Police log

January 20, 2004

Shotgun, building supplies are missing

The following crimes were reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department:

  • A .410-gauge shotgun was reported stolen Friday at about 11:30 p.m. from a residence in the 14000 block of Spickler Road east of Clear Spring, said Washington County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Mark Knight.

    He said the shotgun was valued at $400.

  • More than $1,100 worth of building supplies were reported stolen at 8:30 a.m. Saturday from a job site at 11856 Boyd Road off U.S. 40 near Clear Spring, Knight said.

    He said 64 sheets of plywood, valued at $832; six rolls of insulation, valued at $72; 12 12-foot 2-by-4s, valued at $48; 12 12-foot two-by-sixes, valued at $72; a six-foot stepladder, valued at $90; and a four-foot stepladder, valued at $50 were reported taken from the site.

  • A front license plate, with Maryland tags 32E-221, was reported stolen from a vehicle Saturday at 10 a.m. at 21234 Twin Springs Drive east of Hagerstown, Knight said.

  • An egg thrown through a window Saturday morning of a residence at 9813 Garis Shop Road, near Funkstown, caused about $100 worth of damage, Knight said.

  • A four-wheeler, valued at $1,500, was reported stolen Saturday at 3 p.m. at 20618 Reno Monument Road, off Md. 67, near Boonsboro, Knight said.

  • A window was reported broken out of a Dodge Avenger and the front door damaged on Sunday in Cascade, Knight said.

    He said damage was estimated at about $300. The incident was reported at about 12:30 a.m. on Eyler Avenue in Cascade.


Pizza deliveryman says he was robbed

A man delivering pizza to a home in the Security Road area on Friday told police he was robbed at gunpoint at about 11 p.m., according to Hagerstown Police Department officers.

The Papa John's Pizza deliveryman said that he was approached by four black males, all wearing hooded sweatshirts, police said. One of the men pushed the deliveryman against a wall, displayed a handgun and took the deliveryman's bag, which contained orders and money, police said.

Anyone with information may contact Lt. Richard Johnson at 301-790-3700 ext. 236.

Four face drug charges in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. - Four people were charged with distributing crack cocaine in Frederick on Sunday as the result of a city police Drug Enforcement Unit undercover operation.

Between 7 and 8 p.m., Sunday undercover unit officers arranged controlled purchases of crack-cocaine, buying more than $400 of the drug, police said.

Jamie Lynn Bowie, 30, of Hagerstown, Andre Antonio Sparks, 31, of Frederick, Richard Ernest Brightwell Jr., 25, of Frederick and Michael Terry Dotson, of Frederick, each were charged with distribution of crack cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Md. man charged with trespassing

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was arrested early Sunday after a resident of Alessandra Court in Frederick alleged to police that the man had been looking into the window.

Joseph Czarenecki, 29, was charged at about 1 a.m. with trespassing with the intent to invade privacy of occupant by looking into the premises, according to a Frederick Police Department press release.

NY woman injured in Interstate 81 crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A New York woman was injured Sunday afternoon when a van pulling a travel trailer overturned on Interstate 81 north of Exit 14, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Debra Pellett, 49, of Walworth, N.Y., was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police said Michael Pellett, 53, was driving a 2002 Ford van and 31-foot trailer south at 3:27 p.m. when the van went into the median, crossed the southbound lanes and rolled onto the passenger's side.

The right southbound lane was closed for about two hours after the crash, police said.

Teen injured on snowy Pa. road

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A teenager received minor injuries Sunday in a one-car accident on Hill Road in Antrim Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said Bryan Kinter, 17, of Greencastle, was driving a 1990 Buick LeSabre west at 11:23 a.m. when he lost control on the snow and ice, spun around and hit a pole.

Vandals spray paint cars, houses in W.Va.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Vandals spray painted cars, houses and road signs and destroyed other property in three subdivisions near Charles Town on Sunday night, police said Monday.

West Virginia State Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department are investigating the vandalism.

In Cave Quarter Estates along Cave Road, two trucks and a car were spray painted, state police Sgt. E.D. Anderson said. Up the road, vandals damaged a mailbox and spray painted a driveway, Anderson said.

Similar vandalism was discovered in the Cloverdale subdivision off U.S. 340 south and the Eastland subdivision off Old Cave Road, said Cpl. Dave Colbert of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

In many of the spray painting incidents, the initials "TPS" were written, police said.

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