Police log

July 30, 1999

A security guard at the Wal-Mart Store on Wesel Boulevard was first "sprayed" by a woman shoplifter Thursday evening and then pushed by a man who turned out to be the woman's companion, Hagerstown City Police said this morning.

Jacequeline Louise Hetrick, 37, of 304 Orchard Manor Drive, Boonsboro, has been charged with second-degree assault and misdemeanor theft.

Hendrick Ligary Spencer, 43, same address, was charged with second-degree assault, police said.

The incident began at 9:20 p.m. when a store security guard spotted the woman as she allegedly took two telephones and a VCR tape, valued at $149, police said.

As he approached her leaving the store, she allegedly turned and sprayed the security guard with some kind of protection spray, police said. She dropped the merchandise.

A man walking near her then pushed the guard and both the man and the woman took off in different directions, police said.


The guard caught up with Spencer in the Lowe's parking lot. The woman got away.

At 11:20 p.m., the woman returned to the store, police said. She was recognized by the guard and taken into custody, police said.

Both were expected to appear before a bond commissioner this morning.

A 16-year-old New York boy was taken into custody at 8:35 p.m. Thursday for allegedly selling drugs in the 200 block of Jonathan Street, Hagerstown City Police said.

The teen, who was placed in the juvenile holdover facility, had seven pieces of individually-wrapped pieces of crack cocaine in his mouth when apprehended, police said.

He's charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

FREDERICK, Md. - A Hagerstown woman was charged with unsafe lane change and driving while intoxicated after she ran into the rear of a tractor trailer westbound on Interstate 70 east of Ridge Road late Thursday, according to Maryland State Police.

Sheree Annette Rowles, 39, was driving a 1994 Ford Thunderbird at 9:42 p.m. when she hit the truck, lost control of her car and hit a tree in the median, police said.

Rowles was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries and released, police said.

The McCoole, Md., trucker wasn't hurt, police said.

WILLOW HILL, Pa. - A horse pulling a Mennonite buggy on Pa. 75 Thursday afternoon had to be destroyed after it was hit by a pickup truck, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The 5 p.m. incident occurred as Jacob Byler, 40, was attempting to pull his buggy into a field and he turned in front of a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Patrice Chrisemen, 41, also of Willow Hill, police said.

The horse's leg was broken in the accident and he had to be destroyed, police said.

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Two drivers were injured late Thursday in an accident on New Grenada Road at Ansell Road, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Irena A. Horton, 83, of Robertsdale, Pa., was in fair condition this morning at Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown, Pa., hospital officials there said.

Police said Horton was the driver of a 1988 Oldsmobile that was eastbound on New Grenada Road at 9:20 p.m. Thursday when she turned left onto Ansell Road, directly in the path of a westbound 1995 Mazda 626 driven by a 35-year-old Todd, Pa., man.

Scott M. Reifsnyder was taken to Fulton County Medical Center where he was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said this morning.

Horton wasn't wearing a seatbelt. It wasn't known if Reifsnyder was wearing a seatbelt or not, police said.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two burglaries in as many days have netted thieves some property and a small amount of cash, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.

The money was reported taken from Banner's Garage on North Franklin Street at 2:30 this morning, police said.

On Wednesday, someone broke into a double wide home at Larry's Homes of Pa. on Lincoln Way East and stole an RCA home entertainment system containing a VCR, a CD player, radio and speakers. The loss was $1,750, police said.

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