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Police log for 3/3

March 03, 2003

Five fined for Park Service violations


According to court records, the following people appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas DiGirolamo on Feb. 28 on charges brought by National Park Service rangers on C&O Canal property:

  • Milton H. Carbajal, 29, of 6401 Seabrook Road, Lanham, Md., possession of a weapon, $150 fine.

  • William R. Stouffer, 37, of 15729 Hott Lane, Sharpsburg, driving while revoked, banned from the park for one year (suspended, on probation), $350 fine.

  • Ricky L. Corbin, 18, of 111 W. Orndorff Drive, Brunswick, Md., weapons violation (forfeiture), one year probation, banned from the park for one year, $100 fine.

  • Franklin E. Dixon, 18, of 127 W. Orndorff Drive, Brunswick, weapons violation (forfeiture), banned from park grounds, $100 fine.

  • Howard J. Jenkins II, 39, of 86 Nottingham Road, Hagerstown, forfeiture of weapon, banned from the park, $300 fine.





Sheriff's deputies recover snow blower


Late Saturday, Washington County Sheriff's deputies located an MTD snow blower on Broadfording Road. While deputies believe it was stolen, they have no other information on the origin or ownership of the piece of equipment.

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Anyone missing a snow blower may call 240-313-2100 and be prepared to identify the item by serial and model number or other identifying marks.




Two enter guilty pleas to drug charges


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two Romney, W.Va., residents entered guilty pleas in drug cases Friday before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

According to U.S. Attorney Thomas Johnston:

  • Shane William Keckley, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of .93 grams of heroin last April in Romney. He is free on bond pending sentencing.

  • Hansel Lee Keister, 21, also pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin, totaling 1.25 grams, last January, also in Romney. He was in the custody of U.S. Marshals following the plea.

    Each faces a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine.



The cases were investigated by the Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, along with West Virginia State Police, the FBI and police in Keyser, W.Va., and Moorefield, W.Va.




Three face drug charges after stop on I-70


FREDERICK, Md. - A traffic stop Saturday afternoon on westbound Interstate 70 at Md. 144 started out as a seat belt violation but ended with three occupants charged with drug offenses.

Trooper 1st Class Kevin Fling of Maryland State Police said he pulled a 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier with West Virginia tags over at 2:25 p.m. for the seat belt violation when he noticed the back-seat passenger making movements as if trying to hide something.

The driver was removed from the vehicle and patted down, police said. A pack of cigarettes was found to contain cocaine.

A search of the others in the vehicle also turned up several items of contraband, police said.

Kevin Gene Barron, 27, and Bonnie Lou Barron, 34, both of 228 Grove Farm Lane, Martinsburg, W.Va., and John Edward Massie III, 24, of 3 N. Conococheague St., Apt. 2, Williamsport, each were charged with one count of possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute Oxycontin, police said.

A check with the Frederick County Detention Center late Sunday revealed all three were released from custody.




Bank robbery is focus of Crime Solvers case


The Jan. 3 robbery of the Farmers and Merchants Bank branch at Fountain Head Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue is the topic of this week's Crime Solvers case in Washington County.

According to Maryland State Police, a man walked into the bank at 6:40 p.m. and demanded money from the tellers. He fled south through the parking lot to the Penn Avenue Plaza, where police believe he got into a car that was parked there.

He got an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is white, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall. He was wearing glasses, a knit hat, a tan trench coat and a tan bandanna over his face.

All leads in this case have been exhausted and Crime Solvers is seeking the help of the community.

Call Crime Solvers at 301-733-4141. Phone lines are open 24 hours a day.

Callers need not give their names, only the information. If the information leads to the arrest and indictment of the persons responsible for the Crime of the Week, a reward of up to $1,000 will be paid.




Accident shuts down Interstate 81 in Pa.


SCOTLAND, Pa. - A multi-vehicle accident shut down Interstate 81 near Scotland Friday morning and injured four people, Pennsylvania State Police said.

A northbound tractor-trailer lost control and overturned in the median of I-81 at mile-marker 20 around 3 a.m., police said.

Another truck attempted to avoid the accident and struck an embankment south of Exit 20, while a van lost control and vaulted the guardrail before coming to rest in a culvert on the east side of the highway, police said.

A short time later, a tractor-trailer slid and struck an ambulance at the scene, police said.

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