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Police log

October 31, 2003

Father, son arrested on drug charges


Hagerstown City Police charged a father and son with buying what they thought was crack cocaine from an undercover police officer Wednesday night.

John Hillary Ahalt, 48, and John Hillary Ahalt Jr., 18, were each charged with one count of purchasing a noncontrolled substance.

The younger Ahalt also was charged with resisting arrest, police said.

Police said the undercover officer was in the 200 block of East Franklin Street at about 10:30 p.m. when two men approached him and asked for $50 worth of crack cocaine. The officer sold them a fake substance and arrested them.




Collector toys are reported missing


The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following incidents Wednesday:

  • Workers at the D.M. Bowman Distribution center at 9935 Governor Lane Blvd. said 88 die-cast collector tractor-trailer toys were missing. The toys, valued at $3,080, were taken from a company storage area.

  • Residents reported a home in the 200 block of North Colonial Drive was entered by breaking a rear window.

    Several items were taken, including a digital video disc player, a box of coins and a Nintendo video game.

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  • Two wheels with tires were taken from a vehicle parked at Dual Highway Motors, 1938 Dual Highway. The approximate loss was $200.





  • Frederick man faces burglary charges


    FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was charged with burglary and several traffic offenses Tuesday after he led police on a car chase and then broke into a house after ditching his vehicle, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department alleged.

    Travis Shamone Bowins, 21, of Frederick was charged with third- and fourth-degree burglary and felony and misdemeanor malicious destruction of property.

    According to District Court records, he was being held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on $35,000 bond.

    Deputies randomly checked the registration of a Chevrolet Caprice that was traveling on Interstate 70 near U.S. 340. When police found the registration was expired, they tried to stop the car but it drove into Frederick City, police said.

    The driver exited his car near Ambush Alley and Logan Street, and ran to the 300 block of Madison Street, where officers saw him shove open a door, police said. Police surrounded the home, and the man exited the home without incident, police said.




    Area man faces prostitution charge


    FREDERICK, Md. - In separate stings Thursday, Frederick Police charged a man with engaging in prostitution and charged two people with buying simulated crack cocaine.

    The first sting took place on the 400 block of North Market Street. An undercover officer posed as a prostitute Thursday afternoon.

    Jason Sheldon Barker, 27, of the 600 block of Tritapoe Drive, Knoxville, Md., was charged with engaging in prostitution, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The second sting took place Thursday evening. An undercover officer posed as a drug dealer around West South and Center streets. The officer had fake crack cocaine.

    Police charged Darlene Louise Thomas, 44, of the 100 block of West All Saints Street, Frederick, and James Floyd Weedon Jr., 45, of the 1200 block of Littlebrook Drive, Frederick, with purchasing fake drugs.




    No one injured in school bus crash


    FREDERICK, Md. - A woman driving a Volvo on U.S. 15 rear-ended a school bus Thursday morning, but no one was hurt, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

    Cynthia Lynne Wilcox, 44, of Frederick, was driving a 1986 Volvo 240DL that hit a 1995 Thompson bus, police said.

    The crash happened shortly before 9 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 15 and Motter Avenue. The Volvo was following the bus as both headed north.

    Kenneth Nathaniel Bolt, 72, of Brownsville, Md., was driving the Frederick County school bus, which was carrying two adults and nine children, police said.

    Wilcox was charged with failure to control speed to avoid a collision.




    Youth charged with stealing video tape


    WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police charged a 13-year-old with burglary after a Slabtown Road home was broken into on Wednesday.

    The juvenile allegedly entered the house on the 6800 block through a window at about 1:30 p.m., police said.

    The juvenile allegedly removed the movie "Unfaithful" from a living room VCR and left the house, police said.

    Police said the juvenile was arrested and placed in the custody of juvenile probation.




    Police seize drugs, cash from W.Va. home


    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg Police said they seized illegal drugs, cash and firearms and arrested a woman Thursday after searching a Cypress Way home.

    Karen Lichliter, 48, of 507 Cypress Way, Martinsburg, was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

    Police said they had a warrant issued by Berkeley County Magistrate Sandra Miller when they forced open Lichliter's front door at about 5:30 p.m.

    Police alleged they seized 21/2 pounds of marijuana, some suspected heroin and crack cocaine, and assorted pills.

    They also confiscated $3,000 in cash and six firearms, police said.

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