Police log 11-15

November 15, 2002

City police arrest three on drug charges

Hagerstown City Police arrested three people on drug charges after an undercover investigation Wednesday.

Steven Lawrence McCormick, 37, of Salisbury, Md., Robert Lee Taylor Jr., 32, of 8605 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, and Tammy Jo Sprankle, 29, no fixed address, were each charged with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of crack cocaine and possession of marijuana, police said.

In addition, Sprankle was charged with possession of a concealed dangerous weapon, a box cutter, police said.

All three were being held in the Washington County Detention Center Thursday.

McCormick's bond is $150,000, Taylor's bond is $20,000 and Sprankle's bond is $50,000.

Boonsboro teenager reported missing

A 13-year-old Boonsboro girl was reported missing Monday, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Sheanna Dawn Guarnera of 8504 Mapleville Road is believed to be staying in the Hagerstown area, police said.


She was last seen at Locust and Washington streets wearing a dark shirt with faded blue jeans and possibly an orange coat, police said.

She is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 125 pounds and has long brown hair, police said.

W.Va. boy charged with malicious wounding

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A 17-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a Sept. 6 incident in Charles Town in which police believe a man was badly beaten, police said Thursday.

Police said they have filed a juvenile petition against the boy charging him with malicious wounding.

The boy is not being identified because of his age.

Detective Steve Harris of the Charles Town Police Department said he did not know if the boy was being held Thursday.

The beating occurred when a 53-year-old man was walking to get some exercise near the intersection of First Avenue and Raymond Street, police said.

The man, who walks with a limp, yelled for a motorist to slow down when a car went by him at a high rate of speed, Harris said.

The driver of the car went about a half block and returned, Harris said.

Harris said he thinks two males knocked the man to the ground and kicked him in the head for about 30 seconds. The man, who suffered skull fractures, was taken to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center for treatment, police said.

Pa. man charged with trespass, burglary

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man who helped himself to food and clothing at someone else's residence, where he was found sleeping in a bedroom last month, has been charged with multiple crimes, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Christopher Michael Wagner, of Chambersburg, was charged with burglary, criminal trespass and theft, police said.

Between Oct. 7 and 23, Wagner allegedly entered a residence in the 3000 block of Turnberry Drive in Greene Township while the residents were not home. He consumed food in the house and stayed five to six hours at a time, police said.

Wagner also allegedly stole clothing and personal items. On Oct. 23, one resident returned home at 1:30 p.m. to find Wagner sleeping in his bedroom, police said.

Wagner was arraigned Nov. 3 by District Justice Larry Meminger and is free on $10,000 bail pending a preliminary hearing, police said.

Hagerstown men face drug charges

Hagerstown City Police charged two men with distribution of cocaine Thursday night after an undercover sting operation.

Franklin Delano Russ, 44, and Derrick Van Frisby, 41, both of Hagerstown, were taken into custody in the 400 block of Park Place, police said.

Police used a confidential informant to purchase cocaine, police said.

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