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Police log for 1-2

January 02, 2003

Man found face down on sidewalk hospitalized



Hagerstown Police are looking for information about a Hagerstown man who was found lying unconscious on a city sidewalk Wednesday morning.

Police said officers went to the first block of Charles Street at 5:27 a.m. after receiving a report from a citizen of a man lying face down on the sidewalk.

The man was later identified as David Eugene Wade, 44, of 52 Murph Ave., police said.

He was transported to Washington County Hospital for treatment of head injuries and remains there in critical condition, police said.

The Hagerstown Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the case and would like to hear from anyone with information about Wade or his activities during the early morning hours on Wednesday.

Contact Detective Shane Blankenship or Detective George Brandt at 301-790-3700, extension 234.




Cops: Juveniles admit to mailbox vandalism



BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department has identified four juvenile suspects in a rash of vandalism to mailboxes.

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The department began investigating complaints in late November. The damage was confined to Berkeley County, primarily the Mill Point and Winfield subdivisions and the area of Showers Lane.

Information from concerned citizens and other sources enabled investigators to identify at least four suspects, who have since been interviewed and confessed their involvement, the Sheriff's Department said.

They are all juveniles and have been released to their parents, police said.

The Sheriff's Department has recovered some mailboxes that remain unclaimed and believe there are people who have still not reported damage to their mailboxes.

Anyone who may have been a victim of the crimes should contact Sgt. Russell Shackelford at 304-267-7000.




City man charged with assault after fight



A 20-year-old Hagerstown man was charged with second-degree assault after a New Year's Day fight with his wife, Hagerstown City Police said.

Joshua Allen Schnur of 1005G Noland Drive, was taken into custody at his mother's house, police said.

Wendy Schnur told police that during an argument with her husband, who had been drinking, he said he was going to drive the car away.

When she took his pocketknife and tried to slash the tires of their Ford Tempo, he tackled her to the ground and hit her, police alleged.

Several bystanders intervened and Schnur drove away, police said.




Missing clothes returned to Pa. woman



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Clothes that a woman told Chambersburg Police had been stolen out of a washing machine at a Chambersburg Laundromat two weeks ago had only been moved by the business owner.

Joanna Misenko, 796 Meadowbrook Drive, told police she left her laundry in a washing machine at Laundry Quarters, 959 Wayne Ave., on Dec. 21 while she ran errands nearby and returned to find them missing.

Police determined the owner secured the woman's clothes when she had not returned at the time the clothes finished washing.

The woman was notified and retrieved her clothing, police said.




W.Va. men injured in head-on crash on U.S. 11



A head-on collision on U.S. 11 in Berkeley County, W.Va., on Wednesday night sent two Falling Waters, W.Va., men to hospitals in Hagerstown and Martinsburg, police said.

The 6:40 p.m. accident occurred on a hill crest a mile south of the Maryland border when a 2002 GMC pickup driven by Jeffrey Miller collided with a 1991 Ford Tempo driven by Agustin Cruz.

Cruz was transported to Washington County Hospital and Miller was transported to City Hospital. Police said both were treated and released, but no one was available at either hospital at press time Wednesday night to confirm that.

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