police log

December 08, 1998

Pa. woman arrested on drug charges

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Fayetteville woman was arrested on drug charges after Pennsylvania State Police searched her home Tuesday morning, according to a police report.

The report said police executed a search warrant at the home of Belinda F. Guice, 23, of 7882 Stump Run Road, at 6:30 a.m. Police seized an undisclosed quantity of suspected crack cocaine, drug packaging materials, $870 in cash and a .22-caliber revolver. Guice was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, the report said.

The report said Guice was being held Tuesday in Franklin County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bond.

Members of the Franklin County Drug Task Force and a Chambersburg police K-9 unit assisted in the search.


Motorist claims gun was pointed at him

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an incident Sunday in which a motorist said another driver pointed a shotgun at him.


The report said David Lee Watkins, 32, of Shippensburg, was driving north on U.S. 11 in Southampton Township when he saw the driver of a blue Nissan pickup truck commit a traffic violation.

Watkins followed the pickup at high speed onto Hostetter Avenue and Possum Hollow Road, trying to get the license number of the vehicle. The report said the pickup's driver stopped on Possum Hollow Road and pointed the weapon at Watkins.

The report said the driver of the truck has been identified and the investigation is continuing.


Rifle found in Pa.

ROXBURY, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a rifle was found Monday near Roxbury in Letterkenny Township.

The report said the owner of the Remington Model 700 rifle can claim the weapon by calling the barracks at 264-5161.


Police issue report

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin County investigated 479 criminal offenses in November, according to the monthly report issued by barracks Commander Lt. Thomas Barkdoll.

The report said troopers cleared 251 cases during the month and made 249 arrests.

There were 74 accidents on county roads in which two people were killed and 53 injured, the report said. Ten hit-and-run accidents were reported.

Troopers arrested 67 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and issued 755 citations and 282 written warnings, according to the report.


Person robbed at Sheetz

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Two men robbed a person in the parking lot of the Sheetz convenience store early Tuesday morning, according to police.

The suspects were described as black. Further information about the incident, which occurred about 2 a.m., was unavailable.

The convenience store is located along U.S. 340 near the Charles Town Races.


Fire probe continues

Hagerstown City Fire Marshals are continuing their investigation into a fire that caused extensive damage to an apartment building at 830 Potomac Ave. Tuesday morning.

The kitchen and an adjoining bedroom in the north basement apartment rented by Marcia Jones sustained heavy damage, said John Hersh, assistant city fire marshal.

Other apartments in the building, owned by John Poffenberger of Martinsburg, W. Va., sustained smoke damage.

No one was hurt in the 6:50 a.m. fire in the two-story apartment building in Hagerstown's North End.

"Everybody was out of the building when we arrived," said Hagerstown Fire Battalion Chief Richard Hopkins. The fire was out by 7:10 a.m.

Although Hersh remained at the scene through the morning Tuesday, interviewing residents and surveying the fire scene, he was unable to determine what caused the fire.

It wasn't known how many people lived in the apartment or in the building.

A cat perished in the fire, he said.

All Hagerstown Fire Department units responded along with the Washington County Emergency Air Unit and Community Rescue Service.


Woman still critical after accident on I-70

A Missouri woman who was injured Sunday in an accident that claimed one life remained in critical condition in the intensive care unit at the at Washington County Hospital.

Marie R. Green, 48, of St. Louis, was partially ejected from the van in which she was riding when it went off the left side of Interstate 70 west of Cedar Ridge Road, came back across the road and hit a guardrail, Maryland State Police said.

Angela M. Brady, 33, of St. Louis, Mo., was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Police said she too was partially ejected from the vehicle.

Lawrence B. Poole, 33, of St. Louis, was driving west on the interstate when the 8:52 a.m. accident occurred, according to police.

Poole and another passenger Sterling Powell, St. Louis, Mo., were admitted to Washington County Hospital. Poole and Powell were both in good condition Tuesday morning, hospital officials said.


Copper wire stolen from city job site

Copper wire that had been installed at a job site as ground wire was stolen Monday, Hagerstown City Police said.

The Cleveland Electric Company of Cumberland told officers that the wire was taken from 1 Clearwater Drive.


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