Police log for 4/8

April 08, 2003

Man in serious condition after crash

A 31-year-old Hagerstown man whose vehicle hit a guardrail early Monday on Eastern Boulevard was listed in serious condition Monday night at Washington County Hospital.

Washington County Sheriff's deputies said Jorge R. Medina was driving on Eastern Boulevard south of Md. 60 where his vehicle struck the guardrail, which punched through the front of the car and out the rear, trapping Medina inside, deputies said.

The accident was under investigation, deputies said.

Icy roadway blamed in midday crash

FREDERICK - A midday accident Monday involving two vehicles closed a portion of Md. 31 west of Bessie Clemson Road for several hours while the wreckage of a car and tractor trailer was removed, Maryland State Police said.

Police said a 1980 Volkswagen driven by Bryan Weaver, 20, of Union Bridge, Md., went out of control on the icy roadway at 11:10 a.m. and was struck by a 1984 Peterbilt tractor-trailer.


After the collision, the tractor-trailer went through a guard rail and down into a creek bed, police said.

Both Weaver and the truck driver were treated for minor injuries, police said.

The investigation was continuing, police said.

Md. man facing kidnapping charges

FREDERICK - An assault and brief kidnapping of one man by an acquaintance Saturday afternoon has led to charges against Antwine Dwayne Snowden, who was being held without bond at the Frederick County Detention Center Monday.

Snowden, 41, of Prospect Road, Mt. Airy, Md., was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, breaking and entering, kidnapping and carrying a concealed weapon.

Deputy 1st Class Mike Grunwell took Snowden into custody shortly after he arrived in the 8000 block of Chestnut Grove Road for a 911 hang-up call at 1:23 p.m.

The investigation revealed the victim was in the rear of the home when a man entered the home through a rear bedroom window. The victim called 911 and tried to leave the home but was grabbed, assaulted and forced to leave the home with his assailant, deputies said.

The victim was driven a short distance but then was returned to the home, where deputies had arrived, deputies said.

A steak knife was found in Snowden's possession when he was taken into custody, deputies alleged.

Traffic stop leads to drug charges

FREDERICK - A traffic stop for a seat belt violation Monday afternoon led to drug charges against a passenger, Frederick City Police said.

Officer Matthew Stratton made the stop on South Carroll Street at 1:39 p.m. Monday.

The driver, Shawn Ivar Grant, age unknown, of 1092 Greenwall Place, Frederick, was found to be wanted for destruction of property, resisting arrest and littering, police said.

A search of the vehicle turned up suspected marijuana in the car as well as on the passenger, police alleged.

Wisson Andre Greenidge, 25, of 2391 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y., was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia as well as failure to use a seat belt in the front seat passenger position, police said.

Grant was released on bond Monday night, officials at the Frederick County Detention Center said. The amount wasn't available.

Greenidge was still awaiting an appearance before a bond commissioner.

Businesses cited for tobacco violations

FREDERICK, Md. - A tobacco compliance check on businesses Monday had mixed results, Frederick City Police said.

The following businesses were cited for selling tobacco to a minor - 7-Eleven on North East Street, Citgo on North East Street, Liberty Fuel on North East Street, Exxon, Opossumtown Pike, Amber Meadow Liquors on Thomas Johnson Drive and Weis on Thomas Johnson Drive, police said.

In each case, the clerk faces a possible $300 fine as does the business, police said.

The following businesses were in compliance - Watson's Beer and Ice, Eastside Liquors, Jim's Liquors and the 7-Eleven on Amber Drive, police said.

Equipment stolen from work site

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two generators and a trailer were stolen from a Greene Township construction site over the weekend, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said Monday.

The complaint was filed by Waynesboro Construction Co.

An orange 1999 Multiquip 25 KW generator mounted on a black trailer and a smaller generator were taken from the site on West Scotland Road, police said.

Man faces several assault charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 54-year-old Quincy, Pa., man was jailed on $100,000 bond Saturday after he was charged with putting a revolver to his wife's head, cocking it and pulling the trigger at least three times, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said Monday.

The woman, who was not identified by police, called 911.

Samuel John Mowen of 10222 Polidor Road was charged with aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, recklessly endangering another and making terroristic threats, police said.

Police said they confiscated a handgun, ammunition and a holster.

Two Pa. men charged in vending machine thefts

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two Fayetteville, Pa., men were charged with theft in connection with soda vending machine break-ins on two occasions in January and February, borough police in Chambersburg said.

The defendants were identified as Justin A. Boxler, 20, of 198 Black Gap Road, and Joshua R. Reis, 22, of 41 West Main St., Apt. C.

Both were charged with theft by unlawful taking, criminal conspiracy, receiving stolen goods and criminal mischief, police said.

Vending machines were broken into and cash taken from Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Memorial Park, Weis Market, Kmart and a local fuel-oil dealer.

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