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October 21, 2003|by

Woman charged with assault posts bond


A Hagerstown woman who allegedly threatened her neighbor with a handgun Monday morning was being held on charges in connection with the incident, Hagerstown City Police said.

Betty Jean Seals, 38, of 109 E. Hillcrest Ave., is charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and handgun possession.

Police said at about 12:10 a.m. Monday, they were called to 111 E. Hillcrest Ave. for a possible fight. A man answered the door and explained to police that he and his next-door neighbor, Seals, had an argument.

The man also told police that Seals threatened him with a gun, but no shots were fired, police said.

When police searched Seals, they found a loaded 9 mm pistol in her waistband. Police then took her into custody.

Seals was released from the Washington County Detention Center Monday afternoon after posting $40,000 bond, a detention center spokeswoman said.

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Deputies seeking help in theft of tools


The Washington County Sheriff's Department is seeking help in the investigation of a theft last week of tools valued at approximately $4,200.

The construction tools, owned by Trademark Contracting, were taken from a home under construction at 14219 Rockdale Road. Police believe they were taken between 3:30 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday.

Anyone with information regarding the theft can call Deputy Brad Creek at 240-313-2170.




Sheriff's deputies respond to calls


The following crimes were reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department:

  • On Oct. 17, at 7:30 a.m., theft from a construction site, valued at $4,000, was reported to the Sheriff's Department.

    Sgt. Mark Knight said three Portacable nail guns, a DeWalt circular saw and a Dewalt Sawzall were stolen from the 14219 Rockdale Road site.

  • On Oct. 17, at 8:30 a.m., a business sign at 11512 Selema Drive in Hagerstown, valued at $2,500, was reported damaged, according to Knight.

  • On Oct. 17, at 8:30 a.m. a Heritage Academy garage was reported broken into.

    Knight said a John Deere Weedwacker was stolen from the garage, which is at 12215 Walnut Point West in Hagers-town.

  • Pieces of lawn furniture were reported damaged at 11400 Stonecroft Court on Oct. 17 at 9:30 a.m.

    A picnic table, a bird bath and other lawn items were damaged at a value of $400, Knight said.

  • Four wheels and tires were reported stolen at 6 p.m. Friday from 11931 Wolfsville Road in Smithsburg.

    The items stolen were valued at $1,000, Knight said.

  • A blue Mercury Sable parked at Deer Park Lodge at 21614 National Pike was reported broken into at 2 a.m. Saturday.

    Knight said $500 worth of damage was done to the car.

  • A car valued at $600 was reported stolen from the parking lot of Playland, 13610 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown, Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

    Knight said the car was a 1981 Chevrolet Impala with Maryland tags LDM 467.

  • On Sunday at 7 p.m., camera equipment valued at $1,200 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at 21316 Twin Springs Drive in Hagerstown.

    Knight said a camera, a camcorder and a Nikon 35 mm camera were stolen from the car.

  • A Pontiac Grand Prix was reported broken into Sunday at 10 a.m.

    Knight said $500 in cash was reported stolen from the car parked at 10819 Oak Valley Drive in Hagerstown.

  • On Oct. 19, at 1 p.m., Maryland tags NVG 893 were reported stolen from a car parked at 20 S. Artizan St. in Williamsport, Knight said.




    Driver faces DUI, drug charges


    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An alleged drunken driver who police said spit at them and danced when she was supposed to perform a field sobriety test was charged with several misdemeanors Monday.

    Pamela L. Stanfield, 59, of Falling Waters, W.Va., was charged with driving under the influence, possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana, no insurance, no registration card and impeding the traffic flow.

    Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Cpl. Will Henderson pulled over Stanfield, who was driving a Pontiac, on U.S. 11 after he spotted the car weaving and going around 10 mph in a 40 mph zone, according to court records.

    Stanfield first locked herself in her car but later got out, stumbling as she did so, records allege.

    After Stanfield failed field sobriety tests, she refused to walk to a police cruiser and had to be carried, records show. Police found a pipe and a small amount of marijuana inside the car, records allege.

    Stanfield registered a .144 on an Intoxilyzer test, records show.




    Woman says she was attacked at knifepoint


    An 18-year-old Hagerstown woman reported she was kidnapped at knifepoint Monday and forced to cash a check for her attacker, Hagerstown City Police said.

    The woman said she was in her car in the parking lot of the former Ames Shopping Center on Dual Highway when a man forced his way into the passenger's seat and held her at knifepoint, police said.

    The man forced her to drive to the Giant Eagle supermarket and cash a personal check, the proceeds of which he stole from her, police said.

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