Police log

August 28, 2003

Stabbing victim faces assault, theft charges

A Hagerstown man who was stabbed overnight at Frederick Manor was turned over to the Washington County Sheriff's Department after being treated because he was wanted on a warrant, Hagerstown Police said.

Christopher Richmond Robinson, 20, of 627 Adams Ave., was stabbed in the left shoulder during an altercation at around midnight Tuesday, police said.

Robinson was treated at Washington County Hospital and released, police said.

Sgt. Mark Knight with the sheriff's department said Robinson was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court on charges of malicious destruction of property, theft and second-degree assault.

Driver robbed after giving man a ride

A 40-year-old Boonsboro man was robbed Tuesday night by a man he picked up in the 200 block of South Locust Street for an unknown reason, Hagerstown Police said.


Police said the man was not injured.

The man picked up the other man at around 11:20 p.m., police said.

The man's cell phone and car keys were stolen, police said.

The assailant was described as a 5-foot-8 black male with a muscular build wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans, police said.

Anyone with information can call Hagerstown Police at 301-790-3700.

Man charged with assault, restraint

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg-area man was charged with aggravated assault and other offenses after allegedly threatening a woman with a knife Tuesday afternoon, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Jeremy A. Buchanan, 30, of 3353 Social Island Road, also was charged with sexual assault, unlawful restraint, endangering the welfare of a child, recklessly endangering another person and criminal mischief, police said. He was in Franklin County Prison Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, Buchanan got into an altercation with an unnamed 28-year-old Mercersburg, Pa., woman at about 3 p.m. He put a knife to her throat and would not let her or her 22-month-old son leave his house, police allege.

When she did get to her vehicle, police allege, he smashed the windshield as she was leaving.

Crash leads to charges for W.Va. man

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A Ranson, W.Va., man was charged on a fugitive from justice warrant Wednesday after a three-car crash on U.S. 340 backed up traffic on the highway for about 21/2 miles, said Harpers Ferry Police Chief Donald Buracker.

Police discovered after the crash that Tommy Lee Lanham, 23, of P.O. Box 2, Ranson, was wanted in Loudoun County, Va., on two charges of breaking and entering and one charge of grand larceny.

Lanham was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Wednesday night on $50,000 bond, Buracker said.

Lanham was driving a Subaru station wagon south on U.S. 340 near the intersection with Union Street when the car went left of center and struck a Ford station wagon being driven by Dawn E. Ridgeway, of Route 1, Harpers Ferry, Buracker said.

Lanham's vehicle then struck a second car driven by George A. Ricks of 122 Tosting Way, Charles Town, Buracker said.

All three drivers were taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson and later released, Buracker said.

U.S. 340 was shut down for about an hour, and some traffic was rerouted through Harpers Ferry, Buracker said.

Man charged after alleged bus assault

The Hagerstown Police Department charged a city man in an alleged assault that took place on a church bus, according to court records.

Police charged Gerard Crawley Jr., 19, of 239 N. Mulberry St., with two counts each of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment and one count each of a fourth-degree sex offense and concealing a deadly weapon, records say.

Crawley is charging with attacking two females, whose ages were not released, who were involved in an altercation with his sisters, police said.

He allegedly punched one of the girls in the mouth, cut her hair with a knife and pulled up her skirt, according to court records. Records allege he tried to stab one of the girls but hit the bus seat.

Police found a knife in Crawley's pants pocket at the time of his arrest, court records allege.

Crawley denied being involved in the bus altercation, records say.

Crawley was being held at the Washington County Detention Center Wednesday night on $25,000 bond, a detention center spokesman said.

City man charged in prostitution sting

The Hagerstown Police Department charged a city man with prostitution as a result of an undercover operation in Hagerstown City Park, according to police documents.

Police charged John Edward Sinnott III, 42, of 108 E. Antietam St., with one count of prostitution, documents say.

An undercover officer met Sinnott in a bathroom in the park and engaged in a sexual conversation, according to police.

Robbery charge filed against area man

The Washington County Sheriff's Department charged a Boonsboro man Tuesday in connection with the robbery of his ex-girlfriend.

Police charged Marvin D. Woodrem, 41, of 110 Potomac St., with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of robbery, and one count each of first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, second-degree assault and theft, according to court records.

Police allege Woodrem put a shotgun to the throat of Joyce Wachter, whose age and address were not released, on Sunday evening after inviting her to his home, court records say. He then took her purse, according to records.

The incident occurred following an argument over Woodrem's missing wallet, records allege.

Woodrem was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 bond Wednesday, a detention center spokesman said.

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