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Police log for 2/26

February 26, 2003

Man pulled from drain during storm released from hospital


The man rescued from a storm drain last week after the record snowstorm was released from Washington County Hospital on Feb. 22.

Brandon Lee Hoppe, 19, was clothed only in his underwear and was "extremely hypothermic" when he was removed from the drain under an alley off Mulberry Street on Feb. 17, Capt. Brian Pile of the Hagerstown Fire Department had said.

Hagerstown City Police Lt. Rick Johnson said Tuesday there was no evidence of foul play connected with Hoppe's predicament. Johnson said police were no closer to learning how and why Hoppe was in the drain clad only in underwear.




Five arrested and charged with misdemeanor theft in Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. - Responding to a breaking and entering call Sunday night in the New Market, Md., area, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies made five arrests and seized a vehicle containing items believed stolen earlier that day.

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Charged with theft under $500 (misdemeanor theft) were:

  • Jason Charles Kramer, 21, of 7010 Mountaindale Road, Frederick.

  • Ellen Caroline Virginia Adkins, 18, of 7703 Edgewood Church Road, Frederick.

  • Brandon Evan Creviston-Wines, 20, of 8782 Beacon Circle, Walkersville, Md.

  • Ralph Forrest Snyder, 22, of 6615 Beach Drive, New Market.

  • Walter Corey Vonborstel, 20, of 7010 Mountaindale Drive, Frederick.


Kramer also was charged with two counts of possession of marijuana and three counts of intent to use drug paraphernalia and one count of breaking and entering, deputies said.

Adkins also was charged with two counts of possession of marijuana and three counts of intent to use drug paraphernalia, deputies said.

Responding to the 10800 block of Lake Court West in New Market, deputies were on the lookout for a small red car with five people inside and a black rope tying down the trunk.

That information came from a homeowner who told deputies he arrived home at 5:44 p.m. Sunday and discovered his front door unlocked and a man inside his house. A Sony Play Station 2 was among the items found missing after the man fled.

A short time later, a deputy on patrol on Interstate 70 saw a vehicle matching the description and pulled it over near Md. 355.

Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found inside the vehicle and a Sony Play Station 2 in the trunk, police said.




City police seeking man wanted on probation violation


Hagerstown City Police were seeking Dwayne Darrnel Watts, who is wanted for violation of probation on drug charges.

Watts, 19, was last known to live at 749 S. Potomac St., 2nd floor, Hagerstown. He is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, 125 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Police said the Washington County Circuit Court warrant indicates the original charge was possession with intent to distribute fake drugs.

Police ask that anyone with information on Watts' whereabouts call 301-790-3700 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.




Man faces weapons charges after two-car crash in Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. - A two-car accident Monday night resulted in traffic and weapons charges against one of the drivers, according to Frederick County Sheriff's deputies.

The 9 p.m. accident occurred on Guilford Drive at Md. 85 when a 1995 Ford Ranger pulled out of the Wal-Mart parking lot onto Guilford Drive and collided with a 2000 Ford Econoline van, deputies said.

Deputies found a handgun, several rounds of ammunition, a belt and holster under the driver's seat of the Ranger, police said.

The driver of the Ranger, Larry Leon Martin, 39, of 104 Earl St., Purcell, Mo., was charged with transporting a handgun in a vehicle, said Deputy Matthew Simon. He also was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, driving without a license, driving while revoked and failure to yield to oncoming traffic, deputies said.

He was being held on $11,500 bond at the Frederick County Detention Center Tuesday night, jail officials said.

The driver of the Econoline van was Phillip Andrew Fowler, 25, of Sunset View Lane, Frederick, deputies said.

There was no indication in Simon's press release that either driver was injured. Calls to the sheriff's department to confirm that information weren't returned.




Four injured after driver loses control of vehicle on interstate


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Four people were injured Monday afternoon when a driver lost control of his vehicle and it rolled over on Interstate 81, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Nelson G. Coreas, 18, of Hyattsville, Md., was northbound on I-81 near mile-marker nine when he attempted to change lanes and lost control of the car at 4:30 p.m., police said.

Coreas and passenger David Roman, 21, of New York, were treated at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital and released, police said.

Passengers Arelis Olivo, 19, and Melinda Olivo, 22, both of New York, were treated at Washington County Hospital and released, police said.

A fourth passenger, Elise Cabral, 18, of New York, was not injured, police said.




Pa. police investigating theft of concrete lion from home


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