Police log

January 16, 2004

Task Force makes three drug arrests

The Washington County Narcotics Task Force made three arrests earlier this month during an operation targeting drug distribution in the Halfway area.

A task force news release said that on Jan. 7, agents charged Robert A. Crosby, 26, of 137 S. Locust St., Hagerstown, and Monica J. Edwards, 23, same address, with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Crosby also was charged with distribution of, possession with intent to distribute and two counts of possession of cocaine, the release said.

The task force release alleges that Crosby sold drugs to an undercover informant in a shopping center parking lot near the corner of Halfway Boulevard and Virginia Avenue.


Agents later found several thousand dollars worth of crack cocaine behind a tool shed Crosby allegedly passed during a foot chase with authorities, the release alleges.

The release alleged that Crosby's residence was used as a "stash house," storing more than $1,000 worth of crack cocaine and cash.

Crosby was being held Thursday night on $175,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center, jail officials said. Edwards wasn't in custody.

On Jan. 6, agents charged Andrew Glover, 38, of 237 W. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, with distribution of, possession of, possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the release.

The release alleged Glover was using a Greenbury Road apartment from which to sell crack cocaine and to meet with a "supply source."

Glover was being held on $75,000 bond at the detention center.

Firefighters respond to evening blazes

Hagerstown firefighters were called out to two fires early Thursday evening.

The first occurred at 5:35 p.m. at 131 Elm St., Battalion Chief Randy Myers said. Myers said flames engulfed a portion of a second-floor bedroom at the residence but did not spread.

Myers said the fire was extinguished "very quickly" and caused only minor smoke damage to parts of the home. No injuries were reported, Myers said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation, but it was believed no foul play was involved, he said.

Myers said a second fire was reported in the 1300 block of Bramly Drive, although detailed information was not available.

A Washington County 911 Center dispatcher said the minor kitchen fire was a result of burning food on a stove top. The dispatcher said no injuries were reported.

Thieves nab coins from laundromat

Thieves got $100 in coins from the dryers Wednesday at D&P Coin-Op at 17518 Virginia Ave. in Hagerstown, and they caused about $250 in damages getting at the coins, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

Anyone with information about the incident may call 240-313-2100.

Pa. police warn of fee loan scam

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are warning people to beware of an advanced fee loan scam originating in Canada.

Police said a Shippensburg, Pa., woman was victimized by the scam during the past month when she sent $1,275 to a loan institution called Credit Union One, but never received the promised loan.

Police said the Royal Canadian Mounted Police warn against the scam on its Web site. The classified advertisements from the bogus companies usually request an up-front fee of several hundred dollars in exchange for processing a loan.

Anyone with information about such activity can contact state police at 264-5161.

Three injured in Waynesboro crash

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Three people were injured, two of them seriously, in a two-vehicle accident on North Church Street Thursday afternoon, a Waynesboro police officer said.

One of the victims was flown by helicopter to a hospital outside the area, according to emergency dispatch officials.

Conditions of the injured were not available since police did not release their names.

The accident, a head-on collision, occurred shortly before 4 p.m. in the vicinity of 256 N. Church St., on the brow of a hill, said Cpl. Mike Bock of the Waynesboro Police department.

One vehicle, a GEO Tracker sport utility vehicle, was believed to have been driven by a woman reported to be in her early 20s. The second vehicle, a blue Buick sedan, appeared to be headed north.

The driver and a front seat passenger in the Buick were not wearing seat belts and hit the windshield, Bock said.

A girl in the rear seat was wearing a seat belt and was not seriously injured, he said.

Man wanted in city shooting caught

A man wanted for attempted murder in a May 2002 shooting on Park Place in Hagerstown was taken into custody Wednesday night in West Virginia.

Clyde Miller, also known as "Quan," was picked up in Keyser, W.Va., by West Virginia State Police who discovered an FBI fugitive warrant for Miller when they ran his fingerprints, Lt. Rick Johnson of the Hagerstown Police Department said Thursday.

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