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Police log

January 22, 2004

Man charged in shooting extradited


The Hagerstown Police Department on Wednesday extradited from West Virginia a man wanted in a May 2002 shooting on Park Place in Hagerstown.

Clyde Miller, also known as "Quan," 27, of no fixed address, was transported from Potomac Highland Regional Jail in Augusta W.Va., to Hagerstown, police said. Miller, wanted on attempted murder charges, was taken into custody by West Virginia State last week.

Police charged Miller with one count each of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of handgun during a crime of violence and wearing/carrying a handgun, according to police documents.

Miller was charged shortly after a May 2, 2002, shooting in the 400 Block of Park Place.

A Florida man was shot in the foot during a dispute, police said.




Two rob cab driver in Hagerstown


Two men robbed a cab driver early Wednesday, Hagerstown Police Department officers said.

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Officers went to the area of 305 Reynolds Ave. at about 3:29 a.m. Wednesday after a dispatcher for Antietam Cab asked police to check on one of the company's drivers, who had been robbed, police said.

When the cab driver arrived to pick up his fares, two males entered the rear of the cab and as the driver pulled off, one of the men attempted to put a knife on the driver's throat, police said.

The driver put his hand up to defend himself, getting small cuts, police said. He stopped the cab, while calling for help over his radio, and then ran from the car, according to police. The passengers fled, police said.

The police department's Criminal Investigation Division was called to process the scene.

Anyone with information related to the incident may call Lt. Rick Johnson at 301-790-3700 ext. 236.




Man charged with taking knife


SMITHSBURG - The Smithsburg Police Department on Tuesday charged a Smithsburg man with taking his father's survival knife, police said.

Joseph Michael Neat, 20, was charged with theft under $500 and carrying a concealed weapon, police said.

He was released on personal recognizance, police said.

Pa. man charged in I-81 chase

MARION, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police charged a Harrisburg, Pa., man with fleeing and eluding police following a pursuit up Interstate 81 Tuesday that ended when the motorist's vehicle crashed.

Police said the incident began at about 2:30 p.m. when information was received that Washington County, Md., sheriff's deputies were pursuing a vehicle of a person they alleged was involved in a theft at Valley Mall in Hagerstown. Pennsylvania State Police joined the chase about seven miles north of the Maryland border, police said.

The car went off the interstate at Exit 10 and onto Pa. 914 and Talhelm Road, where the driver lost control while attempting to make a turn and went into a ditch.

Police said Victor Lamont Roebuck, 43, address unavailable, also was charged with recklessly endangering another person and several traffic violations.




Pa. woman charged with forgery


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman has been charged with forgery, theft and receiving stolen property in an incident that occurred last month, according to borough police.

Police said Lindy E. Lesher, 24, was arrested after Patriot Federal Credit Union and a woman filed a forgery report with the department.

The incident took place Dec. 19, police said.




Bogus bill used at Pa. eatery


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A counterfeit $20 bill was used to make a purchase Tuesday night at Wendy's at 1658 Lincoln Way East, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said a customer purchased an item at the restaurant for $1.05, and gave a cashier the bogus bill.




Drivers avoid injuries in Pa. crash


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said no one was injured Tuesday afternoon when a Mack truck hit a car at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Medallion Drive in Greene Township.

Police said the accident happened at 4:27 p.m. when a 1998 Honda Accord driven by Charles A. Cardell, 87, of Fayetteville, pulled out of Medallion Drive into the path of a westbound truck driven by Brian C. Whitmer, 22, of Marysville, Pa.

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