Police log 5/27

May 27, 2003

Four Maryland men face drug charges

Four men are facing drug charges after they were pulled over Monday by a Maryland State Police trooper.

Trooper 1st Class Chris Barnard stopped a black Honda Civic containing the four men on eastbound Interstate 70 Sunday just before 6 p.m. near the Williamsport Pike exit, he said.

Barnhard smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and smelled it on the occupants. He searched the men and discovered more than 11/3 pounds of marijuana (592 grams) and $12,340 in cash, all of which were seized along with the vehicle, Maryland State Police said.

Taken into custody were:

- Michael Joseph Shue, 26, of 708 Northwood Estates Drive, Severn, Md., charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon (brass knuckles).


Shue was released Monday from the Washington County Detention Center after posting $60,000 bond.

- Matthew Kyle Flynn, 22, of 23 Sanford Ave., Catonsville, Md.; Jonathan David Kirk, 18, of 4508 Lyons Run Circle, Apt. 202, Owings Mills, Md.; and Michael A. Silberman, 19, of 502 Ingleside Ave., Catonsville, each were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, police said.

Flynn was being held on $50,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center Monday.

Kirk and Silberman posted $50,000 bond and were released, jail officials said Monday.

Injured softball player is recovering

PINESBURG - A Mifflin, Pa., softball player injured Sunday in a collision with another athlete at the Pinesburg Softball Field on Clear Spring Road was recuperating Monday at Washington County Hospital.

Danny Foose, 24, was flown to the hospital by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter shortly after the 2:38 p.m. incident on the ball field.

"I talked to his manager Monday afternoon and was told Danny was talking with his family at the hospital," said Gary Lum, an official with the Pinesburg Softball League.

Lum said the manager told him that Foose sustained a bruise to the brain in the collision.

Hagerstown woman hurt in cycle crash

A 19-year-old Hagerstown woman was at Washington County Hospital Monday night with two broken wrists after a lesson about how to ride a motorcycle went wrong, law enforcement and hospital officials said.

Misty Dawn Shirley of the 9000 block of Sharpsburg Pike was being taught by her father how to ride a motorcycle while in the South Hagerstown High School parking lot at about 5:10 p.m., Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Mark Renner said in a news release.

Shirley lost control of the 2003 Kawasaki, jumped a curb and struck a building, Renner said.

Shirley's condition was not available Monday night.

The motorcycle was heavily damaged, Renner said.

Shirley was wearing a helmet.

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