Police log

December 07, 2003

Man faces drug, shoplifting charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Scarbro, W.Va., man faces drug and shoplifting charges Saturday after police found heroin, marijuana and hash in his pocket, Martinsburg Police Cpl. Darrll Ruppenthal said.

Jason Dean Treadway, 21, was charged with shoplifting, possession of heroin, possession of hash and possession of marijuana, Ruppenthal said.

Police Officer William Parks arrested a man at Martinsburg Mall after 11 a.m. when the man tried to leave Sears with a pair of shoes, a pair of boots and a pair of socks, Ruppenthal said.

When Parks searched the man, he found three bags of drugs in the man's right front pants pocket, police said.

Treadway was being held at Eastern Regional Jail Saturday night awaiting arraignment.

Police seek two men who held up bank

FREDERICK, Md. - Two people held up the Farmers & Mechanics Bank in the Frederick Shopping Center Friday morning, the Frederick Police Department said.


At about 11:35 a.m. Friday, two men entered the bank at 1305 W. 7th St. and announced a robbery. One was armed with a silver or chrome semiautomatic handgun, and the two ordered people in the bank to get down, and ordered tellers to put money into a white trash bag, according to a release.

Police said it was difficult to determine descriptions from bank surveillance tapes.

The men were thinly built and dressed in dark hooded sweatshirts, cargo pants or blue jeans, and dark shoes. Both men wore ski masks.

Police asked anyone with information about the robbery to contact city investigators at 301-694-2100, or FBI agents at 410-265-8080.

W.Va. man charged with reckless driving

FREDERICK, Md. - A Falling Waters, W.Va., man was taken into custody and charged with reckless driving and other traffic offenses after allegedly ramming another car Thursday evening, the Frederick Police Department said.

Aaron Eugene Ripka, 19, was charged with driving without a license, reckless driving, violating an alcohol restriction, second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property, according to a release.

Police said they received a 911 call just after 8 p.m. Thursday from a person who said they had been struck by a car and then were being chased. Police caught up to the cars traveling west on West Patrick Street, where Ripka allegedly was driving the 1994 Plymouth that hit the other car, according to the release.

Compact disc player stolen from car

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said someone took a compact disc player from a vehicle parked at a Chambersburg business.

An Aiwa CD player, which was valued at $130, was taken from a 1990 Dodge Colt parked at Highland Tire Service, 1607 Gabler Road.

Pickup truck tire slashed

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said someone slashed the tire of a Toyota pickup truck parked in the 7000 block of Slabtown Road in Quincy Township, Pa.

The woman said it was the third time her property had been vandalized. The tire was valued at $75.

Apartment building fire reported in W.Va.

BEDINGTON, W.Va. - The Bedington Volunteer Fire Department responded to an apartment building fire on Garden Drive that was called in at 8:29 p.m. Saturday, according to Berkeley County 911 and the fire company.

No further information was available at press time.

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