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Police log for 7/18

July 18, 2003

Pa. man charged with waving sword



HANCOCK, Md. - A Pennsylvania man has been charged with waving a sword and pointing a loaded cross-bow at a group of people.

Hancock police charged Lynn Alan Bradshaw, 32, of the 400 block of Bradshaw Road in Warfordsbug, Pa., with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and four counts of second-assault.

The charges stem from an altercation Wednesday in the first block of West Main Street, according to a District Court records.

Witnesses said Bradshaw waved a sword in the air, threw a lug nut at a woman outside the rear of the residence, threatened to kill her and pointed a cross-bow at four people, according to allegations contained in the records.

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Bradshaw told police he did not swing a sword around, but did admit to throwing a lug nut at a woman and said he was trying to scare the people with the cross-bow, records say.

A sword was found behind the seat of Bradshaw's truck and its cover was on the seat, records say.

Bradshaw was released Thursday from the Washington County Detention Center after posting $5,000 bond, a detention center spokeswoman said.




Man gets 24 days for endangerment



A Hagerstown man received a 24-day prison sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to a charge of reckless endangerment.

Gregory Allen Lassiter, 33, of the first block of North Mulberry Street pleaded guilty Thursday to the charge stemming from a June 20 incident in the 1000 block of Noland Drive in Noland Village, according to records.

On June 20, police called to Noland Drive found Julius Ladipor Kaliku, 23, with stab wounds to the neck and side.

In exchange for Lissiter's plea, prosecutors dropped charges of second-degree attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, carrying a deadly weapon and using a deadly weapon with the intent to injure.




Bank employees evacuated for smoke



Employees of Hagerstown Trust's main office were briefly evacuated Thursday afternoon when a malfunctioning elevator filled the basement with smoke, the Hagerstown Fire Department said.

About two dozen employees stood in the parking lot behind the bank at 83 W. Washington St., after the 1:30 p.m. fire alarm.

An employee who noticed the smoke had pulled the alarm, the fire department said.

Firefighters removed the smoke using a fan.




Four served federal arrest warrants



Hagerstown City Police served federal arrest warrants on four men in connection with an ongoing drug- and gun-trafficking investigation.

DEA agent Pete Mitesser identified the four men as:

  • Kevin "Boogie" Salgado, 25, of the 100 block of Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown.

  • Walter DelaCruz, 21, of the first block of East Street in Hagerstown.

  • Reynaldo Sanchez, 30, of the 700 block of Spruce Street in Hagerstown.

  • Faith Hawkins, 21, of the 2000 block of Williamsport Pike in Martinsburg, W.Va.



Mitesser said the arrests were part of a long-term investigation involving the Washington County Narcotics Task Force and Martinsburg bureau of the federal division of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Salgado also faces obstructing and hindering charges in Washington County, according to court records. Salgado, who also was wanted on a probation violation, will appear in District Court in September on the charges.

Mitesser said DelaCruz, Sanchez and Hawkins were scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg.

A District Court spokesperson was not available for comment late Thursday.




Frederick man flown to hospital after crash



A Frederick, Md., man was flown by helicopter to Washington County Hospital after a Wednesday evening crash on National Pike at Boonsboro Mountain Road.

A Washington County Hospital spokeswoman said Clinton Earl Hendricks, no age or full address available from police, was treated following the crash and released.

Maryland State Police Trooper Scott Miller said Hendricks crashed his Ford truck into a guardrail on National Pike, (U.S. 40) and Boonsboro Mountain Road just before 10:25 p.m.

"The driver said a deer ran in front of him, and he swerved to miss it," Miller said.

Emergency workers from the Mount Aetna Volunteer Fire Department and the Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Service, were called out Wednesday for an occupant who possibly was entrapped, according to a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher. The dispatcher said a Maryland State Police helicopter was sent to the scene and flew Hendricks to the hospital.

Initial reports that Hendricks was entrapped in the truck were false, according to Miller.

Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Capt. Todd Smith said the truck sustained severe front-end damage.

National Pike was shut down to traffic for more than 30 minutes following the crash, according to Smith.

- Brian Shappell




Pa. teen hurt in golf cart crash



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 14-year-old Guilford Township girl was in satisfactory condition at York (Pa.) Hospital Thursday night after she fell off a golf cart while riding down Altenwald Road with two young companions, state police said.

Kayla Cordell, of Altenwald Road, was flown by helicopter for injuries that were not considered life threatening, said Trooper Scott Roussell, the investigating officer.

Roussell said Cordell was sitting in the front seat of the golf cart when it jerked in the road after developing mechanical problems. The sudden movement caused her to fall onto the roadway and hit her head, he said. The driver lost control of the cart when he turned around to see what had happened and drove into a utility pole, he said.

Neither of the other two riders was injured, Roussell said.

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