Police log

October 28, 1997

2 students face drug charges

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Two Penn State Mont Alto students were arrested on campus Saturday for alleged drug violations.

Penn State Mont Alto Police charged Latif Kyle Simmons, unknown age, of Philadelphia, and Martha Elaine George, unknown age, of Gettysburg, Pa., with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, criminal conspiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, according to Eileen Graham, director of university relations.

The two were placed in Franklin County Prison, Graham said.

The students will also undergo an administrative review process at the university, she said.

"There is zero tolerance for handguns on the Penn State Mont Alto campus. There is no educational purpose behind their possession by any student on this campus," said David Goldenberg, campus executive officer, in a prepared statement.

Superfresh robbed

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro police said Monday they are looking for two men who robbed employees of the Waynesboro Superfresh grocery store after the store closed at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.


There were no injuries, but the suspects handcuffed two employees, police said.

The suspects, both armed with semi-automatic handguns, were in the 710 East Main St., store at closing, police said. They walked into the front office where the employees were closing things out for the night, police said. The suspects, dressed in black and wearing masks and sunglasses, handcuffed an employee and ordered another to remove cash, postage stamps, food stamps and checks from the safe and put them into a plastic bag, police said.

The suspects moved the employees into the lounge and locked the door before blocking it with pallets of soda they moved in front of the door with a pallet mover, police said.

The robbers also removed telephones from the store, police said.

The employees managed to free themselves from the lounge and called police at a pay phone inside the store, police said.

City man charged with fleeing

Hagerstown police officers chased a man by car and foot Monday after he allegedly failed to stop, authorities said.

Andre Leshawn Morgan, 19, of 425 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown, was charged with driving on a suspended out-of-state license, fleeing and eluding, and negligent driving, Officer Dwayne Freeman said.

A passenger, Latonya Dionne Wooden, 25, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., was charged with possession of marijuana, Freeman said.

Freeman said he was patroling on Sumans Avenue at about 10 p.m. when he recognized a man who was charged with driving on a suspended license a few months ago. When he tried to pull the vehicle over, a chase ensued, he said.

Freeman said he chased the vehicle from Charles Street to Pennsylvania Avenue to Prospect Street. In the 500 block of North Prospect Street, the driver bailed out of his vehicle and ran down an alley toward Weaton Park, he said.

Freeman chased the man through the park and caught him near a playground on Sumans Avenue, he said. During the car chase, Morgan allegedly ran through two stop signs.

Officers Tammy Miller and Brian Barnhart assisted in the arrest, Freeman said.

Freeman said police will send Morgan's fingerprints to the FBI for verification since he has used different names and dates of birth on other occasions. He said he immediately recognized the driver, who was driving a vehicle with temporary Pennsylvania tags.

"You get quite acquainted with the out-of-staters. This is a situation where a field interview was to my benefit," he said.

Both suspects were held overnight at the police station pending an appearance before a District Court bond commissioner.

Limousine driver charged with DUI

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A limousine driver was arrested at Martinsburg High School's Homecoming dance Saturday night after city police suspected him of driving under the influence.

Thomas M. Dillon, 29, of Martinsburg, was charged with third-offense driving under the influence, a felony, and driving when his license had been revoked for drunken driving, according to a copy of the complaint at the Berkeley County Magistrate's Building. He was released on $3,634 bond.

The report said Patrolman Stephen Urbanski and Capt. Ted Anderson were assisting with security at the dance when a man approached them and asked if it was alright to leave the limousine where it was parked. The report said the officers told him he would have to move the vehicle because it was blocking several other cars.

Urbanski's report also stated they detected a strong smell of alcohol. As Dillon was driving around the block to reposition the limousine, the officers allegedly observed him driving in a reckless manner.

The officers called for backup and Dillon was asked to perform a field sobriety test, which they said he failed. The report said a test later indicated Dillon had a blood alcohol level of .0182, about twice the legal limit for intoxication.

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