Police log for 6/24

June 24, 2003

Sobriety checkpoint planned for weekend

The Maryland State Police in Hagerstown and the Washington County Sheriff's Department announced Monday that they will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend, but wouldn't say where the checkpoints will set up.

State Police Sgt. Steven L. McCarty said, "We want those who continue to drink and drive not to know the specifics of the checkpoint, only that we will be out there somewhere."

Additional patrols also will be out this weekend aggressively looking for drunken and drugged drivers, police said.

W.Va. residents face drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - Two Martinsburg, W.Va., residents were charged Sunday by the Frederick County Sheriff's Office with drug violations following a traffic stop, the department said in a news release.

Chad L. Lamp, 21, of the 100 block of Coldspring Drive, was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin, the release said.


Ann M. Huffman, 22, of Amanda's Way, was charged with possession of marijuana, the release said.

At about 4:50 p.m. Sunday, driver Lamp was stopped on Interstate 70 at the Mussetter Road overpass, the release said.

Deputy Jeff Eyler asked for and received permission to search the car, during which he found a large amount of brick heroin, the release alleged.

Huffman was searched and found to be in possession of marijuana, the release said.

Bond set for man charged in stabbing

A man charged with stabbing another man Friday at Noland Village was being held on $2 million bond Monday evening after a hearing before a Washington County District Court Commissioner.

Gregory Allen Lassiter, 33, whose last known address was 40 N. Mulberry St., was charged with second-degree attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, carrying a deadly weapon, and using a deadly weapon with the intent to injure.

During the hearing, Lassiter said he had lived in Maryland for six years. He told the commissioner he had lived on North Mulberry Street for the last six months.

Lassiter said he had been jailed for a drug distribution charge and was awaiting trial on a theft charge.

Hagerstown City Police were called to 1052H Noland Drive in Noland Village at about 5 p.m. Friday and they found Julius Ladipor Kaliku, 23, suffering from stab wounds to the neck and side.

Police said on Monday that Kaliku was still at Washington County Hospital, although his condition was not clear Monday night.

After an anonymous call, police learned the stabbing occurred at Court 4, Noland Village.

Man charged with making false claim

A man who said he had been carjacked early on June 13 by a group of men on East Washington Street was charged Monday with making a false statement to a police officer, according to Hagers-town City Police.

Steven Joseph Younker, 33, of Hancock was charged after he returned to police headquarters last week for further interviews. His statements had several inconsistencies, police alleged, and police said they now believe Younker was trying to buy crack cocaine.

Police said he was served with a criminal summons Monday morning.

Martinsburg police to run checkpoint

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg Police Department will run a sobriety checkpoint Saturday, June 28, from midnight to 4 a.m., in the 1200 block of North Queen Street.

Police will run a second checkpoint in the 900 block of Winchester Avenue.

Police said the locations were chosen due to frequent accidents in the area, and they will be looking for people driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

Home burglarized, car scratched

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Talhelm Road home in Antrim Township was burglarized Friday night, Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said two windows on a garage were broken between 9:30 and 11 p.m and a 1990 Chrysler Lebaron was scratched on the hood, trunk and sides.

Lawn ornaments stolen from Pa. yard

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A menagerie of lawn ornaments was stolen over the weekend from a Greene Township woman's yard, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Seven elves, a hippopotamus, a frog, turtle and a blue gazing ball were taken between 2 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Sunday from the Cumberland Highway home, police said.

Four charged with disorderly conduct

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Borough police charged two adults and two juveniles with disorderly conduct in connection with an incident Sunday night at a car wash on Brumbaugh Avenue.

Police said Dustin A. Walls, 19, of 1026 Laurich Drive, Chambersburg, and Christopher Bowers, 19, of 8586 Capitol Hill Road, Waynesboro, Pa., were charged along with two unidentified boys. Police allege the four repeatedly tried to start a fight with Matthew Miller, 21, of Chambersburg in the 8:37 p.m. incident.

Walls also was charged with simple assault, driving under the influence and underage drinking, police said. Police alleged he used a club to threaten Miller and then drove from the scene.

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