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Police log

October 07, 2003

Hagerstown woman faces drug charges


A 26-year-old Hagerstown woman was charged with drug possession after police searched the woman's home Saturday evening, Hagerstown City Police said.

Lena Marie Baker, 26, of 130 E. Franklin St., Apt. 1, was charged with possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia in connection with the police search, police said. She was taken into custody, but was released on her own recognizance by a District Court commissioner, police said.

At about 6:58 p.m. Saturday, police searched Baker's home because of complaints from neighbors. When police arrived, they found several pieces of drug paraphernalia throughout the house, as well as crack cocaine that someone inside the home tried to flush down a toilet, police allege.

Raymond Simpson, 35, who also lives at the apartment, was charged with one count of paraphernalia possession, but was not taken into custody, police said.

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Four hospitalized after I-270 crash


FREDERICK, Md. - Four people were taken to area hospitals after a four-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon on Interstate 270, according to Maryland State Police in Frederick.

Ronald Proctor, 50, of Kentucky, was taken to Washington County Hospital by a state police helicopter, Police said. Marilyn Proctor, 49, also of Kentucky, was taken by ambulance to Frederick Memorial Hospital, police said.

Michele Henning, 33, of Frederick, and Eric Haertel, 46, of Middletown, Md., also were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, police said.

Police said the Proctors were southbound on I-270 south of Md. 85 in a Pontiac Grand Prix. At about 2:22 p.m. Sunday, Ronald Proctor, who was driving, suffered an unknown medical problem, police said.

The Pontiac crossed the median into the northbound lanes, striking a Jeep Cherokee driven by Henning, police said. The Jeep then struck a Honda driven by Mark Sheffler, 46, of Middletown, police said.

Haertel, who was driving a Saturn sport utility vehicle, attempted to avoid the Proctors' Pontiac after it crossed into the northbound lanes, police said. His vehicle overturned in the median.

Sheffler and Natasha Henning, 9, of Frederick, were not taken to a hospital for treatment, police said.

Northbound and southbound lanes were closed for about 45 minutes because of the accident, police said.




Money, clothing stolen from Pa. home


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Someone took electronic devices, clothing and money from a Chambersburg home over the weekend, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The burglary occurred between 11 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, police said. Anyone with information about the crime can call investigators at 717-264-5161.




Coins worth $510 missing from Pa. home


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Jars of coins and 50 rolls of pennies were stolen in a weekend burglary in Montgomery Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said a home on Brant Drive was entered between 5:45 p.m. Friday and noon Sunday. A jar of silver coins was among the stolen money.

Police said the coins were worth about $510.




Pa. police looking for women in check theft


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A check stolen from a Fayetteville woman's home was used to make a purchase at a Harrisburg, Pa., Rite Aid Saturday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said a book of checks for a closed account was stolen from the woman's Krollman Drive home between Sept. 22 and Friday. Police said they want to question a woman in the case described as white, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds, with long brown hair.

Police said the woman's first name may be Robin. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 717-264-5161.




Thefts from vehicles being investigated


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police are investigating three thefts from vehicles that occurred over the weekend.

  • A number of compact discs were stolen from a vehicle parked at 322 W. King St., between 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday.

  • About 50 CDs and a black leather wallet were taken from a vehicle parked at 417 W. King St. between 7:30 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday, police said.

  • Several pieces of electronics equipment were stolen from a truck while it was parked to the rear of 68 S. Federal St., according to police. The theft occurred between Friday and Sunday, police said.





Juvenile charged in Dumpster fires


FUNKSTOWN - Authorities have charged a juvenile in connection with two Dumpster fires at American Legion Post 211 early Sunday.

A news release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office said arson was the cause of a 1:18 a.m. fire Sunday behind the building, located at 12 N. Westside Ave. in Funkstown. An office spokesman said the juvenile who allegedly set the fire is a 14-year-old Funkstown resident.

The release said it took six firefighters approximately five minutes to control the fire, which was discovered by a neighbor. The fire caused $1,000 in damage, according to the release.




Three men charged in Frederick drug raid


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