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Police log for 3/2

March 02, 2001

Police log for 3/2



Shots fired on Prospect Street


A Hagerstown man was taken to Washington County hospital after a shotgun was fired on a city street Thursday evening, police said.

Hagerstown City Police said officers went to the 100 block of North Prospect Street at 7:30 p.m. after receiving calls of shots fired.

When they arrived they saw a man on the street who was trying to conceal a shotgun in his pants and under his jacket, police said.

The man resisted arrest and was wrestled to the ground by officers before being taken to the hospital on an emergency petition, police said.

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Police said the man, who lives in the 200 block of West Franklin Street, was despondent and intoxicated.

Woman charged with DWI after accident


A Hagerstown woman was charged with driving while intoxicated Wednesday evening after she pulled out in front of oncoming traffic at the U.S. 40/Day Road intersection, Maryland State Police said.

Deborah Ann Button, 40, of 28 Belview Ave., was treated at Washington County Hospital and released shortly after the 6:44 p.m. accident.

Trooper 1st Class Doug Bird said the driver of a 1997 Toyota RAV 4 was making a left turn from the median crossover and pulled into the path of a westbound 1998 Pontiac Sunfire driven by Amy Elizabeth Geisinger, 19, of Hagerstown.

Geisinger wasn't injured.

Button also was charged with failure to yield to oncoming traffic, Bird said.

$130 stolen from restaurant employee


Someone stole $130 from the wallet of an employee at the Snow White Grill on Tuesday, Hagerstown City Police said.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Also on Tuesday, $1,300 in amps, CDs and speakers were taken from a 1999 Jeep parked in the 100 block of South Edgemont Drive.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> On Wednesday, a burglary in the 200 block of Taylor Ave. netted $510 in video games from the unlocked home, police said.

Thieves break into home, steal $300


Thieves broke into a residence in the 6000 block of Appletown Road near Boonsboro Wednesday morning and stole $300 in cash.

Entry was gained through a basement window.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Also on Wednesday, an orange construction sign and stand worth $450 were taken from a construction site on Gallilee Road near Pectonville.

The sign says "Road Work 1,500 Feet."

Man pushed down on Walnut Street


A man sustained minor injuries after being pushed from behind and falling to the ground in the 100 block of South Walnut Street Wednesday evening, Hagerstown City Police said.

The victim, whose name was not released, got up and walked to the Union Rescue Mission to report the 7 p.m. incident, police said.

He was taken to Washington County Hospital, police said.

The victim did not see his assailant, police said.

Man being held for assault and robbery


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A former Ranson man was being held without bond Wednesday in connection with an assault and robbery last summer, West Virginia State Police said.

Jerry Roy Wingfield II, 29, had been staying in North Carolina and returned to West Virginia to turn himself in, police said.

Police said that on June 4, 2000, Timothy Daniel of Charles Town reported that he had been beaten and his wallet, money, tools and tool belt were taken.

Wingfield was being held at the Eastern Regional Jail.

Man charged with simple assault


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was charged with simple assault and resisting arrest following an altercation Wednesday afternoon, Chambersburg Police said.

Kenneth D. Schuler, 35, of 1005 Byers Ave., was arraigned by District Justice Gary Carter on assault and resisting arrest charges. He was placed in Franklin County Prison on $5,000 bail, police said.

Schuler was accused of assaulting a woman who had come to the aid of another woman at 3 p.m. at 567 Guilford Ave., police said.

He became combative when police attempted to take him into custody and they needed to use substantial force to restrain him, police said.

Man charged in hostage situation


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was charged with two counts of wanton endangerment Thursday after an incident on Winchester Avenue Wednesday night, police said.

James Bartley Young II, 40, who lives on Winchester Avenue, was charged after Martinsburg city police responded to a call at about 9:10 p.m. Wednesday of a possible hostage situation at 614 Winchester Ave.

Police also had been told a gun been fired.

Officers established a perimeter around the house and began telephone conversations with those inside. Young's mother came out, allowing police to go in.

Police alleged that a weapon was fired after Young made threatening comments regarding his father, who was inside the residence.

Young was arraigned in Magistrate Court Thursday morning and sent to Eastern Regional Jail.

Man charged in delivery of crack


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Eugene Brown, 46, of 114 E. Race St., was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, crack cocaine, Wednesday evening, Martinsburg City Police said.

Police alleged that crack was sold to undercover police agents in the 100 block of East Race Street.

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