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Police log for May 16

May 16, 2001

Police log for May 16



Sketch of suspect released by police


Working with an artist, the victim of an attempted abduction last week at Wendy's restaurant on Sharpsburg Pike has come up with a sketch of the driver of the dark green minivan that approached her that night.

The van pulled up near the woman in the parking lot around 11:30 p.m. The sliding door opened and a man grabbed the woman, trying to pull her into the van, she said.

She pulled away and they drove off.

The van had two sliding doors, a sloped front end, a luggage rack on top, silver trim down the sides and dark, tinted windows.

The driver was described as white, with a thin build, 35 to 40 years old, with short dark hair cut close on the sides, a goatee and round eyeglasses. He spoke to the employee, drawing her nearer to the van.

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The other man was described as white, 6 feet tall, weighing about 200 pounds and 35 to 40 years old with short, dark hair. He was wearing a long-sleeved black shirt.

A search of the area by troopers, Washington County Sheriff's deputies and Hagerstown City Police failed to turn up the van.

Anyone who was in the area of Sharpsburg Pike Thursday night around 11:30 p.m. who may have seen anything relating to the crime may call Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class D.A. Harper at 301-739-2101 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.

Three men charged in theft of cycles


Three Hagerstown men were apprehended early Tuesday and police recovered two stolen motorcycles before the owner knew they were missing.

Hagerstown City Police first responded to the Ravenwood area for reports of suspicious people, two of whom were pushing motorcycles.

When officers arrived, they located three men, then called Washington County Sheriff's deputies when they determined the motorcycles had been stolen from the Oak Ridge Drive area in the county.

Charged with two counts each of felony theft and one count each of second-degree burglary were James Michael Fields and Marvin Lee High, both 20.

In addition to those three charges, Gary Lee Butts, 22, was also charged with one count of obstructing and hindering. Police alleged he gave them a false name.

Theft of utility trailer reported


Maryland State Police said a utility trailer with wooden sides was taken from the Washington County Association of Retarded Citizens on Salem Avenue.

The theft was reported Monday.

Vehicles broken into at dealership


Three vehicles were broken into Monday at Younger Toyota and stereo equipment was stolen in each case, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Chase leads to collision with police cruiser


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A routine traffic stop that escalated into a chase early Tuesday led to a collision with a police cruiser, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The driver, Nadine Campbell, 18, of Fayetteville, Pa., has been charged with fleeing and eluding police, reckless endangerment, burglary, theft and other traffic charges, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

At 12:58 a.m., a Chevrolet Blazer was stopped on Lincoln Way East at Edwards Avenue but as Troopers W.R. Brunner and E.A. Guyer approached, the vehicle took off.

The chase went onto Interstate 81, with the Blazer heading south in the northbound lanes, police alleged. It stopped at mile marker 10 when it ran into Trooper James Johnston's cruiser.

School bus hit; no children on board


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - No children were on board a school bus when it was hit head-on by a pick-up truck Monday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The International Bluebird School bus was traveling west on Grand Point Road, about 100 yards east of Scotland Road, at around 3:30 p.m., when it was struck by an eastbound Ford F-150 pickup truck, police alleged.

The pickup had entered into the westbound lane and collided with the bus at a railroad underpass, police said.

Bus driver James K. Gordon, Jr., 72, of Fayetteville, Pa., was treated at Chambersburg Hospital for minor injuries, police said. The driver of the pickup, Carl S. Martin, 79, of Newburg, Pa., was not injured.

Two people hurt in collision in Quincy


SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Two people were injured in an accident in Quincy Township, Pa., Monday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The 5 p.m. accident on Old Forge Road, about two miles north of Mentzer Gap Road, occurred when a northbound Chevrolet Storm driven by Adam T. Wilson, 16, of Fayetteville, entered the southbound lane and collided with a second car, police alleged.

Wilson and the driver of the other vehicle, Saundra Pryor, 38, of South Mountain, were treated at Waynesboro Hospital, police said.

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