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Police Log

December 14, 1997

Police Log

Teens charged with theft of ornaments

MAUGANSVILLE - Three teenagers who allegedly stole Christmas ornaments from a house on Village Mill Drive were charged with theft early Sunday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The youths, all 17-year-old boys, were charged with theft and minors in possession of alcohol, deputies said. One of the teens also was charged with DWI, deputies said.

According to deputies, the ornaments were taken just before 1 a.m. A description of the vehicle given by witnesses led to the arrests, deputies said.

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The stolen items were returned to the owner and the youths were released to their parents' custody, deputies said.

Pa. man charged with DWI

A Waynesboro, Pa., man was charged with DWI Saturday night, Hagerstown City Police said.

Timothy Lee Dawnin, 33, of 12328 Snyder Road, was charged with DWI and failure to drive right of center, police said. He was arrested just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of Potomac Street and Hillcrest Road, police said.

Chase leads to fleeing charges

A Hagerstown man driving erratically ran five red lights as he attempted to flee police early Sunday morning, Hagerstown City Police said.

Gary Lee Butts, 18, of 959 South Potomac Street, was charged with reckless driving, driving through five red signals, fleeing and attempting to elude police, felony theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving without a license and a seat belt violation, police said.

Butts was arrested at 100 Ray Street at about 3:50 a.m., police said.

Butts was being held Sunday night at the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.

Teens charged with drug possession

Five teenagers, including three minors, were arrested Sunday night after police went to check out a disturbance complaint at Motel 6 and allegedly found marijuana in a room there, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies went to the motel, at 11321 Massey Blvd., knocked on the door of Room 312, and were let in by Edward Lee Maloy II, 18, of 337 Bryan Place, Hagerstown, police said.

One of the deputies saw marijuana on a dresser, police said.

Additional marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in the room, police said.

Maloy and John Thomas Pheabus, 19, of 12030 Smithfield Farm Lane, Hagerstown, were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and contributing to the condition of a child, police said.

A 16-year-old male, a 15-year-old male and a 13-year-old female were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of paraphernalia, police said.

Maloy and Pheabus were awaiting an appearance before the District Court Commissioner Sunday night, police said.

The three juveniles were released to their parents by the Department of Juvenile Justice, police said.

Pa. man hurt in two-vehicle accident

SABILLASVILLE, Md. - A Waynesboro, Pa., man was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Brown Quarry Road Saturday afternoon, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

The accident happened at about 3 p.m. just west of Sabillasville Road, deputies said.

Pearl Jean Seiss, 27, of 16720 Raven Rock Road, was westbound on Brown Quarry Road and Thedore Richard Hays, 43, of 14196 Old Route 16, was eastbound when the two vehicles collided, deputies said.

Hays was taken to Waynesboro Hospital, where he was treated and released, according to a nursing supervisor.

Both were cited for the accident, deputies said.

Stereo equipment stolen from vehicle

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Thieves broke in and took stereo equipment from a vehicle parked at the Chambersburg Mall Thursday afternoon, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The theft happened between 1 and 3:30 p.m., troopers said.

Thieves forced open the window and tripped the power lock to enter the interior and trunk of a 1993 Mitsubishi belonging to Shakir Lockhart of Shippensburg, Pa., troopers said.

Anyone with information can call state police at 1-717-264-5161.

Copper wire taken from Pa. business

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - About a ton of copper wire was stolen from a Waynesboro business sometime Thursday night or Friday morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The wire, valued at about $1,740, was taken from Oyler Electric, 8000 Anthoney Highway, troopers said.

Anyone with information can call state police at 1-717-264-5161.

Car shop vandalized

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Burglars broke into Chamberlains Used Cars and Parts and rifled through a desk sometime Thursday night or Friday morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The burglars forced open a rear door in the garage area at 4855 Shady Lane, Waynesboro, troopers said.

Then they forced open a desk and went through the drawers, but nothing was taken, troopers said.

Anyone with information can call state police at 1-717-264-5161.

Vandals damage car

THURMONT, Md. - Vandals caused an estimated $500 damage to a 1995 Dodge truck belonging to a Thurmont man sometime Sunday morning, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

The truck, belonging to Jeremy Shannon Long of 15750 Kelbaugh Road, was parked in Long's driveway when the destruction occurred between 1:30 and 11 a.m., deputies said.

Vandals punched a hole in the truck's gas tank and brake line, deputies said.

Stranded truck ravaged by vandals

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man's disabled truck and its cargo were attacked by vandals sometime late Friday or early Saturday, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

David Rodgers Scott Jr., of 4836 Pioneer Circle, parked his truck on Mount Zion Road, near Md. 340, at 11:45 p.m. Friday, deputies said.

Between then and 7 a.m. Saturday, the truck's windshield and driver's side window were broken and the truck was pushed across the road down an embankment, deputies said.

A leaf blower that was in the back of the truck was thrown down a hill, deputies said.

Damage was estimated at $1,000, deputies said.

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