Police log

July 14, 1997

Thieves drive car into county farmhouse

Thieves drove a stolen car into a county-owned farmhouse on Landis Road, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

The 1990 Honda Prelude, stolen in the city on July 10, was discovered against the rear wall of the house at 20312 Landis Road on Sunday evening, police said.

Sections of the wall and a tree stump on the property were damaged, police said.

The house is owned by Washington County, police said.

There are no suspects in the crime, police said.

Teen arrested after erratic driving report

MAUGANSVILLE - A teenager was arrested on drug-related charges Saturday morning after a motorist tipped police off to his erratic driving, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.


At 7:47 a.m., a motorist following the teen's vehicle on northbound U.S. 11 used a cellular phone to call police, reporting what appeared to be an intoxicated driver, deputies said.

Deputies found the vehicle at Maugans Avenue moments later.

After observing a traffic violation, police stopped him, found he was intoxicated and arrested him, deputies said.

The 16-year-old male gave police a false name, deputies said.

The teen was charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, obstructing and hindering, false statement to a police officer and failure to drive right of center, deputies said.

He was released to his parents, deputies said.

4 women arrested in shoplifting, assault

FREDERICK, Md. - Four Frederick County women were arrested late Saturday night in connection with the theft of items from a department store and an assault on a loss prevention officer, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Arrested were:

  • Brasha R. Harsh, 20, of 500 N. Bentz St. in Frederick, charged with theft, conspiracy to commit theft, driving on a revoked license and driving a rental vehicle in violation of rental agreement.
  • Barbara Rodriquez, 24, of the 2100 block of Bristol Drive in Frederick, charged with theft, conspiracy to commit theft and assault.
  • Tranice C. Richardson, 19, of the 200 block of Madison Street in Frederick, charged with theft and conspiracy to commit theft.
  • Kiona Y. Cooper, 23, of 1600 Colonial Way, charged with theft, conspiracy to commit theft and assault.

Bear tears up bird feeder in yard in Berkeley Springs

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A black bear wandered into a back yard Sunday evening and tore down a bird feeder in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia State Police said.

The bear ate the bird seed and then headed back into the woods, police said.

State Police Sgt. Rob Blair said that the bears occasionally are spotted in the area. A trooper was sent as a precaution, but the bear left without incident, he said.

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