Police log

July 16, 2003

Teens charged in burglary at Cascade school

Four teenagers were charged in a burglary reported Monday morning at Cascade Elementary School, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The boys - a 13-year-old from Cascade, a 14-year-old from Smithsburg, a 15-year-old from Cascade, and a 17-year-old from Smithsburg - face several charges, said Deputy Jeffrey Matthews.

The 13- and the 15-year-old each face three charges of misdemeanor burglary, felony malicious destruction of property, and felony theft.

The 14-year-old faces one count of the three charges. The 17-year-old faces three conspiracy charges.

Matthews said workers at the 14519 Pennersville Road school on Monday morning discovered a mess that apparently had occurred over the weekend. Twelve Apple computers, a printer, a wall clock and a video camera had been sprayed with soda or smashed, Matthews said.

Windows had been smashed, and a laptop computer and a video camera had been taken. They were valued at about $2,500.


"They just trashed the school," Matthews said.

The boys were released to their parents, Matthews said.

Also reported to the Sheriff's Department:

  • One car window reportedly was smashed Tuesday morning in the 9300 block of Childacrest Drive near Boonsboro, while five other cars on the road had been opened through unlocked doors, but nothing was reported taken, said Sgt. Mark Knight.

    The 2001 Toyota Camry's passenger window was reported broken at about 5 a.m. Tuesday. Loss was estimated at $100, Knight said.

    He said residents should be careful to keep their car doors locked and secure. He said keeping valuables out of sight helps prevent break-ins.

  • A fence section valued at $100 was reported missing Monday morning from the Long Meadow Church of the Brethren at 19642 Longmeadow Road.

Man faces attempted murder, robbery charges

FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police in Frederick took custody of a Frederick man Wednesday who faces attempted murder and other charges stemming from a store robbery last week.

Police charged Byron "BK" Bowie, 29, of the 5900 block of Bartonsville Road in Walkersville, Md., with attempted murder, attempted armed robbery, first-degree assault and use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime.

The charges are related to a Friday robbery at the Dollar Plus store, state police said.

Police charged a second man, Christopher Russell Franks, 30, of the 8300 block of Revelation Avenue in Walkersville, Md., with conspiracy to commit armed robbery in connection with the same robbery, police said.

Both men were being held at the Frederick County Central Booking Unit awaiting an appearance before a District Court commissioner.

Martinsburg men face drug, forgery charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg City Police charged two Martinsburg men Tuesday after drugs and a gun allegedly were found in a car.

The driver, 48-year-old Charles Lee Carey Jr., of the first block of Capitol Drive, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, refusal to submit/sign fingerprint card, driving while revoked for DUI, driving revoked for a non-DUI offense and two counts of uttering, police said.

The passenger, 18-year-old Marcus Lashawn Winfrey, of the 300 block of East Burke Street, was charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and two counts of forgery of a public record, police said.

An officer stopped the car after it was not stopped for a red light, police alleged.

The officer found a .25-caliber pistol, a small baggie containing suspected crack cocaine, a "crack pipe," and a small baggie of suspected marijuana, police alleged.

Man pleads guilty to shooting boy in hand at birthday party

A Williamsport man pleaded guilty to a reckless endangerment charge stemming from a BB gun shooting on March 22.

Christopher Seth Anderson, 19, of 30 E. Frederick St., received an 18-month suspended sentence and a $500 fine, $455 of which was suspended, after he entered the plea Thursday, according to court records.

Authorities withdrew a second-degree assault charge, according to records, which also say a first-degree assault charge previously was dismissed.

Anderson was charged with shooting an 11-year-old boy in the hand at a March birthday party, according to records.

Pa. man injured after being knocked into the path of car

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was flown to York (Pa.) Hospital Tuesday morning after he was knocked into the path of a car on North Second Street, according to borough police.

James E. Forney, 61, of 40 Garber St., was listed in serious condition in the trauma intensive care unit Tuesday evening, according to a hospital spokesman. Forney initially was treated in the emergency room of Chambersburg Hospital before being flown out by helicopter, police said.

Police said Forney was standing next to a JLG Manlift aerial work platform at 7:11 a.m. when the bucket of the machine swung around and pushed him into the road near the King Street intersection. Forney was hit by a 2000 Honda Accord driven by Vishal Jetnarayan of 208 Minnich Road, Chambersburg, according to police.

Forney had severe head and chest injuries, police said.

The machine was owned by E.E. Mills and Sons Painting of 649 Lincoln Way West. An employee of the company said Forney works for the painting contractor.

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