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Police log for 1/29

January 30, 2002

Police log for 1/29



Man sought on assault, endangerment charges


Hagerstown City Police are in possession of an arrest warrant for Ralph Curtis Myers for one count each of first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

Myers, 24, is white, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address was 618 George St., police said.

Anyone with information about Myers is asked to call 301-790-3700, ext. 234, or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.

13 pounds of pot found in Fed Ex package


Agents with the Washington County Narcotics Task Force arrested a Hagerstown man last week as he picked up a Federal Express package containing 13 pounds of marijuana.

Thomas Joe Virts, 25, of 25 S. Locust St., was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, agents said.

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Virts was freed Jan. 24 - the same day he was arrested - after posting $75,000 bond, officials at the Washington County Detention Center said.

Agents said Virts was taken into custody at the Federal Express Distribution Center at 1409 Oakmont Drive.

The package, which had been shipped from Plano, Texas, contained the drugs, which had a street value of approximately $15,000, agents said.

Furniture store window smashed by vandal


Damage was estimated at $800 to the front display window at Bast Furniture Store after someone threw an unknown object at the glass, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

The damage, which was discovered Monday morning, had apparently been done over the weekend, Deputy First Class James Clay said.

Pair of Pa. construction sites hit by thieves


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Thieves hit two contractors at a building site on U.S. 11 sometime between Saturday and Monday, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.

Construction trailers were broken into and a variety of gas and electric saws were taken along with various hand tools, police said.

The victims were MTD Erectors of Thurmont, Md., and R&H Construction of Chambersburg.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-717-264-5161.

Boy, 12, gets broken jaw during scuffle


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police have filed a juvenile petition against a 10-year-old boy who allegedly broke another youth's jaw Saturday during a fight at a borough park.

According to police, the assault between the 10-year-old and 12-year-old boys occurred around 1:45 p.m. at a playground on South Second Street.

The younger boy allegedly struck the victim in the face with such force the victim's lower right jaw broke in two places and required immediate surgery to repair the injury, police said.

No further information was available.



Md. man hospitalized after cycle hits pickup


EMMITSBURG, Md. - An Emmitsburg, Md., man was treated and released from a Baltimore hospital after losing control of his motorcycle on a turn on Silo Hill Road and hitting a pickup truck Sunday evening, police said.

Andrew Eugene Young, 21, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center following the accident, police said.

Police said Young, who was traveling in the northbound lane of Silo Hill Road, and crossed into the southbound lane while making the turn near Robindale Drive just before 6 p.m.

His 2001 Kawasaki motorcycle collided with a southbound 1986 GMC pickup truck driven by Joshua Byron Knepp, 19, of Fairfield, Pa.

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