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Police log

June 27, 2003

Items stolen from cars, concession stand


The Washington County Sheriff's Department received the following calls Wednesday and Thursday:

  • A concession stand at a baseball field on Sunset Avenue in Williamsport was broken into, according to a Wednesday report. Damage was estimated at $500 and $72 worth of candy and $40 in cash were taken, deputies said.

  • A vehicle was reported broken into Wednesday at 7 a.m. in the 13800 block of Village Mill Drive. A wallet with $8, credit cards and identification was taken. No damage to the vehicle was reported.

  • A 2001 GMC Jimmy parked in the 12000 block of Walnut Point Road was broken into, according to a report Wednesday. An Audiovox cell phone and a Sony digital camera were reported missing. No value was given.

  • At a construction site on Mill Point Road, several pieces of lumber were reported missing at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. The reported loss was $150.

  • At 4 p.m. Wednesday, it was reported that a concession stand at Martin L. Snook Memorial Park in Halfway was damaged when someone tried to enter. The reported damage was $200.

  • A Ford Ranger and a Chevrolet parked at a home in the 13900 block of Maugansville Road were broken into, it was reported Thursday. Deputies said 80 compact discs were reported missing from each vehicle and a car stereo was taken from the Ford. The reported loss was $2,000.

  • A Pioneer car stereo was taken from a convertible Volkswagen Rabbit when its roof was sliced, deputies said Thursday. Estimated loss was $400.

  • At 10:45 a.m. Thursday, an Alpine car stereo and compact disc player were reported taken from an unlocked 1991 Honda parked in the first block of Hopewell Road, deputies said. The reported loss was $250.





Stolen power tools, NASCAR items found


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Investigators with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department seized thousands of dollars worth of stolen power tools, hand tools and NASCAR clothing from a trailer and two storage buildings Wednesday, a press release from the department alleged.

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The items were found in a trailer in Butts Mobile Home Park and in two related storage spaces, Sheriff's Department Lt. K.C. Bohrer said.

A "suspicious white powder" and drug paraphernalia were sent to the West Virginia State Police crime laboratory for testing, Bohrer said.

The names of the residents of the trailer and owner of the storage buildings were not released pending further investigation, Bohrer said.

Cpl. G.B. Harmison headed the search, with assistance from Bohrer, Sgt. R.H. Shackelford, Cpl. D.S. McGown, West Virginia State Police K-9 handler Kevin Plumer and Berkeley County Animal Control officers.

The search was the culmination of a months-long investigation by members of the Sheriff's Department's Criminal Investigation Division, Bohrer said.




Md. man charged in shooting incident


FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick, Md., man was charged with attempted murder Thursday in connection with a shooting earlier in the day, Frederick City Police said.

The 17-year-old male victim was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital and released after the 2:15 a.m. shooting in the 1300 block of Taney Avenue, police said.

Nicholas Warfield, 18, of the 1400 block of Dockside Court, Frederick, was charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, five counts of reckless endangerment, wearing/carrying a handgun and use of a handgun in commission of a crime of violence, police said.

A second man, Idriess Ucel Dorsey, 19, of the 100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Frederick, was charged with wearing/carrying a handgun in connection with the incident, police said.

A vehicle was stopped in the street when the shots were fired, police said.




Teenager's condition improves to serious


CLEAR SPRING - The condition of a Clear Spring teenager who was hurt in an accident earlier this month has improved from critical to serious, a University of Maryland Shock Trauma spokeswoman said Thursday.

Karen Ann Worthington, 18, was injured in a June 10 accident on National Pike.

Worthington was eastbound when her Ford Escort collided with a black Dodge Dakota pickup truck, police said.




Md. man injured in sky jump accident


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Maryland man with more than 5,000 jumps to his credit had to use his reserve chute Thursday and was injured in a hard landing, according to the owner of Chambersburg Skydiving Center.

The accident was reported shortly after 2 p.m., according to the Franklin County Emergency Communications Center records. J.R. Sides, the owner of the business, said Ward Linton, 56, of Crisfield, Md., suffered a leg injury.

"He had a malfunction on his main chute, used his reserve chute and landed hard," Sides said. Sides said Linton cut away the main chute when it failed to fully deploy and opened the reserve chute at about 2,000 feet.

Unlike the square main parachutes that allow skydivers to maneuver, Sides said reserve chutes are round and "come down straighter." He said Linton, whom he has known for about 15 years, came down in a plowed field instead of on the grounds of Chambersburg Municipal Airport where the business operates.

"We have maybe one or two of these a year where somebody breaks a leg or an ankle," Sides said. Linton handled the situation normally, he said.

Sides said Linton was taken to Chambersburg Hospital by ambulance. Information about his treatment was unavailable.




Sobriety checkpoint planned for today


HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted by the Harpers Ferry Police Department today, Police Chief Donald Buracker said.

The checkpoint will be conducted on U.S. 340 in Harpers Ferry, Buracker said.

The alternate routes will be Chestnut Hill Road to W.Va. 9 and Bloomery Road to W.Va. 9, Buracker said.

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