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Police log 5/23

May 23, 2003

Two face various drug charges in city


Two men were charged after drugs were sold to a police informant Wednesday night in a parking lot in the first block of East Franklin Street, Hagerstown City Police said Thursday.

Marvin Darnell Tyson, 18, of 54 E. Antietam St., was charged with crack cocaine distribution, crack possession with intent to distribute, conspiracy to distribute crack, and possession of both crack and drug paraphernalia.

Charles Robert Anderson, 30, was charged with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

On Thursday night, Tyson was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $40,000 bond and Anderson was being held on $20,000 bond.




Convertible top sliced, items stolen


HANCOCK - A red Ford Mustang convertible was reported broken into at 5:15 a.m. Thursday at the Quaker Creek Apartments, Washington County Sheriff's Sgt. Mark Knight said.

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The convertible top was slashed, and 25 compact discs, a purse, a cell phone and other items were taken, Knight said. The value of the damage and thefts was at least $1,095, he said.




Martinsburg police warn of possible scams


MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - The Martinsburg Police Department cautioned area residents about "possible paving and driveway scams," a detective said in a news release Thursday.

The police department has received calls about people telling area residents their driveways need to be "blacktopped or repaved."

Residents should be cautious of people trying to conduct business that way and may want to ask to see their business license, references and get their business address and phone number, police said.

Residents encountering suspicious individuals can call Martinsburg City Police at 304-264-2100.




Pitbull bites officer


A police officer was bitten by a pitbull while helping with a search warrant in Williamsport Thursday, the Washington County Narcotics Task Force said.

Hagerstown City Police Sgt. James Robison was treated for the bite at Washington County Hospital and released, the task force said in a news release.

The Task Force, with the help of Hagerstown City Police and Washington County Sheriff's Department Special Response Team, searched 17314 Tamarack Drive in Williamsport, the task force said.

The warrant was sparked by complaints from citizens that a "large amount of short-term "traffic" was occurring at the residence. As a result of the search, marijuana and $1,605 in cash was seized from Anthony Tyrone Slater, an occupant of the residence," the task force said.

Slater was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, police said.

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