Police log

December 26, 1997

County man charged with leaving accident scene

A Washington County man was charged Thursday night with leaving the scene of an accident and driving while intoxicated, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Ronald Eugene Eyler, 31, of 11900 Turners Lane east of Hagerstown, was expected to appear before a Washington County District Court commissioner this morning, police said.

Eyler allegedly struck an eastbound vehicle on Md. 64 shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday, police said.

No one was sent to the hospital, police said.

The vehicle's driver, George Weiser, of Cutchogue, N.Y., was visiting relatives in the area, police said.

Weiser followed Eyler home to Turners Lane and told him he had struck Weiser's vehicle, police said. Weiser contacted the sheriff's department after Eyler shut the door in his face, police said.


Police find drugs in socks

FREDERICK, Md. - A Brunswick, Md., man faced several drug charges this morning after marijuana and PCP were found in his socks, according to Frederick City Police.

Clarence K. James Jr., 18, of 11 16th Ave., was charged with possession with intent to distribute PCP, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of PCP and marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

James was being held in lieu of $65,000 bond this morning at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, police said.

James was the passenger in a vehicle Officer Earl Rocca stopped in the 400 block of East Patrick Street shortly before 7 p.m. for having a headlight out, police said.

Police searched the vehicle after Rocca detected a strong odor of burning marijuana from the vehicle, police said.

The driver, David Bruce Evans, 18, of Jefferson, Md., was charged with possession of marijuana, police said.

Evans was released on personal recognizance on Thursday, police said.

He was released to a guardian, police said.

Woman charged in stabbing

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a man was stabbed in the head, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Diana Carol Cramer, 37, was charged with attempted homicide and arraigned before District Justice Larry Pentz, police said.

Cramer was released Thursday from Franklin County Prison on $50,000 bond, a prison official said this morning.

Gerald Lemont Cramer, 53, was stabbed at 144 Echo Drive in Guilford Township at about 2:15 p.m. following an argument, police said.

Gerald Cramer was taken to Chambersburg Hospital on Wednesday and was released Thursday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Man charged in rape attempt

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Criminal attempt at rape and indecent assault charges were filed against a South Mountain, Pa., man Dec. 18 after he attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old female without her consent, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Jamie Lynn Sease, 27, of 4622 Carbaugh Rd., is charged in the incident that occurred at 12:30 a.m. Sept. 13 on Spruce Road in South Mountain, police said.

W.Va. woman robbed

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A woman was robbed Tuesday evening when a man forced his way into her home, according to West Virginia State Police.

The report said the robbery occurred at about 8 p.m. at a house on U.S. 11 north of Martinsburg near Mid-Atlantic Park Road. The man displayed a weapon and demanded money from the woman, who was not identified in the report.

The police did not reveal what kind of weapon the man had, or whether he actually stole anything from the woman, who was unhurt.

The suspect is a white male in his early 20s, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 155 pounds. He was wearing dark clothing and wore some kind of covering over his face. He may have had his hair pulled back in a ponytail, according to the report.

Anyone with information about the incident can call Trooper Z.J. Vaughan at 1-304-267-0000.

Christmas presents turned in

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Four Christmas gifts were turned in to the Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday.

Witnesses said they saw the gifts fall off the roof of a maroon Mercury station wagon, according to state police.

Anyone who may have lost the gifts can call the station at 1-717-264-5161 and give a description of the gifts or say what names are on the tags to claim them.

W.Va. duplex damaged by fire

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Half of a duplex was badly damaged Thursday, but both the owner and the person that lived there were away visiting relatives, according to the Martinsburg Fire Department.

The fire at 215 S. Maple Ave., was reported at 1:45 p.m., Capt. David Brining said. The fire started in the basement of the two-story brick duplex and some fire damage extended into the first floor.

Brining estimated the fire, heat and smoke damage at about $30,000. The fire did not damage the other half of the duplex, which he said was vacant.

The cause of the fire had not been determined this morning and Brining said no firefighters were hurt.

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