Police log for 4/4

April 04, 2003

Man faces assault charges after fight

KEEDYSVILLE - A fight between two men sent one to Washington County Hospital Thursday afternoon and resulted in charges against the other.

Michael Shea Trimmer, 29, of 3405 Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg, was charged with first- and second-degree assault and use of a deadly weapon, said Deputy 1st Class Kenneth Cain of the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Trimmer was released on personal recognizance by the Washington County District Court bond commissioner.

Edward James Sheridan, 27, of 5512 Woodbury Walk, Keedysville, was taken to the hospital by Sharpsburg ambulance personnel. He was treated there and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Cain said his investigation revealed Trimmer and Sheridan got involved in a fight a few doors away from Sheridan's home at around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. During the fight, he alleged, Trimmer hit Sheridan with brass knuckles, resulting in a cut to the left side of his head.


Men who ran through traffic stop at large

Two men who bailed out of a car and eluded city, county and state police after a failed traffic stop earlier in the day were still at large Thursday night.

Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class Kim Barnes said he was working radar on Mount Aetna Road at Parkway Drive at around 10:45 a.m. Thursday when a white Chevrolet Caprice went through traveling 43 mph in a 25 mph zone.

As Barnes motioned the driver to pull over, the man instead sped up and drove around Barnes who was standing outside his cruiser.

Barnes pursued the car, which stopped near Hagers-town's old Municipal Electric Light Plant. Both men got out of the car and disappeared down an embankment near Antietam Creek after a brief foot chase, Barnes said.

Hagerstown City Police K-9 officers and the Washington County Sheriff's Department assisted in the follow-up search of the area. No one was located, Barnes said.

Barnes described the two men as young, black, and of medium build. Both were wearing white T-shirts and one man was wearing shorts, Barnes said.

Parked Ford pickup truck vandalized

A 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck parked in the 20400 block of King's Crest Boulevard was vandalized, according to a report received by the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Sgt. Mark Knight said concrete was thrown at the vehicle, damaging the driver's side door, and a side bumper was scratched with a key.

Damage was estimated at $700.

School bus in Morgan County crash

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A school bus was one of three vehicles involved in an accident Thursday at the intersection of W.Va. 9 and River Road, West Virginia State Police in Martinsburg said.

There were no injuries.

The investigation was handled by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department.

Further details were unavailable Thursday night.

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