coplog 2/2/97

February 03, 1997

Bond set for carjacking suspect

Preliminary bond was set at $500,000 for a man accused of carjacking a taxi cab Jan. 22.

David Shelton Jr., 23, of no fixed address, is being held at the Washington County Detention Center. Hagerstown City Police arrested Shelton Saturday in the stairway of 31 E. Washington St. on an outstanding warrant for last year. They also charged him in connection with the carjacking.

A separate $5,000 bond has been set for a second-degree assault charge.

The Maryland State Police, who are investigating a robbery of the Farmers & Merchants Bank branch in Williamsport on Jan. 22, say the taxi was used as a get-away car in the heist.

The list of charges leveled at Shelton include armed carjacking, armed robbery, robbery, theft, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and use of a handgun in a commission of a felony.


Stereo equipment stolen from vehicles

Nearly $2,000 in stereo equipment was reportedly stolen in two separate vehicle break-ins in Hagerstown this weekend, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Thieves broke a passenger-side window and took approximately $1,700 worth of stereo equipment from a 1991 Honda Accord belonging to Scott Wieczorek, 19, of Hagerstown, police said.

The break-in occurred between 12:05 and 7 a.m. Sunday in the 21000 block of Kelso Drive, police said.

Between 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, thieves broke into a 1990 Mazda truck and stole about $150 worth of stereo speakers, police said.

The truck, belonging to James Edward Wilcox, 26, of Hagerstown, was parked in the 16000 block of McGregor Drive, police said.

Md. man charged after accident

FREDERICK, Md. - A Baltimore man wanted on several outstanding warrants was arrested Saturday following a single-vehicle accident that shut down the intersection of Md. 144 and Meadow Road for nearly five hours, according to Maryland State Police.

The accident occurred at 10:48 a.m. just east of Meadow Road, police said.

Antoine Lamont Ennis, 24, of Baltimore was westbound on Md. 144 in a 1994 Ford truck when he drove off the right side of the road and struck two telephone poles before the truck came to rest in some bushes, police said.

Frank Gladden, 48, of Baltimore was thrown from the passenger-side door, police said.

Ennis and Gladden were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, where they were treated and released, police said.

After his release, Ennis was arrested on several outstanding warrants from Baltimore, police said.

He was also charged with possession of marijuana for a small amount of the drug found on his person, police said.

Telephone wires from the downed poles crossed the intersection, which was closed to traffic until 3:30 p.m., police said.

Ennis was being held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center in lieu of $1,500 bond.

Md. teen charged in knife attack

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick City Police arrested a Frederick teenager who allegedly swung a knife at a 17-year-old boy Saturday night, police said.

Christopher M. Ceballos, 18, of the 500 block of Wellington Court, was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, possession of a dangerous/deadly weapon with intent to injure, disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment.

Ceballos allegedly began arguing with the victim over the use of a pay phone outside the Unimart convenience store at 649 Himes Ave. at about 10:20 p.m.

Police said the suspect allegedly pulled a 12- to 13-inch knife from inside the front of his pants and yelled to the victim that he planned to "take your life."

The victim jumped back but the right side of his throat was nicked, police said. He did not require medical attention, police said.

Chipper stolen

The Washington County Sheriff's Department is seeking information on the theft of a chipper from the rear of 10957 Crystall Falls Drive, Hagerstown, some time between late summer and Jan. 28.

The yellow 1989 Vermeer-brand chipper, belonging to Richard H. Brown, 59, of Boonsboro, was reported stolen on Saturday, police said.

It was valued at $2,300, police said.

Man charged in assault of officer

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick City Police on Saturday arrested a Frederick man who allegedly struck a police officer who tried to wake him up, police said.

Donald W. Ratcliff, 40, of the 700 block of Maxwell Ave., was allegedly sleeping in a McDonald's restaurant on the 500 block of East Street at 8:28 p.m. When Officer Brian Burdette attempted to wake him, Ratcliff allegedly struck him twice.

After Burdette placed him under arrest, Ratcliff allegedly resisted being handcuffed.

Ratcliff was charged with second-degree assault and resisting arrest.

Pa. tools stolen

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Someone stole about $800 worth of hand tools from a Greencastle house on Friday night or Saturday morning, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

The burglar or burglars cut the latch off an outbuilding to gain entry, police said. Once inside, they took two boxes containing tools, police said.

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