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Police log in March 23 Morning Herald

March 23, 2001

Police log in March 23 Morning Herald



Threats reported at local schools


Hagerstown City Police continue to receive complaints from schools about students making threats.

Officers are continuing to file charges, police said Wednesday.

On Monday, officers went to E. Russell Hicks Middle School twice, once when a student threatened another child with a pair of scissors and again when there was a threat to bring a gun to school, police said.

At Northern Middle School on Monday, officers investigated a threat by one child against another.

Officers are charging students with causing disruption to school operations. The students so charged are referred to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

In addition, the School Board policy is to suspend students accused of such activity until a meeting can be held with parents, student and school officials.

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Frederick teen faces drug charges


FREDERICK, Md. - A 17-year-old Frederick boy faced drug charges Wednesday night after undercover drug officers conducted an operation on West Patrick Street.

Charges against the teenager include two counts of distribution of cocaine, and three counts each of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of the illegal drug.

Taken into custody at 10:48 p.m., the boy was taken to the Noyes Detention Center in Rockville, Md., according to Frederick City Police.

David William Doolittle, 36, of Moss Meadow Way, Mt. Airy, Md., was charged with possession of cocaine during the operation.

A third person tried to leave the area in a vehicle but after a brief chase on Interstate 70, he was taken into custody.

Thomas Wayne Dorsey, 41, of Woodbine, Md., was charged with negligent driving as well as driving while his license was revoked, police said.

Student removed from Pa. school


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A student at Chambersburg Area Middle School was taken from the school Wednesday morning after allegedly threatening to bring a gun to the school, according to a Chambersburg police report.

The 12-year-old boy made a statement to a teacher about bringing a weapon to school to settle a problem, the report said.

The boy was taken to the school's office and police were notified.

Police said a juvenile petition charging the boy with making terroristic threats will be filed as a result of the investigation, the report said

He was placed on home detention by the Franklin County Juvenile Probation Department.

Maintenance shed break-in probed


A Hagerstown City maintenance shed was broken into Thursday, Hagerstown City Police said.

Nothing was taken from the shed on Pangborn Avenue, police said.

Police investigate break-in of vehicle


A vehicle parked in the 400 block of Kensington Drive was broken into Thursday, Hagerstown City Police said.

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