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Police log

March 19, 2003

Police looking for man on forgery, theft charges


Hagerstown City Police were on the lookout for Forrest M. Bond III, who was wanted for violation of probation as well as on forgery, uttering and theft charges.

Bond, 44, was last known to live at 844 Maryland Ave. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Police ask that anyone with information on Bond's whereabouts call 301-790-3700.




City woman in fair condition after stabbing


The victim of a Monday night stabbing in a fight over a parking space was listed in fair condition Tuesday night at Washington County Hospital.

Hagerstown City Police said an unidentified man stabbed Ebonee Chekara Parsons, 25, of the 200 block of Summit Avenue at about 9:30 p.m. in a rear parking lot near her home. Police said Parsons and others had argued over the parking spot.

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Police said Parsons took herself to hospital with wounds to her back.

Police ask that anyone with information call them at 301-790-3700 and ask for the criminal investigations division or Detective Tammy Miller.




Tools, DVD player among stolen items


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

  • Power tools and a tool box were stolen from a 1991 Chevrolet truck in the 17900 block of Lappans Road. No value was given.

  • A window on a 1993 Nissan pickup truck was broken on South Conococheague Street in Williamsport. Damage was estimated at $200.

  • A passenger window was broken on a Hyundai in the 3600 block of Trego Mountain Road in southern Washington County. Damage was estimated at $200.

  • A DVD player and 38 DVDs were stolen from a vehicle at the Red Roof Inn on Potomac Street in Williamsport. The items were valued at $1,700.

  • A wallet was stolen from a gym bag at the YMCA on Eastern Boulevard. It was valued at $80.





Two men face charges in motorcycle theft


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Two area men were charged with crimes after police received a call early Tuesday about two people acting in a suspicious manner in woods in the Halltown area, court records said.

A Jefferson County Sheriff's Department officer went behind a house near the Halltown paper mill at about 6:47 a.m. and saw two men spray-painting a motorcycle, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records.

One of the men later admitted to taking the dirt bike from a nearby home, court records allege.

Alfred Clark McDaniel Jr., 19, of P.O. Box 24, Rippon, W.Va., was charged with grand larceny and destruction of property, court records said.

Jesse Alan Mills, 19, of Route 4, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was charged with receiving/transferring stolen property and destruction of property, court records said.

Mills and McDaniel were being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Tuesday night on $25,000 bond each.




Fence worth $8,000 removed from park


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - About 500 feet of chain-link fence was taken from Sam Michaels Park along Job Corps Road, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department said.

The fencing, which was 10 feet tall, surrounded a section of the park, Deputy R.L. Fletcher said.

The value of the fence is estimated at $8,000, Fletcher said.

The fencing was taken between Feb. 17 and March 14, he said.

Park officials did not notice the missing fence until recently because they had not been to the area since the February snowstorm, Fletcher said.

Anyone with information about the missing fence can call the Sheriff's Department at 304-728-3205.




W.Va. man gets five years on drug sentence


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley Springs man convicted of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine in U.S. District Court last November has begun serving a five-year sentence handed down last week by Judge Joseph Goodwin.

Herbert Snyder Sr., 57, will be on probation for four years after he is released from prison, said U.S. Attorney Thomas Johnston. Snyder also was ordered to forfeit $4,015 plus interest.

Snyder possessed nearly 10 grams of cocaine when he was taken into custody by the West Virginia State Police, Johnston said.




Man gets sports jersey stolen off his back


FREDERICK, Md. - A man sitting in his car on Keswick Place late Monday night was twice accosted by three men who first approached him with a gun and then chased him, trying to get his valuables, Frederick City Police said.

The incident began at 10:45 p.m. in Fredericktowne Heights as the victim struggled with the three would-be robbers in his car, police said. As one man tried to pull him out, the two other men went through his pockets.

After escaping from them initially, the victim fled to Hillcrest Drive where the struggle continued. The trio removed the victim's sports jersey and fled.

The victim told police the three men got into a burgundy sedan, possibly a Mazda 626.

Taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital for his injuries, the victim was in good condition Tuesday, police said.




Residents help track down suspected burglar


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