Police log - 6/13

June 13, 2003

Md. farmer killed in tractor accident

ROCKY RIDGE, Md. - A farmer was killed Wednesday when he fell off his tractor and got pinned under a tire, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.

Warren Hoover Keefer Jr., who would have turned 73 Thursday, was found by his wife after he was late coming home, police said.

Keefer lived on Glen Heather Drive in Frederick, Md., but the farm where the accident occurred was in the 14000 block of Bollinger Road in Rocky Ridge, police said.

Police got to the farm at about 10 p.m. and their investigation led them to believe Keefer fell off the tractor while attempting to make a turn.


Black bear shot in Frederick County

FOXVILLE, Md. - A black bear was shot on Fox Tower Road in Frederick County, Md., Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police said Thursday.

It's illegal to shoot black bears in Maryland unless they pose imminent danger to humans and animals on their property, DNR police said.

The 200-pound bear was shot at about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, DNR police said.

A property owner indicated the bear initially was scared off but later returned before it was killed with a single shot, police said.

Hagerstown residents face drug charges

Four Hagerstown residents face drug charges after police searched a Salem Avenue apartment on June 3, according to a release from the Washington County Narcotics Task Force.

All four were released June 4.

  • Galen Scott Myers, 36, of 1028 Noland Drive, was charged with one count of cocaine possession, one count of marijuana possession and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Myers posted a $3,000 bond.

  • Michael Lewis Seibert Sr., 46, of 14201 Pennsylvania Ave., was charged with two counts of cocaine possession, one count of drug paraphernalia possession and one count of marijuana possession. He was released on his own recognizance.

  • Ronald Lee Fishel, 36, of 911 Concord St., was charged with one count each of possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He posted a $3,000 bond.

  • Shirley Ann Thompson, 37, of 424 Salem Ave., was charged with one count each of cocaine possession and drug paraphernalia possession. She was released on her own recognizance.

    Sheriff's department seeks info on fire

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police are seeking four juveniles who they think may know the cause of a suspicious fire in a mobile home that was used for storage, according to a release from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

    Firefighters and deputies were called June 2 at 9:06 p.m. to 1000 Eclipse Court in Martinsburg, where they found the mobile home engulfed in flames.

    Four juveniles were seen running from the area, but are not believed to have caused the fire, police said. They may, however, know something about how it started, police said.

    One boy was wearing a yellow shirt, and one girl had a ponytail, police said.

    Police ask that anyone with information call Deputy B.F. Hall at 304-267-7000 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

    Inmate faces assault charge in stabbing

    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Franklin County inmate has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing another inmate in the neck with a pencil last month, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

    Brandon Keith Laumann, 18, of Fairfield, Pa., also was charged with assault by a prisoner and simple assault in the May 22 incident, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed in District Justice Larry Meminger's office.

    Dustin Lee Lamier, no age given, of Waynesboro, Pa., was treated and released from Chambersburg Hospital following the 5:30 p.m. incident, which occurred in Lamier's cell, according to police.

    Laumann is awaiting trial on drug charges, including possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, according to another criminal complaint filed with Meminger's office. Those charges were filed April 28.

    Fire at repair shop labeled suspicious

    A fire at a Hagerstown auto repair shop this week is being investigated as suspicious, city Fire Marshal Wayne Smith said Thursday.

    Three vehicles at Lanny's Service Center, 1014 W. Washington St., were damaged in the fire, Smith said.

    The fire also did about $500 damage to the outside of the garage, he said.

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