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July 02, 2003

Men face drug charges after bust at Noland Village


Two men face charges after a drug bust in the Noland Village public housing complex Tuesday, Hagerstown City Police said.

Daniel Ware, 23, of 7844 Scotland Drive in Rockville, Md., was charged with distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack and possession of crack, police said.

Wilbert Hart, 24, of 1004C Noland Drive in Hagerstown, was charged with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, police said.

In responses to complaints about street-level drug dealing in Noland Village, the city's Street Crimes Unit conducted an undercover operation.

A confidential informant bought cocaine and police moved in to make the arrests at 1:15 p.m., police said.




Police seek county man wanted on various charges


Police were looking for a Hagerstown-area man wanted on various charges, including trespassing and contributing to the condition of a child.

James Elliott Poole, 18, was being sought on two arrest warrants, Hagerstown City Police said.

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One warrant, issued June 11, charges him with five counts of failure to comply with a peace order, police said.

The other warrant, issued June 15, charges him with failure to comply with a peace order, contributing to the condition of a child, trespassing on private property and fourth-degree sex offense.

Police could not give more information about the circumstances of the arrest warrants.

Poole's last known address was 14251 Cearfoss Pike in Hagerstown, police said.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts may call police at 301-790-3700, ext. 234 or Washington County Crime Solvers at 301-733-4141.




Woman in serious condition after Monday car accident


BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A woman injured in a car accident Monday after her car ran off the road and hit a tree was listed in serious condition at Washington County Hospital Tuesday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Denise Brown, 42, of Berkeley Springs, suffered fractures and internal injuries in the single-car accident, said Cpl. Vince Shambaugh of the Morgan County Sheriff's Department. Emergency personnel had to extricate Brown from her car.

Brown's 13-year-old son, who also was trapped inside the car, was admitted with a broken leg, broken wrist and knocked-out teeth, Shambaugh said. Brown's 4-year-old son was released from the hospital, he said.

Shambaugh said he has not yet had a chance to talk to Brown. Investigators were not sure why Brown's Chevrolet Cavalier veered off Waugh Road, and the vehicle left no skid marks, Shambaugh said.




Hagerstown man charged in connection with robbery


Hagerstown City Police made an arrest Tuesday night in the robbery of a woman in downtown Hagerstown a day earlier.

Donald Marcell Rivers Sr., 38, of 251/2 W. Franklin St., second floor, Hagerstown, was charged with robbery and two counts of second-degree assault, police said.

He was being held without bond Tuesday night at the Washington County Detention Center, police said.

The 39-year-old female victim was hit and robbed in the 100 block of West Washington Street Monday, police said.

The woman suffered minor injuries to her face, but did not require medical attention, according to a press release.

The man approached her at around 8:15 a.m. and hit her in the face, police said.

The woman tried to flee, but the man caught up with her at Washington and Prospect streets, where he struck her several times in the face, removed money from her pocket and fled, police said.

Detective Patricia Moulton identified Rivers as a suspect through a nickname and description, police said.




Girl who nearly drowned upgraded to good condition


The condition of a 3-year-old Baltimore girl who almost drowned Saturday in Greenbrier State Park's lake east of Hagerstown was upgraded from serious to good, a Children's National Medical Center spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Sequoia Rantin was flown by helicopter to Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Ranger Bob Haney said.

Park lifeguards, with the help of doctors and nurses who were visiting the park, revived the child after a woman saw her under the water.

The girl was picnicking in the park with a group of family members.




Storage sheds broken into, hand tools and wheels taken


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Storage sheds on Mason Dixon Road were broken into early Tuesday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said several storage sheds were broken into between midnight and 6 a.m. Hand tools and motorcycle wheels were among the items taken.

Police were seeking information about a white station wagon seen in the vicinity. Anyone with information may call police at 717-264-5161.




Pa. police investigate Greene Township accident


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating an accident Saturday night or Sunday morning on Mount Cydonia Road in Greene Township, Pa.

Police said a 1995 Honda Civic struck a tree about two miles south of U.S. 30. Police said the driver fled the crash scene.




Sheriff's deputies probe numerous county incidents


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