Police log in Feb. 20 Morning Herald

February 20, 2001

Police log in Feb. 20 Morning Herald

Man wanted in New York arrested in Hagerstown

A man wanted on a warrant out of New York was arrested by Hagerstown City Police Monday after he was noticed littering on North Jonathan Street, police said.

Nelson Casanova of Queens, N.Y., was charged with littering, possession of crack cocaine and obstructing and hindering.

Officer James Robison was on patrol in the 300 block of North Jonathan Street when he saw a man throw a doughnut wrapper on the ground just before 3 p.m., police said.

Police alleged that when Robison attempted to arrest the man he resisted and tried to swallow something.

Officers found crack cocaine in his pants pocket, police alleged.

After taking Casanova into custody, police ran an FBI check and found he was wanted on drug charges in New York.

Police said Casanova originally told police his name was Alex Martinez.

Casanova was being held Monday night on a detainer at the Washington County Detention Center.

Va. resident unhurt when car hits guard rail on I-70

A woman escaped injury when her car hit a guard rail on Interstate 70 Monday evening, Maryland State Police said.

Supriya Reddy, 28, of Falls Church, Va., was driving a 1999 Subaru Legacy east on I-70, west of U.S. Alternate 40, when she attempted to move from the slow lane to the fast lane, Tpr. George Fockler said.

Reddy realized a vehicle was already in the fast lane and overcorrected as she swerved back into the slow lane, police said.

Police said Reddy lost control of her car and crashed into a guard rail at 4:34 p.m.

She was issued a citation charging her with negligent driving, he said.

Traffic on the interstate was backed up to Md. 63 for about 30 minutes because of people slowing down to see the wrecked vehicle, police said.

Fockler said one minor fender-bender resulted from the rubbernecking.

Woman treated, released after two-vehicle accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman was treated for minor injuries after a two-car accident in Hamilton Township Friday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Lisa Ann Jacobs, 28, was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released, police said.

The collision occurred at 5:27 p.m. at Pa. 30 and Obsidian Drive, police said.

A 16-year-old driver was attempting to turn left in a 1994 Dodge Caravan onto Obsidian Drive while Bruce E. Jacobs Jr., 26, of Chambersburg, was heading east on Pa. 30 in a 1994 Pontiac Grand Am when the accident happened.

The 16-year-old driver and his three passengers, Linda K. Berry, 47, of Chambersburg, a 10-year-old and a 12-year-old, were not injured.

Bruce Jacobs was not injured, but his passengers, Lisa Jacobs and a 5-year-old, both suffered minor injuries, police said.

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