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Police log 4/13

April 14, 2000

A 71-year-old Hagerstown man will have to continue a series of shots to prevent rabies unless the owner of the small black Scottish terrier that bit him Wednesday morning can be found.

Hagerstown City Police said the man was walking in the parking lot of the Hagerstown Ice and Sports Complex at 580 Security Road around 6:30 a.m. when he was bitten.

Police said two cars with Virginia tags are known to pull into the lot every morning about that time. The owners sit in the car, drink coffee and let two dogs loose to run - a terrier and a Dalmatian, police said.

Police were there this morning but neither car showed up.

Anyone with information about the cars or the owners of the dog is urged to contact police at 301-790-3700.




Acting on complaints about pre-dawn drug trafficking, officers from the Street Crimes Unit made two arrests at 5:22 a.m. in the 300 block of Jonathan Street.

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Eric Marcel Earl, 32, of 422 Sumans Ave., was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, police said.

Kesniel Marcelle Faulkner, 21, of 100 DeKrief Place, the Bronx, New York, was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute and possession of paraphernalia.

Earl was being held on $40,000 bond, and Faulkner was being held on $50,000 Thursday night at the Washington County Detention Center.




A rash of big equipment thefts seems to be continuing in the area.

Wednesday afternoon, a road roller valued at $25,000 was taken from the construction site near the Target Store in The Valley Mall, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

The roller was owned by C. William Hetzer Construction, deputies said.

In Frederick, a $26,000 loader was stolen from the median of Interstate 70 early Wednesday, Maryland State Police said.




A teal 1994 Ford Probe was stolen Thursday morning from the 400 block of Mitchell Avenue, Hagerstown City Police said.

The car has Maryland tags 192 BGE.




CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - Five Martinsburg, W.Va., residents were indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Clarksburg on charges of distributing crack cocaine.

The 11-count indictment charges the following people with distributing the drug in Martinsburg between the fall of 1998 and this month:

- Damon Lucky Mitchell, also known as "Country," 24, of 414 Martins Way.

- Brenda Marie Orr, 21, of 2004 Rocky Glen Mobile Home Community.

- Mistie Marie Clark, 28, of 406 Roberts Drive.

- Shawn C. Wright, 20, of Franklin Manor Apartments.

- Randolph Dennis Hutchens II, 19, 252 East Liberty St.

Orr is named in six counts. Clark, Wright and Hutchens are named in three counts. Mitchell is named in two counts.

Conviction on each count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million, according to U.S. Attorney Melvin W. Kahle Jr.'s office.

The case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.

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