Police log

August 17, 2003

Handgun found, van is recovered

Hagerstown City Police received the following crime reports Friday:

  • On the 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. shift, police found a loaded .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun above ceiling tiles in a vacant apartment Friday afternoon. The weapon was found inside 138 E. Franklin St., police said. It was blue with wood grips.

  • A 1996 Ford van reported stolen between 8 p.m. and 4 p.m. from the Burger's Texaco, 890 Pennsylvania Ave., was found in West Virginia.

  • On the midnight to 8 a.m. shift, a purse, cell phone and cash were reported stolen from a vehicle in front of 913 Maryland Ave.

Motorcyclist injured in Friday night crash

QUINCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A motorcyclist was severely injured Friday night after running off a curve in the road, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The name of the driver was being withheld Saturday by police until they could notify the family.

The 2002 Harley-Davidson was traveling north on Anthony Highway about 3/10 of a mile south of Nunnery Road in Quincy Township around 11:21 p.m. when the accident occurred, police said.


The driver was taken to Waynesboro Hospital and later flown to Hershey Medical Center, police said.

Wanted Md. man caught in Sharpsburg

A man accused in Anne Arundel County, Md., of stabbing his ex-girlfriend was taken into custody in Sharpsburg by Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies Saturday afternoon, police said.

Edward Lee Schildtknecht, 43, of Baltimore, was charged in Anne Arundel County with attempted second-degree murder, kidnapping, first- and second-degree assault and several other less-serious charges, police there said.

The victim was identified as Dawn JoAnne Morris, 28, of Baltimore.

Police received information that Schildtknecht was hiding at the home of his estranged wife in Sharpsburg. About 2 p.m., Washington County deputies found Schildtknecht at a home on Lockhouse Drive and turned him over to Anne Arundel police, authorities said.

N.Y. man charged in stabbing

A New York man is being held in Pennsylvania on charges he tried to kill a Boonsboro man Saturday morning in Williamsport, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Eric Patrick King, 25, of Islip Terrace, New York, has been charged in an arrest warrant with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

Deputies were called to the Sheetz store at 100 E. Potomac St. in Williamsport about 3:40 a.m. Saturday for reports of a large fight. Minutes later, a stabbing victim was found in front of Tony's Pizza at 10 E. Salisbury St., police said.

The victim, Adam Rowe, 29, of Boonsboro, had been stabbed in his chest, abdomen and right forearm. The injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

Witnesses told police Rowe had been stabbed with broken glass from a beer bottle and information led police to King as the suspect.

King was taken into custody at a motel by Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg and was being held at the Franklin County, Pa., Jail Saturday night awaiting extradition.

Frederick, Md., man faces drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick City Police recovered numerous bags of suspected marijuana and charged a Frederick man with drug possession and distribution after conducting a search in a home at the Country Hills Apartments complex on Heather Ridge Drive, police said Friday.

Jerome Edward Pitts, 22, of 1000J Heather Ridge Drive, Apartment 213, was charged with marijuana possession and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

According to jail information, he was released Friday from the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on $5,000 bond.

Man to face trial on assault, gun charges

A District Court judge found probable cause against a 24-year-old Hagerstown man accused of hitting a man in the face with a handgun last year, according to court records.

Steven Vincent Dillinger, of 304 S. Mulberry St. will be tried in Circuit Court on charges of first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of a handgun in a violent crime, possession of firearms and illegal possession of a firearm stemming from a March 9, 2002, incident, according to records.

Dillinger is accused of brandishing a handgun, threatening to kill Kaumba Simmons and striking Simmons in the face with the gun at the home of Dillinger's girlfriend in the first block of Wakefield Road, according to records.

Simmons was treated at Martinsburg Hospital for injuries to his cheekbone and lip, according to records.

Dillinger's bond for the assault charge was set at $225,000, according to a Washington County Detention Center spokesman. However, the spokesman said Dillinger was being held at the detention center without bond on a probation violation.

W.Va. man charged with trespassing

FREDERICK, Md. - A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man has been charged with trespassing and being a peeping Tom after Frederick Police spotted a man looking through an apartment window Thursday morning, police said.

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