Police log in Feb. 21 Morning Herald

February 21, 2001

Police log in Feb. 21 Morning Herald

Accident sends three to hospital

A three-vehicle pile-up on Hopewell Road Tuesday morning tied up traffic and sent three people to Washington County Hospital for treatment of injuries.

Capt. Doug DeHaven of the Halfway Fire and Ambulance companies, said the 7:15 a.m. accident involved a car, a pickup truck and a nine-person van in the 11800 block of Hopewell Road.

Halfway, Williamsport and Community Rescue Service took patients to the hospital.

One person was treated at the scene and didn't want to go to the hospital, DeHaven said. No one in the van was hurt.

Circumstances of the accident and names were unavailable Tuesday night.

Teens charged in robbery of driver

Acting on a tip received over the weekend, Hagerstown City Police have charged three teenagers in connection with the armed robbery of a Turner's Taxi driver last December.


Joseph Wayne Mason, 16, of 103 Ray St., was being held Tuesday evening on $80,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center. He was charged as an adult with armed robbery, first-degree assault, carrying a concealed weapon and reckless endangerment.

The same charges were lodged against a 14-year-old Hagerstown boy and a 15-year-old Falling Waters, W.Va., girl, according to Lt. Gary Spielman.

Originally it was believed the girl who got into the cab in the 100 block of Doub Way on Dec. 15, 2000, wasn't involved in the incident, Spielman said.

As soon as she got in, the two boys approached the driver's side window and displayed handguns, which they fired into the air as they demanded money from the driver, police said.

The arrests over the weekend turned up two handguns, Spielman said.

Blaze damages Martinsburg home

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A fire broke out Tuesday night in a house at 315 Pennsylvania Ave., according to the Martinsburg Fire Department.

It was not known what started the fire, which heavily damaged the rear of the house.

Firefighters had the fire under control as of 10:15 p.m., according to a fire official.

Missing juvenile found in Florida

A Hagerstown juvenile missing since Feb. 1 was found in Florida, Hagerstown City Police said.

Police said they were notified by the Hernando County (Fla.) Sheriff's Department Tuesday that Bernice Richards, 16, had been located.

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