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Police log

January 06, 2004

Man charged with prescription fraud


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Summit Point, W.Va., man has been charged with attempting to obtain prescription medication by fraud, a Charles Town Police spokesman said Monday.

Roy Jenkins III, 25, of 95 Walnut Knoll Lane, was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Monday night, a jail spokesman said.

The charge against Jenkins stems from a call police received from a pharmacist at the CVS Pharmacy on Augustine Avenue on Jan. 2, said Detective Mark Spessert.

The pharmacist said he received a telephone call from a person acting as a doctor and requesting that a prescription for the narcotic Dilaudid be filled for someone else, Spessert said.

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The pharmacist had the prescription filled with aspirin instead of Dilaudid in case the person was not immediately apprehended, Spessert said.

A man later arrived at the store to pick up the prescription, but did not have a required prescription slip for the medication, Spessert said.

Charles Town Police responded to the pharmacy and stopped the man on U.S. 340 after he left the parking lot, Spessert said.




Women charged in theft at outlets


Four Baltimore women were charged in connection with the theft of clothing from a Prime Outlets store Sunday, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said.

Darlene Burgess, 41, Picolla Sherrod, 48, Sharlene Walker, 25, and Lekesia Jackson, 28, all of Baltimore, were taken into custody at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police said a security guard saw the women acting suspiciously in the Eddie Bauer store and called police. Police took Sherrod into custody outside that store, and the other three women were taken into custody at the Children's Place.




Car vandalism reports received


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

  • A 2002 Kia Sportage parked at 17412 Taylors Landing Road was reported vandalized Saturday. Police believe a pellet gun was used to shoot a window, causing $200 in damage.

  • About $1,000 in cash and items were reported taken Sunday from a Pontiac Sunfire parked at 28 E. Water St., Smithsburg. About 11 compact discs, a bag of clothing, a cell phone and $150 cash were taken.

  • Reported Sunday, a window was broken in the Boonsboro High School gymnasium at 10 Campus Ave. Damage was estimated at $1,000.

  • A 2003 Volkswagen Beetle was discovered vandalized Sunday at 36 E. Church St., Williamsport. A rear window was broken. Damage was estimated at $150.





Suspects sought in armed robbery


FREDERICK, Md. - Police were looking for two men in connection with an armed robbery Sunday afternoon at a West Patrick Street business, according to Frederick City Police.

Police said that two men entered #1 Nails at 1100 W. Patrick St. at about 4:03 p.m., and while one held the door, the other showed a handgun. The men took money from employees and customers, and left in a dark blue vehicle.

Anyone with information about the crime can call investigators at 1-301-694-2100.




Man sought in Frederick robbery


FREDERICK, Md. - A black male riding a bicycle along the Carroll Street Bridge about midnight Sunday in downtown Frederick allegedly ran his bike into the back of a victim, struck him in the face and robbed him of an undisclosed amount of money, according to the Frederick Police Department.

The man last was seen riding his bicycle toward Market Street on the Linear Park, police said.

Anyone with information on the crime should contact the Frederick Police Department at 301-694-2100.




Man held on bond in stabbing incident


A Hyattsville, Md., man was being held at the Washington County Detention Center Monday evening on $65,000 bond, one day after he was charged with stabbing a man in the leg with a samurai sword.

A detention center spokesman said the bond for James B. Johnson, 27, of 6902 22nd Ave., was reduced from $250,000 at a Monday hearing in Washington County District Court.

Johnson was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property less than $500 and use of a deadly weapon, according to district court records.

Police said officers arrested Johnson and Thomas P. Macaulay, 27, of 15807 Fairview Road in Hagerstown, following the 11:10 a.m. Sunday incident at 1234 Salem Ave.

Macaulay broke into the residence of his estranged wife and began chasing Johnson, who eventually used a samurai sword to stab Macaulay in the right leg, police alleged.

Macaulay was charged with fourth-degree burglary and malicious destruction of property greater than $500, records said. Macaulay was released on his own recognizance, according to police.




Credit card charged without owner's OK


LEMASTERS, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a case of access device fraud in which approximately $4,500 was charged to a Peters Township, Pa., man's credit card.

The amount was charged to the credit card of Aaron Myers without his permission, police said. The theft was reported Saturday, police said.




Two injured during two-car collision


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