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Police log in April 11 Morning Herald

April 11, 2001

Police log in April 11 Morning Herald



W.Va. teen hurt in trampoline accident


HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A 15-year-old girl was flown out of Harpers Ferry Tuesday evening after she was injured in a trampoline accident, according to an official with the Friendship Fire Co.

Because of the girl's condition, she was not able to give a full name or address, said Mike Kidwiler, ambulance chief for the company. She fell on her head while jumping on the trampoline at around 6:30 p.m., he said.

No one else was around who could provide information, he said. She was flown by helicopter to Fairfax Hospital, which could not provide information unless they had a full name.

Hagerstown man faces three charges


A 24-year-old Hagerstown man was charged with felony theft, tampering and malicious destruction of property after he was found early Monday sitting in a car that wasn't his, Hagerstown City Police said.

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Police responded to a 4:07 a.m. complaint from a citizen who said a man was sitting in a car at Jefferson Street and Cannon Avenue.

James Earl Withrow, of 1064 Georgia Ave., was being held at the Washington County Detention Center Tuesday on $10,000 bond.

Police seek help in solving burglary


CASCADE - Washington County Sheriff's deputies are asking the public for help in finding the burglar who broke into a Highfield Road home and possibly others in the neighborhood earlier this month.

Deputies said the burglar forced his way into a garage in the 25000 block of Highfield Road between April 6 and 7.

Several electric and air-operated tools were taken, deputies said.

Deputies said they believe the burglar may have been involved in several other burglaries in the Cascade area over the past several weeks.

In all of the incidents, power tools and air compressors were taken from garages and sheds.

Anyone with information about the burglaries may call the Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

Inwood pharmacy rammed by vehicle


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - There was an apparent attempt to gain entry to an Inwood, W.Va., pharmacy after it was rammed by a vehicle, Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Kenneth LeMaster said Tuesday.

The incident occurred at South Berkeley Pharmacy at about 1 a.m. Tuesday, LeMaster said.

Details were sketchy Tuesday evening and the matter was under investigation, he said.

Two men arrested on drug charges


Two Hagerstown residents were arrested early Monday on drug charges after a Maryland State Police trooper spotted a vehicle traveling on Mount Aetna Road at U.S. 40 without headlights.

Dennis H. Johnson Jr., 19, of 340 Pangborn Boulevard, and Peter L. Dante, 22, of 13802 Weber Way, were each charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

The stop of the 1996 Pontiac Trans Am occurred at 1:04 a.m., according to Trooper 1st Class D.A. Harper. When the officer approached, the driver became very nervous, he said.

A drug scan by Cpl. R.W. Poffenberger and his K-9 resulted in a positive alert, police alleged. A set of electronic scales and baggies were found in the vehicle, police said.

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