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March 31, 2003

River advisory issued

Boating and recreational uses on the upper Potomac River should be avoided because the river is at a hazardous level, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

The advisory is in effect through Monday.

For updates on Potomac River conditions from Cumberland to Little Falls, call the National Weather Service at 1-703-260-0305.

Man held after refusing to leave detention center

A man who refused to leave the Washington County Detention Center Friday afternoon was arrested, police said.

Michael Phillip Barkdoll, 62, of no fixed address, was charged with one count of trespassing.

The Washington County Sheriff's Department said Barkdoll appeared to be intoxicated and had no official business at the detention center. Deputies asked Barkdoll to leave and offered to drive him anywhere in the Hagerstown area.

Barkdoll stood up, put his hands behind his head and asked to be arrested, police said.

He was being held in the Washington County Detention Center Saturday night in lieu of $300 bond.


Man charged with fleeing, eluding police

After a Maryland State Police trooper stopped a Shady Grove, Pa., man on Marsh Pike for speeding Friday afternoon, the man jumped back in his vehicle, hit the trooper with his door and drove away, police alleged.

Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class Ronald Coccodrilli chased the vehicle from Marsh Pike to Longmeadow Road to Paradise Church Road and into Pennsylvania where Pennsylvania State Police joined the chase.

Michael Joseph Gibel, 49, of 11751 Hades Church Road, eventually got out of his vehicle and ran to the Travel Centers of America truck stop in Greencastle, Pa., where he was caught, Maryland State Police said.

Coccodrilli said Saturday night that Pennsylvania State Police charged Gibel with fleeing and eluding, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and traffic violations. Gibel posted $15,000 bond in Franklin County, Pa., and was released, Coccodrilli said.

Three men taken into custody after chase

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Sheriff's Department deputies caught three men Thursday after a chase, police said.

Deputies Eric Beyer and Preston Strayer noticed a white Mitsubishi on Falling Springs Road, west of Chambersburg, and thought that one occupant was wanted on a bench warrant, police said. They drove after the car, which didn't stop.

The chase ended at Murtha Drive and Loop Road south of Chambersburg near the Franklin County Career and Technical Center.

Police said three men were taken into custody and drugs, burglary tools and evidence of a burglary were found in their vehicle. It could not be determined Saturday night if charges had been filed.

One of the men was wanted on a warrant for not paying court costs, police said.

Fire causes $5,000 worth of damage

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A house fire Thursday night caused approximately $5,000 in damage but no injuries were reported, the Waynesboro Fire Department said.

Waynesboro firefighters were dispatched at 10:16 p.m. to Elizabeth Owens' house at 131 W. 3rd St., where fire ignited by a fluorescent light damaged a bedroom, fire officials said.

The family was not displaced by the fire, officials said.

Two men held on bond, facing drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - Dino DeVoe Bolden Jr., 19, of 324 Park Ave., Frederick, was being held without bond Friday at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on drug charges, authorities said.

Bolden was charged Thursday with marijuana possession, intent to distribute marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Scott Thomas Hewerdine, 43, of the 2500 block of Quebec School Road, Middletown, was being held in lieu of $50,000 bond Friday. He was charged Thursday with heroin possession, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, second-degree assault, resisting arrest, speeding and negligent driving.

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