Police Log 5/13

May 13, 2002

FREDERICK, Md. - A 22-year-old man struck by a 1988 Chevrolet Blazer Saturday evening on U.S. 40 near McCain Drive was in critical condition Sunday night at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Ivery L. Davis Jr., of the 500 block of Hollyberry Way, was flown by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter shortly after the 6:36 p.m. incident, said Frederick City Police.

The driver of the Blazer, Ruth Ann Wilson, 57, of the 8000 block of Old National Pike, Boonsboro, was not injured, police said. She was allowed to leave the scene after being interviewed.

The police investigation of the accident is continuing.

Several brief but noisy spring storms passed through Washington County shortly after 4 p.m. and then again at 5 p.m. Sunday but little damage was reported.


The underpass on Memorial Boulevard flooded briefly, causing traffic to stop until the water cleared.

Hancock firefighters were sent to an apartment building in the 200 block of East Main Street for a reported lightning strike. Upon arrival at 5:45 p.m., firefighters reported finding no evidence that the building was hit but some debris and mud were splattered on the building from an apparent near miss.

The National Weather Service issued a storm watch from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday's storms brought .41 of an inch of rain to Hagerstown, according to Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer's Web site.

FREDERICK, Md. - Sunday was a busy day for Frederick City Police.

- At 9:05 a.m., Allan L. Perkins, 44, no fixed address, was taken into custody in the first block of East Patrick Street after the owner of a business there spotted him leaving the office carrying a vacuum cleaner.

Perkins was charged with second-degree burglary and misdemeanor theft.

- A man suspected of burglarizing an antique shop Saturday was taken into custody Sunday at 11:24 a.m. by Officer Paul Beliveau.

Bruce Eugene Adcock, 41, no fixed address, was charged with second-degree burglary of Edward and Edward Antiques at 35 S. Carroll St. He was also charged with misdemeanor theft and destruction of property, police said.

- Marion Lewis, 24, of 90 Waverly Drive, Apt. A-301, was charged with strong-arm robbery, misdemeanor theft and second-degree assault after an incident at 12:19 p.m. with his former girlfriend.

Police said Lewis invited the ex-girlfriend to meet him at Elmwood Terrace Apartments. When she arrived, Lewis allegedly assaulted her while stealing her necklace and money from her pocket.

An early Saturday drug operation in the first block of West North Avenue resulted in three arrests, Hagerstown City Police said Sunday.

- After watching an alleged drug transaction at 1:13 a.m. Saturday, police nabbed Ricardo McDonald Brathwaite, 21, of the Bronx, N.Y., and Stanley Clinton Almony, 47, of Hagerstown.

Brathwaite was charged with distribution of crack cocaine. He was being held Sunday night at the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 bond, jail officials said.

Almony was charged with possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said. His bond was $2,500 and he too was still in custody Sunday night.

Police said Brathwaite was identified as the alleged dealer. When caught, Almony allegedly spit the crack cocaine he had in his mouth onto the ground. When searched, Almony had several pieces of drug paraphernalia, police said.

- At 4:23 a.m. Saturday in the same block, police took Phillip Scott Barnette into custody on charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine.

Police reported seeing Barnette put something in his mouth as they approached. Officers took him to the ground, at which time he allegedly spit out eight pieces of crack cocaine.

A brown paper bag Barnette allegedly hid before he was approached was recovered and found to contain 41 pieces of individually wrapped crack cocaine, police said.

Barnette was being held on $125,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center Sunday night, jail officials said.

Two arrests for alcohol-related offenses happened in quick succession Saturday evening, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said.

- The driver of a 1998 GEO Tracker suspected in a hit-and-run accident on Robinwood Drive was pursued briefly along Jefferson Boulevard and through back yards around 6:25 p.m. Saturday.

Nicholas Eskeets, 19, of Waynesboro, Pa., was apprehended by Trooper 1st Class C.L. Miller in a wooded lot off the 20300 block of Jefferson Boulevard.

Eskeets was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, fleeing and eluding and other traffic citations, police said.

- A short time later, MSP dispatchers began receiving calls about a possible intoxicated driver eastbound on Interstate 70.

With the help of two Baltimore men following the driver, Trooper 1st Class Scott Bare was able to locate and stop a 1998 Ford pickup truck at the Sharpsburg Pike interchange.

The driver, Charles Edward Tarun Sr., 38, of Baltimore, was charged with driving while impaired and under the influence of alcohol, police said.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 17-year-old Chambersburg girl was identified as having thrown a 3-inch rock Friday through the passenger-side window of a vehicle belonging to Shalom Christian Academy, said Pennsylvania State Police.

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