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Police log

November 19, 2003

Washington, D.C., man faces drug charges


A Washington, D.C., man was charged with drug possession after a traffic stop on Interstate 70 near Hagerstown, Maryland State Police said.

Police said Delante Antwyne Roper, 30, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu west on I-70 near the Md. 66 exit. Police said he was going 81 mph in a 65 mph zone.

Police alleged that Roper swallowed two small baggies of marijuana. Police alleged there were open containers of beer and another alcoholic drink in the car.

Roper was charged with driving under the influence and was taken into custody. Police then found a bag containing about 62 grams of cocaine in Roper's waistband, which police said is worth an estimated $1,200.

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Roper also was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to distribute, speeding and driving on a revoked license. He was being held Tuesday night on $150,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center.




All-terrain vehicle reported stolen


The Washington County Sheriff's Department received the following crime reports:

  • A red, four-wheeled, Polaris all-terrain vehicle was reported stolen Sunday from the back yard of 20322 Brownsville Pass, Brownsville. The vehicle was valued at $1,950.

  • A digital video disc player and an amplifier, together valued at $500, were reported stolen Monday from inside a Lincoln Navigator parked at Hagerstown Honda, 10307 Auto Place, off National Pike.





W.Va. men charged in Sept. 25 street fight


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Six Shepherdstown men have been charged in connection with an altercation on Sept. 25 behind the Entler Hotel in which a man was stabbed, police said.

The fight started after an argument between two people at Stonewall's club, according to the Shepherdstown Police Department.

Those charged were Donnell Dewayne Lee, 19, P.O. Box 1116; Victor R.L. Hamilton, 30, of P.O. Box 944; Michael DeWayne Green, 28, of 103 College St.; Ronald Lee Kidrick, 29, P.O. Box 261; Kevin Michael Jackson, 19, P.O. Box 464; and Vernon Calvin Monroe, 31, of P.O. Box 251, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records.

Each has been charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit malicious assault, said Shepherdstown Police Chief Charles Cole.

One of the men involved in the argument was part of a group of four people at the club, police said.

After the argument, the four people left the club, walked across German Street and down an alley, where one of their cars was parked, police said.

Six people followed the group, police said.

A fight started, and one man was knocked out and another was stabbed twice in the left side of his chest, police said.

The stabbing victim, identified as Gregory Woodling, was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., for treatment, police said.

Lee, Green, Kidrick and Jackson were free on bond Tuesday. Monroe was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Tuesday night on $20,000 bond, while Hamilton was being held there on $50,000 bond, a jail spokesman said.




Pa. man charged with making threats


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A St. Thomas, Pa., man was arrested for making terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct and discharging a firearm for an incident Sunday night in Chambersburg, according to borough police.

Police said Allen Serrano, 23, of 7702 Cumberland Circle later turned himself in. He was arraigned before District Justice Gary Carter, police said.

Police responded to a call about shots being fired at 241 W. Catherine St., at 10:08 p.m. Sunday.

No one was injured in the incident. When Serrano later met with police, he also turned in a handgun, according to police.




River advisory issued


A safety advisory has been issued for parts of the Upper Potomac River through today, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources said.

Water levels are predicted to be hazardous on the Potomac between Cumberland, Md., and Little Falls near Washington, D.C., due to recent rains and forecasts.

Boating and other recreational uses of the Upper Potomac, including its creeks and streams, should be avoided. Currents could affect nonwhite-water vessels, tubers, swimmers and wading anglers.

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