Police briefs 7/5/05

July 05, 2005

Man flips truck after striking parked truck

A Hagerstown man driving a pickup on West Franklin Street Monday afternoon struck a parked pickup and flipped, Hagerstown City Police said.

John Kershner Sr., 59, of West Washington Street, was driving west in the 200 block of West Franklin Street in a 1994 Ford F-150 and struck a parked 2004 Ford F-150, Hagerstown Police Sgt. David Long said.

There was a male passenger in Kershner's pickup, and although Kershner's pickup turned over, a police report did not indicate that anyone was taken to the hospital, Long said.

Kershner was cited for failing to stay in a designated traffic lane, Long said.

Fire damages Bakerton Market

BAKERTON, W.Va. - Fire caused extensive heat and smoke damage to the interior of the Bakerton Market, 834 Carter Ave. in Jefferson County, Monday night, according to Friendship Fire Co. Chief Steve Wilt.


The fire was called in at 6:59 p.m. and appears to have started in the ceiling of the building, Wilt said. The cause of the fire is being investigated by a West Virginia fire marshal, he said.

The fire damage was limited to the ceiling and did not go through the roof, but the heat and smoke damaged much of the food and equipment in the building, said Wilt. The store closed about an hour before the fire was reported, he said.

Firefighters were on the scene for more than three hours. Units from the Citizens and Independent Fire companies in Charles Town, W.Va., assisted at the fire, along with firefighters from Shepherdtstown, W.Va., and Sharpsburg and Brunswick, Md.

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A motorcyclist was taken to Washington County Hospital after an accident on Monday involving the bike and a pickup truck, according to dispatch information.

Emergency operators were called at 12:49 p.m. Monday to the accident on the 2800 block of Johnsons Mill Road, a Morgan County, W.Va., dispatcher said.

The Berkeley County Volunteer Fire Co. and Morgan County Rescue Service were called, as well as local police. A Maryland State helicopter took the motorcyclist to the hospital with an apparent leg fracture, according to Washington County dispatch information.

No other information was available Monday night.

Man faces drug, fugitive charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man with a Martinsburg address was taken into police custody early Sunday in connection with an armed robbery in Leesburg, Va., Martinsburg City Police said.

Terence Lamar Bowman, 40, of 805 Marquette Drive, Martinsburg, was being held on $60,000 bond at Eastern Regional Jail Monday, according to a jail spokeswoman. He was charged with drug possession and being a fugitive from justice.

According to a news release, police were notified of an armed robbery in Loudon County, Va., that involved a Plymouth with a license plate that was traced to the Marquette Drive address. At about 2 a.m., police saw a car matching the description of the one connected to the robbery and stopped it along Kyle Drive.

When police searched the car, they allegedly found a shopping bag with $166 in cash, a silver BB gun, a black bandanna and three grams of powder cocaine. Police identified the driver as Bowman.

Man reports being cut with knife

Hagerstown City Police said a 52-year-old man reported being cut with a knife on the ear by another man early Monday in the 100 or 200 block of Summit Avenue.

Police said the victim told police that a man approached him at about 12:30 a.m. Monday and showed a knife before he was cut.

Police ask that anyone with further information about the incident call investigators at 301-790-3700.

Juveniles charged in abduction prank

FREDERICK, Md. - Six juveniles were charged in connection to what was first reported as an abduction but later turned out to be a prank, according to a release from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Police said they received reports of the abduction Sunday at about 4:10 p.m. on Melbourne Drive in the Holly Hills subdivision. Patrol cruisers and a Maryland State Police helicopter were called to aid in the search for an abducted teenaged girl.

But when deputies arrived, two boys approached officers and explained it was a prank that was being videotaped for a contest submission.

Police said four boys and two girls were charged with disorderly conduct in connection with the incident and were released to their parents.

Jewelry taken from Pa. mobile home

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary at a mobile home that took place between 4 p.m. Friday and 11:40 a.m. Saturday.

Police said a mobile home in a trailer park at 649 N. Franklin St. was entered through a front window. An unspecified amount of jewelry was taken, police said.

Rifle, cash reported stolen from Pa. home

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A rifle was stolen in a residential burglary last week in Peters Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The .22-caliber lever-action Marlin rifle and cash were taken Tuesday or Wednesday from a house in the 6000 block of Findley Road, police said.

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