Police log for 1/16

January 16, 2003

Man wanted by police on kidnapping charges

Hagerstown City Police were on the lookout for James Elliott Poole, who is charged in a warrant with kidnapping and sexual offenses.

Poole, 17, is being charged as an adult with kidnapping in connection with alleged contacts with an underage girl. Additional charges include one count each of second-, third- and fourth-degree sex offenses involving the girl, police said.

Poole is described as white, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 185 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. His last known address was 14251 Cearfoss Pike.

Anyone with information about Poole's whereabouts is asked to contact police at 301-790-3700 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.


Deputies looking for missing city teenager

Washington County Sheriff's deputies are asking for help in locating Brittany Ann Lewis, a 15-year-old Hagerstown girl who has been missing from her 17335 Virginia Ave. home since Jan. 10.

Brittany is white, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 130 pounds with red shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing a light blue coat.

Deputies said she is believed to be with a boy, also from the Hagerstown area.

Anyone with information on the missing girl is asked to call 301-791-3020.

Seat belt checkpoint nets 40 citations

For two hours Wednesday, Maryland State Police and Washington County Sheriff's deputies conducted a seat belt checkpoint on Halfway Boulevard at Irene Drive.

Officers issued 40 citations - at $25 each - to drivers and front-seat passengers who weren't wearing their seatbelts.

The checkpoint was a joint effort between agencies to help reduce the number of fatalities in Washington County from unbelted drivers and passengers.

W.Va. man enters guilty plea on drug charge

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 44-year-old Martinsburg man entered a guilty plea Monday to one count of distribution of crack cocaine in U.S. District Court before Judge Craig Broadwater.

David Lee Creamer, of 315 Senior Towers, is free on bond pending sentencing. He is facing up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of $1 million, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas Johnston.

Sentencing was set for April 7 at 10:30 a.m.

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

Valuable dolls missing from Funkstown home

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls Tuesday:

  • Fourteen dolls were taken from a home in the 200 block of East Chestnut Street in Funkstown Tuesday. The dolls were valued at $3,000, police said.

  • A 19-inch Magnavox television valued at $200 was taken from a residence in the 12000 block of Holiday Circle in Smithsburg between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m.

    The owner apparently had left the garage door open, but the burglar broke into a second door and rummaged through the home, police said.

  • Police received a report at 10:30 p.m. that a rear window of a Plymouth was broken out on North Conococheague Street in Williamsport. Nothing was taken, but damage was estimated at $150.

  • A citizens-band radio valued at $57 was taken from a 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup. The break-in in the 11400 block of Rock Hill Road was reported at 3:30 p.m.
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