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Police log for 5/16

May 16, 2003

Four face charges in separate incidents


Maryland State Police in Hagerstown charged four people Thursday morning in separate incidents along local interstate highways, leading to drug and driving under the influence charges, according to a release.

Paul Hamilton James, 25, and his wife Kristin Amber James, 22, both of Rutledge, Tenn., both were charged with marijuana possession and paraphernalia possession. Both were released on bond.

Police alleged the tail lights were out on the Honda Civic Paul James was driving northbound on Interstate 81 at about 1 a.m. Upon finding Paul James' license was suspended, police searched the car and found suspected marijuana and a smoking pipe, police said.

Armando Felipe Tellez, 46, of California, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and several traffic violations, including reckless driving. Police alleged he was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near Md. 65. Tellez was released on $5,000 bond Thursday.

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Craig Darryl Brownfield Jr., 34, of South Penn Street in Shippensburg, Pa., was being held Thursday at the jail on $15,000 bond after allegedly driving 100 mph on I-81 southbound near the Maryland-Pennsylvania state line, police said.

Brownfield, who was alone in the car, crashed on the exit ramp at Md. 58. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and several traffic violations, including fleeing and eluding police and reckless driving.




Martinsburg man is mugged in alley


WILLIAMSPORT - A Martinsburg, W.Va., man was mugged in a Williamsport alley early Wednesday, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

Ronald Leroy Hess, 49, was walking behind Third Base Tavern at about 1 a.m. when one or more people came up behind him and knocked him to the ground, police said.

Hess was kicked in the head, knocked unconscious and had money taken from him, police said.

Hess was taken to Washington County Hospital, where he was treated for a cut on his face and released, police said.

Anyone with information may call Deputy Rick Whittington at 301-791-3020.




Man faces multiple sexual abuse counts


HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A Harpers Ferry man was charged Thursday with 50 counts of sexual abuse by a parent in connection with allegations his stepdaughter was forced to have sex with him, West Virginia State Police said.

The sex acts are alleged to have occurred while the girl's mother was away from their home in Shannondale for long periods, according to a criminal complaint filed in Jefferson County Magistrate Court by Trooper C.C. Wathen.

The 17-year-old girl said the incidents have been occurring since she was 14 and estimates it has happened at least 50 times, the complaint said.

The name of the stepfather is not being used to protect the identity of the girl.

The man was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Thursday night on $250,000 bond, jail officials said.

A conviction on a charge of sexual abuse by a parent carries a possible sentence of 10 to 20 years in prison.




Teenage boy in Pa. faces sex charge


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police have charged a 15-year-old boy with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse in connection with alleged incidents involving a 10-year-old girl.

Police said the charge against the unidentified boy was filed with Franklin County Juvenile Probation. The incidents with the unnamed girl allegedly occurred in the Waynesboro area between March 1 and Nov. 30, 2002.




Men charged with theft from business


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two Franklin County men have been charged with stealing from a Chambersburg printing business last year, according to Chambersburg Police.

Daniel R. Raeke, 52, of 3825 Main St. in Scotland, Pa., and Bryan W. Hawbecker, 32, of 4607 Sycamore Grove Road in Chambersburg, were charged with theft and criminal conspiracy, according to police. Raeke also was charged with access device fraud.

Police allege the two men created a business called The Printing Dept., but were using materials and equipment from Printaway at 29 S. Main St. to produce products. Police allege Raeke also gained access to an account belonging to Printaway to order materials without authorization.

The alleged incidents occurred between February and March 2002, police said.




Sheriff's Department responds to calls


The Washington County Sheriff's Department received the following calls Wednesday.

-- A $2,500 car trailer was reported missing from the Talley Steel Corp. at 16020 Business Parkway. The trailer is described as a white, 27-foot long "FIMA" trailer with Maryland tags 475525G.

-- Three bicycles were reported missing from different homes in a neighborhood near Hagerstown.

One bike was reported missing at 5:30 p.m. from the 11500 block of Englewood Road. The other two were reported missing at 8:30 p.m. from a porch and a carport in the 11500 block of Dellwyn Drive.

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