Police log

December 19, 2003

Man hurt when hit collecting garbage

A Hagerstown man was taken to Washington County Hospital Thursday morning after he was struck by a car on Sharpsburg Pike, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said.

Abraham Boyd, 22, of Hagerstown, was collecting garbage for the BFI refuse company on Sharpsburg Pike south of Roxbury Road when he stepped into the southbound lane at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

A 1997 Kia passenger car driven by Raymond Gray Jr., 47, of Hagerstown, struck Boyd.

Boyd was wearing a reflective vest, police said.

Gray was not charged in connection with the accident.

Boyd suffered a compound leg fracture and was taken to the hospital by ambulance, police said.

A hospital spokeswoman said Boyd's condition was unavailable Thursday night.

Items worth $1,200 stolen from car at mall

Someone broke into a Dodge Neon parked at Valley Mall Wednesday, stealing several items inside the car, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.


Missing from the car was a tool kit, gourmet coffee, a "Bob the Builder" toy, a "My Scene Barbie" doll, assorted craft items, about 70 compact discs and two Kenwood-brand speakers.

The overall value of the items was estimated at $1,200.

Bypass traffic slowed after truck overturns

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A tractor-trailer overturned while turning onto the Charles Town Bypass early Thursday, police said.

The driver of the truck, James E. Joseph, 58, of Dayton, Va., was turning off W.Va. 51 onto the eastbound lanes of the bypass when the rig overturned, said Sgt. Sam Harmon of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

Joseph was uninjured, Harmon said.

The eastbound lanes were blocked, causing traffic to be interrupted for about five hours, Harmon said.

The accident occurred at 2:50 a.m. and rescue crews were still clearing the scene at 7 a.m., Harmon said.

W.Va. man wanted on theft charge located

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg Police Department on Thursday located a 63-year-old wanted in connection with a probation violation in Maryland.

Police said James Torrey Robinson, of 507 W. King St., Apt. D, in Martinsburg, was taken into custody at his residence without incident Thursday. Police said Robinson was wanted in Anne Arundel County, Md., for a parole violation.

The fugitive's original charge was theft by scheme, according to police.

Robinson is being held at the Eastern Regional Jail, where he is awaiting extradition, police said.

High school student robbed, assaulted

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department said a Frederick High School student was assaulted and robbed Thursday afternoon.

Police said the victim, who was not identified, was walking home from school at 2:50 p.m. when he was attacked. Police said his assailant punched him in the nose and stole the victim's cell phone.

The victim may have suffered a broken nose in the incident, police said.

A detailed description of the assailant was not released by police Thursday.

Man may have tried to lure girl into car

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department is looking for a man who may have attempted to coax a 14-year-old girl into entering his car Thursday morning.

Police said the girl, who is hearing impaired, was walking in the 200 block of South Market Street at the time of the 9:52 a.m. incident. Police said a man in a blue pickup truck pulled next to her and motioned for her to get in the truck.

Police described the man as a 40- to 45-year-old white man with a white goatee and shoulder-length brown hair. Police said he last was seen wearing glasses, a black hat and a black coat.

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