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Police log

December 12, 2002

Police looking for drivers of red Toyota



SCOTLAND, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said two men rammed a carload of people with their own vehicle Monday.

Police said two white males were driving a red Toyota 4-Runner that approached the victim's Saab from the rear and rammed the vehicle on Main Street in Scotland at around 10 p.m., police said.

Those riding in the Saab included Dustin Earl Yohe, 18, of Scotland; Tara Rae Yohe, 20, of Chambersburg; Dyona Carbaugh, 1, of Chambersburg; Tiffany Bird, 20, of Orrstown, Pa., and Leanna Bird, 2, of Orrstown.

The investigation was continuing, police said.




Pa. police seek help in fake check case



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Crime Solvers is offering a reward for information on a series of counterfeit checks that were cashed at banks in the Chambersburg area earlier this year.

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Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate the incidents in which someone cashed several counterfeit checks at F&M Trust and Orrstown banks in the Chambersburg area between Feb. 21 and 23.

Vision Quest was listed as the issuer, and the person used false names at addresses in Harrisburg, Pa., and York, Pa., police said.

Anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person involved may receive a reward of up to $2,000.

Anyone with information may call Franklin County Crime Solvers at 717-263-3000 24 hours a day. Callers do not have to leave their names.




Man steals shoes, pulls knife on employees



FREDERICK, Md. - A man wearing dark clothing stuffed shoes in a bag at a store Tuesday night, then pulled a knife on employees who tried to stop him, Frederick Police said.

The robbery occurred at about 9:40 p.m. at Rugged Warehouse on Prospect Boulevard, police said.

The man wore dark clothes and a black knit hat. Inside the store, he pulled a bag from his waist and began to fill it up with shoes.

When he walked out without paying, employees confronted him. The man pulled out a knife and ran, police said.

The man was described as black, about 6 feet tall, medium build, with brown boots. He went south on South Jefferson Street.

Anyone with information may call Officer James Brown at 301-360-3914.




City man charged with leading cops on chase



WILLIAMSPORT - A Hagerstown man was apprehended overnight Tuesday after he led police on a high-speed chase on Md. 63.

James Brian Patterson, 37, of 1307 Oak Hill Ave., stopped his vehicle when it hit a house and three parked vehicles, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said.

Patterson got out of his 1997 Olds sport utility vehicle and ran, but was caught, police alleged.

The chase happened around midnight when police stopped Patterson at Md. 63 and Everly Road on suspicion of drunken driving.

Patterson accelerated and drove south into Williamsport, where he crashed his vehicle, police said.

Patterson was charged with fleeing and eluding, driving under the influence, failure to remain at the scene of an accident and traffic violations.

He was taken to Washington County Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.




Condition of burn victim improves to fair



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The condition of a man burned in a mobile home fire off Grapevine Road last month has improved.

Donald Thore has been in Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore since the Nov. 19 fire.

His condition had been critical until Wednesday, when it was upgraded to fair condition.

Thore was pulled from a burning mobile home at Dodsons Mobile Home Park near Martinsburg.




Four W.Va. residents receive sentences



MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - Four Martinsburg residents were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia in Martinsburg by Judge W. Craig Broadwater, U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Johnston said.

Stanley Lamont Johnson, 43, of 700 W. Burke St., Martinsburg, was sentenced to 19 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release, Johnston said.

Johnson entered a plea of guilty on Sept. 17 to one count of an indictment charging him with the distribution of .21 of a gram of crack cocaine on March 5 in Martinsburg, Johnston said.

Willie J. Lockett Jr., 29, of 802A Bruce Drive, Martinsburg, was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release, Johnston said. Lockett entered a plea of guilty on Sept. 18 to one count of an indictment charging him with the distribution of .32 of a gram of crack cocaine on Aug. 27, 2001, in Martinsburg, Johnston said.

Michael Rodell Roberts, 30, of 627 W. King St., Martinsburg, was sentenced to 46 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release, Johnston said. Roberts entered a plea of guilty on Sept. 17 to one count of an indictment charging him with the distribution of .15 of a gram of crack cocaine on Oct. 25, 2001, in Martinsburg, Johnston said.

Cheryl Ann Welch, 24, of 128 E. Liberty St., Martinsburg, was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release.

Welch entered a guilty plea on Dec. 9 to one charge of distributing .54 grams of crack cocaine on Nov. 7, 2001, in Martinsburg.

Johnson, Roberts and Welch were in federal custody and Lockett was remanded to the custody of the U.S. marshal.

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