Police log

February 17, 1998

Man charged with assaulting officers

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Baker Heights, W.Va., man was charged with assault after sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic assault call on Monday, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

James Best, 43, of Pheasant Ridge Trailer Court, Lot 54, on Grapevine Road, was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer and one count of domestic battery, police said. All the charges are misdemeanors.

He was released from Eastern Regional Jail on $1,161 bond.

No guns were found in a quick search of the house after the one-hour standoff, police said.

According to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, two deputies went to the trailer at about 10 p.m. after a report that Angela Best had been struck.


"The woman met them at the door and she had obvious signs of being battered," said Capt. Curtis Keller of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

Officers knocked on the door and a man threatened to shoot them if they came in the trailer, Keller said.

The deputies called for the department's special response team, which handles hostage situations, felony warrants and standoffs.

In the meantime, the man called 911, and asked to speak with a specific sergeant, Keller said. The sergeant spoke with the man, who gave himself up about an hour later, Keller said.

Mini mart burglary under investigation

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred Monday morning at a Greene Township convenience store.

The report said an employee of the store reported the theft of $200 from the Blue Chip Mini Mart at 2324 Philadelphia Ave. at 4:45 a.m. Troy Lynn Shields of Chambersburg arrived to open the store at about 4:30 a.m., according to the report.

Police said it was unclear how the store had been entered. They said the thief or thieves may have slipped out the rear door about the time Shields arrived. The report said Shields told them he saw nothing suspicious when he arrived.

Md. man facing drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - A Jefferson, Md., man wanted by the Frederick County Sheriff's office and Maryland State Police was arrested early Tuesday morning after Frederick County Sheriff's deputies searched a parked vehicle at Winchester Court and Capstine Road and found suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia, according to a sheriff's report.

Shawn David Kaas, 20, of the 3800 block of Shadywood Drive, was charged with possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

Kaas was wanted by the sheriff's office for a district court bench warrant and by Maryland State Police in Carroll County, Md., for a district court contempt warrant, the report said.

Kaas is being held at Frederick County Detention Center on $50,000 bond, the report said.

Sheriff's deputies saw a suspicious vehicle parked in the roadway at 12:10 a.m. occupied by a male and female, according to the report.

A search of the vehicle turned up a set of weighing scales and a small amount of suspected marijuana, the report said.

The female in the car was not found to be associated with the drugs and was released from the scene, the report said.

Men charged with attempted robbery

Two Hagerstown men were charged late Monday in the attempted armed robbery of a woman who said she was roughed up when they tried to get her purse.

William Sherman Randall, 24, of 149 N. Potomac St., and Corey Jason Elickson, 27, of 125 N. Prospect St., were both charged with attempted armed robbery and second-degree assault, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Kathy Sue Carpenter told police she was walking in front of a church parking lot in the 200 block of North Jonathan Street at 10 p.m. when two men approached her from behind.

She told police they asked her if she was "looking," meaning was she after drugs. She said they knocked her to the ground, pulled her coat up over her head and tried to get her purse, which was around her neck.

Carpenter told police a small silver handgun was placed to her head and the request for money repeated.

They fled after being unable to get her purse, police said.

Randall and Elickson were being held at Washington County Detention Center on $15,000 bond each.

City man charged with drug offenses

FREDERICK, Md. - A Hagerstown man was stopped Monday evening while driving erratically on Interstate 70 and was subsequently charged with drug offenses, according to police.

Terry Lee Wilkins, 50, was driving a 1971 Porsche that had been reported to Maryland State Police around 7 p.m. as possibly being driven by a drunken driver, police said.

When Wilkins' Porsche was found at U.S. 340, police pulled him over and searched the car.

Two baggies containing just more than seven grams of suspected marijuana and a glass bong were found, police said.

Trooper Robert Calo charged Wilkins with driving while intoxicated/under influence of drugs, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Wilkins was released on bond Tuesday afternoon.

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