Police log

April 06, 1999

Two robbed at gunpoint in W.Va.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - One shot was fired but no one was injured Monday afternoon during a robbery of two people in an apartment across the street from the City of Martinsburg police station, police said.

Martinsburg City Police said about $400 was taken in a 2:25 p.m. robbery in apartment 2B at 253 N. Queen St. in Martinsburg.

Police said one of the victims saw the robber get into a vehicle that was later found by police in a parking lot on East Burke Street. Witnesses identified the registration numbers and police said the vehicle had been leased.


Police also recovered a dark hooded jacket and ski mask believed to have been worn by the robber.

The robber was armed with a revolver and is described as a tall black man.

Police said they have identified a possible suspect and the case was still under investigation Monday night.


Vehicles damaged in Pa. accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two vehicles were damaged when they collided on Lincoln Way East in Guilford Township on Monday afternoon, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Camron R. Crabb, 17, of Chambersburg, was driving a 1983 Ford Escort west on U.S. 30 at 2:10 p.m. when his car hit the rear of a 1996 Ford Ranger that was stopped in traffic.

The driver of the Ranger was Joshua Junker, 18, of Chambersburg.

Crabb's car was towed from the scene.

No one was injured in the accident.


Underage drinking charges filed in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said they charged more than 30 people with underage drinking in two incidents Friday night and Saturday morning.

According to one police report, 11 juveniles were charged with underage drinking and four with disorderly conduct after troopers raided a party at 11 p.m. on Friday. The report said the arrests were made near a home in the 6000 block of Angle Road in Antrim Township.

At 12:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a second police report, troopers raided another party on state game lands off Pa. 533 in Letterkenny Township. Police charged 20 people with underage drinking in that incident.

Conviction for underage drinking carries a maximum penalty of $500 in fines and a 90-day driver's license suspension, according to police.

Baskets stolen from porch after delivery

A woman awaiting a shipment of Longaberger baskets reported to Hagerstown City Police that the baskets had apparently been stolen from in front of her home in the 400 block of South Locust Street recently.

The woman said she contacted the company and learned the shipment had been delivered.

Toys stolen in burglary

Computer games, cartridges and a BB gun were among the items taken Sunday in a burglary at 121 S. Locust St.

The loss was $886, police said.

Theft of blow-up dolls leads to arrest

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Halltown, W.Va., man has beencharged with stealing several blow-up dolls from an adult video store and then leading police on a short chase.

John Capriotti, 22, was being held in Eastern Regional Jail on Monday on $11,000 bond.

A man nabbed the dolls and other sexual devices early Saturday morning only to throw them out his car window as a State Police trooper chased him about a half mile, said Trooper Eric Burnett of the Martinsburg detachment.

Capriotti was charged with breaking and entering into Big Al's Movie Outlet. He also was charged with speeding, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, driving with a suspended license and not wearing a seatbelt.


W.Va. man charged with stealing mail

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was arraigned on theft charges Monday in connection with the theft of mail from 23 mailboxes in the Kearneysville area last week, according to court records.

Michael Silver, 30, of 2000 Chris Drive, was arraigned on 29 counts of petit larceny in Jefferson County Magistrate Court, according to court records.

A man driving a 1985 Buick Century was spotted driving up to mailboxes and stealing mail last Thursday, according to court records. Lt. Kenny Mills caught the man following a persuit in the Leetown area, said Jefferson County Sheriff William Senseney.

Senseney said he believes the man was looking for checks. The suspect was taking what he wanted out of the mail and pitching the rest along roadways.

The mail was stolen from mailboxes along Harry Shirley Road, W.Va. 51 and Sulphur Springs Road, said Deputy Thomas Hansen.

About 43 pieces of mail were stolen from 29 boxes, according to court records.


Graffiti reported

Racially offensive graffiti showed up in the hallway of 212 Summit Ave. early Sunday, apparently aimed at the building's lone black resident, Hagerstown City Police said.

The resident told police there was nothing on the walls at 2 a.m. Sunday but later, he found a white painted swastika, the letters "KKK," the word "hate" and several other racially offensive and homophobic words and slogans, police said.

Anyone with information on the origin of the graffiti may contact Hagerstown City Police at 301-790-3700.

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