Police log 4/7

April 07, 2001

Police log 4/7

Two injured in 5-vehicle wreck

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries and the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 were closed after a five-vehicle accident near Martinsburg Saturday morning.

The accident occurred about 7:10 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-81 about half a mile south of Exit 13, said West Virginia State Police Trooper K.W. Martin.

A vehicle driven by Jerry Madison, 17, Inwood, broke down in the left lane, Martin said.

Three cars stopped behind him without incident. They were driven by Aaron Daughtery, 28, Hagerstown; Tammy Emmons, 23, Martinsburg; and John Potter, 32, Bunker Hill.

A fifth vehicle, driven by Margie Dove, 19, Martinsburg, ran into Potter, forcing his car into the median, Martin said. Dove's vehicle then struck the Emmons vehicle, which struck the Daughtery vehicle. Madison's vehicle was untouched.


Emmons and Dove were taken to City Hospital, treated and released, Martin said. Moderate damage was sustained by all vehicles except Madison's, he said.

The wreck caused a lengthy backup on the interstate. The southbound lanes were closed for a while, then opened to one lane.

- Bob Partlow

Hit-and-run investigated

GUILFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police at Chambersburg are investigating a hit-and-run incident Friday in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Guilford Township.

Police said an unidentified person backed into a green Ford Ranger truck owned by Clara Hedrick of McConnellsburg, Pa., and then left the scene.

The truck received light damage.

Pa. man faces DUIcharge

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg, Pa., man was arrested early Saturday morning for driving under the influence, Pennsylvania State Police at Chambersburg said.

Jorge Zavala-Perez was allegedly speeding on U.S. 30 at Ceder Street in Chambersburg when he was pulled over by police.

Truck theft reported in Pa.

McCONNELSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police at McConnellsburg are investigating a truck theft that happened between Dec. 1 and Feb. 1 at Kee Ta Quay Construction in Hustontown, Pa.

Police said someone removed a gray 1986 Ford F-150 truck from the business' parking lot.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at McConnellsburg at 1-717-485-3131.

Mailbox reported damaged in Pa.

McCONNELSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police at McConnellsburg said a mailbox was damaged on State Route 3003, just south of State Route 484 in Bethel Township, Pa., after a red Chrysler left the roadway and struck it.

The driver of the Chrysler left the scene.

The mailbox was valued at $20.

Man, 19, faces sex assault charge

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Ruben Ramirez, 19, Charles Town, was arrested by West Virginia State Police Friday on five counts of third-degree sexual assault, according to a report from the state police.

The arrest relates to incidents between December and February. They involved a minor, which makes the offense a felony, the report said.

Ramirez also was charged with petit larceny and obtaining services by false pretenses in a separate incident, the report said.

Virginia man charged in fight

RANSON, W.Va. - Patrick Burks, 20, of Winchester, Va., was arrested by West Virginia State Police at 3:10 a.m. Saturday after a fight outside Century's Bar in Ranson, according to a West Virginia State Police report.

Burks is accused of hitting an individual in the head, then drawing a knife before troopers interceded, the report said.

While troopers were trying to control the crowd of about 30 people, the alleged victim was put into another car and driven away, the report said. His condition and identify are unknown.

Burks was charged with battery, brandishing and disorderly conduct.

Man, 18, faces break-in charge

RANSON, W.Va. - Timothy Penwell, 18, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was arrested at 7 a.m. Saturday by West Virginia State Police with assistance from the Ranson Police Department, according to a state police report.

He is accused of attempting to break into a vehicle in Orchard Hills, the police report said.

Penwell has been charged with auto tampering, underage consumption, public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance, the report said.

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