Police log

February 10, 1999

Two face drug charges

One of two men taken into custody for drug activity Tuesday evening turned out to be a 17-year-old escapee from the local juvenile holdover, Hagerstown City Police said.

The teen was returned to that very same facility on Jonathan Street shortly after he was picked up just three blocks away at 7:37 p.m., allegedly distributing cocaine.

The escape occurred last August.

Other charges include possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Also picked up at Jonathan and North streets was Ronald Davis, 40, of 14 Randolph Ave., police said.

Davis was charged with possession with intent to distribute fake drugs, police said.

He was being held at police headquarters awaiting an appearance before a bond commissioner.


Vandals damage Northgate pool


Damage estimates are exceeding $16,000 after vandals tore through the pool at Northgate Homes in the 1300 block of Lindsey Lane Tuesday, Hagerstown City Police said.

The ropes holding the pool cover were cut and then tables and chairs were thrown onto the cover causing it to sink, police said.

Chemicals and insecticides taken after the storage building was broken into were then dumped into the pool, police said.

The pool cleaner was thrown into the pool, as were bricks and concrete statuary that had been around the pool, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident in this North End development off Pennsylvania Avenue is asked to contact police at 301-790-3700.


Man faces assault charge

A 911 call for a man possibly threatening suicide Tuesday night in Funkstown resulted in weapons charges against a 35-year-old man, Maryland State Police said.

Robert William Debow Jr., of 9633 Garis Shop Road, was charged with possession of a handgun and reckless endangerment, police said.

At 9:50 p.m. Trooper First Class R.L. Embly went to the first block of West Poplar Street in response to the call and encountered a man speaking with a woman.

A handgun was visible in the man's rear waistband, police said.

After a brief struggle, the man was subdued and taken into custody, police said.

Debow was held overnight at the Washington County Detention Center awaiting an appearance today before a bond commissioner.


Mailbox destroyed by vandals with bat

A mailbox at 19120 Lappans Road was destroyed by a vandal wielding a baseball bat overnight, Maryland State Police said.

The incident was reported at 12:30 a.m. today.


Two vehicles damaged with paint

Two vehicles parked in the 22000 block of Jefferson Boulevard Tuesday were decorated with paint, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.


Pa. woman faces charges in stabbing

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg police said a borough woman was charged with two counts of aggravated assault following a Monday night stabbing that sent a man to Hershey Medical Center.

Jerome Wimberly, age unavailable, of 554 Lincoln Way East, Apt. 2, has been discharged from the hospital, according to a hospital spokesman this morning.

Police said he had suffered a stab wound to his left upper chest.

Christina S. Holtry, 20, of 291 Lincoln Way West, was arraigned before District Justice Gary L. Carter and was jailed in Franklin County Prison on $25,000 bond.

According to court records, police were called to 68 S. Third St., at 9:04 p.m. where Wimberly was found outside. Wimberly told police he had been stabbed by a woman during an argument at his apartment.

The report said he was stabbed with a "lipstick-style knife."

A preliminary hearing for Holtry is scheduled for Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m.

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