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Police Log 3/15

March 15, 2002

Street crimes unit makes drug arrests


Hagerstown City Police street crimes unit made two drug arrests Thursday.

Christopher Leon Love, 20, of 453 W. Antietam St., Apt. 5, was charged with distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Police allege he sold drugs to a confidential informant in the 400 block of Jonathan Street, police said.

The ongoing investigation into the sale of marijuana also resulted in the arrest of a Hagerstown man Thursday night by the street crimes unit.

Roy Owens Smith, 20, of 207 Ross St., was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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Officers with a warrant searched the residence and seized $1,446 in cash, police said.

The arrest was made at 8:10 p.m. No information was available on Smith's bond.




Hagerstown teen missing from home


The Washington County Sheriff's Department is looking for a missing 16-year-old Hagerstown boy.

Justin Karl Oberosler was last seen by his father at the South End Shopping Center on March 7. The youth left the family home at 17924 Clubhouse Drive on Feb. 26, deputies said.

He is described as white, 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with bleached blonde hair. He has a pierced right eyebrow.

Anyone with information about Justin may call 301-791-3020.




$50 in cash and coins stolen from Pa. school


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Someone stole $50 in bills and change from the cafeteria at Fayetteville Elementary School, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Someone gained entry to the cafeteria office between 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday and removed the money, police said.

The school is located at 8 E. Main St., Fayetteville.




Motorcyclist hit with BBs while riding on 40


A motorcyclist on U.S. 40 Thursday afternoon who was targeted by the BB gun-wielding occupant of a passing car escaped injury and helped Maryland State Police track down the person he believed was responsible.

James Allen Knox, 19, of 15605 National Pike, was charged with one count each of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, according to records in Washington County District Court.

Knox was released on personal recognizance.

Around 4:15 p.m., state police got a call from the motorcyclist who stopped at the Sheetz convenience store at Md. 66 to report the incident. The man had taken down the tag number of the car in which person he said shot at him was riding, court records said.

He told police he felt a sting on his leg and noticed the occupants of a nearby car laughing as they were passing him.

Armed with the tag number, Cpl. T.J. McKenrick was in the area of U.S. 40 and Md. 66 when he spotted the vehicle.




Md. man charged with assaulting bartender


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A Frederick, Md., man was arrested Wednesday after a bartender at a German Street bar was hit with a glass of beer, according to court records.

Joshua Adam Hart, 31, of 406 Pearl St., was charged with malicious or unlawful assault, Jefferson County Magistrate Court records said.

Hart was released on $10,000 bond, court officials said.

Shepherdstown Police Patrolman R.M. Maraugha said he was notified an assault had occurred at The Mecklenburg Inn at 128 E. German St., at about 3:24 a.m. Wednesday, said court records.

Hart allegedly entered the bar and became involved in an argument with a patron which quickly involved several patrons, court records said.

In an attempt to restore calm, the bartender and owner of the inn offered Hart a glass of beer and extended his hand for a handshake, said court records.

Court records allege that Hart took the glass of beer and struck the bartender, causing cuts to his left eye area.




Area men charged with stealing bottles, gun


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Hagerstown man and a Falling Waters, W.Va., man each were charged with daytime burglary Thursday in connection with the theft of an antique milk bottle collection from a house in Hedgesville, W.Va., court records said.

Charged were Thomas Michael Smith, 21, 11133 Lakeside Drive, Hagerstown and Wilbur Patton Crampton, 31, Sportsman's Paradise, Falling Waters, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Smith and Crampton were being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Thursday night on $20,000 bond each, jail officials said.

On Feb. 26, a man told police that someone entered his mobile home through a back window and took 14 antique milk bottles valued at $2,095, Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy Chris McCulley said.

A few days later, the man called McCulley and told him someone had entered his home again and took the rest of his milk bottle collection and a .22-caliber rifle, said court records.

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