Police log 5/3/03

May 04, 2003

Man faces charges after bar stabbing

A Hagerstown man was facing assault charges Saturday after he allegedly stabbed another man during a Friday night bar brawl outside the Creekside Inn in Hagerstown, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Roger Benton Seal Jr., 24, of Bryan Place, was charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment after he allegedly stabbed Kenneth Darnell Little at least three times during a fight at the Creekside Inn, police said.

Little, 40, suffered wounds to his chest and stomach area, hand and forearm, police said. He was treated at Washington County Hospital and released, a nursing supervisor said Saturday.

Seal was being held on $10,000 bond Saturday at the Washington County Detention Center.

Police responded to the Creekside Inn at 1225 Security Road at about 10 p.m. Friday. Their investigation revealed that Seal and Little had gotten into an argument inside the establishment before moving the fight outside, police said.


Police stop 40 cars in seatbelt check

In response to many complaints from downtown Hagerstown residents, police on Friday night conducted a seatbelt checkpoint in the first block of East Washington Street, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

Officers from the city police department's Downtown Foot Squad, with help from the Street Crime Unit and Hagerstown Fire Police, stopped about 40 cars and issued citations at the checkpoint, police said.

Woman charged with leaving boys in car

Police charged a Hagerstown woman with leaving her two children inside her car while she shopped at a grocery store.

Dolores R. Ligone, 35, of 1037 D. Noland Drive, was charged on April 24 with two counts of leaving a child confined unattended, according to a press release, The boys were 1 and 8 years old.

Deputy Tom Routzahn went to the store's parking lot and waited by the car for 10 minutes for the boys' mother to come out, records show. The infant was strapped inside a car seat while the older boy was sitting behind the steering wheel, records show.

The incident happened April 16, according to the release.

Men charged with drug-related offenses

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two men were charged with drug-related offenses in Martinsburg on Friday, according to the Martinsburg Police Department.

Lafayette Flournoy, 27, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana after members of the Martinsburg Special Response Team and plainclothes officers executed a search warrant at Flournoy's 321 W. Race St. apartment, police said.

Police searching Apt. D at about 7 p.m. Friday allegedly seized a large plastic bag with several individually wrapped bags of marijuana inside of it.

Flournoy was being held on $50,000 bond Saturday at Eastern Regional Jail.

Martinsburg and West Virginia State Police officers late Friday also arrested an Ohio man wanted on an outstanding 1996 warrant for possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine.

Samuel Burnette III, 27, of Youngstown, was taken into custody at about 11:45 p.m. outside of his Berkeley County hotel room, police said.

He was also being held on $50,000 bond Saturday at Eastern Regional Jail.

Man flown to hospital after motorcycle crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was flown to York Hospital on Thursday afternoon after his motorcycle collided with a vehicle on the 100 block of Lincoln Way West, according to borough police.

Matthew T. Brown, 18, was listed in serious condition Saturday evening, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police said the accident happened at 4:05 p.m. when Brown collided with a vehicle driven by William E. Johns, 74, of 1024 Warm Spring Road. Johns was pulling out of the parking lot of the New Texas Lunch, police said.

Police said Johns left the scene of the accident. The department's Major Accident Investigation Team was called in to investigate the crash.

Johns will be charged with a hit-and-run violation and careless driving, police said.

Man charged with burglary in break-in

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police charged a Chambersburg man with burglary, after a store was broken into the night of April 26 or the morning of April 27.

David E. Lidie II, 34, of 211 S. Main St., was also charged with theft, receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia in the break-in at KMA Variety Store, 119 E. Queen St., police said.

Some of the stolen merchandise was found in Lidie's home on Tuesday and he was taken into custody Wednesday, police said. He remained in Franklin County Prison on Saturday.

Police investigating theft of Chevy Blazer

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of a black 1993 Chevy Blazer on Tuesday morning.

Police said the vehicle belonging to Devin Coble of Fort Loudon was stolen between 1 and 9:30 a.m. while parked on the 3600 block of Path Valley Road in Metal Township. Police said the Blazer has green pinstripes and Pennsylvania license plate number FCX5911.

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