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January 07, 2003

Man who held up W.Va. pharmacy remains at large



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man who held up The Medicine Shoppe at 126 Eagle School Road at gunpoint Monday was still at large Monday night, Martinsburg City Police said.

At 11:16 a.m., a man entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded drugs. Witnesses said he drove away in a red Ford Ranger pickup with graphics on the side, no cap and a North Carolina license plate, police said.

It wasn't known if he got any drugs, police said.

The man was described as white, 6 feet tall, weighing 180-200 pounds, with black hair and black moustache. He was wearing a brown coat and boots and had a holster at his waist.

He was last seen traveling north on Eagle School Road.

Anyone with information about the man or his whereabouts may contact police at 304-264-2100.




Number of guns stolen during home burglary in Hancock



HANCOCK - Residents in the 13600 block of Orchard Ridge Road off Md. 615 returned home Monday evening to find their home had been burglarized and a number of guns had been taken, Maryland State Police said Monday.

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Details were sketchy late Monday but police said they hoped anyone who was in the area east of Hancock during the daylight hours might have seen something or someone suspicious.

Anyone with information may call 301-739-2101 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.




Shooting victim had addresses in Baltimore and Frederick



FREDERICK, Md. - The identity of a Baltimore man who died after being shot in the head Saturday night at an apartment complex was released Monday.

William Francis Adams, 28, had addresses in both Baltimore and Frederick, Lt. Tom Chase of Frederick City Police said Monday. For nearly two days, police were unable to locate any relatives.

Adams was pronounced dead at 10:12 p.m. Saturday, less than an hour after he was shot at about 9:30 p.m. outside Country Hill Apartments on Heather Ridge Drive, police said.

Chase said no suspects had been confirmed in the case.

"A single projectile was recovered from the victim," Chase said Sunday. That, coupled with a shell casing found at the scene, led police to determine the weapon was a 9 mm handgun.

Anyone with any information on the shooting may call 1-301-694-2126.




Thirteen citations issued during Martinsburg DUI checkpoint



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A total of 242 drivers encountered a four-hour sobriety checkpoint set up by Martinsburg City Police Sunday in the 1200 block of North Queen Street.

Thirteen citations were issued for various traffic offenses and two arrests were made between midnight and 4 a.m., police said.

Jose A Perez, 47, of 294 Robert Drive, Apt. 3B, Martinsburg, was charged with failure to appear in Martinsburg Municipal Court, along with traffic citations. He was arraigned and later released on bond, police said.

Benjamin F. Bowman, 48, of 1521 Javilla Road, Rockville, Md., was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving on a suspended operator's license, police said.

He was being held Monday at the Eastern Regional Jail on $769 bond, jail officials said.




Citizen's tip leads to burglary charges against two Pa. men



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - As a result of a quick-thinking resident, Chambersburg Police charged two Harrisburg, Pa.-area men with burglary Friday morning.

A resident placed a call to police and provided a description of two people, which led to the apprehension of two men shortly after a three-hour burglary spree, police said.

The two were charged following several burglaries in the area of Garber and Glen streets in Chambersburg between 1:30 and 4:30 a.m., police said.

Police took Timothy S. Keeler, of Shiremanstown, Pa., and Michael R. Mishler, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., into custody at 4:30 a.m. Friday and charged them with burglary, police said.

Anyone with property missing from their garage or vehicle in the areas of Garber Street to Grandview Avenue may report the theft to Chambersburg Police at 717-264-4131.




W.Va. man gets 10 years in prison on drug charge



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 10-year plus prison sentence was handed down Monday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg for a man convicted of a drug offense last September, U.S. Attorney Thomas Johnston said.

Jermaine Lamar Carey, 22, of 106 Georgetown Road, Martinsburg, received the 121-month sentence from Judge Craig Broadwater for one count of distribution of crack cocaine, Johnston said.

The offense involved 1.38 grams of crack that Carey pleaded guilty to distributing on April 2, 2002.

The case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.




Md. pedestrian struck by fire truck in serious condition



BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, Md. - The pedestrian who was struck by a fire truck Sunday morning while assisting a disabled motorist was listed in serious condition Monday night at Washington County Hospital, a nursing supervisor said.

Just after 10 a.m. Sunday, a Braddock Heights Fire Co. fire truck skidded on a snowy hill and rolled down an embankment on Old Swimming Pool Road, striking the man, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies said.

John Main, 44, of Hawbottom Road in Middletown, Md., was taken by ambulance to Washington County Hospital along with a firefighter in the fire truck who was also hurt.

A check Monday night revealed the firefighter, Jamie L. Daily, 25, had been released from the hospital earlier in the day, a hospital spokesman said.

The driver of the fire truck and another firefighter were treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital and released, deputies said.

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