Police log

October 16, 2003|by

Woman sought on parole violation

Hagerstown City Police are asking for help in finding a woman wanted for a probation violation.

Wendy Sue Waskiewicz, 34, is white, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. She has brown hair, blue eyes and her last known address was 1056 Dual Place, Apt. 3, Hagerstown.

Police said Waskiewicz is wanted on two District Court warrants for violating probation on separate convictions of driving on a suspended license and drug possession.

Police ask that anyone with information on Waskiewicz call investigators at 301-790-3700, ext. 234, or Washington County Crime Solvers at 301-733-4141.


Tree falls on house in Hagerstown

A large tree fell onto a Hagerstown house early Wednesday after blustery winds whipped through the area.

Hagerstown Fire Department Capt. Brian Pile said the tree, which he estimated at 100 feet tall, was blown over and resting on the house at 821 The Terrace.

"It just kind of fell against the house," Pile said.

According to emergency dispatch information, firefighters were called at 5:52 a.m.

No one was injured inside the home, and the home appeared to have suffered minimal damage, Pile said.

About 400 CDs stolen from car

The Washington County Sheriff's Department received the following crime reports Tuesday:

  • About 400 compact discs valued at $2,800 were reported taken from inside a Chevrolet Corsica parked at 11 Hopewell Road. The car was broken into, with damage estimated at $300.

  • Two rear tires were reported stolen off a 1988 Ford Mustang parked at 11237 Kemps Mill Road. The tires were valued at less than $500.

Police looking for group of assailants

Washington County Crime Solvers is asking for help in finding people responsible for a July assault in Hagerstown.

Police said that on July 25, Michael and Linda Barnett were walking on South Locust Street near Lee Street when 10 to 15 people approached and began kicking and punching the Barnetts.

One of the approaching men said "give me money" and reached into Michael Barnett's pockets, but did not take anything. The assailants only were described as black men.

Police said any information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible will result in a cash reward of up to $1,000. You do not need to give your name and can remain anonymous.

Crime Solvers can be reached at 301-733-4141.

Pa. man seriously injured after crash

UPPER STRASBURG, Pa. - Two men were taken to a hospital Tuesday after a one-vehicle accident in which the driver was ejected from his car, Pennsylvania State Police said.

James M. Booher Jr., 39, of Upper Strasburg, Pa., and John R. Fickes Jr., 45, of Newburg, Pa., both were taken to Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital.

Police said Booher was westbound in a Volkswagen Jetta on Upper Strasburg Road when he lost control of the vehicle and it struck a dirt embankment. The car rolled, and Booher was ejected, police said.

Fickes was treated and released and Booher was transported to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition Wednesday night, a hospital official said.

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