Police log for Aug. 14

August 13, 2000

Police log for Aug. 14

Drug sweep held in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. - A drug sting operation Friday at the John Hanson Apartment Complex in Frederick resulted in charges against three people, the Frederick Police Department reported.

Eric Darrell Braxton, 26, of Taneytown, Md., was charged with possession of crack cocaine, police said. He was taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, and released on $1,500 bond.

Irene Rebecca Thomas, 51, of Frederick, was also charged with possession of crack cocaine and transported to the detention center, police said. Thomas' bond information was not available Saturday.

Charles Francis Thomas, 50, of Frederick, was charged with driving while intoxicated, police said. He was released Friday from the Frederick Police Department.

Officials search for Pa. hit-and-run

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg are looking for the driver in a lunchtime hit-and-run accident Aug. 10 at the McDonald's restaurant off Interstate 81 in Antrim Township near Greencastle.

While circling the McDonald's parking lot, the driver of a maroon tractor-trailer with D&D markings struck a North Carolina man's green Freightliner truck, causing moderate damage, police said.

The police are asking anyone with information to call 717-264-5161.

Garage burglary is investigated

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police is investigating a garage burglary authorities said is similar to two others in recent weeks.

A police report said Darwin's Garage at 8076 Oakdale Road, Lurgan Township, was entered sometime Wednesday night or Thursday morning and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen.

The report said police are investigating a possible connection with recent burglaries at Clark's Garage, 15182 Black Gap Road, in Lurgan Township, and Bigler's Garage near Shippensburg, Pa.

Police search for missing driver

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for the driver of a car that crashed early Sunday morning in Southampton Township.

Police said a white Chevy Beretta GT with New Jersey license plates was southbound at 2:45 a.m. when it ran off the southbound lanes of Interstate 81. The car went up an embankment and rolled onto its side, police said.

The report said the driver fled the scene before police arrived.

Hay baling twine sliced on Pa. farm

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for the person or people that cut the baling twine on 90 bales of hay sometime Friday at an Antrim Township farm.

The report said the twine on the 2,000-pound bales was cut sometime before 8:30 p.m. at a farm on the 7000 Block of Stoneybridge Road. Police said the hay belongs to Denny Stoner of Chambersburg, Pa.

Tools stolen from State Line, Pa.

STATE LINE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said $3,500 worth of tools was stolen from a storage business in Antrim Township last week.

The report said a storage unit at State Line Rent-A-Space, 551 Mason-Dixon Road, was entered without force sometime between 1 and 9:45 a.m. Friday. The tools belonged to Jason L. Kline, 24, of Fairplay, Md., police said.

Merchandise taken from Boonsboro

BOONSBORO - An unknown amount of merchandise was taken from a S. Main Street deli after burglars pried a door open, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies said the owner of Mountainside Deli at 311 S. Main St. notified them of the burglary that occurred between 10:35 p.m. Saturday and 8:10 a.m. Sunday.

About $300 in damage was estimated.

Man assaulted in city, loses his tooth

HANCOCK - A man walking on Pennsylvania Avenue lost a front tooth and a $5 bill in an assault Sunday afternoon. Maryland State Police said.

Police said Kevin Ellswort Bakers, 20, of the 100 block of W. Main St. in Hancock, was at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and W. Main St. when he was approached by two men he didn't know.

He was punched in the mouth by one of the men and knocked to the ground.

The man then demanded money from Bakers and so he gave him $5, police said.

Bakers told police at least two men were involved in the incident but could not provide descriptions.

In addition to his dental injury, Bakers received abrasions on his left arm and back.

Police ask anyone with information to call 301-739-2101.

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