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Police log for June 20

June 20, 2000

Golfer reports computer stolen from Cadillac

A golfer at the Beaver Creek Country Club reported to Maryland State Police Friday that someone broke into his 1988 Cadillac and stole a $2,000 IBM laptop computer, his trousers and wallet.

Vandal damages sunroof

A vandal damaged the sunroof on a 1994 Volkswagen Golf, possibly using a screwdriver.

The vandalism occurred Friday while the car was parked at the Oak Ridge Garden Apartments, deputies wih the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Juveniles arrested in brawl

Two juveniles were arrested after a brawl near Sumans Avenue Monday evening, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Police said a 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl were charged with assault and then released to their parents following the 4 p.m. incident.

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Judge sentences three in W.Va. federal court

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Chief Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. sentenced three people Monday in United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

According to United States Attorney Melvin W. Kahle Jr., Jennifer Jo Chapman, 28, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 63 months in jail to be followed by three years supervised release.

Chapman pleaded guilty Feb. 14 to one count of distribution of cocaine on May 13, 1999, in Martinsburg.

Brenda Weaver Twigg, 35, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 70 months in jail to be followed by three years supervised release. Twigg pleaded guilty Feb. 14 to one count of an indictment charging her with distribution of cocaine on April 7, 1999, in Martinsburg.

The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force investigated the case, which was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams Jr.

Blaine Powell, 34, was sentenced to three years probation. Powell pleaded guilty March 21 to one count of mail fraud from October of 1995 to November of 1995 during which he defrauded the State Farm Insurance Co. of money by false and fraudulent pretenses.

The West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations investigated the case along with the Drug Enforcement Administration and was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams Jr.

Man pleads guillty to firearm possession

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 45-year-old Falling Waters, W.Va., man pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm Monday in U. S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia in Martinsburg.

According to U. S. Attorney Melvin W. Kahle Jr., Dennis James Yeagy entered a guilty plea to one count of possessing a firearm in Berkeley County, W.Va.

Yeagy, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

The West Virginia State Police, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigated the case along with the West Virginia State Police Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow.

Witnesses: Trio stole van

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Witnesses reported seeing three men steal a van Sunday night, according to borough police.

Described as a blue 1986 conversion van, the vehicle was stolen from behind the Kennedy Street home of Tom Thompson, 44, at 11 p.m. Witnesses said the three men were white and about 16 to 19 years old, police said.

One wore a white T-shirt, another wore a black T-Shirt and the third had a T-shirt stuffed in the back pocket of his pants, police said. The three were later seen by witnesses breaking the windows on the van on the 200 block of West Commerce St., police said.

The three fled on foot and were last seen near a cemetery along Hood Street, police said.

Woman charged with corruption of minors

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Chambersburg woman was charged with two counts of corruption of minors after an incident at her home Saturday night, according to borough police.

The report said Margaret W. Wolfe, no age available, of 158 E. Catherine St., was also charged with two counts of furnishing intoxicants to minors after the 8:13 p.m. incident. She was arraigned before District Justice John Weyman and released, police said.

Police said a 14-year-old boy was outside the house swinging a baseball bat at other children. The boy was charged with making terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and underage drinking, the report said.

A 14-year-old girl at the house was charged with underage drinking, police said. Both juveniles had been drinking beer, according to the report.

Police investigating apartment burglary

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Chambersburg police are investigating an apartment burglary Saturday night on the 100 block of East Queen Street.

Police said the apartment of Dennis R. Fortney Jr. was broken into sometime before 9:43 p.m. Several unspecified items were stolen, the report said.

Man charged with making terroristic threats

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.-- A borough man was charged with making terroristic threats after a woman was threatened outside his house Saturday afternoon, according to Chambersburg police.

The report said Kevin Earl Bailey, 18, of 163 Kennedy St., was arraigned before District Justice John Weyman and jailed in Franklin County Prison on $25,000 bond. Police said a man threatened to stab the woman in the incident, which occurred at about 2 p.m.

Bailey was still being held Monday evening, according to a prison official.

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