Police log

August 25, 2003

Police respond to report of shots fired

Hagerstown Police on Sunday night were looking for someone who may have fired a gun in the 200 block of Bryant Place in the city's west end. A woman reported the shots shortly before 9:30 p.m.

Sgt. Steve Bussard said no one was hit and no property was damaged.

He said he couldn't provide any information about who may have fired the shots.

Area man injured after losing control of bike

A Funkstown man lost control of his motorcycle while doing a wheelie Sunday afternoon and fell, Maryland State Police.

Daniel Jarod Moore, 26, of 30 W. Chestnut St., was riding a yellow 2002 Kawasaki motorcycle north on Md. 65.

After lifting the front wheel and riding only on the rear wheel, he lost control near Bakersville Road, north of Sharpsburg, and fell to the pavement at 5:20 p.m., police said.

Police reported his injuries as "serious," but said that at 10 p.m. he was in stable condition at Washington County Hospital, where he was taken by helicopter.


The hospital could not provide a condition Sunday night.

Man nabbed after foot chase with police

A man who ran from police outside Potomac Towers in Hagerstown Saturday dropped a loaded gun on the ground shortly before officers caught him, Hagerstown Police said.

Jamel Gregory Lewis, 25, of Jamaica, N.Y., ran from the parking lot of the West Baltimore Street complex to West Lee Street, tripped and fell in a driveway and ran into an alley, where he fell again and was caught, police said.

Lewis allegedly took a loaded High Point .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol from the waistband of his pants during the chase and dropped it on the ground, police said.

He was charged with one count each of obstructing and hindering, wearing and carrying a handgun, illegally possessing a regulated firearm and littering.

Police initially were called to Potomac Towers at about 5:20 p.m. for a report that three men may have been smoking drugs on a bench.

Lewis allegedly identified himself as Markim Latkeey Fletcher and gave several dates of birth when approached by officers, then ran off, police said.

Police said Lewis was wanted on three warrants, including one charging him with second-degree assault and false imprisonment. Those charges stemmed from a July 23 incident on Noland Drive in which Lewis allegedly refused to allow a woman to leave a house while they argued about money, police said.

Lewis was being held in the Washington County Detention Center Sunday night on $10,000 bond.

City man charged with retail theft

A Hagerstown man was charged Saturday with stealing merchandise from four Prime Outlets at Hagerstown shops.

William Robert Smith, 37, of 422 Salem Ave., allegedly stole shoes, shirts, thong-style underwear and other articles of clothing from Tommy Hilfiger, Jockey Outlet, Reebok and Nike Outlet Store, Maryland State Police said.

Police said Smith allegedly bought two small hats from the J Crew store and asked for a large bag.

A store employee thought this was suspicious and watched Smith make several trips from other outlet stores to a black Oldsmobile, where he emptied the contents of the bag into the trunk, police said.

Smith was being held at the Washington County Detention Center Sunday night on $10,000 bond.

Injured motorist flown to Pa. center

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police responded Sunday night to an accident in Greene Township in which at least one person was ejected from a vehicle, according to Franklin County Emergency Communications.

The accident was called in at 9:08 p.m. and occurred near David H. Martin Excavating Inc., 4961 Cumberland Highway, according to a dispatcher. The vehicle reportedly went into a field near the intersection with U.S. 11.

Life Lion helicopter was called to Chambersburg Hospital to transport the victim from there to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, according to county communications.

Officer injured while responding to fight

RANSON, W.Va. - A police officer received minor injuries after responding to a disturbance at the Golden Horseshoe Club Saturday night, said Ranson Police Chief William Roper.

Roper said Sunday he did not have details about the incident.

The club is at the intersection of W.Va. 9 and Leetown Pike.

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