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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | February 17, 2011
A Baltimore man who led authorities on a high-speed chase through West Virginia and Maryland Thursday morning was apprehended near Williamsport when the car he was driving crashed into a police car and ended up in a wooded area near the C&O Canal, according to Maryland State Police. Gary Silas Wingate Jr., 23, was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, theft, malicious destruction of property and false statement to a police officer, according to a spokesman for the Washington County Detention Center, where Wingate was being held Thursday night.
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NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | May 8, 2010
Three Washington County residents remained hospitalized Friday, a day after they were injured in a three-car crash that claimed the life of a Delaware woman near the entrance to Antietam National Battlefield on Sharpsburg Pike. Lauran Dwyer, 21, and Joseph Dwyer, 25, both of Clear Spring, were listed in serious but stable condition Friday night at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a hospital spokeswoman said. William J. Turner, 20, of Sharpsburg, was listed in good condition at Washington County Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday afternoon.
NEWS
November 13, 1996
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer, Waynesboro WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A confrontation between Waynesboro police and teenagers at the Extremes Nite Club Monday night ended with police using pepper spray, two car windows smashed, and three 16-year-old boys in custody. Meanwhile, according to police, a crowd of young people were outside the club at 406 E. Main St. club, cursing, yelling and spitting at the two police officers and their police car. Washington Township Police were called in to assist the Waynesboro police at the scene.
NEWS
October 22, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Berkeley County Circuit Court on a child abuse charge and for possession of heroin with intent to deliver, stemming from an arrest on Feb. 21. According to court records, Kevin M. Wroe, 24, and a girlfriend were found unconscious and intoxicated in a car with the engine running. A Berkeley County Sheriff's deputy found a 3-week-old infant in a car seat buried under a pile of clothing and a blanket.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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