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by CANDICE BOSELY | March 13, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Jurors deliberated for 2 1/2 hours Wednesday night before finding 19-year-old Aaron Lewis guilty of crashing a Nissan Pathfinder into an off-duty state trooper's car last spring, permanently injuring the officer. Lewis, 19, showed no visible reaction as Circuit Judge David Sanders pronounced him guilty of fleeing from an officer creating injury, driving left of center, reckless driving, driving without insurance, leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries, driving on a learner's permit without an unimpaired adult in the car, failure to render aid and failure to immediately report an accident.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 19, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Former Martinsburg High School football standout Brandon Barrett was charged over the weekend with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana after police pulled his car over for erratic driving, court records state. Barrett, 19, of 111 Centre St., Martinsburg, was arraigned on the two misdemeanor charges and released on $5,000 bond. He asked that an attorney be appointed to represent him, records filed in Berkeley County Magistrate Court state.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | October 9, 1998
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A $1 million lawsuit was filed against two former members of the Charles Town Police Department and the city by a woman who alleges that one of the officers forced her to perform oral sex following a 1996 traffic stop. --cont. from news page -- Mary Elizabeth Boyd of Ranson, W.Va., alleges that former city police officer Paul C. Johnson told her that if she had sex with him or performed oral sex on him she would not go to jail, according a suit filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court.
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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 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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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 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 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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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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