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Police log for 1/30

January 30, 2002

Police log for 1/30



City cops investigating dog bite on Wise Street


Hagerstown City Police were investigating a dog bite case Tuesday night in the area of Wise Street where a beagle allegedly bit someone more than once.

As of 7 p.m., the dog's owner had arrived and taken the dog into custody.

Officer Steve Cromer was investigating the incident. No further information was available Tuesday night.

Woman uninjured in Boonsboro break-in


BOONSBORO - A woman was not injured during a break-in at her Mt. Laurel Road home Tuesday evening, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

Sgt. Tim Baker said the person broke into the woman's home at around 5 p.m.

Lead investigator Deputy 1st Class Chris Howard said no weapon was displayed. Some cash was taken, Howard said.

Anyone with information about the incident or who knows the whereabouts of a 1993 red Nissan pickup truck seen in the area may contact Howard at 301-791-3020.

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State Police respond to two area accidents


Maryland State Police responded to two accidents, both of which occurred around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> A car/motorcycle collision in front of a car dealership in the 1900 block of Dual Highway sent the motorcyclist to Washington County Hospital, rescuers said.

Tony Wayne Toms, 44, of 12929 Tower Road, Thurmont, was admitted to the hospital shortly after the accident, said Trooper First Class Kim Barnes. His condition was unavailable.

The driver of the 1996 Ford Taurus, Anna Mary Taylor, 58, of 1117 Fairview Road, was charged with negligent driving.

Barnes said Taylor was exiting the Hamilton Nissan lot onto Dual Highway when she made an improper left turn and pulled directly into the path of Toms' 1998 Harley Davidson.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> At about the same time, rescuers and firefighters were sent to French Lane at the Interstate 70 interchange onto Md. 63 in the area of the Pilot Travel Plaza.

Initial calls that the accident had produced several serious injuries were unfounded, rescuers said. One patient reportedly refused transport while another was taken to Washington County Hospital for a check-up.

Man charged with trespassing, possession


FREDERICK, Md. - A check for trespassers at the John Hanson Housing Community Tuesday morning turned up a man who had been banned from the area because of prior drug dealing, said Frederick City Police.

At first, that man gave police a phony name after he was found to be in possession of 24 pieces of suspected cocaine and a quantity of money, police alleged. As he was being led to the patrol car, the man broke free but was taken into custody after a brief foot chase, police said.

Police said the man maintained the false name until his fingerprints were sent to the FBI at which time he admitted his true identity - Walter Elijah Taylor, 19, no fixed address.

Taylor was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine, resisting arrest, false statement and trespassing. He was being held Tuesday night without bond, police said.

Trailer rolls off rig, blocks I-70 exit ramp


FREDERICK, Md. - A 40-foot office trailer rolled off its transport trailer Tuesday afternoon and flipped onto South Market Street at Wasler Drive as the driver came off the Interstate 70 ramp, Frederick City Police said.

Three occupied vehicles were struck but no one was injured, police said.

The 4:30 p.m. incident blocked traffic while a crane removed the trailer, police said.

The truck driver, whose name wasn't released, was charged with speed greater than reasonable.

One man arrested in W.Va. armed robbery


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - One man was arrested and police were looking for another man following an armed robbery at the corner of West Addition Street and Faulkner Avenue Monday night, police said.

The man who was robbed told police one of the robbers held a chrome-colored handgun to his head and threatened to kill him if he didn't hand over his belongings, said Martinsburg Police Patrolman Brian Rouse.

The victim's wallet and leather coat were taken, said Rouse.

Rouse said he later spotted a man on Porter Avenue. The man ran up South Kentucky Avenue before police apprehended him at the intersection of Kentucky and Stephen streets, Rouse said.

Timothy Duane Shelton Jr., 20, 734 Virginia Ave., Martinsburg, was charged with armed robbery, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Shelton was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail on $25,000 bond Tuesday night, jail officials said.

The armed robbery charge carries a possible prison term of not less than 10 years, court records said.

Fire causes extensive damage to W.Va. home


INWOOD, W.Va. - A Tuesday morning fire caused extensive damage to a house along Gerrardstown Pike, formerly known as W.Va. 51, a fire official said.

When firefighters arrived at the house near the National Fruit Orchard, about half the house was engulfed in flames, said Kenny Barrett, a firefighter with the South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Co.

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