Police log

October 09, 1998

Pa. woman faces DUI charge

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman faces charges after losing control of her 1991 Eagle Talon at 4 a.m. Thursday and crashing into Fox's West End, police said.

Laura Jeanette Gordon, 23, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Her blood alcohol level was .16, police alleged. The legal limit in Pennsylvania is .10.

Her vehicle was eastbound on Pa. 30 when she hit the traffic island at Loudon Street, went airborne and landed in the parking lot, police said.


The car then careened into the building and caught on fire, trapping the driver, police said.

She was pulled from the car by Chambersburg Borough Police officers. She suffered minor injuries, police said.

Boy hit by car listed in serious condition

FREDERICK, Md. - A 9-year-old Libertytown, Md., boy was hurt Wednesday when he was hit by a car as he tried to run across Md. 26 just west of Md. 550 in Frederick County, Maryland State Police said.

Matthew T. Harding, of 11946 A Main St., was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital by ambulance after the 4:20 p.m. accident. He was later flown to Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C., where his condition was listed as serious on Thursday night.

Police said no charges would be filed against the Mount Airy, Md., man who was driving the car that hit Harding.

Man faces drug, burglary charges

A Hagerstown man faces drug and other charges after police made an undercover drug buy that led to a foot chase Thursday night, Hagerstown City Police said.

William Clarence Hoes, 29, of 410 Park Place, was charged with distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, burglary and malicious destruction of property, police said.

Police said that after undercover officers with the Washington County Narcotics Task Force made a drug buy, the man from whom they purchased the drugs ran.

With officers in pursuit, the man kicked in a door of a home in the 400 block of North Potomac Street before being apprehended, police said.

No one was injured in the incident, police said.

Property recovered

Hagerstown City Police recovered a great deal of property over the summer, some of which doesn't match up with any existing theft reports.

Detective George Knight is hoping the owners will come forward and not only claim the property but give police clues to the crimes.

The items include:

* One Alpine CD player, model 7807.

* One Optimus cassette player.

* One Canon EOS A-2 35mm camera with flash attachment in a black Tamrac bag.

* One Pioneer IMPP sub-woofer in a gray box.

* A set of 8-inch sub-woofers in black kicker boxes.

Anyone who can prove ownership of any of the items can contact Knight at 301-790-3700, Ext. 246.

Sabotage reported

An incident described as sabotage by the chief of the Long Meadow Fire Department was reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department, which has launched an investigation.

"Sometime between mid-July and Sept. 29, someone damaged seven blood pressure cuffs, making them inoperable," said Chief Richard Roche.

The rubber bladders inside the cuffs were carefully sliced and then reinserted inside the coverings in each cuff, he said.

"I was on a call on Sept. 29 and when I went to use the cuff, it wouldn't work," Roche said. A check revealed the same damage to all the cuffs.

The cuffs were stored on different fire trucks, said Roche, suggesting the person responsible is familiar with the fire department.

Deputy Tim Hafer is investigating the incident and has taken all the cuffs so they can be checked for fingerprints and other evidence.

Roche said the company also is working with a private investigator.

Although the loss is only $140, Roche said he is more concerned about the motives of the person responsible for the damage.

Md. man faces drug charge

FREDERICK, Md. - A Monrovia, Md., man faces a drug charge after a routine traffic stop Wednesday, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

James Patrick Shipp, 32, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, deputies said.

Police said a vehicle was stopped at 11:38 p.m. on Md. 80 and Lynn Burke Road by Deputy Michael Ochoa after the driver made an improper left turn.

When Ochoa learned that the driver had an outstanding warrant for his arrest on another offense, he took the man into custody and searched him.

In addition to 11 grams of marijuana, Ochoa found an electronic scale and two smoking devices, deputies said.


Woman charged with sex offense

FREDERICK, Md. - A New Market, Md., woman has been charged with having sex with a 14-year-old boy, according to Maryland State Police in Frederick.

Robin C. Campbell, 32, was charged Wednesday with two counts of third-degree sex offense, state police said.

Police alleged that the incidents occurred at a woman's home during the summer.

Thefts reported

Hagerstown City Police are looking into a number of thefts Tuesday and Wednesday.

* A $200 pool stick, a radar detector and $20 in cash were taken from a vehicle parked at 39 Charles St. on Wednesday.

* For the second time in a week, thieves hit a car parked in the 1100 block of Beechwood Drive, taking a backpack, Nike sneakers and a cellular telephone. Total loss was set at $175.

* On Tuesday, a 1993 Nissan was stripped of four mag wheels and four tires while parked behind 920 S. Potomac St. The loss was $741.

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