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Police log for July 28

July 27, 2000

Police log for July 28

Burglary probed in Pa. township

FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - Two Metal Township women were burglarized in their home Wednesday when two men allegedly entered their home and stole a pocketbook containing $1,000 in cash.

Shirley Rosenberry, 63, and Gladys Miller, 84, of Camp Road, thought that friends were calling when they heard their doorbell ring and invited the men in.

The women asked the men to leave as one tried to distract them while the other allegedly grabbed the pocketbook. The men fled and the women were not hurt.

A construction worker later found the pocketbook on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near mile marker 191 on the eastbound side.

A witness said he saw the men in a maroon late model Ford pickup truck. The witness said both were white, clean shaven, and had short hair.


The witness estimated one to be about 40 and short in stature, while the other was in his late 20s or early 30s and tall.

The police ask anyone with information to contact the Pennsylvania State Police.

Charges brought by park rangers

According to court records, the following people appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas DiGirolamo on July 21 on charges brought by National Park Service rangers on C&O Canal property:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Donald Adams, 38, of Route 4, Box 554, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., gift of alcohol to minor and having an open container, $100 fine.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Christopher Gaver, 25, of 1325 Apple Tree Court, Frederick, disturbing plants, operating a motor vehicle outside designated areas, $125 fine and $178 restitution.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Gary Geisler, 35, of 1043 Welsh Drive, Rockville, Md., being in a closed area, $50 fine.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Shawn Koehler, 34, of 4304 Robert Court, Silver Spring, Md., being in a closed area, $50 fine.

W.Va. man charged with assault

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Gerrardstown, W.Va., man has been charged with hitting his wife in the face with a glass canister, police said.

Richard A. Hodson Jr., 29, was charged with one count of domestic battery, third offense. He was being held Thursday in the Eastern Regional Jail on $5,000 bail.

West Virginia State Police said in a criminal complaint that Hodson and his wife, Dawn Hodson, were at their home in Austin Trailer Court, off W.Va. 45, on July 8.

The complaint alleged that during an argument, Dawn Hodson was hit in the right eye and cheek bone with a canister.

When Dawn Hodson threatened to call the police, she was pushed through a screen door, then stepped on, the complaint alleged.

City police arrest one in stabbing

An argument between two men just before midnight in the 200 block of East Franklin Street led to the arrest of one man for stabbing the other in the arm with a knife, Hagerstown City Police said.

Bradley Leon Bond, 20, of 203 E. Franklin St., has been charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, police said.

His bond was set at $7,500.

Jason Jenkins, age unknown, of Hagerstown, was treated for an arm wound and released, hospital officials said.

Clear Spring-area man missing

A 19-year-old Clear Spring-area man has been missing from his home since 9 p.m. Wednesday and authorities are asking for help in finding him.

Christopher Michael Stains left his 11502 Dam No. 5 Road home after an alleged argument with his parents, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

When last seen, he was wearing blue jeans, a blue hooded sweatshirt, red sneakers and a black sun visor.

Police are asking anyone with information about Stains' whereabouts to call deputies at 301-791-3020.

Drug arrests made in Hagerstown

The street crimes unit made two drug arrests - one late Wednesday and the other early Thursday.

At 11:04 p.m. Wednesday, Cleo Herman Brown, 26, of 42 W. Commerce St., Chambersburg, Pa., was picked up in the 400 block of Park Place.

Brown is charged with possession and distribution of fake drugs, Hagerstown City Police said. Bond was set at $30,000.

Then at 2:19 a.m. Thursday, Bernard Davis, 43, of Route 2, Box 186, North Augusta, Ga., was taken into custody in the first block of West Bethel Street, police said.

Davis was charged with possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. His bond was set at $65,000.

Tools stolen from shed in county

Tools valued at $15,000 were stolen from a shed Wednesday in the 20200 block of Park Hall Road near Clear Spring, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies. Other thefts reported included:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> A thief took $1,400 in golf equipment from a vehicle parked Wednesday in the 500 block of Beaver Creek Road, deputies said.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Shoney's Restaurant in the Valley Mall lost $528 to a quick change artist Wednesday, deputies said.

A black man with gray hair allegedly asked the cashier for change and then as money was being exchanged, the man managed to keep more than he was entitled to keep, deputies said.

Items stolen at Sharpsburg

SHARPSBURG - A 1996 Polaris four-wheel ATV, a DeWalt 18-volt, cordless drill and a Tree Lounge tree stand were stolen from a Potomac Drive home in Sharpsburg, Maryland State Police said.

The items may have been taken early Thursday.

The ATV has a green seat and a new snow plow assembly attached. The tree stand is black with a green and black tarp and the drill is black and yellow with a black carrying case.

Maryland police search for man

FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police were searching for a man last seen at a Washington County skating rink.

Police said Robert Allen Blackburn, 18, who was ordered to report to the Catoctin Summit Institution, didn't show up after attending services at St. Johns Church on July 18 at 7:25 p.m., police said.

He was last seen on July 25 at the Family Skating Center on Virginia Avenue, police said.

Police are requesting anyone with information may call the police at 301-663-3101.

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