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March 02, 2004

City man faces additional charges

ROHRERSVILLE - A Hagerstown man who was arrested in connection with a theft at a church also faces drug charges, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

David T. Burkett, 21, of 9881 Crossfield Road, was charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, theft of more than $500, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, deputies said.

Deputies said two electric guitars and an amplifier were taken from Pleasant Valley Baptist church at 3346 Gapland Road in Rohrersville on Feb. 21.

Deputies allege Burkett sold the guitars for $300 at APP Pawnbrokers in Ranson, W.Va.

A search of Burkett's home turned up drugs and drug paraphernalia, deputies alleged.

Rachel E. Cody,, 18, of the same address, also was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia, deputies said.


Burkett was being held Monday at the Washington County Detention Center on $60,000 bond, a detention center spokeswoman said.

Cody was released on her own recognizance, deputies said.

W.Va. residents hurt in Monday crash

DANVILLE, Md. - Two Berkeley Springs, W.Va., residents were injured in a car crash in Allegany County Monday morning, Maryland State Police at Cumberland said.

Police said John G. Capner, 19, of Apple Orchard Circle, and Brittany N. Blankenship, 18, also of Apple Orchard Circle, were injured in a crash on U.S. 220 near Placid Lane just before 10 a.m.

Police said the 1986 Subaru, being driven by Capner, traveled off the right side of the highway, struck a guardrail, overturned and slid down an embankment on its roof. Police alleged Capner had fallen asleep at the wheel.

Both were taken to Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Capner by helicopter.

A hospital spokeswoman would not release the condition of either patient Monday evening.

Several weekendcrimes reported

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

  • A black and red Honda 500 XL dirt bike was reported stolen from a garage in the 18000 block of Maugans Avenue on Sunday, said Washington County Sheriff's Department Cpl. Roy Harsh.

  • A toolbox, with miscellaneous tools, was reported stolen Sunday from the entranceway to an apartment building in the 300 block of Baker Hill Road, Harsh said.

    He said the toolbox was valued at about $500.

  • An attempted breaking and entering was reported Sunday at a home in the 14000 block of Tar Heel Court, Harsh said.

    He said the door jamb was damaged, but no value was listed.

  • Someone's wallet was reported stolen Saturday from The Family Skating Center in the 17000 block of Virginia Avenue, Harsh said.

    He said the victim described the suspect as a white female, about 5 foot 6 inches tall, wearing black sweatpants and a pink striped hooded jacket.

  • A window was reported shot out of a Chevrolet Blazer on Saturday. The vehicle was parked in the 14000 block of Exline Road, Harsh said.

  • Two soda machines at Potomac Discount Liquors, in the 100 block of East Main Street, were reported damaged overnight on Saturday, Harsh said.

    He said the damage was set at about $200.

  • A 1983 blue Ford Taurus that had been reported stolen to the Hagerstown Police Department last week was reported recovered on East Potomac Street in Williamsport on Saturday at 8:09 a.m., Harsh said.

  • A blue 1985 Peterbilt tractor was reported stolen Saturday from D and D Truck Repair and Towing, Inc., in the 16000 block Notley Road, Harsh said.

  • A red 2003 Polaris 400 4-wheeler and snow attachment were reported stolen Saturday from a residence in the 19000 block of Longmeadow Road, Harsh said.

  • An apartment in the 13000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue was reported ransacked Saturday, Harsh said.

  • An Airsmith air compressor with a 5 horsepower Honda motor was reported stolen Saturday from Ted's Rent-It Center, in the 17000 block of Virginia Avenue, Harsh said.

    He said the air compressor was rented and was not returned.

  • A car parked at Williamsport High School was reported to have been hit several times with paintballs Saturday on South Clifton Drive in Williamsport, Harsh said.

Small home fireruled accidental

A fire in a one-story, wood-frame bungalow Saturday at 13723 Hop Landing Road in Maugansville was ruled accidental by the Maryland State Fire Marshal.

W. Faron Taylor, deputy state fire marshal, said in a release that the 6:30 p.m. fire was caused by an electrical malfunction of the building's wiring, which ignited the wall in the living room.

He said the estimated loss to the structure was $1,000 and $500 to its contents.

Eddie Jordan, owner of the bungalow, was awakened by his dog and both were able to escape, Taylor said.

Vehicle stolen from Pa. body shop

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police are investigating the theft of a vehicle reported Friday at Jenning's Body Shop, 251 Grant St.

The white 1995 Chevy Blazer belonging to Timothy A. Burns, address unavailable, was taken prior to 3:43 p.m., police said. The Blazer had damage to the right rear body panel and bumper and a Dale Earnhardt Jr. plate on the front.

Pa. man faces DUI, license charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A borough man was arrested early Saturday on charges of driving under the influence and driving without a license, Chambersburg Police said.

Police said Victor A. Urbina, 28, of 9 W. Washington St., Apt. 5, was arrested after a 1:15 a.m. accident on the 100 block of North Franklin Street. Police said Urbina veered off the road and hit a utility pole.

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