Police briefs

November 29, 2006

W.Va. man flown to hospital after crash

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County man was flown to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center Tuesday after the 1986 Ford Thunderbird he was driving struck a large tree off Hampshire Grade Road near the Back Creek Valley community of Shanghai, W.Va., police said.

Berkeley County Sheriff's Department deputy T.D. Heckman identified the driver as Jeffrey R. Ramey, 45, of Falling Waters, W.Va. Ramey's medical condition was not immediately known.

Heckman said no vehicle registration information was in the vehicle when he arrived at the accident scene, which was off the left side of Hampshire Grade Road about one-tenth of mile from Parsons Road.

The accident was reported just before 5 p.m., Heckman said. Back Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the accident and assisted with traffic control after one lane of Hampshire Grade Road was shut down, officials said.


Martinsburg man faces drug charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 39-year-old Martinsburg, W.Va. man was arraigned Tuesday on a felony count of delivery of a controlled substance (crack cocaine) after allegedly selling the drug earlier this month to a police informant, Berkeley County Magistrate Court records show.

George Louis Fowler Jr., of 924 S. Raleigh St., was charged by Martinsburg Police Department Detective S.F. Doyle based on a drug deal made in alleyway near Fowler's home on Nov. 9, records show.

The amount of crack cocaine or money exchanged was not specified in Doyle's complaint. Doyle was assisted in the operation by Detective Sgt. G.B. Swartwood.

Magistrate Joan V. Bragg set a $25,000 bond for the case, records show.

Hagerstown Police respond to calls

The Hagerstown Police Department reported officers recently responded to the following calls:


· 2:02 a.m. - Discharge of firearm, 300 block of Buena Vista.

· 4:47 a.m. - Damage to motor vehicle window, theft of purse, 400 block of South Burhans Boulevard.

· 5:21 a.m. - Theft of cash from motor vehicle, 300 block of South Burhans Boulevard.

· 10:18 a.m. - Theft from motor vehicle of DVD player, first block of Broadway.

· 3:12 p.m. - Theft of motor vehicle tag, 1000 block of Fairview Road.

· 4:30 p.m. - Damage to motor vehicle tire, 400 block of Rhode Island Avenue.

· 9:01 p.m. - Peeping Tom, Manor Drive.

· 9:25 p.m. - Burglary involving video-game system, 200 block of Buena Vista.

· 10:39 p.m. - Scratches to motor vehicle and damage to window, 100 block of Locust Street.


· 12:08 a.m. - Second-degree assault, first block of Rowland Avenue.

· 12:30 a.m. - Concealed deadly weapon and resisting arrest, 300 block of North Cannon Avenue.

· 1:29 a.m. - Second-degree assault, 1:29 a.m., 300 block of Henry Avenue.

· 7:27 a.m. - Burglary, theft involving tools, 300 block of Bryan Place.

· 10:37 a.m. - Attempted theft of motor vehicle, 600 block of East First Street.

· 12:53 p.m. - Graffiti on motor vehicle, 500 block of Chestnut Street.

· 3:06 p.m. - Burglary involving cash and DVDs, 200 block of South Potomac Street.

· 8:33 p.m. - Theft of vehicle tag, 600 block of Summit Avenue.

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