Police log

April 30, 1997

Women's jewelry reported stolen

Nearly $2,000 in women's jewelry was reported stolen Monday while the owner was moving, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The items were reported missing at 401 Highland Way, police said.

Missing were a freeform gold band with a3/4 carat blue topaz, two rubies and six diamond chips; a gold band with a 11/2 -carat blue topaz; three gold herringbone necklaces, one with a cross, another with a gold pendant and a third with a gold leaf pendant.

Thief steals bottle of Jack Daniels

A thief who broke into the Knights of Columbus hall at 20340 Leitersburg Pike took one bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Teen leaves home as police close in

A 17-year-old Williamsport boy apparently fled his home to avoid being arrested Monday by Washington County Sheriff's deputies on robbery and sexual harassment charges.


Sgt. Doug Mullendore said the victim, a 16-year-old Williamsport High School student, told deputies she was often forced up against a wall by the boy who then took money from her pockets.

"Basically it was a strong-arm robbery,'' Mullendore said.

In other incidents, the victim told deputies the boy would come up behind her and unhook her bra and then demand money to rehook it, Mullendore said.

When deputies went to the home Monday to pick up the boy, his mother said he was gone, Mullendore said.

Md. man charged in vehicle arson

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -Two years after a fire that destroyed a $19,000 car, Pennsylvania State Police have charged a Glen Burnie, Md., man with arson.

Robert Wayne Cooke Jr. is currently incarcerated at the Lewisburg, Pa., Federal Penitentiary on unrelated charges, police said.

In addition to two counts of arson, Cooke has been charged with risking a catastrophe, criminal mischief, insurance fraud and three counts of criminal conspiracy.

The 1995 Pontiac Firebird was found burning on May 8, 1995, on Bark Road just south of U.S. 30 in Brush Creek Township, police said.

Man faces sex assault charges

RANSON, W.Va. - A Charles Town, W.Va., man was charged Sunday with second-degree sexual assault involving a 14-year-old Ranson girl, said Ranson Police Chief William Roper Tuesday.

Police were called Saturday night to a report of a man yelling at residents at a Sixth Avenue house in Ranson, Roper said.

The man, identified as Gary Lee Fisher, was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct, Roper said.

After he was arrested, police learned about a 14-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted on Friday night, Roper said.

The girl said she was forced to have sex, Roper said.

Fisher is being held on $45,000 bond on the sexual assault charge at the Eastern Regional Jail, Roper said.

Man charged with resisting arrest

FREDERICK, Md. - It took two Frederick County sheriff's deputies, an off-duty state trooper, a canine and two cans of pepper spray to subdue a Frederick man who resisted arrest Tuesday, authorities said.

Vincent Jones, 42, of Pebble Court, was charged with three counts of assault, two counts of resisting arrest and one count of destruction of property. He was treated and released from Frederick Memorial Hospital and was awaiting a bond commissioner Tuesday night, Cpl. David Benjamin said.

Deputies responded to a domestic assault at the man's home in Pebble Court at about 5:30 p.m., deputies said. When they arrived, they found he had assaulted his live-in girlfriend, deputies said.

As they were preparing to place him in handcuffs, his girlfriend came in the room and pleaded with deputies not to arrest him, authorities said.

The man allegedly fought with the deputies, smashing Deputy Sean McKinney's nameplate. McKinney's right arm was bitten and he suffered a strained ligament in his left thumb, Benjamin said.

The Herald-Mail Articles