Police log

March 04, 1999

Youth removed from North High after BB gun found

A 14-year-old boy was removed from North Hagerstown High School Wednesday morning after he was found to have a BB handgun in his locker, Hagerstown City Police said.

Students reported to authorities at school around 11 a.m. that they knew about the weapon's presence on school property, police said.

Police responded a short time later and the gun was found in the 14-year-old's locker.

The teen, who was charged with possession of a dangerous and deadly weapon on school property, was released to his parents.


His status as a North High student was unknown today since schools were closed because of the weather.


Chambersburg woman faces drug charges here

Patrice Michelle Jones, 38, of 315 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa., was picked up around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of North Jonathan Street on drug charges.

According to the Hagerstown City Police Street Crimes Unit, Jones was charged with distribution of fake drugs, possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

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


Man remains hospitalized after motorcycle accident

WILLIAMSPORT - A Washington County man remained hospitalized in critical condition this morning with injuries suffered when he lost control of a motorcycle and drove into a tractor-trailer on Governor Lane Boulevard Wednesday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police.

Police said Nathaniel Gossard, no age available, was test-driving a motorcycle on the property of Maccaferri Gabions at 10303 Governor Lane Boulevard when the 2:26 p.m. accident took place, police said.

Starting at the rear of the property, Gossard accelerated as he drove to the front of the lot, police said.

He failed to stop at the end of the driveway and struck the tractor-trailer. He was thrown clear of the bike, police said. The tractor-trailer dragged the bike about 50 yards.

Gossard was treated at the scene by Williamsport Ambulance personnel and then taken to the Washington County Hospital.

The tractor-trailer was driven by Mark Koenig, of Nanty Glo, Pa., who was not injured.


Theft of car reported from restaurant lot in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police are investigating the theft of a car Tuesday afternoon from the parking lot of The Cottage Family Restaurant, 572 Wayne Ave.

According to the report, the gray 1991 Toyota Tercel belonging to Romeo Orellana, of Chambersburg, was stolen sometime between 2 and 5 p.m. The report said an unknown Hispanic man was seen taking the car.


Chambersburg police investigating burglary

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A burglary at a borough-owned building Monday is being investigated by Chambersburg police.

According to the report, the former power plant building at 160 N. Second St., was broken into sometime between 6 and 8 a.m. Tools belonging to Harry W. Cooper, of 335 W. King St., were reported stolen.

The report said the tools included a Black & Decker drill, an attache case containing hand tools, a 24-piece drill set and a Stanley tape measure.


Pa. man sentenced for stabbing last year

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to one to five years in state prison for aggravated assault in a 1998 stabbing.

Michael R. Ceaser, 24, of 309 Hackberry Drive, was also ordered by Judge John R. Walker to pay $21,270.28 to the victim, Danny Eugene Richardson, according to court records. He was fined $300.

According to court records, Richardson was stabbed nine times outside his home at 5557 Pennsylvania Ave., State Line, Pa., on the night of May 3.

While recuperating the day after the stabbing at York (Pa.) Hospital, Richardson said he was unaware until after the fight that he had been stabbed. He said then that both his lungs were collapsed and he had a punctured intestine.

According to Pennsylvania State Police records, Ceaser had driven up to the house and challenged Richardson to come outside. Richardson said the fight was over his younger sister, whom Ceaser had been dating.

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