Police log for 9/28

September 30, 2002

Man who fell from overpass is stable

A Hagerstown man who fell from an overpass remained in serious but stable condition Friday at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a trauma nursing supervisor said.

Charles Newlin, 49, of the 500 block of West Washington Street, fell 6 to 8 feet from an overpass on North Burhans Boulevard late last Saturday or early Sunday, police said.

Newlin, who was discovered around 7:20 p.m. Sunday by passersby who heard him calling for help, told Hagerstown City Police he had been sleeping on the wall of the overpass Saturday night when he apparently rolled off.

Man injured in car accident remains critical

An Emmitsburg, Md., man injured in a Monday night car accident remained in critical condition Friday at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a trauma nursing coordinator said.


Bradley Steven Hayes, 18, of Keysville Road, lost control of his 1993 Pontiac Grand Am while trying to pass a pickup truck in the 10200 block of Keysville Road, according to Frederick County police.

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, police said.

Man being held on assault charge

Hagerstown City Police on Thursday apprehended a man wanted for violation of probation for a second-degree assault charge.

Lewis Wayne Meadows, 37, was taken into custody at the state Department of Parole and Probation office at 100 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown, police said.

Meadows, whose last known address was 125 N. Prospect St. in Hagerstown, was featured on a TV segment of "Hagerstown's Most Wanted," said Lt. Rick Johnson of the Hagerstown Police Department.

Meadows was being held on $5,000 bond Friday at the Washington County Detention Center, police said.

Crime Solvers offers reward for information

BOONSBORO - Crime Solvers of Washington County is seeking information about the destruction of property at Bast of Boonsboro.

Some sort of projectile smashed the front window of the furniture store at 109 N. Main St. in Boonsboro between last Saturday and Sunday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

It was the sixth time a crime of this type occurred at Bast and in the Boonsboro area, police said.

Crime Solvers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for the crime. Anonymous tips are allowed.

Please call 301-733-4141.

13 businesses sell alcohol to minors

Thirteen out of 22 businesses sold alcohol to minors Thursday during alcohol compliance checks conducted throughout Frederick County, Md., according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies sent minors, ages 19 and 20, into liquor stores and restaurants that sell alcohol to try to buy alcoholic beverages, police said.

Employees at the following establishments sold alcohol to minors and face a maximum penalty of $1,000 and two years in jail:

  • 140 West Mini Mart, 9402 Waynesboro Pike in Emmitsburg.

  • Mountaindale General Store, 6326 Mountaindale Road in Thurmont.

  • Dale's Place, 12841 Catoctin Furnace Road in Thurmont.

  • Walkersville Market, 25 Maple Ave. in Walkersville.

  • Walkersville Bowling Center, Biggs Ford Road in Walkersville.

  • Marsala's Restaurant, 1 E. Frederick St. in Walkersville.

  • Pizza Hut, 24 E. Frederick St. in Walkersville.

  • Mom's Pizza, 120 Walkers Village Way in Walkersville.

  • The Village Tavern, 122 Walkers Village Way in Walkersville.

  • Woodsboro Liquors, 10736 Woodsboro Pike in Woodsboro.

  • Hagan's Tavern, 5018 Old National Pike in Braddock Heights.

  • James Gang Pizzeria, 809 E. Main St. in Middletown.

Police said the following businesses passed the compliance checks: Carriage House Inn, One More Tavern, Pizza Hut Emmitsburg, The Ott House, Getty Mart in Emmitsburg, Barnes Store, Liberty Road Seafood, Beachley's Convenience Store and Mountaindale Convenience Store.

Five people face drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - Five people faced drug charges Friday after Frederick police found suspected cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a Motter Avenue apartment they entered Thursday night to serve an outstanding arrest warrant, according to the Frederick Police Department.

The following people, all of whom were in the home at the Monocacy Woods Apartment Complex when police entered, were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia:

  • Bryan Gregory Nikirk, 18, of the 300 block of Braeburn Drive in Walkersville, Md.

  • Katie Ellen Essex, 18, of the 200 block of Challedon Drive in Walkersville.

  • Jacob Adam Kehne, 19, of Cash Smith Road in Keymar, Md.

  • Drake Randolph Dowda, no age given, of Green Valley Road in Union Bridge, Md.

  • Zachary Wayne Greer, 18, of 1313 Motter Ave. in Frederick.

Greer was also served an outstanding warrant charging him with first-degree burglary and theft under $500, police said.

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