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Police log

September 29, 1998

Car flips while avoiding deer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Three people escaped injury Monday night when a driver swerved to avoid deer on Pa. 641 at Lower Horse Valley Drive in Franklin County, Pa., and crashed.

Pennsylvania State Police said Jason Heck, of 11322 Mountain Rd. in Orrstown, was driving north on Lower Horse Valley Road approaching Pa. 641 when two deer ran in front of the car.

Police said when Heck swerved to avoid the deer, the car ran over a stop sign and rolled over on its roof.

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Counterfeiting investigated

Hagerstown City Police are investigating two counterfeiting incidents that occurred Thursday in the city.

Officers said a woman shopper came into Rite Aid at 825 W. Hillcrest Drive at 7:33 p.m. and passed a counterfeit $20.

About an hour later, a man passed a counterfeit $50 American Express traveler's check at Bob Evans at 1721 Dual Highway, police said.

Man pleads guilty to importing steroid

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg resident entered a guilty plea Monday in U.S. District Court before Judge W. Craig Broadwater on a charge of importing steroids, according to a press release from the Office of the U.S. Attorney.

Casey Scott McGee, 27, of 117 Trimble Ave., pleaded guilty to one count of importing a quantity of methandienone, an anabolic steroid, according to the release.

McGee, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000, according to the release.

Man sentenced on drug charge

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

Glasford A. Walters, 30, also known as Jamaican Paul, of 328 N. High St., was sentenced Thursday to 51 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release, according to the release. He pleaded guilty on April 16 to one count of distributing crack cocaine on Aug. 6, 1997, in Berkeley County, according to the release.

Walters is in federal custody, according to the release.

Woman charged in embezzlement

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A McConnellsburg woman was charged with theft after $7,500 in cash was stolen and more than $4,700 in purchases were charged to a business from June 1997 to April 1998, according to Pennsylvania State Police at McConnellsburg.

The charges were filed against Tina M. Crawford, who was employed as a bookkeeper for Tri-State Fundraising, Lead Generation Incorporated, McConnellsburg, police said. Crawford maintained the business and personal accounts, police said.

Police said cash was embezzled and the credit card of John Glazier, her employer, was used to make purchases without his permission, police said.

Felony charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition and credit card fraud were filed on Sept. 17, police said.

Police served a warrant on Crawford on Sept. 23 and bail was set at $10,000.

Man's wallet stolen at Reed Park

A Hagerstown man was robbed by an acquaintance and two accomplices at Reed Park in the city's East End at 6 a.m. Monday, city police report.

They said the victim, who was with his girlfriend, picked up a man he knew, and the man told him to go to the park.

Police said as the trio sat in the pavilion, the acquaintance grabbed the victim in a headlock. They said two men then emerged from the darkness and robbed the victim of his wallet, which contained $123.

Power tools stolen

Thieves peeled back the siding on the Gage Co. building at 815 Main Ave. in Hagerstown, entered the building and stole $605 worth of power tools, city police said.

The building was also ransacked, they said.

Stolen were a Sawsall reciprocating saw, a Porter Cable brand cutoff saw, cordless drill without battery pack, and circular saw.

Cars burglarized

Thieves broke into two cars parked at Manor Drive apartments in Hagerstown late Sunday or early Monday and stole a number of items, city police report.

Officers said the first theft occurred in the parking lot at 90 Manor Drive, where $550 worth of stereo equipment was taken.

The second theft occurred at 22 Manor Drive, where assorted items, including an amplifier, speakers, baseball equipment, shoes and personal goods, police said. Total value of the stolen items was estimated at $1,860, police said.

Lock box stolen

MARION, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary at a Guilford Township, Pa., home that occurred between Aug. 28 and Monday.

According to the report, someone broke into the home of Glenn E. Myers, 83, of 210 Colorado St. A lock box containing assorted papers and silver dollars and other currency was stolen, the report said.

Police estimated the loss at about $95.

Paintballs fired at vehicles in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police are seeking information about a group of people who fired paintballs at passing vehicles early Sunday.

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