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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.
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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.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | August 2, 2013
A 23-year-old motorcycle rider is accused of leading police on a high-speed pursuit in Berkeley County that topped 130 mph on Interstate 81 Thursday night, according to magistrate court records. On Friday morning Berkeley County Magistrate Robert L. Lowe II arraigned Lance Michael Gibson of Brilliant Stone Drive, Martinsburg, on one felony count of fleeing law enforcement (on) a motor vehicle, two misdemeanor counts of reckless driving and single counts of speeding, passing in a no passing zone, traveling left of center and failure to signal turn within 100 feet of an intersection, the court records said.
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by TARA REILLY | July 10, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com INDIAN SPRINGS - A Greencastle, Pa., man is facing numerous charges after a police pursuit early Saturday on Big Pool Road, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said. Angle Martin Daley III, 54, of 15125 Maryland Line Road, was charged with driving under the influence, fleeing and eluding, reckless driving and other traffic-related offenses, police said. He received serious injuries after crashing the vehicle and was airlifted to Washington County Hospital, police said.
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By ERIN JULIUS | February 27, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Investigators on Friday were looking for a man who on Monday identified himself as a police officer, forced a woman into his vehicle and sexually assaulted her, Sgt. Paul Kifer said Friday afternoon in a news release. Police were not releasing details of the assault, Kifer said Friday in a telephone interview. The woman, whose name is not being released, was examined at Washington County Hospital after the attack, he said. At 4 a.m. Monday, the victim was driving south on North Potomac Street when a dark blue SUV driven by a man pulled up next to her vehicle at a traffic light, investigators said.
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August 15, 2012
A Maryland State Police trooper broke up a road-rage confrontation in Hagerstown on Wednesday in which one driver allegedly pointed a gun at and tried to ram the other car, police said. Shortly after 4 p.m., a trooper in a marked patrol car on Dual Highway, east of Mount Aetna Road, saw two eastbound vehicles “that appeared to be driving in circles around one another in the middle of the roadway,” a police news release said. Activating his emergency lights and siren, the trooper followed the vehicles onto Edgewood Drive, then the parking lot of Martin's Food Market, where the vehicles made several laps in the parking lot at a high rate of speed, the news release said.
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 12, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - After engaging in a high-speed vehicle pursuit with police on Wednesday night in northern Berkeley County, a 39-year-old man allegedly fled from the vehicle and crawled under a mobile home in a second effort to apparently avoid arrest, Magistrate Court records show. His wife allegedly attempted to halt her husband's arrest as well, according to a complaint filed with the court Thursday by West Virginia State Police Trooper D.S. See. Curtis Leon Bright, of 301 Shale Pit Drive, in Sportsmans Paradise, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving a vehicle with a license suspended for a second time, fleeing on foot, obstructing law enforcement, speeding, reckless driving, no insurance, passing in a no-passing zone and improper motor vehicle insurance, records show.
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by ROBERT SNYDER | January 10, 2006
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An Inwood, W.Va., man faces drunken driving and drug charges after police allege he crashed his vehicle into a utility pole late Sunday after a brief high-speed chase with police along Arden Nollville Road in Berkeley County. Cardinal James Carter, 45, of 425 Harranda Court, was charged with one felony count of fleeing with DUI and another count of possession with intent to deliver a counterfeit substance after crashing into a utility pole while attempting to outrun a police cruiser driven by West Virginia State Trooper 1st Class J.D. Burkhart, police said.
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By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | July 14, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police on Tuesday were still piecing together what happened Monday night when a Martinsburg Police Department cruiser and a car collided at the intersection of South Queen and West South streets. Patrolman Jeffery Pepple, 27, of Martinsburg, was heading north on South Queen Street to back up another officer who was involved in a foot chase when the accident occurred at about 9 p.m., according to Martinsburg Police Sgt. John McMillen. Malissa Neice, 32, of Martinsburg, was driving a dark red Plymouth Duster in which two children were riding at the time of the accident, according to McMillen.
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May 15, 2001
Glendening to sign motor scooter bill By LAURA ERNDE laurae@herald-mail.com More Marylanders may ride motor scooters because of a bill Gov. Parris Glendening is signing today. The law, sponsored by two Washington County lawmakers at the request of a Hagerstown business, will put motor scooters in the same class as mopeds. They're now classified with motorcycles. Motor scooters are very similar to mopeds except they don't have pedals, said Jeff Davis, general manager of Twigg Cycles Inc. in Hagerstown.
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