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Police log for Friday, Nobember 5

November 05, 1999

Police seek help to find thieves

NEEDMORE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are asking for help in finding out who stole hand and power tools from the garages of three homes in Needmore, Pa., Sunday morning.

The losses total about $3,500.

Anyone with information should call the state police at 717-485-3131 or Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771.

Alleged drug dealers in custody

Two alleged street-level drug dealers were in the Washington County Detention Center Friday night after being taken into custody Thursday evening in the Jonathan Street area.

Sullay Salage Barbar, 20, and Daynard Johnson, 19, both of 654 N. Prospect St., Apts. 4 and 2, respectively, were each charged with distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

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The Washington County Narcotics Task Force was assisted by the street crimes unit of the Hagerstown City Police, according to Sgt. Bob Leatherman, NTF director.

DJ charged with having child porn

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - A radio announcer at an Eastern Panhandle station has been accused of possessing sexually explicit child pornography.

Otha Royal Palmer Jr., 45, of Berkeley Springs, has been arraigned on a felony charge of possession of child pornography.

West Virginia State Police Senior Trooper C.E. Platt said Palmer accepted a package from a U.S. Postal Inspector last week that contained a videotape portraying a minor in "sexual conduct-intercourse with an adult."

Police found computer images, videotapes and photographs of nude children engaged in sexually explicit acts at Palmer's home, court records show.

Palmer, a part-time disc jockey at WDHC in Berkeley Springs, was suspended without pay, Station Manager Mike Fagan said.

If convicted, Palmer could be sentenced up to two years in jail and fined $2,000.

He is free on $50,000 bond.

Property stolen from house

ORRSTOWN, Pa. - Two residents of Orrstown Road were "distracted" out of $1,850 in property Thursday, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.

Around 2:30 p.m. a van pulled into the residents' driveway and two men got out and engaged the couple in conversation. At the same time, police said, a third man went through the house and then left with the other two in the van.

Vandals damage equipment

Vandals did $1,000 damage Thursday at Clean Rock Industries by loosening some screws on a piece of heavy equipment, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

The plant is on Oak Ridge Place.

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