Police log

February 11, 1999

Juvenile escapee gets drug charge

One of two people arrested on drug charges Tuesday evening turned out to be a 17-year-old escapee from the local juvenile holdover facility, Hagerstown City Police said.

The teen was returned to the holdover facility on Jonathan Street shortly after he was picked up 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 is being held without bond.


Vandals damage pool at Northgate

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


The ropes holding the pool cover were cut and 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 dumped into the pool, police said.

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

Anyone with information about the incident may contact police at 301-790-3700.


Suicide-threat call yields gun charges

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 1st 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 posted $10,000 bond.


Mailbox destroyed

A mailbox at 19120 Lappans Road was destroyed overnight by a vandal wielding a baseball bat overnight, Maryland State Police said Wednesday. The incident was reported at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.


Cars painted

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

Two W.Va. men face crack charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg City Police charged two men with delivery of crack cocaine in two separate arrests this week, according to police.

Randy Lee Miller, 38, of Martinsburg was charged Tuesday after a police informant purchased crack cocaine on East Liberty Street, police alleged.

Christopher James Samuel, 49, no fixed address, was charged Wednesday after a police informant purchased crack cocaine in a West Race Street parking lot, police alleged.


Cell phone stolen

A cellular phone was stolen from the locker room of the YMCA, North Potomac Street, on Wednesday morning, according to the Hagerstown City Police.

City men face burglary charges

Two Hagerstown men were charged with burglary in a Jan. 19 break-in at a Williamsport home in which items valued at more than $11,000 were taken.

Joseph Dempsy Feiser, 18, of 1028 F Noland Drive, was charged with first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary, theft over $300 and malicious destruction of property.

Daniel Dwain Strite, 20, of 907 Lanvale St., was charged with first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary and theft over $300.

Feiser was being held at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $120,000 bond.

Strite was released on his own recognizance.

Police said Feiser was arrested on Tuesday after being detained by the Hagerstown City Police on an unrelated matter.

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