Police log

March 16, 1999

Cleaning equipment, electronics stolen

More than $5,000 in cleaning equipment and electronics were taken from several rooms at the Best Hotel on the Dual Highway over the weekend, Hagerstown City Police said.

Taken were two buffer floor cleaners, two vacuum cleaners, three television sets and a VCR.

The total loss was $5,315, police said.


VCR, car keys stolen during move

A burglary at 458 N. Jonathan St. was reported to Hagerstown City Police at 12:30 a.m. Monday.

The occupant told police she was moving when she discovered a rear sliding glass door was open about an inch.

Taken was a Panasonic VCR worth $100 and two keys to a Volkswagen, police said.



Patio furniture taken

Patio furniture valued at $250 was taken from 132 S. Locust St. over the weekend, Hagerstown City Police said.

A white table and four white chairs, all plastic, were taken, police said.


Two vehicles broken into

Two vehicles were broken into Saturday in the 900 block of Rose Hill Avenue, Hagerstown City Police said.

A $200 CD player was taken from a 1995 Ford and a pair of $130 sunglasses was taken from a 1988 Toyota, police said.


Lottery tickets found in Pa.

SCOTLAND, Pa. - A quantity of lottery tickets were found along Woodstock Road Saturday, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg, Pa.

Claimants should be prepared to provide a description of the tickets.


Chase ends with accident, arrest

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was arrested Saturday after a car smashed into a Berkeley County Sheriff's Office patrol car during a chase in the south end of the city.

Ricardo Delespin, 38, was charged with driving on a license revoked for driving under the influence, eluding police, reckless driving, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and obstructing an officer, according to City of Martinsburg police.

The pursuit began after police attempted to stop a car for speeding on Wilson Street.

After the driver failed to stop for several different officers, the chase ended when the man jumped out of his vehicle on Jefferson Street, police said.

The man's car, however, continued into a police cruiser.

Police chased the man into a Wilson Street building where an arrest was made without incident.

Delespin was later released from the Eastern Regional Jail near Martinsburg.


Frederick woman's face slashed

FREDERICK, Md. - A man faces assault charges after a woman's face was slashed with a piece of metal on Sunday, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Anthony Wade Jones, 33, of the 400 block of North Market Street, was charged with reckless endangerment, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to injure.

Jones posted $25,000 bond.

Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at the victim's Frederick apartment.

The woman said a man had pushed his way into her home and attacked her. Her faced was cut with a metal object, possibly a razor blade, police said.

The woman was taken to the Frederick Memorial Hospital with numerous lacerations.

Her condition was unavailable Monday night.

Police said Jones turned himself in to police on Monday at 3:51 p.m.


Shoplifting charges filed in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police said several thefts took place at the Francis Scott Key Mall on Sunday.

Two juveniles were charged with stealing more than $600 in merchandise from six stores in the Frederick area, police said.

They were apprehended by loss-prevention officers and turned over to police.

A Middletown, Md., man was charged with theft of merchandise after $86 worth of items were taken from the mall, state police said.

Police said Ronald J. Oravecz II also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bond information was unavailable.


Nicorette gum stolen

MOUNT AIRY, Md. - Maryland State Police were investigating the theft of $200 worth of Nicorette gum from the Rite Aid drug store on South Main Street here on March 10.

Police said two men stole the gum and fled in a 1990 silver Mitsubishi with Maryland tags.

The theft occurred between 11:45 a.m. and 12:05 p.m., police said.


1998 car stolen from dealership

A 1998 Toyota Camry was stolen from the Younger car dealership on Dual Highway, according to Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class Wayne Smith.

Smith said the car, which is owned by the dealership, was parked in the used-car section.

The keys were not left inside and no broken glass was found nearby, he said.

The green car was taken between 4 p.m. Thursday and early Friday. It was reported stolen on Monday, said Smith.

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