Police Log

July 27, 1998

Warrant issued in parking lot fight

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police were looking Sunday for a Martinsburg man charged in the attack of a Virginia man in a parking lot earlier that day.

Warrants have been issued for Sauel Castillo, 20, of Center Street, on one count of malicious wounding and two counts of brandishing a weapon, according to Cpl. Brian Yost of the Martinsburg City Police Department.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. at the Coach House on 1100 S. Queen St., Yost said.

A man was brandishing a gun at another man in the parking lot when Ricardo Fernandez, 23, of Harrisonburg, Va., intervened, he said.


The man struck Fernandez several times with the gun and kicked him several times, Yost said.

When officers arrived, they were told the man left in a blue Toyota Tercel with Maryland tags, he said.

Fernandez was treated at City Hospital in Martinsburg and released, according to a nursing supervisor.

Cash, wallet taken

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said $280 in cash was stolen Thursday in a residential burglary in Greene Township, Pa.

According to the report, the home of Peggy Lou Roberts, 52, of 6395 Burning Tree Terrace, was entered through an unlocked front door between 7:15 and 9 a.m. The cash and a navy blue wallet worth $40 were stolen, police said.

Laminated bill used to steal quarters

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a laminated $5 bill was used to steal about $500 in quarters from a car wash last week.

The report said the money was taken between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 6:45 p.m. Thursday from a change machine at the Wet Waves Car Wash, 1424 Doron Drive.

The report said the laminated bill was inserted in the machine to get the quarters and then removed and inserted again to get more change.

Pa. man charged with harassment

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Greene Township, Pa., man was charged with harassment after a Pennsylvania constable fought with him earlier this month, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Constable Donald Flagle of Newville, Pa., went to the residence of Jason Geyer on the 700 block of Brookens Road at about 6:45 p.m. July 7, police said. As Flagle was trying to serve the warrants, he became involved in an altercation and was shoved, police said. They said Geyer was taken into custody at the scene.

Tools stolen

A Chestnut Street resident who left tools in his vehicle for 10 minutes on Friday returned to find them missing, Hagerstown City Police said Sunday.

William Hinkle, of 532 Chestnut St., was working on his vehicle behind his home at about 3 p.m., police said.

Hinkle went inside his house and when he came back out, his tools were missing, police said.

The tools included two air impact wrenches, a torque wrench and extension, several shallow sockets, a deep well socket and several flex head sockets.

The value of the tools was estimated at $855.

Hinkle checked the area for suspicious people but could not find any, police said.

3 charged in brawl

FREDERICK, Md. - A fight broke out early Sunday in front of a nightclub at closing time, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Officers arrived at the Monocacy Village Shopping shortly before 2 a.m. to break up several fights among a large crowd that had just left the Celebrities nightclub, police said.

During the melee, a shot was fired, police said. Officers did not discover who fired the shot, but they found a spent shell casing in the parking lot after the outbreak was contained, police said.

Charged in the fight were:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Andre M. Tyler, 29, of 572 Boysenberry Lane, Frederick, was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Vincent Anthony Crook, 25, of 201 I St., Washington, D.C., was charged with disorderly conduct.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Clarence K. James, 19, of 6808 Groveton Drive, Clinton, Md., was charged with disorderly conduct.

Tyler was free on $5,500 bond Sunday night.

James was released on personal recognizance and Crook was transferred to Prince George's County, where he is wanted on a charge of failure to pay child support, police said.

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