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Police log in March 6 Morning Herald

March 06, 2001

Police log in March 6 Morning Herald

Police awaiting test results in death of W.Va. woman

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Morgan County police officers are awaiting the results of toxicology tests before determining the cause of death of Jessica Anne Miller, 18, who died Feb. 27 after emergency services personnel arrived at a south county home and found she had breathing difficulties.

She was pronounced dead at War Memorial Hospital.

The autopsy is complete except for the toxicology report, said Chief Deputy T. Stapleton of the Morgan County Sheriff's Office. The report should be ready by early next week, he said.

"We're still interviewing people," he said.

Hagerstown man charged with assaulting officer

A Hagerstown man was jailed Monday on $10,000 bond on charges of assaulting a Maryland State Police trooper who was trying to serve him with a parole retake warrant.

The charges against Freddie Daniels, 36, of 336 Henry Ave., include two counts of resisting arrest and one count of second-degree assault on Trooper 1st Class Kim Barnes.


At 9:30 a.m. Monday, Barnes was at Daniels' home when he resisted being taken into custody, police alleged.

The two men struggled and went to the ground. Injured, Barnes was unable to prevent Daniels from fleeing, police said.

About 40 minutes later, Daniels was spotted at the intersection of Bethel and North Prospect streets where he was chased down by Washington County Sheriff's Deputy David Norford and Trooper 1st Class R.E. Embly.

Barnes was taken to Washington County Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released, police said.

Man treated at hospital following two-vehicle crash

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Martinsburg, W.Va., man was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital Monday morning after a two-vehicle accident on Bloomery Bridge over the Shenandoah River on W.Va. 9.

Thomas Timmons, 32, was treated at the hospital and released, said Cpl. Ward Sigler of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Timmons' vehicle collided with that driven by Kevin Mallory, 18, Harpers Ferry, Sigler said.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damage in the 7:10 a.m. accident, he said.

Subaru reported stolen to Ranson Police Department

RANSON, W.Va. - A 1984 Subaru passenger car was stolen from 512 W. Third Ave. between Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to the Ranson Police Department.

George Rutherford, the owner of the car, told police he parked it along West Third Avenue at about 8 p.m. Saturday night. When he went outside at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning, the car was gone, police said.

Goodyear, Michelin tires taken from area business

Some tires stolen over the weekend from Beaver Creek Concrete on Mapleville Road are of an unusual type and businesses are being asked to call police if approached to buy such items.

Goodyear and Michelin brands, sizes 11R 24.5, were taken from the plant and are not a common size, according to Maryland State Police.

In addition, evidence gathered at the scene is being scrutinized by state police crime lab personnel.

The loss from the Saturday theft from the firm exceeded $8,500, police said. In all, four tires and rims were taken from a truck and 14 tires and rims were removed from the storage area.

Anyone with information on the theft may call Maryland State Police at 301-739-2101 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.

Juvenile charged with theft after items taken from store

A juvenile was in police custody after bicycle supplies were stolen from a Hagerstown department store Sunday afternoon.

Hagerstown City Police said a 12-year-old Hagerstown boy was seen by security at the Ames store on Dual Highway taking a bicycle tube, glove and chain.

The juvenile was charged with misdemeanor theft.

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