pa. cop briefs

January 21, 1997

One charged in floor firm burglary

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Keyeen Dwonne Jefferson, 20, of Woodside Apartments, McConnellsburg, was charged with burglary, criminal conspiracy, theft and receiving stolen goods Tuesday in a case stemming from the December break-in at McGarvey's Floor Company of McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Jefferson has been released on his own recognizance, police said.

Man charged with threatening trooper

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Guilford Township man was charged with making terroristic threats, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after threatening a Pennsylvania state trooper with a kitchen knife outside his residence, Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday.

Jose Ramon Quinones, 47, of 1780 Apt. D., Wisteria Drive, called police and said he was going to harm himself and others, according to the police report.


Trooper Michael Weaver responded and found Quinones in his front yard waving a knife. He threatened Weaver with the knife and was disarmed without incident, police said.

Quinones was jailed on $2,500 bond.

Shepherd College dining hall evacuated

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Shepherd College's dining hall was temporarily evacuated Tuesday afternoon after filling with smoke when an airconditioner motor burned up, officials said.

Shephedstown Fire Co. Lt. Albert Jenkins said a power line fell and caused an electrical surge, burning up the motor.

About 50 students were evacuated, about half of them leaving their lunches on the tables, Jenkins said.

It was unknown what caused the break in the power lines, he said.

No one was injured.

Firefighters were on the scene for about two hours.

Fourth person charged in hold-up

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A fourth person has been arrested for last week's hold-up of Wright's One Stop convenience store on North Queen Street, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Janelle Kendricks, 30, of 314 Berkeley Gardens Apartments, was arrested and charged Tuesday with armed robbery in the Jan. 13 hold-up, court records said.

Kendricks was later released on a property bond, said Magistrate Joan Bragg.

Arrested for armed robbery last Friday in the case were Ricco Jermaine Ballard, 21, 405 Roberts Gardens Apartments, Martinsburg; Yolanda Danielle Williams, also known as Yo-Yo, 22, 406 Roberts Gardens Apartments, Martinsburg and Richard Lamont Pannell, 18, 106 North Maple Avenue, Martinsburg, police said.

The robbery occurred when several people entered Wright's One Stop at 1203 N. Queen St., police said.

One of the suspects was armed with a gun and demanded money, Swartwood said.

It was not known how much money was taken.

Tools, rifle stolen

CHAMBERSBURG - Tools and a rifle were stolen from two Harshman Road workshops in Antrim Township sometime between 6 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 to Thursday, Jan. 16, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Three drills, a saw, tap and die set, a socket and wrench set and a Winchester Model 94, 30-30 rifle are missing, police said. They belong to Harold Slothour, of 6410 Harshman Road, Chambersburg, and Trafford Slothour, of 4947 Swope Road, Chambersburg, police said.

Anyone with information can call Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg at 1-717-264-5161.

Woman faces traffic, drug violations

A Williamsport woman was charged by a Frederick County sheriff's deputy early Tuesday with traffic and drug violations.

Police said Carolea A. Growden, 35, of Milestone Garden Apartments, was stopped on U.S. 15 in the area of Motter Avenue for traffic violations.

Police said when the deputy searched Growden's car, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia was allegedly found.

Growden was charged with several traffic violations, driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Md. man charged with theft, escape

FREDERICK, Md. - A worker at the Burlington Coat Factory in Frederick fled from Frederick City Police after being arrested and handcuffed Monday night. Officers said he and a female friend were later arrested after he was found hiding behind boxes in the woman's basement.

Anthony T. Fisher, 32, of the first block of North Pendleton Court, was charged with felony theft, carrying a concealed weapon, second-degree assault and escape, police said

Henri Denise Brooks, 26, of the first block of North Pendleton Court, was charged with obstructing and hindering and giving a false name to police, police said She also was served with a warrant issued by Rockville, Md., police, charging her with failure to appear.

Police said they arrested Fisher at the store. He was accused of taking $616.24 worth of inventory and trading it in for cash at a Burlington store in Virginia, according to police. After he was handcuffed, police said they found a buck knife hidden under his jacket.

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