Police log for June 22

June 21, 2000

Police stop car; find loaded handgun

Following up on a disturbance call in the 1000 block of Lanvale Street early Wednesday, Hagerstown City Police stopped a car and found a loaded handgun under the front seat.

Officers arrived on Lanvale shortly after 3 a.m. and people began to disperse, police said.

Officer Doug Garner got a tip about handguns and a description of a vehicle that might contain weapons, police said. That description was put out to all officers.

Officer Brad Helman spotted the vehicle and pulled it over in the 400 block of West Antietam Street at 3:34 a.m., police said. Both occupants were charged with transporting a handgun in a vehicle after a loaded Lorcin .380-caliber semiautomatic was found under the seat, police said.


Michael Edward Sease Jr., 21, of 427 Guilford Ave., and Jeremy Dean Davis, 21, of 425 Guilford Ave., the passenger were released on personal recognizance Wednesday.

Allegheny Power substation damaged

Kids throwing rocks and debris at a Northern Avenue transformer may have caused $60,000 damage to the piece of equipment, Hagerstown City Police said Wednesday.

No one has been charged in connection with the vandalism at the Allegheny Power substation, police said.

The unit began leaking oil, apparently after it was damaged, police said. Power in the area wasn't significantly affected, police said.

Rings, cash stolen at swimming pool

A burglary at Potterfield Pool on Frederick Street Monday netted thieves two rings with a total value of $60, Hagerstown City Police said Wednesday.

Police remove man from hospital lobby

Hagerstown City Police had to remove a man from the Washington County Hospital lobby early Wednesday after he had earlier been warned not to return.

Lewis Wayne Meadows, 35, no fixed address, was told to leave around 11 p.m. but returned a short time later, police said.

Lt. Margaret Kline said the man had reportedly been drinking.

Meadows was charged with trespassing and taken to police headquarters to await an appearance before a bond commissioner.

Theft of vehicle stereo investigated

Washington County Sheriff's deputies investigated the theft of a $200 Sony stereo from a vehicle parked at Hagerstown Honda Tuesday.

A cellphone was taken from a vehicle parked at the Food Lion at 417 North Pointe Tuesday, deputies said.

State police find Phillipsburg, Pa., man

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A license plate check on an abandoned van Tuesday led to police finding a Phillipsburg, Pa., man with a mental disability, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The unidentified 49-year-old man had been ordered by Clearfield County, Pa., authorities to undergo a mental health evaluation, the report said. The vehicle was found on Sunset Pike near Letterkenny Army Depot, police said.

The search that followed involved Chambersburg police, Letterkenny police, the Cumberland County, Pa., and Washington County, Md., Sheriff's departments, a state police helicopter and police dogs, the report said.

Much of the search was conducted in the area of Wilson College in Chambersburg. Police said members of the public assisted police and it was a civilian who pointed the man out to police near the intersection of Hood and Commerce streets at about 8:30 p.m.

The report said the man was taken to Chambersburg Hospital for treatment of dehydration and the court mental health commitment warrant was served on him.

The report said there was no indication the man had committed any criminal acts in this area.

Four charged in altercation at home

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Four people have been charged in connection with an altercation Sunday night at an Antrim Township home, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The incident happened at 6 p.m. at a home on Golf Vista Drive, police said. Jason Yetter, 29, and Georgina McConaughey, 24, both of 208 Wayne Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., and Leigha McConaughey, 19, and Brenda Paisley, 44, both of 5475 Iron Bridge Road, Waynesboro, went to the house and got into an argument with the residents, Kimberly Noll, 41, John Noll Jr., 18, and an 11-year-old girl.

Police said they refused to leave the Noll home and the argument escalated into a fight. Yetter, Leigha McConaughey and Georgina McConaughey were all charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct, harassment and criminal trespass.

Paisley was charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct, the report said.

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