Police log

November 06, 2003

Md. man hospitalized after crash on Pa. 16

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Big Pool man was listed in stable condition at Washington County Hospital Wednesday with injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Pa. 16 in Zullinger, Pa., a hospital spokeswoman said.

Washington Township Police said Blair Weller, 52, of 10636 National Pike was eastbound on Pa. 16 near Polktown Road when he lost control of his vehicle and it struck a utility pole.

Weller was alone in the vehicle, police said.

Police looking for man on parole violation

Hagerstown City Police are seeking help from the public in finding a man charged in warrants with failing to appear in court and probation violation.

Police said Michael Lee Bowie, 33, is approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 175 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was 111 Elizabeth St., apt. 4, police said.


Police said Lee failed to appear in court Oct. 1 on a second-degree assault charge, and violated pre-trial supervision. He also violated probation on an original charge of theft, they said.

Police ask that anyone with information about Bowie call detectives at 301-790-3700, ext. 234. Callers also can call Washington County Crime Solvers at 301-733-4141.

Man sentenced on gun charge

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 28-year-old Martinsburg man was sentenced to nearly three years in prison on a gun charge, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of West Virginia.

Quentin Coleman, of Martinsburg, pleaded guilty in August to one count of knowingly possessing a shotgun after having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by more than a year in prison. He was charged in March.

Coleman was ordered to serve 35 months in prison, followed by three years supervised release.

Frederick man held on assault charge

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department charged a Frederick man with assault after an alleged incident at his home.

Police charged Donald D. Howes, 50, of 107 Burck St., with first- and second-degree assault and false imprisonment in connection with a Tuesday incident just after noon.

Police allege Howes pushed a lighted cigarette into his girlfriend's mouth and punched her in the face and head during an argument at the residence.

Police said the woman, who was not identified, was bleeding from the nose when officers arrived. Police also said blood was found on the bottom of the bedroom door.

Howes was being held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on $40,000 bond, a detention center spokesman said.

Crash injures two, slows U.S. 40 traffic

A three-car collision on U.S. 40 west of Hagerstown sent two motorists to Washington County Hospital and shut down the westbound lanes of traffic for an hour, Maryland State Police said.

Trooper Rob Embly said the crash occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. near the Shamrock Inn.

Embly said a 1996 Toyota Corolla driven by Joshua Manges, 28, of Waynesboro, Pa., a 1996 Cadillac driven by Lois Hawbaker, 55, of Hagerstown and a 1990 Subaru driven by Matthew Lindsey, 34, of Hancock, were involved in the wreck.

Embly said the Cadillac was on U.S. 40 eastbound waiting to make a left turn into a residential driveway when the Toyota struck it in the rear. The Cadillac was forced into the westbound lane, where it collided head-on with Hawbaker's car, Embly said.

Hawbaker and Lindsey both were taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, Embly said. A hospital spokeswoman said both were treated and released.

"The use of seat belts definitely saved lives in this one," Embly said.

Manges, who refused treatment at the scene, was charged with failure to control speed to avoid a collision, Embly said.

Embly said the road was shut down for about one hour, causing a two-mile backup of vehicles.

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