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Police log

February 19, 1998

Funkstown man charged with assault

A Funkstown man was being held on $10,000 bond Thursday night on charges of assaulting a woman who was left in a pool of blood on a sidewalk Monday night.

Wesley Morgan Armstrong, 42, of 8 W. Maple St., Funkstown, was charged Wednesday with first- and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment, according to Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Tim Hafer.

Catherine Beard Henson, 51, of 8 W. Maple St., Funkstown, was found by a passing fireman and was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment. She was admitted, but left a short time later, hospital officials said.

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Gun, liquor, cash stolen from store

A gun, liquor and cash were taken during a break-in at Roxy Liquors on Frederick Street between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, Hagerstown City Police said.

Entry was gained by breaking through the front door of the 287 Frederick St. store, police said..

A .38-caliber Smith and Wesson six-shot revolver was taken, along with a half gallon of whiskey and about $2,200 in cash, police said.

Md. man charged with possession

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was arrested Thursday at Francis Scott Key Mall after drugs were discovered in a vehicle, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Bobby R. Gibson Jr., 37, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a sheriff's report said.

Sheriff's deputies located a 1993 Chevy Camaro that was believed to be involved in drug activity at the mall at 5500 Buckeystown Pike, the report said.

A search of the vehicle by deputies and a drug dog turned up more than 25 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

Two city teens face drug charges

Two teens were apprehended by the Hagerstown City Police Street Crimes Unit Wednesday afternoon as cocaine was being sold in the 900 block of West Washington Street.

The boys, ages 16 and 17, were each charged with distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Also nabbed on the same charges was Christopher Tafon Nesmith, 23, of 1351 W. Carey St., Baltimore.

Nesmith was found in a parking lot off the 400 block of West Washington Street, police said.

Nesmith was released from the Washington County Detention Center on Thursday afternoon after posting $50,000 bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

1 held, 1 sought in break-in

FREDERICK, Md. - One man was in custody and another was being sought in connection with an October break-in at JT Motor Sports on Urbana Pike, Maryland State Police said Wednesday.

Calvin Edward Keeney Jr., 25, of Woodsboro, Md., was being held at the Frederick County Detention Center Thursday night on burglary, felony theft and destruction of property charges. His bond was set at $10,000.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Clifford Simon Osborne, 49, of Weston, W.Va., on the same charges, police said.

The investigation revealed that two men in a red pickup truck used bolt cutters to get into the shop, police said.

The red pickup was stopped and bolt cutters were found, police said. The Maryland State Police crime lab determined those cutters were used to cut the fence at JT Motor Sports.

Man survives spectacular wreck

MT. AIRY, Md. - A Germantown man survived a wreck that nearly tore his 1984 Honda Accord in half when it struck a tree on Woodville Road Thursday morning.

James S. Paul, 29, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where his condition Thursday night was listed as fair, officials said.

Paul was traveling north on the Old National Pike when his car left the road and hit a tree at 12:54 a.m., according to Frederick County Sheriff's deputies.

Student faces weapon charge

A 15-year-old Williamsport High School student was charged with possession of a weapon on school property Wednesday and has been detained at the Juvenile Holdover Facility.

Washington County Sheriff's deputies went to the scene after school officials received information that a student had a knife.

The boy was confronted and the knife was found on him, deputies said.

City man faces assault charge

Lewis Wayne Meadows, 32, of 338 South St., was charged with second-degree assault after a man was struck Wednesday on North Potomac Street.

Officers with the Hagerstown City Police Street Crimes Unit said they watched a man cross the street in front of the armory and strike the victim in the face, knocking him down.

The victim wasn't hospitalized.

Purse stolen from vehicle in lot

A purse and contents valued at $80 were taken from a vehicle parked in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Wesel Boulevard Wednesday afternoon, Hagerstown City Police said.

Also Wednesday, four aluminum ladders, valued at $700, were taken from a job site at 802 W. Washington St., police said.

$560 taken from ambulance company

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