Police log

September 01, 1998

Woman faces false information charge

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Falling Waters, W.Va., woman faces charges of giving false information to police based on her claim that a West Virginia state trooper inferred sex would have helped get her out of a ticket, according to police and court records.

Sheila Ann Klusmeier, 33, of 109 Broadview Court, came into the state police detachment on Saturday and made the report to Sgt. J.A. Humphrey, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Klusmeier said that after Trooper E.D. Burnett wrote the ticket on Aug. 24, he kneeled at her door, with his shoulder over the car window, and said something could have been done about the ticket but that now she'd have to pay a fine, according to a statement from Humphrey.


Humphrey completed a required form and took a written statement from Klusmeier, according to court records.

After reviewing a videotape of the stop taken from Burnett's patrol car, Humphrey determined the allegations were "completely false," and Klusmeier was arrested, according to court records.

She was arraigned by Magistrate Sandra L. Miller and freed on $567 bond, according to court records.

Pa. woman charged with abduction

A Greencastle, Pa., woman was charged with abducting her two children, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said Monday.

Heather Dawn Graybill, 27, was charged with two counts of abduction, leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving, deputies said.

According to deputies, a woman who does not have custody of her children visited the children at a baby-sitter's house on Lehmans Mill Road.

The woman told the children, ages 1 and 3, that she had something for them in her truck at about 3 p.m. on Friday, deputies said.

When they got in the truck, the woman slammed the door shut and backed out of the driveway, deputies said.

The woman backed onto Lehmans Mill Road into the path of an Agway tractor-trailer driven by Dennis Kane of Ortanna, Pa., deputies said.

The impact broke off an aluminum tool box, deputies said. The woman fled the accident, deputies said.

While authorities were investigating the accident, the woman returned with the children in the truck. They were not injured, deputies said.

Fake bill passed at Burger King

A fake $20 was passed at the Burger King on Pennsylvania Avenue late Saturday, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said Monday.

Two men, whose identities were unknown, passed the bill at about 10:30 p.m., deputies said.

The men were white, had short hair and were wearing white T-shirts, deputies said.

They were riding in a forest green Hyundai Accent with Maryland license plates, deputies said.

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

Man charged with possession

The Washington County Sheriff's Department on Monday charged a man with drug possession.

Ricky Lee Biser, 39, who has no fixed address, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, deputies said.

At about 6:20 a.m. Sunday, deputies arrived in the 16000 block of Shaffer Road to investigate a suspicious car parked in the middle of the road with its lights on.

Deputy Mark Price discovered a man sleeping in the driver's seat of the vehicle, deputies said.

A search revealed two prescription bottles filled with suspected marijuana and a smoking pipe, deputies said.

Gun, cash stolen

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A handgun and cash were reported stolen from the home of a borough man between Aug. 22 and Sunday, according to Chambersburg police.

The police report said the 9mm pistol and a bank bag containing an undisclosed amount of cash were stolen from Michael Peay of 41 Garber St., Apt. D.

Computer equipment stolen

Thieves took two computer keyboards and processors from the office at the Hagerstown Housing Authority on Friday, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The Velo brand computers were valued at $1,320.

A Gateway computer valued at $1,500 was stolen Friday from a back porch at 315 Frederick St., police said. The victim said she put it down for a minute, went back inside her home and it was gone.

Thieves 'caught'on video camera

The thieves who stole two Todd Amusements machines Saturday at the AC&T Station on Hopewell Road were "caught" on videotape, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The two men and two women were seen taking $510 from the two machines, police said.


Virginia manfaces charges

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A Colonial Beach, Va., man was involved in two accidents here over the weekend, including a hit-and-run on Saturday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Jody Bryant Smalley, 36, was treated and released from the Fulton County (Pa.) Medical Center, where he was taken Sunday shortly after the Datsun pickup he was driving crashed on Pa. 30 in Licking Creek Township, police said.

Police said Smalley lost control of the pickup around 9:05 p.m. as he was on a curve. He crossed the highway and hit a rock embankment, police said.

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