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March 26, 2002

Brunswick man faces drug, burglary charges

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Brunswick Police and Frederick County Sheriff's deputies took a man into custody on drug and burglary charges early Sunday.

Donald Anthony Hildebrand, 23, of 2 E. Potomac St., Apt. 3, Brunswick, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony burglary, police said.

He was released from custody after posting a $30,000 bond, police said.

When police arrived at the apartment at 12:49 a.m. Sunday, they found Hildebrand, four other adults and two minor children. A quantity of marijuana was found along with $79 in cash.

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During the search, police recovered a quantity of property allegedly taken in a series of property crimes in the Brunswick community, police said.




W.Va. woman charged with credit card fraud

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg woman was charged Monday with petit larceny and four counts of credit card fraud, court records say.

Melissa D. Stump, 27, 121 E. South St., Martinsburg, was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Monday night on $25,000 bond, jail officials said.

Stump was arrested after Martinsburg Police met with a woman at the CATO store in the Martinsburg Mall July 10, said Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

The woman told police that her J.C. Penny credit card, a VISA card and $15 in cash were stolen from her purse.

The victim told police she had interviewed Stump for a position in the store, according to Patrolman C.M. Phelps.

Phelps said $82 worth of linens were purchased with the woman's J.C. Penny credit card. He said he later learned that the credit card was used three other times to buy two pairs of shoes, a cell phone and a phone card, court records said.

A conviction on each charge carries a penalty of up a year in jail and a fine of $50 to $2,500.




Firefighters respond to electrical fire at bank

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg firefighters responded to Huntington Bank at 100 S. Queen St. at about 11 a.m. Monday for a fire call, said Capt. David Brining.

Firefighters found only smoke in the building, Brining said.

It was determined that an electrical problem and an overheating condition in an elevator caused the smoke, Brining said.

Firefighters disconnected the electrical service from the elevator and vented the building to remove the smoke, he said.




Pa. man charged with assaulting woman

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was in Franklin County Prison on charges of assaulting a woman and threatening her with a knife, Chambersburg Police said.

Police said a 23-year-old woman was hit and kicked in the face and body at around 9 p.m. Sunday at Green Meadow Apartments.

The woman also was threatened with a knife, police alleged.

Police charged Rolando Lacy, 21, of Chambersburg, with simple assault and terroristic threats.

He was arraigned by District Justice John Weyman and sent to Franklin County Prison on $50,000 bail, police said.

He was still in the jail Monday evening, a corrections officer said.




Stolen car found after two days

A car stolen from a coin laundry on Pennsylvania Avenue last Wednesday was found two days later, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said Monday.

Detective Sgt. Mike Hegedus said there were no suspects in the theft.

A woman arrived at the Laundromat at 13628 Pennsylvania Ave. at about 7:30 p.m. on March 20, Hegedus said.

She put her keys on a ledge between the rows of washing machines before doing her laundry.

At about 10 p.m., when the woman was ready to leave, she found that her keys were gone and someone had stolen her silver 2002 Dodge Neon.

The car was found on Weaver Avenue in Maugansville at about 10 a.m. Friday, Hegedus said.




Car window smashed while parked at outlets

The window of a car parked at Prime Outlets was shattered Friday night, according to Maryland State Police in Hagerstown.

A woman reported that she returned to her 1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT at about 9:40 p.m. to find the front rear window shattered and the right front fender and hood dented.

Detective Sgt. Mike Hegedus said the car apparently was hit with a blunt object.




Area construction site vandalized again

A construction trailer on Roxbury Road south of Hagerstown was vandalized earlier this month, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said Monday.

The trailer was painted orange, Detective Sgt. Mike Hegedus said, citing a March 13 police report.

Some traffic control devices with lights on them were stolen.

Hegedus said this was the most recent in a series of acts of vandalism at the site, which is near a bridge crossing Antietam Creek.

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