Police log for 8/22

August 22, 2002

Police looking for Hagerstown woman

Hagerstown City Police are looking for Erika J. Bell, 22, whose last known address was 446 N. Jonathan St., Hagerstown.

Bell is wanted on two Circuit Court bench warrants - one charging her with violation of probation and one with failure to appear at a violation of probation hearing on March 21, police said.

Bell is described as 5-foot-10, 120 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about her can call the police department at 301-790-3700, extension 234, or Crime Solvers at 301-733-4141.

City man arrested twice in one day

William Matthew Fowlkes was arrested twice Tuesday by two different police agencies on unrelated drug charges.

On Tuesday afternoon, Fowlkes was taken into custody by the Hagerstown City Police street crimes unit on a charge of possession of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, agents of the Washington County Narcotics Task Force said.


Shortly after his release on a $50,000 bond set by a Washington County District Court commissioner, Fowlkes was arrested by NTF agents on unrelated charges. Those charges include four counts each of distribution of illegal drugs, possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs, possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia; and one count each of maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a regulated firearm.

Agents took Fowlkes into custody at his residence at 716 W. Franklin St., Apt. 2.

A search of that residence yielded a 9 mm handgun, a half-ounce of cocaine and approximately $2,600 in cash, police said.

Fowlkes was being held without bond at the Washington County Detention Center Wednesday.

Teens involved in car accident hospitalized

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Two teenagers injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Timber Ridge Road were both in fair condition Wednesday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pa., a nursing supervisor said.

Pennsylvania State Police said the driver and occupant of a 1989 Chevrolet Cavalier - both 15-year-old boys - crested a hill north of the intersection with East Hill Road in Fulton County and the Cavalier collided with a tractor trailer at 12:40 p.m.

Neither teen was wearing a seat belt, police said.

All three occupants of the tractor trailer were belted, police said. The driver and one passenger had minor injuries while the third was uninjured, police said.

Pa. man charged with making threats

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A Monday afternoon domestic dispute sent Pennsylvania State Police to 454 Mellott Farm Lane where a man was believed to be awaiting their arrival with several loaded firearms.

Daniel Clay, 36, of Mercersburg, Pa., was being held at the Bedford County Prison on $20,000 bond Wednesday. Charges included criminal attempt aggravated assault, terroristic threats, assault and harassment, police said.

Around 3 p.m. Monday, Shannon Louise Clay, 26, made a 911 call for help but someone disconnected the phone, police said.

Police said that before officers could arrive, a man made the following statement over the phone to a police desk officer: "Send everyone you have down here. I got something for you."

After talking with the man on the phone, police determined he had loaded several firearms and was planning to shoot the responding troopers and then shoot himself, police said.

When police arrived, they were able to talk him out of the house without incident.

W.Va. teen faces fleeing, drug charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Bunker Hill teenager who police allege fled from officers in his car and on foot, and who had 28 grams of marijuana in his hand when he was caught, was arrested early Wednesday.

Jason Scott Peck, 18, of Elara Court, was charged with felony counts of fleeing in a vehicle while driving under the influence and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, along with one misdemeanor count of DUI.

A Shepherdstown police officer pursued Peck onto Moler Avenue in Martinsburg around 4:40 a.m., where Peck pulled over after Berkeley County Deputy B.F. Hall joined the chase.

Peck and another man ran from the car after pulling over, police allege, but were caught after a brief foot chase.

Hall did not administer field sobriety tests because he feared Peck would run after his handcuffs were taken off, and Peck refused to take an Intoxilyzer test, court records allege. Police filed the DUI charges because Peck admitted he had been drinking and he smelled of alcohol, according to court records.

Pa. roadway closed after SUV strikes pole

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg roadway was closed for about seven hours Wednesday morning while repairs were made to a utility pole that was sheared in half when a sport utility vehicle crashed into it, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Matthew J. Oehlmann, 19, of Lake Harmony, Pa., was driving the 1999 Ford Explorer north on Falling Spring Road and lost control on a curve, police said.

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