Police log

August 18, 1998

Van burglarized at Prime Outlets

Several hundred dollars worth of property was stolen from a van parked outside the Prime Outlets shopping center south of Hagerstown Friday afternoon, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said Sunday.

The stolen items included a Nokia cellular telephone, a pocketbook, two women's bathing suits and an infant's playsuit, deputies said.

Kelly McGahen, of Waynesboro, Pa., purchased the bathing suits and the infant's playsuit earlier in the afternoon and was shopping when the thefts occurred, deputies said.

Value of the stolen items was $481, deputies said.

Anyone with information about the incident may contact the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

W.Va. man charged with possession

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Kearneysville, W.Va., man was charged with possession of crack cocaine Sunday, according to West Virginia State Police.


Daniel Kemp, 19, was stopped by a state trooper at about 12:30 p.m. at the Qwik Stop on W.Va. 9 for expired tags, police said.

The driver told the trooper that he did not have driver's license or proof of insurance with him. When he got out of the car, he was holding a large amount of money, police said.

The trooper ordered the man to step back to his police cruiser. As he did, the trooper saw the man drop something on the ground and then pick it up, police said.

The trooper searched the man and found a lump in the rear of his shorts, police said.

The man shoved the officer and tried to run away, police said. The trooper restrained the man and handcuffed him, police said.

The trooper found two plastic bags containing a hard, chalky substance that field tests later revealed was crack cocaine, police said.

Each bag weighed about 7.5 grams. The estimated street value of the drugs was $1,500, police said.

Kemp was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and obstruction of an officer, police said.

Mailboxes damaged

MOUNT AIRY, Md. - Eleven mailboxes were damaged on Catoctin Ridge Drive and Sherwood Forest Drive between Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information about the vandalism may call the Frederick County Sheriff's Office at 1-301-694-1046.

The Washington County Sheriff's Department Monday requested help finding a Hagerstown-area teenager who has been missing for more than three weeks.

Steven Todd Bowie, 15, of 1105 Kuhn Ave., was last seen on July 24, deputies said.

He is described as black, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds.

Anyone with information about Bowie's whereabouts can contact the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

SHARPSBURG - A Hagerstown man was charged with theft Monday after he turned himself in to a Washington County Sheriff's Department deputy, police said.

A witness interrupted a man's attempt to steal a car stereo and speakers from a 1995 Jeep in front of 110 E. Main St. at 12:30 a.m., police said. The man fled.

James Bradley Wilson, 18, of 880 Northern Ave., also was charged with malicious destruction and possession of criminal tools, police said.

Wilson was being held on $2,500 bond Monday night at the Washington County Detention Center.

Hagerstown City Police were looking for a Cadillac Fleetwood, possibly red, that was involved in a hit-and-run accident that damaged another car on Sunday night.

A 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse parked near the intersection of Potomac Avenue and Mealy Parkway was hit by the Cadillac between 8:30 and 10:13 p.m., police said.

The Cadillac has damage to the passenger side and the chrome decorator panels are missing from the bottom passenger side, police said.

Anyone with information may call Hagerstown City Police at 301-790-3700.

Maryland State Police charged a man Sunday morning with exposing himself in the parking lot of the Howard Johnson's Hotel at 1716 Underpass Way, Maryland State Police said.

Allen W. Humphrey, 47, no address available, was arrested at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Witnesses said they saw the man exposing and fondling himself in the parking lot, police said.

Humphrey was being held Monday night at the Washington County Detention Center on $100,000 bond, police said.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a reported carjacking early Monday morning on the Falling Spring Road in Guilford Township.

The police report said Latasha M. Davis, 25, of Chambersburg, was traveling south at about 2 a.m. when she saw a man standing in the roadway waving his arms. Thinking the man was in trouble, Davis stopped, police said.

Davis told police the man pulled a knife, put it against her throat and told her to get out of the car, according to the report. The man then drove the 1995 Pontiac Grand Am south at high speed, the report said.

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