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Police log

August 05, 1998

Information sought on missing man

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information about a man who disappeared from a day-care residence in Hamilton Township, Pa., in February.

Walter Ray Brown, 65, of 1639 Crottlestown Road, was last seen smoking a cigarette outside that address on Feb. 5. Brown is about 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has dark gray hair and blue eyes.

He was wearing a blue winter jacket, a gray hooded sweatshirt with horses on it and a blue knit cap decorated with white snowflakes, police said. He also was wearing blue jeans, black suspenders, brown work boots and a pair of black glasses, police said.

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The report said Brown may have been upset after being terminated from his job at Occupational Services Inc., Chambersburg, the day before his disappearance. Family and day-care workers think he may have been headed for McConnellsburg, Pa.

Although Brown had mental health problems, the report said he can understand and communicate well with people.

Anyone with information of his whereabouts can call Trooper Anthony Manetta at 1-717-264-5161.

Man charged with possession

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg police charged a man with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, attempted escape and resisting arrest after an incident Tuesday night on the 200 block of West Catherine Street in Chambersburg.

Timothy Sanders, 21, no fixed address, was being held in Franklin County Prison on Wednesday, according to a prison official.

The report said police tried to arrest a man on an outstanding warrant. The man tried to escape and fought with officers, police said.

When he was arrested, police found a packet of crack cocaine stuffed in his right sock. Police said the cocaine was worth about $1,000.

Records at District Justice Gary L. Carter's office said Sanders was wanted on a charge of simple assault for an attack on a borough woman on July 25.

Tools stolen

WILLIAMSPORT - Several thousand dollars worth of tools were stolen from a garage on Cedar Ridge Road late Tuesday or early Wednesday, Maryland State Police said.

The thief broke into the garage and took Snap-On tools valued at $4,000, police said.

Md. man charged with assaulting cop

FREDERICK, Md. - A Libertytown, Md., man was charged with assaulting a police officer and attempting to run away late Tuesday, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Michael A. Green, 25, of 12058 Main St., was charged with littering, second-degree assault and resisting arrest, police said.

Green was released on personal recognizance.

According to police, Officer Dennis Dudley saw a man throw a beer can out of a car in the parking lot of Windsor Garden Apartments shortly before midnight.

When Dudley confronted the man, he got out of the vehicle and said he would pick up the can, police said.

But when the man reached into his waistband, Dudley ordered him to stop, according to police.

The man repeatedly reached for his waistband and Dudley told him he was placing him under arrest, court records said.

The man then began to run away, breaking the grip of Dudley's handcuffs, court papers said.

When Dudley caught up with him near the Brookside apartments, the man ignored the officer's order to face the wall. As Dudley applied a pressure-point, the man placed his left arm on the officer and tried to push him away, according to police.

As Dudley radioed for backup, the man again tried to pull away from the handcuffs and began yelling at a crowd of people who had gathered, police said.

Pa. state police probe 423 crimes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin County investigated 423 criminal offenses in July, according to the monthly activity report from Barracks Commander Lt. Thomas L. Barkdoll.

The report said police cleared 226 cases and made 238 arrests during the month, the report said.

On county roads, troopers investigated 96 accidents and 26 hit-and-run accidents. There were three fatal accidents in July, the report said.

Troopers handed out 518 traffic citations, 305 written warnings and made 28 arrests for driving under the influence, according to the report.

Pa. man sentenced on drug charge

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Philadelphia man was sentenced Tuesday on a drug distribution charge by Judge W. Craig Broadwater in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg, according to a press release from the Office of the U.S. Attorney.

Robert Orr, 51, of 1155 S. 13th St., was sentenced to 44 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty on March 18 to one count of distribution of crack cocaine on Feb. 28, 1997, in Martinsburg, according to the release.

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