Police log

October 29, 1998

Juveniles face drug charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Three juveniles were arrested Wednesday at Martinsburg North Middle School after one-half ounce of marijuana was seized, according to the Martinsburg City Police Department.

Officers responded to the school after receiving a call about a student dealing drugs, according to police. With the help of school staff, a 15-year-old male and two 14-year-old males were arrested, police said. Their names are being withheld because of their ages.

The 15-year-old and one of the 14-year-olds were charged with distribution of a controlled substance, police said. The other 14-year-old was charged with misdemeanor possession, police said.


Two of the offenders were released into the custody of their parents, according to police. The other was being held Wednesday night at the Eastern Regional Juvenile Detention Center awaiting a preliminary hearing, police said.

Man faces assault, mischief charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was charged with making terroristic threats and other offenses after a woman was held at gunpoint in her home early Wednesday.

Ford Vilsaint, 22, of 7882 Stump Run Road, was also charged by Chambersburg police with assault, unlawful restraint and criminal mischief in the incident, which happened between 2:30 and 6:20 a.m. at the home of Tina Govan, 20, of 282 Linden Ave., according to the police report.

The report said a man held a gun to Govan's head, threatened to kill her and refused to let her leave her home. The man also smashed the windshield of Govan's car, according to police.

The report said Vilsaint was jailed on $10,000 bond. A Franklin County Prison official said Vilsaint was released on bond later in the day.


Man charged with possession

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was arrested after the Frederick County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit and Task Force executed a search and seizure warrant at his 5909 Bartonsville Road home Wednesday.

Sheriff's deputies said they recovered a quantity of cocaine and marijuana, a .32-caliber handgun, pay sheets, and about $350 during the 6:40 a.m. raid.

Aaron Robinson was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of cocaine, distribution of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a handgun related to drug trafficking.

Robinson was jailed on $35,000 bond.

Blaze destroys barn

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Fire destroyed a barn at a farm near Avon Bend Wednesday morning, officials said.

Officials were still investigating the cause of the fire, said Donald Longerbeam of the Independent Fire Co. in Ranson.

The barn, which measured 50 feet by 50 feet, was owned by General Glymph, Longerbeam said.

Avon Bend is a community near the Shenandoah River.

Stolen car found in Shenandoah

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Rescue officials pulled a car from the Shenandoah River Wednesday evening that had been reported stolen, officials said.

The car was spotted near the Millville dam, said Donald Longerbeam of the Independent Fire Co. in Ranson, W.Va.

Using boats, firefighters hooked a cable to the car so it could be towed out of the water, Longerbeam said.

It was not known from where the car was stolen, said Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Shirley.

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