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Police log

October 30, 1997

Man sentenced on possession charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 22-year-old Shepherdstown, W.Va., man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia in Martinsburg by Judge W. Craig Broadwater.

Michael Green, of Sandpiper Lane, was sentenced to three years and one month imprisonment and three years of supervised release following a guilty plea entered March 15 to one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine on Sept. 16, 1996 in Shepherdstown.

Green was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

2 men face charges after drug search

Two men were arrested on crack cocaine charges Tuesday as the result of a joint police agency search of four apartments in a Hagerstown apartment building, according to the Washington County Narcotics Task Force.

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Crack cocaine and a large amount of cash were seized during the search at 671 Highland Way, police said.

Fleance Tyrone Archie, 20, of 671 Highland Way, Apt. 2, was charged with possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

Kaumba Lumumba Simmons, 21, of 671 Highland Way, Apt. 1, was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

Handgun stolen from Pa. home

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A handgun was stolen Tuesday from a home in St. Thomas Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The suspect entered a home on Hade Road through a porch window and removed a Ruger .22-caliber revolver from a closet before fleeing the scene, police said.

Fla. man facing drug charges in W.Va.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Florida man was jailed on a drug charge Tuesday night after a traffic stop by West Virginia State Police on Interstate 81.

Kevin D. Florence, 27, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and jailed in lieu of $10,000 bond, according to records at State Magistrate Sandra Miller's office. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 6.

According to the police report, Trooper H.J. Baniak and Sgt. J. Adams were northbound at 9 p.m. when their radar clocked a southbound 1989 Geo Spectrum doing 86 mph near mile marker 18. Baniak crossed the median and stopped the car about a mile later.

Florence told the officers he did not have a driver's license with him, the report stated. Adams spotted a gym bag with a plastic bag sticking out of it and asked Florence if he had any drugs in the car.

According to the report, Florence admitted to having marijuana and Adams found the bag contained 23 one-gram size bags of marijuana.

Police said Florence's license was suspended in Florida for failing to pay fines. The West Virginia license plate on the car was also registered to a 1985 Chevy truck.

The report did not indicate what city or town in Florida Florence was from.

Electrical problem causes minor fire

BOONSBORO - An electrical malfunction in a motor used to heat water at a retirement community sent smoke through the building Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said.

Staff members at the Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village put out a small blaze with fire extinguishers before firefighters arrived, said Oley Griffith, chief of the First Hose Co. of Boonsboro.

Griffith said firefighters ventilated the building with fans for about 45 minutes at the 8507 Mapleville Road facility.

W.Va. man charged in Bon Ton theft

HALFWAY - A Martinsburg, W.Va., man was charged with theft Wednesday after he allegedly stole $475 worth of clothing from The Bon Ton in the Valley Mall, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Michael Brian Huff, 25, of 2109 Rocky Glenn Court, was charged with felony theft over $300 and felony theft scheme, Deputy Richard Peacock said.

He was being held at the Washington County Detention Center Wednesday night pending a District Court bond hearing.

Peacock said the store's loss prevention officer saw Huff try to leave with the clothing and detained him until deputies arrived. Huff also allegedly had a device that removes security tags.

Electronics stolen

WILLIAMSPORT - The Washington County Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft of $390 worth of electronic equipment and other items from a car parked at 106 W. Potomac St.

Sometime between 1 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, an unknown person stole a cellular phone, radar detector and assorted cassette tapes from a 1992 Geo Tracker.

Anyone with information should contact the sheriff's department at 301-791-3020.

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