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Police log for 8/1

August 01, 2002

Task Force agents make drug arrests



Agents with the Washington County Narcotics Task Force arrested a man and a woman on heroin charges Tuesday in the first block of East Baltimore Street.

Victor Thomas Winegardner, 32, of Hagerstown, was taken into custody in front of 12 E. Baltimore St. on a Washington County grand jury indictment. The charges are distribution of heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of heroin, NTF agents said.

Winegardner was being held without bond Wednesday night at the Washington County Detention Center, jail officials said.

Joanie Sue Winters, 26, of 12 E. Baltimore St., was charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, agents said.

Winters was being held on $80,000 bond at the detention center Wednesday night.




Cops looking for man wanted on theft charges



Hagerstown City Police have warrants for the arrest of Thomas Michael Randall on charges of two counts of theft.

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Randall, 32, whose last known address was 311/2 E. Franklin St., is white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 170 pounds with brown eyes.

His whereabouts were unknown.

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




Drug arrests made in neighboring county



FREDERICK, Md. - Authorities in Frederick County made five arrests for drugs and one for trespassing within a few hours early Wednesday.

Two residents of 814 E. Patrick St. were each charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and manufacturing illegal drugs, Frederick City Police said. Police alleged a marijuana plant was found growing in their yard.

Terry Lee Hopkins, 39, and Maria Susan Bianchini, 54, were taken into custody when they returned home, police said. Several small bags of marijuana leaves and seeds were also found during the 2 a.m. search, police alleged.

At 6:45 a.m., a call to the 600 block of Trail Avenue led to the arrest of Delante Silas Hines, 19, of Clinton, Md., and John David Hamlett, 19, of Temple Hills, Md. Both were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine, possession of both drugs and drug paraphernalia.

The car they were in held more than $300 in cash, empty zippered bags and more drugs, police alleged. The car was seized.

A trespassing stop at the John Hansen Apartments at 8:08 a.m.Wednesday resulted in the arrest of Winifer Renee Coleman, 34, of North Bentz Street, said Frederick City Police. Her bond on the trespassing charge was set at $500.

Angela Mae Sheppard, 32, of 500 N. Bentz St., was charged after officers found suspected cocaine in her hand, police alleged. The charges include possession of cocaine and marijuana. She was released on personal recognizance, police said.




Deputies investigating thefts of CDs, mower



The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following crimes:

  • Compact discs worth $1,200 were reported stolen at midnight Tuesday from a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta at the Park 'n Ride on Downsville Pike. Damage to a broken rear window was estimated at $700.

  • Fifty compact discs worth $500 were reported stolen at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday from a Dodge Neon parked outside the movie theaters at the Valley Mall.

    Forty-five minutes later 70 CDs were reported stolen from a Kia parked outside The Bon Ton at the Valley Mall. Those CDs were worth $1,050.

    There was no damage to either vehicle.

  • A Murray push mower was reported stolen at 9 p.m. Tuesday from a yard in the 1500 block of Wellington Road in Greenberry Hills. The mower was valued at $300.






Abandoned bicycles found by state police



Maryland State Police found two bicycles abandoned along Security Road on Tuesday.

One was a boy's 21-speed mountain bike and the other was a girl's 12-speed mountain bike.

Both bikes were being kept at the Hagerstown state police barracks until the owners are found.

Anyone with information about the bikes may call Trooper 1st Class Doug Bittinger at 301-739-2101.

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