Police log for 9/2

September 02, 2002

Stabbing victim in good condition at hospital

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The victim of a Saturday night stabbing was in good condition Sunday at City Hospital.

The suspect in that stabbing was still at large, Martinsburg City Police said.

At 9:02 p.m. Saturday, police responded to a call for a stabbing in the Washington Mews Apartments off Edwin Miller Boulevard in Martinsburg's north end.

When officers arrived, they found the incident had occurred at 201 Adams Drive. Witnesses told police there was an apparent argument between Calvin A. Green and a Jamaican man.

Green, 21, of Martinsburg, was taken to City Hospital with what appeared to be two stab wounds to the abdomen, police said.


A knife was found near the residence, police said.

The only descriptive detail witnesses were able to give police about the suspect was that he is about 6 feet tall.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 304-264-2100.

Man sought by police taken into custody

The day after Thomas Edward Collins was publicized as a man wanted by Hagerstown City Police, he was spotted and taken into custody.

Friday at 4:30 p.m., detectives located Collins at 1036C Noland Village. He was taken into custody without incident, police said.

Detectives said some stolen property was recovered at that time from the burglaries for which Collins is wanted.

Collins, 24, was also wanted for violation of probation on that third-degree burglary charge, police said.

He was being held without bond Sunday night at the Washington County Detention Center, jail officials said.

Dislodged compressor slows down I-81 traffic

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An air compressor that broke loose from its towing hitch flipped over into the left lane of Interstate 81 Friday at 11:42 a.m., blocking southbound traffic in that lane for about 45 minutes, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The compressor, which was heavily damaged in the incident, was being towed behind a 1983 Ford truck driven by Thomas D. Powers, 64, of Yaphank, N.Y.

The driver was unhurt.

W.Va. man charged for repeatedly calling 911

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An Inwood, W.Va., man was charged with telephone harassment after repeatedly calling 911 in Berkeley County Sunday, police said.

Michael Wayne Campbell, who police say is in his early 40s, was charged with repeated harassing phone calls and resisting arrest, said West Virginia State Police Trooper M.M. Kingery.

When dispatchers asked Campbell why he was making the calls, he allegedly responded by saying he could make the calls because he was a taxpayer, said Kingery.

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