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Police log

May 12, 1999

Three Tennessee residents face drug charges here

Three Tennessee residents stopped for speeding Monday on Interstate 81 are now in jail on serious drug charges, according to Maryland State Police.

Erik Richard Davies, 24, of 310 W. Holston Ave., Johnson City, Tenn., is being held on $100,000 bond.

A federal detainer is keeping Theodore Arthur Hogan, 33, of 3308 Blue Bell Lane, Knoxville, Tenn., in custody. In addition, bond of $125,000 has been set for the local charges.

Pamela Dawn Davis, 21, of 302 W. Main St., Apt. 1, Johnson City, Tenn., has a bond of $75,000.

Trooper First Class J.L. Kissner stopped a blue Honda Accord at 12:20 p.m. after clocking the vehicle at 74 mph in a 65 mph zone.

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Police said the driver had no license or registration and was found to be revoked in Tennessee.

A consentual search of one of the men revealed two hypodermic syringes in his left sock, police said. A check revealed he was wanted by federal authorities in Tennessee on drug charges, police said.

The woman was also searched and police found 140 packets of heroin, nine diazepam tablets, a hypodermic syringe and several unknown pink pills in her pants, police said.

The estimated street value of the heroin was $3,000. The diazepam is valued at between $300-$350, police said.

All three were charged with importing drugs into the state, possession with intent to distribute/large amount of drugs, possession with intent to distribute drugs, possession of heroin and other drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records showed.

Davies is also charged with speeding, driving with no license, wrong tags, and unregistered vehicle.

City man faces drug charges

Jeremy David Strain, 38, of 517 Howard St., was picked up for drug offenses by the Hagerstown Street Crimes Unit Tuesday at 12:44 p.m. in the 300 block of North Jonathan Street.

Strain is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and distribution of cocaine, police said.

Damage calls reported in county

Damage calls kept Washington County Sheriff's deputies busy Tuesday at opposite ends of the county.

* A cherry picker parked on Fort Ritchie property was damaged to the tune of about $1,200.

* Representatives at Jefferson Cheese Manufacturing in Hancock reported a broken window in a vehicle parked in their lot at 14738 Warfordsburg Road.

Woman's purse grabbed at door

A man claiming to be selling produce appeared at the front door of a home in the 900 block of Lanvale Street on Tuesday but left with the resident's purse.

Hagerstown City Police were told the man asked for a glass of water and when the resident went to get it, the man followed her and grabbed her purse.

It was found a short time later, minus $300.

Three cell phones reported stolen

Three Nokia cellular telephones were reported stolen Tuesday - two from a vehicle at the AC&T gas station at 1701 Dual Highway, and the third from a vehicle parked at Wal-Mart.

Total loss was estimated at $590, Hagerstown City Police said.

Credit union fills with smoke

HALFWAY - An overheated bathroom fan motor filled the Bulldog Federal Credit Union on York Road with smoke Tuesday afternoon, according to Alan L. Matheny of the Volunteer Fire Department of Halfway.

Bank personnel were evacuated from the building, he said.

About 12 firefighters cleared the smoke from the building within 20 minutes, Matheny said.

Fire department kept busy Tuesday

The Longmeadow Volunteer Fire Department responded to three calls on Tuesday afternoon.

* At 2:49 p.m., firefighters were called to Mack Trucks Inc. on Pennsylvania Avenue, according to Scott Adams, truck crew chief.

He said a machine designed to collect dust and other particles in the plant caught fire.

Firefighters contained the flames within 20 minutes, Adams said. Damage was estimated at between $2,000 and $5,000.

* At 3:23 p.m., the company responded to a report of a fire at a mobile home on the Smithsburg/Leitersburg Pike.

Adams said an electric fire caused about $500 in damages to the home.

* Minutes later, a call came in for a minor two-car accident on Longmeadow Road, he said. Further details were unavailable.

"The calls all came in around the same time," Adams said. "We were stretched pretty thin."

Frederick man charged in incident

FREDERICK, Md. - A 40-year-old Frederick man was in custody today after he allegedly failed to stop for a speeding violation, police said.

David E. Stull, of the 14500 block of Old Frederick Road, was charged with fleeing police and driving while intoxicated.

The man was spotted in his Chevrolet truck on U.S. 15 near Old Frederick Road at 10:49 p.m. Tuesday, according to Frederick County Sheriff's deputies.

When Deputy David Dewees tried to pull him over, the truck fled onto Lenhart Road, where the driver bailed out and tried to escape on foot, police said.

After a brief struggle, Dewees was able to take the man into custody.

Door damaged in domestic dispute

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