Police log for 12/11

December 11, 2002

Police investigating restaurant robbery

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police continued Tuesday to investigate a Monday night robbery at the Wendy's restaurant on North Queen Street in which a man brandished a gun and took cash.

Nobody was injured.

The robbery happened around 11:45 p.m., according to Lt. John McMillen of the Martinsburg Police Department.

A witness described the robber as a black man, driving a white Chevrolet Cavalier Z24, McMillen said.

Anyone with information may call the police department at 304-264-2100.

Deputies respond to theft, vandalism calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls recently:

  • The driver's side window of a car parked at Younger Toyota on Dual Highway was broken, according to a report made Monday. The damage was estimated at $150.

  • A cell phone was reported stolen on Saturday from the 14100 block of Clear Spring Road. There was no estimate of the phone's value.

Rescue crews respond to pair of accidents

Two serious accidents occurring within an hour Tuesday evening sent ambulances to an overturned truck on Mapleville Road and to another single-vehicle crash west of Hagerstown on U.S. 40.


At 7:45 p.m., Smithsburg firefighters and rescuers raced to the 11400 block of Mapleville Road where a truck apparently rolled over onto its side.

One occupant of the vehicle was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment of traumatic injuries, rescuers said. Another had minor injuries and was also transported.

Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class D.W. Smith was the investigating officer for that accident.

At 8:55 p.m., Community Rescue Service joined Maugansville Volunteer Fire Co. personnal at the scene of an accident on Md. 144 near Gardenwood Drive.

Initial reports were that two occupants of one vehicle were briefly trapped and then taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment, said dispatchers at Washington County Fire and Rescue Communications.

Maryland State Police were also investigating the accident.

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