Police log 9/23

September 23, 1999

Woman tossed out of car; $40 in ATM cash stolen

A man threw a Citicorp employee out of a car early this morning after taking the $40 she got out of an ATM at Citicorp, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The woman was escorted by the man to the ATM at Citicorp north of Hagerstown around 3:10 this morning, police said.

After she removed the money from the ATM he threw her out of a 1964 Chevy Nova with unknown Pennsylvania tags near Airview Road and Reynolds Road, police said.


Citicorp spokesman Phil Kelly said the woman was thrown out of the car in an area across U.S. 11 from Citicorp.

The suspect was described as a white male with a thin build, 5-foot-9, and weighing 175 pounds. He goes by the name Obi, police said.

Shots reported fired on S. Potomac

Hagerstown City Police were investigating shots fired at the storm door at 234 S. Potomac St. early this morning.

No one was home or injured, police said.

Six to eight shots were fired around 12:50 a.m. although no shell casings were found, police said.

A neighbor reported the shots fired after hearing a dog barking and the sound of a vehicle leaving at a high rate of speed, police said.

Break-in reported on South Prospect

Someone broke into a home on South Prospect Street on Wednesday night and looked through the refrigerator, but didn't take anything, according to Hagerstown City Police.

An 8-by-10 inch door window was broken on the north side of an apartment at 37 S. Prospect St. shortly before 8 p.m., police said. The suspect reached in to unlock the door to gain entry.

No one was home at the time, police said.

Burglary reported on Kenneth Street

Maryland State Police are investigating Wednesday's burglary at 13618 Kenneth St. and the subsequent theft of two firearms.

Taken were a .22-caliber bolt action Remington Model 581 rifle and an 1863 Springfield .58- caliber musket.

Traffic stop leads to charges

FREDERICK, Md. - A traffic stop for a burned-out headlight late Wednesday landed a 19-year-old Baltimore man in jail on drug charges.

Frederick City Police noticed a 1984 Honda traveling northbound on Ice Street, first because the high beams were on, police said.

When the driver turned them down, one of the regular headlights was out and Officer J. Morales pulled him over at 10:28 p.m.

A K-9 was called to the scene and a narcotics scan of the vehicle was positive, police said. After a search, two packages of suspected marijuana were found in the man's boot, police said.

Joel R. Turner-Rogers was charged with possession of marijuana. He was also issued a citation for failure to attach vehicle registration plates front and rear and an equipment repair order on the headlights.

W.Va. boy, 15, faces drug charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police arrested a 15-year-old Martinsburg boy on drug charges Tuesday, alleging he sold crack cocaine to an undercover informant.

The teenager was charged with delivery of crack cocaine and possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and was placed in the Eastern Regional Juvenile Detention center here pending further proceedings, police said.

The drug buy was made in the area of Spring and East King streets, police alleged.

Man charged in domestic dispute

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 30-year-old man was charged with domestic battery and jailed Tuesday on $1,500 bond.

Darren L. Wright, address unavailable, was arrested after police responded to a domestic disturbance complaint on South Kentucky Avenue, Martinsburg City Police said.

Police allege Wright assaulted a 22-year-old woman identified as his girlfriend.

He was reportedly being held in Eastern Regional Jail.

Man picked up on warrant

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 33-year-old city man was arrested Tuesday on an outstanding warrant charging him with domestic battery.

Bryan T. Ruppenthal of Daniel Street was arraigned by a magistrate and released on $1,500 personal recognizance bond.

The alleged assault occurred Aug. 21 at Ruppenthal's home, police said. A woman claimed she received a head injury and was treated at Martinsburg City Hospital.

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