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Police log

December 10, 1998

Woman accosted while leaving home

A 28-year-old woman was accosted Tuesday morning as she left her Chewsville area home for work, Maryland State Police said.

Her assailant forced her into her Honda Passport sport utility vehicle and made her drive to a nearby park, where he raped her, police said. He then fled on foot.

The woman returned to her home and called state police. Shortly after they arrived, the woman was questioned and taken to Washington County Hospital.

The incident occurred between 6:35 and 7:20 a.m., police said.

The only description of the suspect is that he is a white man.

Anyone with information, or who might have seen a late-model red Passport in the Chewsville area during the time in question, may call 301-739-2101.

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Man robbed on East Antietam Street

The victim of a strong-arm robbery Wednesday morning escaped with a bloody nose and most of his property, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Michael Hampton Taylor, of 37 S. Prospect St., told police he was walking at 2:44 a.m. on East Antietam Street when he met two men and walked with them to the 100 block of West Antietam Street.

There, he said, he was pushed to the ground and roughed up while the men took his necklace and his wallet and punched him in the face.

They then all walked to Taylor's home, where he went inside and locked them out, police said.

Both suspects are described as white, in their late teens, with blond hair.




A Funkstown woman was injured Tuesday when her car slid on wet roadway in the 500 block of Beaver Creek Road and hit a utility pole, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Cheryl Kay Palmer, 41, of 103 Bethlehem Court, was listed in serious condition Wednesday at Washington County Hospital.

The accident occurred at 5:25 p.m.




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. where they 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 in the 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.

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