Police log

March 17, 1998

Police log

Teen facing drug, theft charges

A 16-year-old boy has been implicated in last month's theft of two guitars from Carpenter's World of Music, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Deputy Tim Hafer's investigation led to the boy Sunday and a search of the boy's home turned up a black Gibson guitar and some drug paraphernalia in his bedroom, Hafer said.

The serial number matched one of the stolen musical instruments, deputies said. The other is still missing, deputies said.

The teen is charged with felony theft and possession of drug paraphernalia, deputies said.

3 juveniles charged with possession

Three teens found late Sunday in a room at Motel 6 have been charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.


Two boys and one girl, all 16, were held overnight at the Juvenile Holdover Facility on Jonathan Street.

Deputies Richard Peacock and Dan Faith went to the motel off Halfway Boulevard at 10:45 p.m. based on an anonymous telephone tip.

When they arrived at the door, no one answered. But the smell of burning marijuana and the sound of a toilet flushing prompted the deputies to force their way into the room.

Once inside, the deputies found the three teens, drug paraphernalia and a large quantity of marijuana in the toilet, police said.

Man charged with assault, resisting

A Clear Spring man was locked up Sunday night for resisting arrest after Washington County Sheriff's deputies went to his home to investigate assaults on his wife and stepdaughter.

Russell L. Chambers Jr., 39, of 13920 Spickler Road, was also charged with two counts of second-degree assault, deputies said.

When Deputies Todd Kerns and Tom Routzahn arrived at the Spickler Road home at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, they learned that Chambers' wife, Margaret, and 16-year-old stepdaughter had been assaulted.

The residence was also damaged, deputies said. While placing Russell Chambers under arrest, he allegedly refused to submit, deputies said.

Suspect sought in wounding incident

A Hancock man was cut on the left forearm early Sunday morning and Maryland State Police are looking for the suspect.

Rodney Alvin Mills, 26, of 22 W. Main St., told police he was followed by another vehicle to the vicinity of Creek Road at Green Lane when he got into a confrontation with the other driver.

After he was cut, the two vehicles proceeded into nearby Pennsylvania and the suspect's vehicle window was broken. The driver then left the area, police said.

Mills was taken to War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., for treatment of his wound.

Police seek couple who helped victim

Hagerstown City Police are looking for a couple who picked up a rape victim on Broadfording Road late Saturday and gave her a ride back to town.

"It would have been around 11:30 p.m. or midnight when a man and his wife picked the victim up in their white, full-sized pickup truck and dropped her off on Murph Avenue," said Detective Carroll Braun.

The rape victim went to Washington County Hospital and contacted police.

The 34-year-old woman told police she was abducted on Church Street by a man driving a two-door, small blue-green vehicle. The man forced her into the car, drove to Broadfording Road and raped her, Braun said.

He then pushed her out of the car and drove away, Braun said.

The man is white, in his mid 40s, with brown hair and wire-rimmed glasses.

Anyone with information about the incident can call Braun at 301-790-3700, Ext. 244.

Pa. Hallmark shop burglarized again

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A borough business was burglarized for the second weekend in a row and Chambersburg police believe the same people may have been involved.

According to the report, Chris' Hallmark Shop, 1017 Wayne Ave., was broken into between 9 p.m. Saturday and 7:45 a.m. Sunday. A glass door panel was smashed to get inside, the report said.

Police said a cabinet was forced open and cash stolen. The counter of the shop was also damaged. The circumstances of the burglary were similar to those of the previous weekend, according to the report.

Woman charged in assault of trooper

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Greene Township woman was charged with aggravated assault in a Saturday incident involving a state trooper.

Pennsylvania State Police said the trooper went to the White Church Road home of Virginia Bingaman, 42, to conduct an investigation involving the woman. The report said the trooper was assaulted, but uninjured in the 6:30 a.m. incident.

Bingaman also was charged with simple assault and harassment. She was arraigned before District Justice John Weyman and jailed on $25,000 bond.

Teen charged with 911 tampering

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Faust Junior High School student was charged with tampering with Franklin County's 911 system after two prank calls were made from the school earlier this month.

Chambersburg police said the 15-year-old boy violated the county 911 ordinance by making calls at the school on the afternoon of March 5.

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