Police log

August 22, 2003

Teens charged with burglarizing homes

Two Washington County teenagers were charged with burglarizing four homes this week and taking more than $10,260 in items, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Police received a report Tuesday of a burglary in the 14000 block of Mercersburg Road. Entry was gained through the back door and two laptop computers, a paintball gun and a PlayStation game, with a combined value of $7,000, were taken, police said.

Burglaries in the 7500 block of Fairplay Road, the 16600 block of Spielman Road west of Fairplay and the 21700 block of Mount Aetna Road near Highland View Academy occurred on Wednesday, police said.

The juveniles, a 16-year-old from the Clear Spring area, and a 17-year-old from the Williamsport area, were charged with four counts of first-degree burglary, three counts of felony theft, two counts of fourth-degree burglary, two counts of malicious destruction of property and one count of misdemeanor theft, police said.


They were released to their parents' custody, police said.

The malicious destruction of property charges stemmed from a window screen being cut out at the Spielman Road home to gain entry and a broken window near the intersection of Broadfording Road and U.S. 40 near Clear Spring, Cpl. Daniel Faith said.

Police tracked down the juveniles after several reports of burglary and vandalism, including places being paintballed, police said. Witnesses gave police a description of a black sport-utility vehicle with a broken front grill.

Man faces drug charge

A Hagerstown man was charged Thursday with distribution of marijuana, Hagerstown City Police said.

Eric Moats Sr., 22, of 50 Rochester Place, Apt. 34, also was charged with two counts each of possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Police alleged they found 21 baggies of marijuana and paraphernalia during a search at the apartment at 3 a.m.

Burglary charges filed

Three Washington County residents were charged Wednesday in connection with a burglary at a neighbor's home, Maryland State Police said.

Police made the arrests after following a trail of matted-down grass from the back of the victim's mobile home to an adjacent trailer home and finding stolen items in that trailer, police alleged.

A 27-inch RCA television, PlayStation games, a controller, videos and an electronic baby thermometer were reported stolen from a trailer in the 18400 block of Rose Glow Avenue on Wednesday morning, police said. The trailer court is off Sharpsburg Pike.

Luis Jacob Marquez, 25, of 18403 Rose Glow Ave., and Brian Thomas Hull, 21, of the same address, were each charged with first-degree burglary and felony theft, police said.

Misty Dawn Miley, 26, of 18403 Rose Glow Ave., was charged with theft and accessory after the fact to burglary, police said.

The television had been taken to a pawn shop, police said. The television and videos were recovered, police said.

Man test rides bike but doesn't return

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Borough Police were looking for a man who took a mountain bike for a test ride Tuesday, but failed to return.

Police said the man asked to ride a Gary Fisher 24-speed mountain bike from Family Cycling Center at 359 E. Washington St. He took it for a ride at about 3 p.m.

Police described the man as white and about 55-years old with a shaved head. He was wearing green shorts, a green shirt and small square-framed sunglasses.

Woman charged in assault with vehicle

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick City Police charged a Frederick woman with first- and second-degree assault in connection with a Wednesday traffic incident that sent a man to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Police charged Jennifer L. Meadows, 27, of 2122 Bristol Drive, after her vehicle struck Gene Crabbe, whose age and address were unavailable, at East South Street and South Market Street.

Police said Meadows and Crabbe were arguing prior to the 7:36 p.m. collision and that Meadows, at one point, threw a plastic bottle at Crabbe. Moments later, Meadows' vehicle struck Crabbe as he was crossing the street, police alleged.

Crabbe's condition could not be determined Thursday evening.

Teens' kidnapping trial scheduled

Two teenagers charged with kidnapping their counselor at a Clear Spring youth home are scheduled to stand trial in Washington County Circuit Court in September.

Dallas Evans, 15, and Michael James Allen, 17, both of the Baltimore area, are charged as adults in the March 24 incident at the Oak Hill House on Independence Road.

Among the charges the boys face are kidnapping, robbery, and motor-vehicle theft.

The two boys had been scheduled for a possible trial Thursday, but lawyers for both defendants said conflicts had kept them from preparing properly. A jury trial is scheduled for Sept. 10.

On March 24, three people robbed the counselor of $130, then forced the counselor into the trunk of his car, police alleged.

The youths drove the car to Baltimore, and several hours later they dropped the counselor and his car off and ran away.

A third person has not been arrested in the case.

Man charged with indecent exposure

FREDERICK, Md. - A Mount Airy, Md., man was charged with indecent exposure and disorderly conduct in connection with a Wednesday incident inside a bathroom at Harry Grove Stadium.

Frederick City Police charged Alfons J. Augustine Jr., 32, of the 1100 block of Oak View Drive.

Police alleged he followed young boys in and out of various bathrooms inside the stadium Wednesday evening. Police also alleged he exposed himself and masturbated as he watched a boy standing at a urinal.

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