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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | September 4, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg woman whose car collided with a city police cruiser while she was driving on South Queen Street on July 13 failed to yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle during the accident, the Martinsburg City Police Department said Thursday. Police made the determination after the accident was reconstructed by Cpl. Brian Yost of the police department and C. Hugh Bean, a reconstruction expert from Ocean City, Md., according to a press release from the department.
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by ROBERT SNYDER | January 18, 2006
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was charged Monday following a robbery at an area motel, which also resulted in the arrest of two others following a failed escape effort, police said. Timothy Wayne Stotler, 32, was charged with first-degree robbery Monday after allegedly barging into a room at the Relax Inn on Winchester Avenue in Martinsburg and robbing the woman there of $70 after grabbing her throat and hitting her in the face. The woman opened the door after a second woman, who was known to the victim, approached the door with Stotler, and later aided him in the robbery, according to a police report filed in Berkeley County Magistrate Court.
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By HEATHER KEELS | October 5, 2007
It took a phone call from a girlfriend for authorities to identify an "uncooperative and belligerent" auto theft suspect who led police on a high-speed chase, spit on a police car and gave two false names over the course of his arrest early Wednesday, a Maryland State Police trooper said in charging documents. Richard Dane Small, 22, of 412 Reynolds Ave. in Hagerstown, was charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, speeding, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, giving a false name to police, and failure to display license and registration on demand, according to Washington County District Court documents.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | May 20, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- It's not every day you hear rapper Eminem's lyrics played in a police car. But as the staff at Sounds So Good Car Audio started a Frederick, Md., police car on Wednesday afternoon, Eminem's music caused subwoofers in the back to literally pulsate. The car won't be used to pick up criminals, but rather recruit potential officers at special events. Staff at Sounds So Good Car Audio, which is on a lane across from Hooverville Elementary School, had few instructions from police beyond keep the car functional, but also "make it flashy and make it showy," Ryan Bryan said.
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By HEATHER KEELS | October 4, 2007
It took a phone call from a girlfriend for authorities to identify an "uncooperative and belligerent" auto theft suspect who led police on a high-speed chase, spit on a police car and gave two false names over the course of his arrest early Wednesday morning, a Maryland State Police trooper said in charging documents. Richard Dane Small, 22, of 412 Reynolds Ave. in Hagerstown, faces charges that include unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, speeding, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, giving a false name to police, and failure to display license and registration on demand, according to Washington County District Court documents.
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March 14, 2011
A Middletown, Md., man has been charged with backing his Ford F-250 pickup truck over the hood of a police car near downtown Frederick early Sunday and with ramming a Volkswagen Cabriolet into a utility pole. Brian Christopher Head, 26, of 4502 Deer Springs Road in Middletown, was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, reckless driving, driving under the influence and other offenses, police said. Sgt. Matthew Burns was patrolling in an unmarked police car at about 3:09 a.m. Sunday when he spotted the pickup truck, which allegedly was being driven recklessly and at a high rate of speed near South Bentz and West Patrick streets, the press release said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | July 29, 2009
A man who was charged after allegedly throwing a gun over a railing in the North Jonathan Street area in a suspected drug incident last month waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Washington County District Court, according to court records. The case against Leroy Benjamin Harris, 31, no fixed address, will be forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court, according to court records. Harris, who has been released from the Washington County Detention Center since the June 30 incident at 311 N. Jonathan St., was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and handgun on person, according to court records.
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May 10, 2003
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man put in the back seat of a police car because officers believed he was driving under the influence somehow got access to the officer's radio and called 911 operators, saying he needed help and was being beaten, according to court records. The incident happened around 2 a.m. Friday. David E. Churchill, 31, of Inwood, W.Va., was charged with driving under the influence, obstructing police, fleeing on foot, reporting a false emergency, speeding and driving left of center, all misdemeanors.
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February 9, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Falling Waters man was shot to death in a mobile home park along W.Va. 45 east of Martinsburg Wednesday night. Police were investigating the death as a homicide, West Virginia State Police Sgt. George Bradshaw said early Thursday. Benjamin Leo Lowery, 32, died after being shot in the chest, Bradshaw said. Lowery was taken to City Hospital near Martinsburg, where he was pronounced dead around midnight, Bradshaw said. Police had another man in custody at the state police barracks along Edwin Miller Boulevard, Bradshaw said.
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January 14, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A jury was taken into the parking lot of the Franklin County Courthouse on Wednesday to see a demonstration of a police cruiser's lights and siren, and afterward acquitted a Mercersburg, Pa., man on a charge of attempting to flee or elude police. The trial lasted two hours and the jury took just over an hour to find Joseph Tod Brown, 27, of 7975 Charlestown Road, innocent of the second-degree misdemeanor, which carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison.
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