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December 05, 2003|by

W.Va. man wanted in Sears theft arrested

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Officers from the Berkeley County and Washington County sheriff's departments combined their efforts Thursday in the arrest of a man wanted in a Friday theft involving what was believed to be a handgun, police said.

Washington County Investigator Greg Alton said Trevor J. Shane, 26, of 567 Baxter Road in Hedgesville, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, carrying/wearing a handgun on person and misdemeanor theft.

Alton said Shane was arrested at his home without incident.

Police allege Shane tried to leave the Valley Mall Sears in Halfway with a shopping cart full of Craftsman tools valued at $294. When employees confronted him, Shane pulled what appeared to be a handgun from his pants and left the area without taking the tools, police alleged.

Alton said the weapon turned out to be a BB gun and warned that employees should not assume a gun is fake in similar situations in the future.


Shane is being held in Eastern Regional Jail in Martinsburg, W.Va., on a fugitive warrant, Alton said. His bail has not yet been set.

Man faces assault and burglary counts

The Hagerstown Police Department arrested a city man in connection with a Wednesday incident at the Dagmar Hotel.

Police charged Raymond W. Spence, 47, who was residing at the Summit Avenue hotel, with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault and one count each of first-degree and fourth-degree burglary, court records said.

Police allege Spence brandished a knife and threatened to "cut" and "stick" two people on the third floor of the hotel.

Spence was being held Thursday evening at the Washington County Detention Center on $30,000, a detention center spokesman said.

Four receive injuries in two-vehicle crash

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said two adults and two children were taken to Chambersburg Hospital Tuesday for treatment of minor injuries received in a two-vehicle accident on Black Gap Road.

Police said Amy Burkett, of Chambersburg, was driving a Dodge Neon north at 5:29 p.m. when she tried to make a left turn in front of a southbound Toyota Camry driven by William Dingeldein of Fayetteville.

Dingeldein, Burkett and the two girls in Burkett's car were taken to the hospital, police said.

Apartment complex blaze is contained

FREDERICK, Md. - No injuries were reported from a blaze early Thursday at the Overlook Manor apartment complex in Frederick, according to Frederick County emergency dispatch information.

Firefighters and equipment from four departments were called to the 6 a.m. fire at 1204 Alban Court. The last officials cleared the incident at about 8:45 a.m.

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