl earlier in the evening.


The incident occurred in front of the Holiday Motel in Hagerstown at about 9:45 p.m, Ballam said.

Jeep top stolen from parked vehicle

A Jeep rag top, valued at $435, was stolen from a vehicle parked at 11065 Crystal Falls Drive early Sunday, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

- Also Sunday, someone used a beer bottle to break out a rear window on a vehicle at 11334 Park Hill Road, deputies said.

Tractor-trailer rolls on I-81 in Pa. wreck

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 81 shut down the southbound travel lanes for several hours Monday, snarling traffic in the region, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

John E. Butler, 46, of Madison, Va., was southbound on I-81 at Exit 5 around 12:50 p.m. when he drove off the east side berm of the roadway, police said. As Butler attempted to drive back onto the roadway his trailer's load shifted and the tractor and trailer both rolled onto the driver's side, police said.

The truck slid down the roadway, eventually hitting two guide rails, police said.

Butler sustained minor cuts and did not require treatment, according to police.

Both lanes of southbound I-81 were closed for several hours as workers removed the truck and the debris from the roadway, police said. Travelers were routed in different directions and local roads were clogged.

Pa. police seek help in finding prisoner

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police Monday asked the public for help in tracking down a prisoner who did not return from work release while jailed at the Franklin County Prison.

Jason Robert Sheffield, 18, walked away from his work release Sept. 26, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police ask anyone with information on Sheffield's whereabouts to contact the nearest police station or call Trooper Jeffrey Bopp at the Pennsylvania State Police Chambersburg Barrack at 717-264-5161.

Hood College student raped

FREDERICK, Md. - A Hood College student was raped Monday afternoon, Frederick City Police said.

Police said the 18-year-old student was accosted while getting out of her vehicle on Rosemont Avenue at 4 p.m.

She was forced back inside her car and made to drive to another location in the Frederick area where she was raped, police said.

The rapist was described as a black man about 35 to 40 years old. He had a stocky to heavy build.

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