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Police Log

March 24, 1998

Police Log

Mini mart burglar sought by police

QUINCY, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for the man who held up the Blue Chip Mini Mart at 8188 Anthony Highway Sunday night.

The report said the robbery occurred at about 10 p.m. when a masked man armed with a large knife confronted clerk Darlene DeWalt, 46, outside the store. The man made her go inside and forced her and clerk Lori Zimmerman, 35, to lay down on the floor, according to police.

The robber asked them about getting into the store safe, but the report said the women told him they did not have keys. Zimmerman opened the cash register for the robber and he took an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the report.

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The report said the man forced the two women into a back room before he fled on foot. DeWalt and Zimmerman, both from Quincy Township, were unharmed, police said.

The suspect was described as a black man, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 160 pounds. He was wearing a green Army fatigue jacket, dark pants and possibly gloves.

The robber also wore a black ski mask with red trim around the eyes, according to police.

2 men charged in robbery of Pa. man

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two borough men were charged with robbery after a Fulton County, Pa., man was robbed at a traffic light Saturday night, according to borough police.

Borough police said Jubie Lee McGee, 28, of 149 Garman Drive, and Charles H. Davis, 20, of 359 Wayne Ave., were also charged with theft, simple assault and criminal conspiracy in the incident that occurred at the intersection of South Main and East Liberty streets at 11:54 p.m.

Both men were arraigned before District Justice Shirley Shatzer and taken to Franklin County Prison on $50,000 bond each, the police report said.

Police said Randi Kohr, 24, of Needmore, Pa., was sitting in his car waiting for the light to change when two men approached him. One reached in the car and grabbed him around the neck while the other got in through the passenger-side door, turned off the ignition and began hitting him in the face.

Kohr was able to get away, but the jacket, shirt and necklace he was wearing were stolen, along with his car stereo, police said. McGee and Davis were in a car that police stopped a short time later, the report said.

Both men are scheduled for preliminary hearings on April 1.

Bags of cans stolen from yard

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Twenty-one bags of aluminum cans were reported stolen from the backyard of an apartment house Saturday, according to borough police.

Police said the bags of cans belonged to David Jones, of 211 S. Main St., Apt. C. They were taken between 2 and 5 p.m.

Last Thursday night or Friday morning, police said another apartment at the building was burglarized. A VCR and cordless telephone were reported stolen from the apartment of Carolyn Butler between 3:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m., police said.

Stolen van found at Pa. restaurant

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A van reported stolen in Hagerstown was found Sunday in Chambersburg, according to borough police.

The report said the 1984 Chevy van was found in the parking lot of the Texas Lunch restaurant off Hood Street. Police said the van had been reported stolen in the burglary of a garage.

Md. man charged with selling crack

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Hagerstown man was in the Eastern Regional Jail Monday, charged with selling crack cocaine to a police informant over the weekend.

Martinsburg City Police said Jamie Luis Delgado, 25, of 18610 Amanda Lane, was charged Saturday with delivery of crack cocaine and possession with the intent to deliver crack cocaine.

Police said a confidential informant known as "Smoke," was given money and wired with a microphone for the purchase at 218 N. College St.

Police said Smoke went in the residence and asked the man for a $50 piece of crack. The seller only had a $40 piece, and Smoke agreed to buy that instead and told the man to keep the $10 change, police said.

After the transaction, Smoke gave a signal and the police went into the home, according to the criminal complaint.

Police found plastic bags with 14 pieces of crack and the money they had given the informant, the complaint said.

2 men charged with burglary

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two Martinsburg men have been charged with burglary for three thefts from vehicles Monday on Opequon Lane.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said Alexander Boudreau, 304 Opequon Lane, called the department at 12:19 a.m. to report two prowlers behind his home.

When deputies arrived, they found Jeffrey Hazlett, 27, of 2308 Blair St., and Anthony Nicely, 19, of 526 Virginia Ave., nearby.

The sheriff's department detained the two men and searched the area. Boudreau's vehicle had been broken into and change was missing. Two cars in Charles Eversole's garage at 303 Opequon Lane were also ransacked, the department said.

Hazlett and Nicely were charged with burglary and tampering with a motor vehicle. Hazlett was also charged with obstructing an officer for giving a false name, police said.

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