Police log

August 19, 2003

City man faces handgun charge

Hagerstown City Police said they charged a city man with trying to conceal a handgun Monday evening.

Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Mark Renner said police responded at 9:25 p.m. to the 100 block of Alexander Street, near George Street, after witnesses reported a man was sitting in a lawn chair with a gun.

Charles D. Murray, 37, of 129 Alexander St., was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

When officer Mike Kovac and Eric Knode arrived at the scene, witnesses told them the man was hiding a 9 mm handgun between his legs, Renner said. The officers allegedly they found the weapon while patting Murray down, Renner said.

Men charged with heroin possession

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Police arrested three men on drug charges Sunday afternoon in Emmitsburg.

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office charged Westley T. Stanaway, 26, of the 14600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Waynesboro, Pa.; Wesley L. Scott, 25, of the 17600 block of Sabillasville Road in Sabillasville, Md.; and Tae Sok Cho, 43, of the 15400 block of Norwood Avenue in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. All three were charged with possession of heroin, according to deputies.


Deputies said they also charged Stanaway with possession of drug paraphernalia and Cho with driving on a suspended license.

Deputy Kevin Eyler stopped a Mercury Grand Marquis at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of an Exxon gas station at 110 Silo Hill Road for a traffic violation, according to a written release from the Sheriff's Office. During a search, deputies alleged, they found vials of heroin and syringes.

A Frederick County Adult Detention Center Spokesman said Stanaway was released after posting $2,500 bond, and Scott was released after posting $2,000 bond.

Cho was being held at the detention center on $3,500 bond, according to the spokesman.

No one injured in Boonsboro fire

No one was injured in a Boonsboro fire Saturday caused by a lightning strike, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal.

It took about 30 firefighters half an hour to bring the blaze at 5103 Woodstock Lane under control, a release from the Fire Marshal's Office said.

The occupants, Harold, Tammie and Ashley Babington, were not home when the fire broke out at about 3:14 p.m., the Fire Marshal's Office said.

The fire caused $70,000 in damages and displaced the Babington family, the release said.

Firefighters from Boonsboro, Sharpsburg, Middletown, Brunswick, Potomac Valley and Funkstown were among those who responded.

Deputies respond to thefts, damage

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

  • A $260 videocassette and disc player was reported stolen from a home in the 13200 block of Club Road.

  • Four solar lights valued at $50 were reported stolen Sunday evening from in front of a home at 11241 Greenmont Ave.

  • A yellow Yamaha YZ80 dirt bike valued at $500 was reported taken Sunday morning from 5404 Porterstown Road.

  • Discovered Sunday at noon, a window was broken out of a vehicle parked at 18848 Sandy Hook Road. Damage was estimated at $100.

  • Discovered at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, the front window to Blockbuster Video, 13130 Pennsylvania Ave., was broken, causing $500 in damage. Nothing was reported stolen.

  • A 1977 Kawasaki KZ650 motorcycle was reported stolen Friday morning from 16420 Virginia Ave. The motorcycle had Maryland tags, 483D69.

  • Reported Friday morning at Ott's Horticulture Center, 21223 Twin Springs Drive, gasoline, two gas cans, and two drills - Mikita and Milwaukee brands - were taken. The items were valued at $300.

Pa. motorcyclist in serious condition

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Waynesboro man injured in a motorcycle accident Friday was listed in serious condition at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center Monday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

John F. Gow, 38, of 10627 Old Forge Road was riding a 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle at 11:21 p.m. when he lost control on a curve on Anthony Highway south of Nunnery Road in Quincy Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

He was initially treated at Waynesboro Hospital then flown by Life Lion helicopter to Hershey, police said.

Boy released after bike collides with car

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - A 7-year-old boy whose bicycle collided with a Ford Explorer Sunday afternoon was released from Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center Monday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Deveane M. Burt of Fort Loudon was riding a bicycle on Mill Street at 5:18 p.m. when he ran a stop sign and struck the side of the Explorer being driven on Main Street by Tylette R. Fahrney, 30, of Chambersburg, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Money stolen during home burglaries

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating two burglaries reported Friday in the Shippensburg area.

Police said a home on Roxbury Road was entered between 8 and 11 p.m. and money kept in a glass jar in a bedroom was stolen.

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