Police log

August 08, 2003

W.Va. man charged with child abuse

RANSON, W.Va. - A Ranson man was arrested Thursday after his 8-year-old son was struck on a leg with a horse whip, according to court records.

The man is not being identified to protect the identity of the boy. The 43-year-old man was charged with child abuse resulting in injury, which carries a possible jail sentence of one to five years, Jefferson County Magistrate Court records said.

The father was free on $50,000 bond Thursday night.

The mother of the boy said the incident occurred while the boy was with his father on Aug. 3, according to Ranson Police Chief William Roper.

The boy was hit several times on the back of one of his legs, court records alleged.

Roper said he could see two large bruise marks about four inches long on the boy's right leg, according to court records.


Hagerstown man is charged with DUI

Hagerstown City Police received the following crime reports:

  • On Thursday, Jason Michael Marren, 24, of 19733 Cool Hollow Road, was charged with driving under the influence, driving the wrong way on a street and leaving the scene of an accident.

    Reported at about 2:02 a.m. Thursday, Marren allegedly was driving east on West Franklin Street - which only carries westbound traffic - near High Street. His vehicle struck a westbound car, police said. No injuries were reported.

    Marren was stopped a few minutes later on Pennsylvania Avenue at the intersection of Burhans Boulevard and taken into custody.

  • On the midnight to 8 a.m. shift Thursday, a back gate was reported damaged at 429 W. Church St. No damage estimate was available.

  • A car stereo was reported taken from a vehicle parked at 313 Rich Ave. on the midnight to 8 a.m. shift Thursday.

  • A 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier was reported stolen Wednesday from 9 Winter St. It was taken between July 20 and Aug. 4.

Sheriff's Department investigates crimes

The Washington County Sheriff's Department received the following crime reports Wednesday:

  • An LCD projector valued at $1,500 was reported stolen Wednesday morning from the Williamsport Ambulance Co., 30 W. Salisbury St. Police ask that anyone with information call Deputy 1st Class Valerie Weaver at 301-791-3020.

  • A truck windshield valued at $200 was reported broken in front of 119 Artizan St., Williamsport.

Two Frederick men face drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick city police arrested two Frederick men on drug charges Wednesday.

Charles Edward Atkins, 49, of the 100 block of South Market Street, was charged with theft under $500, attempted distribution of crack cocaine, and possession of PCP and drug paraphernalia.

Police said Atkins was arrested after undercover officers tried to purchase drugs in the 100 block of South Market Street just after 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Raven Justin Cosley, 23, of the first block of DeGrange Street, was charged with possession of marijuana. Officers alleged they saw him roll a cigar filled with marijuana and begin smoking it.

Both men were being held Thursday night at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center. Bond was set at $3,500 for Atkins and $1,500 for Cosley.

Boys charged after alleged threat reported

FREDERICK, Md. - Two 12-year-old boys were charged Wednesday after a 14-year-old boy said he was threatened with a knife in Monocacy Village Park, Frederick city police said.

Police alleged the incident happened in the 1500 block of Dockside Drive. Police said the three boys knew each other.

One of the 12-year-olds was charged with first- and second-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon and reckless endangerment. He was placed in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Services.

The other 12-year-old was charged with second-degree assault and released to his parents.

Man charged with disorderly conduct

FREDERICK, Md. - A man with no pants was charged with disorderly conduct Wednesday at a local restaurant, Frederick city police said.

At about 7:17 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the Golden Palace Buffet at 1275 W. Patrick St. Police alleged that Michael Stephen Yanock, 60, was not wearing pants and began yelling at police while customers were in the restaurant.

A Frederick County District Court commissioner released Yanock on his own recognizance.

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