Police log for 9/25

September 25, 2002

Man charged with delivering heroin

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police locked up a man Tuesday afternoon after heroin was delivered to a police informant within 1,000 feet of Burke Street School, Martinsburg City Police alleged.

James Frank Battle, 53, of 200 E. Stephen St., Apt. 711, was charged with delivering heroin. He was being held on $30,000 bond at the Eastern Regional Jail in Martinsburg.

Police alleged that Battle was taken into custody on Charles Street shortly after a transaction in the 500 block of West Race Street.

Man who fell from overpass is 'serious'

The man who fell 6 to 8 feet from an overpass on North Burhans Boulevard late Saturday or early Sunday remained in serious condition Tuesday night at a Baltimore hospital, a nursing supervisor said.


Charles Newlin, 49, of the 500 block of West Washington Street, was discovered around 7:20 p.m. Sunday by passers-by who heard him calling for help.

Newlin told Hagerstown City Police he had been sleeping on the wall of the overpass Saturday night when he apparently rolled off.

Md. man critically injured in car crash

EMMITSBURG, Md. - The driver of a 1993 Pontiac Grand Am was injured Monday night when he lost control of his car while trying to pass a pickup truck in the 10200 block of Keysville Road, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies said.

Bradley Steven Hayes, 18, of Keysville Road, Emmitsburg, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter shortly after the 8:40 p.m.. accident.

Police said Hayes suffered massive head injuries after his car ran off the road onto the soft shoulder, struck a concrete culvert and then struck the pickup truck and flipped over. The car caught on fire but passers-by were able to put it out, police said.

The pickup truck spun out of control, ran off the road, hit a culvert and overturned. The driver and passenger were taken to Gettysburg (Pa.) Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

County residents face theft, other charges

Two Washington County residents were charged Tuesday with theft and other charges after a recent crime spree in the Maugansville area, said Investigator Greg Alton of the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Charles Leonard Smith, 20, of 13403 Herman Myers Road, was being held Tuesday night on $10,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center. Alton said Smith was charged with misdemeanor theft of a bird bath early Tuesday.

A 17-year-old Maugansville youth was charged with motor vehicle theft, felony theft and conspiracy to commit felony theft, Alton said. He was being held in the juvenile holdover facility on Jonathan Street in Hagerstown.

Smith and the teenager were taken into custody by police in Waynesboro, Pa., early Sunday after a high-speed chase in a vehicle believed stolen from Maugansville, police said.

They were later released, police said.

The driver of that car, Dorsey Leroy Custer Jr., 28, of 17944 Gardenview Road, Maugansville, was charged in Pennsylvania with fleeing and eluding police, speeding, unlicensed driver, and reckless endangerment, police in Waynesboro said.

Windows damaged on tree service truck

BOONSBORO - The windows on a 1986 Ford truck belonging to Townsend Tree Service were damaged on Orchard Drive, according to a report made Monday to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The estimated damage was $270.

Md. man charged with drug possession

FREDERICK, Md. - After spotting what he believed was a drug transaction, a Frederick police officer arrested the suspected dealer Tuesday morning, police said.

Donnick Damon Holland, 33, of 140 W. Fourth St., Frederick, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

An officer on patrol near the John Hanson apartment complex saw two men in the middle of what appeared to be a drug deal, police said.

Men charged with burglarizing nudist camp

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Two Hancock residents and a Mercersburg, Pa., man have been arrested in connection with two burglaries at a Fulton County, Pa., nudist camp, police said.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said the Pen-Mar Club on Stoney Break Road was broken into twice in 10 days.

On Sept. 4, someone entered the camp's recreation center and took $5 worth of change and a towel valued at $3 and cut a $2 lock from a locker.

Police said Tuesday that David Allen Huff, 20, of Hancock, was charged in that incident.

On Sept. 14, someone broke into the camp and stole a $100 VCR and did $50 worth of damage to a wall locker door, police said.

In that burglary, Shawn Michael Younker, 21, of Mercersburg, and a 17-year-old Hancock boy were charged, police said this morning.

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