Police log

January 22, 1999

Traffic stop leads to drug charges

A speeding stop at 2:30 a.m. Thursday on Md. 64 at Phylane Drive led to drug charges for a Hagerstown man, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Robert Vincent Klinger, 36, of 9924 Old National Pike, was charged with operating an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, deputies said. The car was a 1988 Ford Escort.

Cpl. Travers Ruppert also charged Klinger with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A K-9 search of the vehicle turned up a smoking pipe containing suspected marijuana residue, deputies said.

Klinger was being held pending an appearance before a bond commissioner.


Local teens no longer missing

Two Hagerstown teens who had been considered missing have been located.

Jennifer Lynn Smith, 16, who left her home in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving was back as of Wednesday evening, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.


No further details were available Thursday.

Also, Laura Ortiz, 13, of 921F Landvale St., called Hagerstown City Police on Wednesday to report her location. She had been staying with friends in Hagerstown, police said.

She had been missing from her home since Jan. 12.

Police said they believed Smith, 16, of 12206 Brookfield Lane, had been staying with friends in the Boonsboro area.


Driver fills jugs with diesel, flees

The driver of a pickup truck pumped $74.50 worth of diesel fuel Wednesday into jugs and drums and then drove away from the Sheetz at Huyetts Crossroads without paying, Maryland State Police said.


Tires and rims taken from vehicle on lot

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Four tires and rims were stolen from a 1999 Ford Ranger parked at the rear of Hal Lowry Ford at 2024 Lincoln Way East, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The theft occurred between Monday at 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.


Frederick man facing crack charge

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department charged a man after officers claimed to see a drug transaction near building 1 of John Hanson apartments on Tuesday.

Anthony T. Clark, 36, of the 300 block of East Third Street, was charged with possession of crack cocaine, police said.


Two arrested on crack charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two men were charged by Pennsylvania State Police with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine after an arrest early Thursday morning near Barclay Village Apartments in Hamilton Township.

Samuel Carson Jr., 23, of Fayetteville, Pa., and Bradford R. Conyers, 24, of Brooklyn, N.Y., were being held Thursday in Franklin County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bond each, according to District Justice Larry Meminger's office.

Carson is also charged with resisting arrest, driving under the influence and criminal mischief, according to police.

The incident began at 3 a.m. when a trooper saw a car run a stop sign at the apartment complex. The report said when the driver got out of the car, Trooper W.R. Brunner saw a plastic bag containing what appeared to be small packets of crack inside the vehicle.

The driver tried to flee on foot, but was caught when he slipped on some ice. He struggled with Brunner and after his arrest damaged the police cruiser, the report said.

The passenger was taken into custody without incident, according to police.


Pa. man hit with 11 charges after chase

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was charged with fleeing and eluding police and a dozen other offenses after an 11-mile chase by Pennsylvania State Police through Guilford Township Wednesday morning.

Jamie Dean Brown, 27, of 305 Landfill Road, was in Franklin County Prison Thursday in lieu of $5,000 bond, according to District Justice Larry Meminger's office.

The chase began at 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Pa. 997 and White Church Road when Trooper Eric Guyer spotted a 1985 Buick Century stalled in the road. The report said the driver was able to start the car, but Guyer turned on his lights and siren to stop the vehicle for a registration violation and a bad muffler.

The driver instead headed west on Duffield Road and was pursued through much of Guilford Township. At one point, the driver drove into a field off McKenzie Road and then onto Church Road, police said.

From there, the driver again drove into a field and then onto Guilford Station Road. The car went into another field before finally stopping, police said.

The driver was taken into custody without further incident, according to police.

Other charges against Brown include recklessly endangering, unauthorized use of a registration, driving without a license, title, registration or insurance, reckless driving, trespassing with a motor vehicle, illegal passing and lane, stop sign and speeding violations.


Teen seriously hurt in Pa. crash

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A Franklin County teenager was seriously injured Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Hawbaker Drive in Peters Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

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