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Police log 9/22

September 23, 2002

Two charged after undercover drug sting



FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department arrested two area residents during a reverse drug sting operation Saturday, police said.

An undercover member of the Frederick Police Drug Enforcement Unit posed as a drug dealer in the area and sold what appeared to be a controlled drug, police said.

Kevin Kenneth Hoes, 40, of the 9400 block of Chadburn Place, Gaithersburg, Md., and Jessica Denise Collins, 24, of the 100 block of Charles Street, Westminster, Md., were charged with purchasing fake drugs.




Woman robbed; two face charges



MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police arrested two people Friday in connection with the theft of a woman's wallet, police said Saturday.

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Jasper Alonzo Womble, 19, of Washington, D.C., was charged with one count of robbery, one count of theft by unlawful taking or disposition and two counts of criminal conspiracy. He was booked in the Bedford County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail, police said.

A 16-year-old juvenile who was also arrested was placed in the custody of juvenile authorities, police said.

Womble is accused of approaching a 48-year-old Needmore, Pa., resident while wearing a mask and carrying a lug wrench and ordering the unidentified victim to give him her wallet, police said.

He allegedly took the woman's purse and ran to a waiting car in which the juvenile was waiting and they drove away, police said.

The crime occurred at a parking lot along Pa. 16.




Fire destroys car



The Maryland State Fire Marshall's office is investigating a fire that destroyed a 1994 Saturn at Md. 68 and Interstate 81 in Williamsport, Deputy State Fire Marshall Joseph Zurolo said Saturday night.

The fire started in the passenger area of the car, he said.

The fire was discovered at 12:56 a.m. Saturday by a passerby, he said.

The damage was estimated at $1,500, Zurolo said.

An investigator had been unable to interview the car's owner as of Saturday night, he said.

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