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Police log 4/12

April 14, 2003

Police seek Pa. teen reported as missing


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Washington Township Police said Chelsie Horton, 16, of Waynesboro, Pa., was reported missing Wednesday after being last seen by family members on Monday.

Horton was described by her parents as 5 feet 3 inches, 115 pounds, with brown eyes, olive skin and burgundy hair.

Police ask that anyone with information call 1-717-762-1145.




South Potomac Street to close


South Potomac Street from Washington Street (Public Square) to Antietam Street will be closed to traffic beginning at 8 a.m. today, according to the Hagerstown Engineering Department.

That section of the street will be closed for an Augustoberfest fund-raising event.

The city anticipates the street to reopen before 6 a.m. Sunday.




Three boys accused of assault, robbery


Three 15-year-old boys have been accused of hitting a Hagerstown man over the head Wednesday and taking his money, Hagerstown Police said Friday.

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Police said Robert Leroy Rowe was walking near West Franklin Street when one of the boys hit him on the back of his head. The three boys went through his pockets and took a small amount of money, police said.

Rowe received a small cut on his nose during the robbery, police said.

The three boys have been charged with robbery, theft, second-degree assault and conspiracy, police said. All are in the Washington County Juvenile Detention Center.




Information needed in vehicle break-ins


FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Department is looking for information on break-ins involving several vehicles Monday and Tuesday in the Waterside subdivision in Frederick.

Police said the incidents occurred between 10:45 p.m. Monday and 7:15 a.m. Tuesday. Stereos were taken from all the vehicles.

All of the vehicles broken into were early to mid-1990s Hondas. There was no sign of forced entry, police said.

Police have asked that anyone with information contact Deputy 1st Class Joel Myers at 301-360-3996.




Fire causes $50,000 worth of damage
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Friday morning fire in Martinsburg caused about $50,000 in damages to a house on Frederick Street, Martinsburg Fire Capt. David Brining said.

The fire department arrived at 216 Frederick St. at 10:36 a.m. and had the fire under control in 15 minutes, Brining said.

House owner Edward Whitley was not home when the electrical fire started. There were no injuries.

Brining said the fire started in the basement and burned through to a room on the first floor. The fire also went through an exterior wall and into the attic.

Brining said the house wasn't habitable and that Whitley had anticipated making other living arrangements.

The American Red Cross was not called to the scene, Brining said.




Five men enter guilty pleas in various cases


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Five West Virginia men pleaded guilty Wednesday and Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia in Martinsburg, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The following men made their pleas before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel:

  • Jeremy Jason Crock, 21, of Romney, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of a superseding indictment. He was charged with the distribution of .88 grams of heroin on Feb. 26, 2002, the press release stated.

    Crock, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine, according to the press release.

  • David Christopher Gaines, 44, of Harpers Ferry, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of an indictment that involved a firearm possession.

    Gaines is free on bond pending sentencing. He faces a maximum 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000, according to the press release.

  • Robert Louis Hicks, 50, of Martinsburg, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of an indictment. He was charged with knowingly possessing firearms in violation of the law, according to the press release.

    Hicks is free on bond pending sentencing and faces a maximum 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

  • Norman Lee Monroe Jr., 28, of Shepherdstown, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of an indictment. He was charged with the distribution of .61 grams of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of Shepherdstown Junior High School, the press release stated.

    Monroe is free on bond pending sentencing and faces a maximum of 40 years in prison and a fine of $2 million, according to the press release.

  • Larry Junior Whalen, 52, of Martinsburg, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of an indictment.

    Whalen, who was previously convicted of a felony, unlawfully possessed a firearm between Feb. 1 and Feb. 13 in Hedgesville, according to the press release.

    Whalen, who is in federal custody, faces a maximum 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

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