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Police log

September 03, 1998

Two sentenced on drug charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. District Judge W. Craig Broadwater sentenced two Eastern Panhandle residents on drug charges last week, according to a press release from the Office of the U.S. Attorney.

George Dickerson, 53, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was sentenced last Friday to 87 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release, according to the release. He pleaded guilty on April 29 to one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of crack on Feb. 28, 1997, in Berkeley County, W.Va., according to the release.

Broadwater also ordered that Dickerson's Veterans Affairs payments be suspended during his period of incarceration, according to the release. He was receiving $720.50 in monthly payments from the VA, according to the release.

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Cornell Lawrence Johnson, 44, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was sentenced last Friday to 87 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release, according to the release. He pleaded guilty on April 28 to one count of distribution of crack on Sept. 3, 1997, in Berkeley County, according to the release.

Broadwater ordered that Johnson also not receive VA payments while incarcerated, according to the release. Although he was not receiving the payments at the time of his sentencing, he will not be eligible for the payments during his incarceration, according to the release.

Md. man charged with kidnapping

FREDERICK, Md. - A Buckeystown, Md., man was charged Wednesday with kidnapping, carjacking, and first- and second-degree assault in an incident involving his girlfriend.

Artemus Diaz Dickerson, 28, was being held Wednesday night at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on $150,000 bond.

The woman told Frederick County Sheriff's Department deputies that she had been forced into a vehicle and taken to a house, where she was assaulted, deputies said.

Deputies spotted the man in the Giant Food lot at 12:09 a.m., where he had driven the woman to get her vehicle, deputies said.

Earlier in the evening, deputies were called to that lot for a domestic dispute that involved the same couple, deputies said.

Pair of guns stolen

Two guns were stolen in a burglary at 17842 Virginia Ave. on Monday, according to Maryland State Police.

Taken were a Savage Model 300 bolt action rifle and a Winchester 12-gauge shotgun, Model 1300.

Police said there was no sign of forced entry.

Thefts probed

Hagerstown City Police were probing the theft of a $500 Cub Cadet 5.5hp mower that was stolen Tuesday from the 900 block of Rose Hill Avenue.

The mower belonged to H&W Lawn Care, police said.

Also Tuesday:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Police were told of the theft of a golden bayberry bush from the plantings in front of the Washington County Free Library. One of three, the bush was valued at $20, police said.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Amorning break-in at Haven Lutheran Church resulted in damages to a window and the loss of about $50 in change, police said.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> A 1976 red Puch moped valued at $200 was taken from 708 N. Mulberry St., police said.

12 CDs stolen

Twelve CDs were taken Tuesday from the console of a vehicle parked at 8L Milestone Terrace in Williamsport, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

The vehicle was unlocked and the windows were down, but the console was pried open, deputies said.

Tools stolen

WILLIAMSPORT - More than $2,000 worth of tools were stolen from a home on Spielman Road Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Ray Burger Sr. was working on some farm equipment at a tool shed just outside his home at 16223 Spielman Road on Tuesday night. When he returned Wednesday morning, the tools were gone, deputies said.

The following items were taken, deputies said:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> A MAC Impact wrench valued at $300.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> A MAC Die Grinder valued at $175.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> A Milwakee saw sail, valued at $200.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> A MAC strong arm, valued at $100.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Numerous MAC and Craftsman ratchets valued at $300.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> A large number of MAC and Craftsman sockets valued at $750.

Total value of the stolen items was estimated at $2,225.

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