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NEWS
March 8, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police in Frederick were investigating an incident in which a man who appeared to be posing as a police officer stopped a vehicle driven by a woman Thursday night. The woman told officers she was stopped on U.S. 340 near Mount Zion Road on Thursday about 6:15 p.m., according to a state police press release. The woman said the other vehicle, an older white Ford passenger car, pulled behind her and activated red-and-blue emergency lights that were on the passenger-side dashboard, police said.
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NEWS
August 3, 2011
A Hagerstown police cruiser was heavily damaged in a two-vehicle accident Saturday night. Capt. Mark Holtzman said the cruiser was traveling west on Dual Highway at about 10 p.m. when it was struck by an eastbound vehicle that was making a left turn onto Cleveland Avenue. "There was extensive damage," Holtzman said. "It might be a total loss. " The driver of the cruiser, Officer Chuck Johnson, was responding to a nonemergency call, Holtzman said. Johnson was taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown as a precaution Holtzman said that the driver of the other vehicle, Kelly M. Valentine, 19, of Hagerstown, was not injured.
NEWS
September 15, 2009
FALLING WATERS, W.Va. -- A 26-year-old man accused of crashing a golf cart while intoxicated was charged with failing to yield to an emergency vehicle and driving with a license that had been revoked for driving under the influence, according to court records. Brandon Dale French of 263 Hunt Drive in Kearneysville, W.Va., was arraigned Saturday on the two misdemeanor charges by Berkeley County Magistrate Joan V. Bragg, magistrate court records show. West Virginia State Police Trooper N.K. Campbell responded to River Bend Campgrounds at 4 a.m. Saturday to investigate a report that a person was operating a white golf cart and hitting other carts, according to the trooper's complaint.
NEWS
March 7, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police in Frederick were investigating an incident in which a man who appeared to be posing as a police officer stopped a vehicle driven by a woman Thursday night. The woman told officers she was stopped on U.S. 340 near Mt. Zion Road at about 6:15 p.m. Thursday, state police said in a news release. The woman said the other vehicle, an older white Ford passenger car, pulled behind her and activated red-and-blue emergency lights that were on the passenger-side dashboard, state police said.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | March 29, 2005
A man charged with drug and traffic offenses following a police chase Sunday was being held Monday at the Washington County Detention Center, a detention center spokeswoman said. Washington County District Judge Ralph H. France II set bond at $80,000 for Michael T. McElfish Jr., during a bond hearing Monday, court records state. McElfish was charged with possession of and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving in excess of reasonable and prudent speed on highway, attempt to elude uniformed police by failing to stop vehicle, attempt to elude uniformed police by fleeing on foot, driving while impaired and driving with unauthorized rider, records state.
NEWS
May 21, 2010
HANCOCK -- A Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after the car he was driving struck a Maryland State Police cruiser Wednesday night in Hancock, according to a police news release. Darryl Lynn Hall, 38, of Rock Hill Place also is charged with driving while his license was revoked, failure to keep to the right of the center line and negligent driving, police said. He was being held on $25,000 bond Thursday night at the Washington County Detention Center, jail officials said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | February 4, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two truck drivers charged in the deaths of two men in a February 2007 pileup on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Fannett Township waived their preliminary hearings Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court after the charges were reduced to recklessly endangering another person. Michael E. Ford, 54, of Venus, Texas, and Yu Anmin, 49, of San Gabriel, Calif., each were charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle in the Jan. 27 crash that killed James C. Skinner, 41, of Lower Burrell, Pa., and his passenger, John Michael Taylor, 22, of Saltsburg, Pa. Ford and Anmin were scheduled for mandatory arraignments in March, according to the District Attorney's Office.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | December 16, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Two people were shot Tuesday night in the area of Jonathan Street and both were taken to Washington County Hospital, according to Hagerstown Police Lt. Mike King. Hagerstown police Sgt. Paul Kifer said this morning that one of the victims was treated and released from Washington County Hospital Tuesday night. The other was transferred to Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. That victim's condition was not immediately available, Kifer said. Police have identified a suspect, and expect to have a warrant in hand by noon today, Kifer said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 3, 2011
A Leitersburg Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co. tanker truck and a car being driven by a Boonsboro woman collided at the intersection of Ringgold Pike and Jefferson Boulevard Thursday afternoon, Maryland State Police said. The 1994 Freightliner tanker truck, which had its emergency lights and siren activated, was traveling east on Ringgold Pike on its way to a structure fire in Franklin County, according to police and Kirk Mongan, chief of the fire department. As the tanker approached the intersection with Jefferson Boulevard about 5:20 p.m., a 1997 Pontiac Trans Am being driven by Tina Marie Morris, 48, pulled into the intersection from southbound Jefferson Boulevard, according to police.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | November 27, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Police are trying to find a man who is charged in Jefferson and Berkeley counties with impersonating a police officer and illegally repossessing at least one car, police said. Brian Kilmer, 26, is charged in warrants with two counts of impersonating a police officer, one count of operating without a business license, two counts of false pretenses and one count of driving on a revoked driver's license, police said. "He is representing himself and showing badges and making phone calls claiming to be an investigator for the Secretary of State's office," said Lt. K.C. Bohrer of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.
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