Police log

January 20, 1997

Police search for missing teen

CLEAR SPRING - The Washington County Sheriff's Department is searching for a 17-year-old boy who has been missing since Tuesday.

Jeremy Ray Cohen, who lives at the Oak Hill House, was reported missing on Tuesday, police said. A friend reported last seeing him on Maryland Avenue in Hagerstown. According to police, the boy may be trying to go to Philadelphia.

Cohen is a white male, 5 feet 10 inches, 155 pounds with brown hair and eyes and short straight hair, police said. He was last wearing a brown cotton jacket khaki pants and black sneakers, police said.

Cohen has tattoos on his forearms, a pierced nose and ear, police said.

Anyone who has seen Cohen or knows where he is can call the Sheriff's Department at 791-3020.

School damaged; items stolen

FREDERICK, Md. - More than $4,000 worth of items were stolen or damaged at Ballenger Creek Elementary School over the weekend, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.


Between 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, somebody broke a classroom window and entered the school, police said. Two television sets and two video cassette recorders were taken, police said.

In addition, two interior doors and a 50-gallon aquarium were damaged, police said. Seven exterior doors and three windows and screens were also damaged, police said.

The Sheriff's Department placed the cost of the damaged and stolen items at $4,131.

Anyone with information about the incident can call the Frederick County Sheriff's Department at 301-294-1046.

Two Pa. people face drug charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two Chambersburg residents were charged with drug offenses Saturday night, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

Timothy Lee Taylor, 20, and Trish Kissel, 18, both of 1986 Philadelphia Ave., were charged with possession with intent to deliver, simple possession and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia.

According to police, members of the Franklin County Drug Task Force and the Pennsylvania State Police, searched the house on a search warrant at 8:51 a.m.

Officers allegedly found about one pound of marijuana along with drug paraphernalia, police said.

Taylor was taken to Franklin County Prison on $25,000 bail, police said. Kissel was taken to the prison on a $10,000 bail.

Man injured when car hits utility pole

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Shippensburg, Pa., man was injured after his car struck a utility pole on U.S. 11 Saturday night, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

Phillip Cummings, 48, was driving north on Molly Pitcher Highway when he crossed the east berm and struck a utility pole about 275 feet south of Clearfield Drive, police said.

Cummings' 1991 Dodge Dynast sustained moderate damage, police said.

Teen charged with inhaling substance

FREDERICK, Md. - A 15-year-old Frederick boy was charged Sunday for allegedly inhaling a harmful substance, the Frederick City Police said.

Officer Dave Armstrong was patrolling the area of Providence Court when he saw a teenage boy acting extremely nervous, police said.

Armstrong left the area and returned on foot, where he saw the suspect place a plastic bag to his face, police said. The officer approached the boy and found that the bag contained gold spray paint.

The boy was arrested and charged with inhaling a harmful substance and released to his father, police said.

Md. man charged with carrying knife

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was charged with allegedly carrying a concealed knife and resisting arrest Saturday night, the Frederick City Police said.

Officer Michelle Cassady was patrolling the area of Lincoln Apartments at about 9 p.m. when she saw two suspicious people.

After questioning the woman, Cassady discovered she had been issued a no tresspassing notice, police said.

Karen Brownyn Deener, 25, of 219 W. Patrick St., was charged with trespassing.

The man, whom another officer questioned, allegedly had a wood-handled knife with a 3 1/2 inch blade. When he realized he was going to be arrested, he allegedly started running away.

Police captured the suspect after a brief foot chase, police said.

Randy Eugene Bowins, 40, of 1312 Taney Ave., was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest.

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