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Police log 12/3

December 03, 2002

Cash stolen in Pa. high school break-in



MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Someone broke into James Buchanan High School over the weekend, damaging several doors and stealing cash, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Between 10 p.m. Saturday and 6:15 a.m. Sunday, someone gained entry to the school by breaking a window to a garage door in the back of the school at 4773 Fort Loudon Road, police said.

Once inside, the person damaged the doors to several rooms and took an undetermined amount of cash, police said.




Masked men rob Pa. messenger service



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two men robbed a Chambersburg business Friday afternoon, borough police said.

Just after noon, two men wearing masks entered Sollenberger's Messenger Service at 520 Lincoln Way East and demanded money while one displayed a handgun, police said.

After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects fled on foot, police said.

Police became involved in a foot chase with two men matching witnesses' descriptions.

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One of the men, a 17-year-old male juvenile, was apprehended in the 400 block of East King Street, police said.

The second man, a white male about 5 feet 5 inches tall, was not captured.

A subsequent search of the area by a police K-9 unit recovered evidence from the robbery, police said.

Police were continuing to investigate and no charges were filed.




Cops looking for man who robbed area store



HANCOCK - The Full Court Sports Store in Hancock was robbed late Sunday, according to Maryland State Police in Hagerstown.

Store owner John B. Barnes was working behind the store's counter at about 10 p.m. when a man, wearing camouflage clothing and a knit hat pulled over his face, entered the store at 123 W. High St. The man - described as a white male between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall - had his right hand in his pocket and was pointing it as if he was armed, police said.

Barnes gave the robber an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register, waited for the robber to leave the store, and called police.

Anyone with information may call Maryland State Police at 301-739-2101 or Hancock Police at 301-678-5633.




One charged after police chase in W.Va.



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Two people jumped out of a car after it struck an embankment on Hess Avenue during a police pursuit Saturday night, West Virginia State Police said.

Police followed the car as it traveled through a yard near Domino's Pizza in Ranson, W.Va., and then struck the embankment, said Senior Trooper T.J. Mikell.

The driver of the car was caught but the passenger escaped, Mikell said.

Quintin MJJ Edwards, 19, of 417 Burns St., Ranson, was charged with possession of marijuana less than 15 grams, littering from a vehicle, fleeing on foot, fleeing in a vehicle, three counts of failure to obey a traffic control device, reckless driving, speeding and possession of cocaine, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records.

Edwards, who also gave an address of 108 Wood Land Court, Charles Town, is free on a personal recognizance bond, court records said.

Mikell caught up to the car on U.S. 340 near the Halltown exit after police received a complaint at about 3:20 a.m. that the driver of the car was stalking people in another car, court records said.

When Mikell turned on his lights and siren, a passenger in the car threw out a bottle and the driver accelerated, court records said.

Mikell said he pursued the car into Charles Town and the driver failed to obey numerous traffic control devices as the pursuit headed into Ranson, court records allege.

After jumping out of the car on Hess Street, the driver and the passenger ran onto the parking lot of Charles Town Races and Slots, Mikell said.

Mikell caught the driver of the car after a short foot chase, court records said.




Two charged in W.Va. drug crackdown



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two arrests were made Monday afternoon as Martinsburg City Police continued their crackdown on drug trafficking.

At 3 p.m., Michael Lynn Robinson, 45, of Route 3, Martinsburg, was taken into custody. Police allege he sold crack cocaine to a confidential police informant in the 100 block of High Street.

Charged with delivery of crack cocaine, Robinson was placed in the Eastern Regional Jail, where he remained Monday night on $25,000 bond, jail officials said.

At 5:45 p.m., a search of a home in the 300 block of West Race Street led to the arrest of Cecil D. Ray Jr., 23, of 5911 Baynton St., Philadelphia, police said.

When he was taken into custody, Ray allegedly had $1,047 in cash and officers seized a bag with three individually wrapped baggies of cocaine, totaling about 4 grams of the drug, police alleged.

Ray was charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, police said.

Ray was being held at the Eastern Regional Jail, awaiting an arraignment today, jail officials said Monday night.




Car accident leaves some without power



An accident on Rockdale Road shortly after 6:30 p.m. Monday resulted in a power outage that affected 570 Allegheny Power customers.

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