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April 03, 2002

Cops looking for man in connection with robbery

Hagerstown City Police have an arrest warrant for Jason Stalbyn Bell, also known as Nova, in connection with a March 7 armed robbery in the stairwell of 58 E. Antietam St.

Criminal charges include armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, theft, and two handgun offenses.

Bell, 19, is described as a black man, with black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was 24 Madison Ave.

Bell's whereabouts are unknown and police are asking for help from the community in locating him.

Anyone with information may call police at 301-790-3700 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.




Woman accused of attacking her husband

FREDERICK, Md. - A New Market, Md., woman accused of attacking her husband with a screwdriver while he slept Monday night has been charged with attempted first-degree assault and second-degree assault, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies said.

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Glenda S. Dunaway, 53, was freed after she posted a $2,000 bond, deputies said.

When deputies arrived at the home in the 6700 block of West Lakeridge Road at 11:44 p.m. Monday, they contacted Melvin Alton Dunaway who alleged that his wife had stabbed him several times with a screwdriver.

Deputies noted minor scratches and a small cut on Dunaway, who was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital and released, deputies said.

Deputy 1st Class Jason Caruso and Deputy Jason Boyer were continuing their investigation of the incident.




Masked gunman robs Giant Eagle market

FREDERICK, Md. - A robber wearing a ski mask and carrying a handgun took an undisclosed amount of money from the Giant Eagle Supermarket at 1305 W. Seventh St. late Monday.

The man entered the store at 11:30 p.m. and headed for the cash counting room where he told an employee to leave the room. After getting money from the store safe, the man left through the rear of the store.

Frederick City Police said the robber was described to them at 6 feet tall, with a muscular build, wearing dark clothing and a ski mask.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the robber may call 301-694-2100 or Detective Phil Custead at 301-624-1268.




Pa. man sought on burglary, theft charges

A Needmore, Pa., man known to frequent Washington and Frederick counties was being sought by Maryland State Police in Frederick County in connection with felony burglary and theft charges.

Robert Stanley Painter Jr. was charged last year in connection with the thefts of more than $200,000 in building materials and lumber from Lowe's and Wicke's, police said. After being freed on bond on those offenses, he was charged with several new crimes in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Again he posted bond and was freed, police said.

He is known to travel in a 1994 red Ford F150 with West Virginia plates, a white 1994 Chevrolet truck with Maryland tags or a 1980 white Ford truck with Maryland tags.

Painter, 39, is white, 6 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 215 pounds and has brown hair. He has been known to reside in the 300 block of Waltz Lane west of Hancock and sometimes travels with his 34-year-old girlfriend, police said.




Someone siphons 125 gallons of diesel fuel

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Someone siphoned 125 gallons of diesel fuel from a truck parked at an Antrim Township travel center Sunday night, Pennsylvania State Police said.

A driver for Dick Lavy Trucking, Inc., of Bradford, Ohio, told police the fuel was taken from his truck while it was parked at the TA Travel Center, 10835 John Wayne Drive, between 10:30 p.m. Sunday and 1:30 a.m. Monday.




Girl, 9, says strangers tried to lure her in a car

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating an incident Monday afternoon in which it is believed strangers may have been trying to lure a 9-year-old girl into a vehicle.

The girl told police she was walking in the 100 block of West Main Street in Guilford Township around 1:30 p.m. when the passenger of a dark green Isuzu Trooper with dark tinted windows asked if she wanted a ride.

The girl described the passenger as a teenage female with short blond hair above her shoulders and the driver as an older male with short hair, police said.

The girl reportedly ran home after the incident.




Pa. police investigating break-in, theft at home

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police ask anyone who may have seen anything unusual in the 400 block of Wayne Avenue Monday evening to call police.

Someone forced entry into a residence in the block between 3:45 p.m. Monday and 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

The resident arrived home from work to find the front door severely damaged and several items missing, police said.

Anyone with information can call Chambersburg Police at 717-264-4131.




Antietam Cab driver foils would-be robbery

An Antietam Cab driver who was unimpressed with a would-be robber foiled a robbery attempt Tuesday morning, Hagerstown City Police said.

Police said the 55-year-old male driver was dispatched to the 300 block of Buena Vista Avenue for a fare at 1:50 a.m.

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