Police log for Tuesday, July 25

July 24, 2000

Police log for Tuesday, July 25

Lookout continues for county fugitive

Police remained on the lookout Monday for a man who stole a vehicle from a supermarket parking lot and led police on a chase before fleeing on foot in the Huyetts Crossroads area Saturday.

Maryland State Police said no description of the man was available.

Police said the man jumped into a woman's car in the supermarket lot on Virginia Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. and drove off. The keys had been left in the car, police said.

He led police and at least one civilian on a chase after striking the civilian's pickup truck.

The man continued on U.S. 40 and turned north onto St. Paul Road where the car ran into a ditch and landed on a fence, police said.

The driver fled on foot. Despite a search involving a state police helicopter, a K-9 unit, five Maryland State Police troopers and Washington County Sheriff's deputies, the man remained at large.

Man charged with forging checks

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man has been charged with forging $12,550 in checks from a borough manufacturer, according to Chambersburg police.

James F. Goins, 23, of 3441 Carnoustie Drive, was arraigned Friday before District Justice Gary L. Carter on eight counts of forgery and one count of theft, police said. He was released after posting $10,000 bond, according to the report.

Police said that between June 23 and July 13 money was withdrawn from the account of CECO Taylor, 120 Derbyshire St., with eight forged checks. The money was withdrawn from Keystone Financial in Chambersburg, police said.

Owner of John boat sought in Pa.

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were looking for the owner of a John boat found in a Peters Township Creek on Sunday.

The report said the gray fishing boat, with two gray seats and a pair of wooden oars, was found partially submerged along a creek bank off the 4300 block of Fort Loudon Road.

State Police said the owner can claim the boat by calling 1-717-264-5161.

Cash theft from business probed

NEWBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of $2,500 in cash from a Lurgan Township business last week.

Police said someone entered Clark's Garage, 15182 Black Road, between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Along with the cash, five Pennsylvania state inspection stickers were also stolen, police said.

Go-cart stolen from county residence

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported that a go-cart valued at $1,600 was stolen from a yard in the 20600 block of Bent Willow Road south of Rohrersville between July 18 and July 22.

Purse reported stolen in Keedysville

A $30 purse containing $40 in cash and credit cards was reported stolen Sunday from a home in the first block of North Main Street in Keedysville, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Police believe a break-in could have led to the theft.

Garage windows broken in Halfway

Three garage windows were reported broken Friday evening by BB gun shots in the 11200 block of Marbern Road in Halfway, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Boy charged with property destruction

A 17-year-old Hagerstown teenager was charged with destruction of property, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at Doub Meadows early Saturday, according to Hagerstown City Police.

A woman in the 1300 block of Jay Drive called police around midnight Friday after she heard fighting outside and saw a male kick her Cadillac, leaving a large dent in the rear fender, police said.

Police allegedly found the teenager, under the influence of alcohol and holding ice on his hand and knuckles at Doub Meadows.

The boy was charged with the damage to the car, which was less than $300, and told to go home, police said.

Around 4 a.m. police were called back to Doub Meadows because the boy was trying to fight someone else, police alleged. He fled when police tried to handcuff him.

Police had no information about the teenager Monday evening.

W.Va. alleged escapee is caught

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man who escaped from police custody on Thursday - the day before his 20th birthday - has turned himself in, authorities said.

Wallace Lee Johnson of 5081/2 Race St., Martinsburg, was charged with one count each of escaping from the custody of an officer, possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and obstructing an officer.

He is free on $30,500 bond.

In a criminal complaint, Officer Terry Shetley of the Martinsburg Police Department said he responded to a call about a fight on the 200 block of North Raleigh Street on Thursday. He saw a group of men, some of whom ran when he drove up.

Johnson initially was charged with obstructing an officer. While searching him, Shetley allegedly found a small bag of what was later determined to be cocaine, plus $555, the complaint alleged.

Johnson was taken back to the police station, where other officers helped Shetley process the arrest. The complaint said that Officer Rouse handcuffed Johnson to a bench.

The other officers left while Shetley tested the cocaine and went to another room to get a camera to take pictures of the evidence, the complaint said.

As Shetley returned to the processing room, a lieutenant asked where Johnson was.

Several officers searched for Johnson in the neighborhood around the station. Shetley used his police dog to help, but Johnson was not found.

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