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Police briefs

May 01, 2004

Hagerstown man faces drug charges


A Hagerstown man was charged with dealing marijuana Thursday after police smelled an odor of the drug coming from a downtown apartment, the Washington County Narcotics Task Force said.

Michael Scott Hull, age unavailable, of 218 E. Franklin St., was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Detective Shawn Schultz was conducting an investigation at an apartment at 170 W. Washington St. when he smelled marijuana, police said.

Schultz notified the task force, which obtained a search warrant and found about a pound of marijuana with a street value of $1,000, police said.

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Drug raids result in arrest of four


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Four people have been charged so far in a series of drug raids, capping several months of investigation by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

Police said Friday they seized thousands of dollars worth of drugs along with stolen property in raids conducted this week.

Those arrested include:

  • John Ridgley, 23, of 12 Doll Baby Lane, Martinsburg, charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and cultivation of marijuana.

  • Raynando J. Church, 28, of Brooklyn, N.Y., charged with possession of crack cocaine.

  • Omar Augusto Collins, 23, of Montgomery County, Md., charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and conspiracy to deliver crack cocaine.

  • Joseph V. McClosky, 44, of 22 Rebel Drive, Falling Waters, W.Va., charged with distribution of heroin, distribution of crack cocaine and conspiracy to deliver crack cocaine.





Woman's car taken at Frederick mall


FREDERICK, Md. - A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., woman was the victim of a carjacking and robbery at the Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick on Friday morning, Maryland State Police said.

The woman, whose name was not released, had her purse stolen along with a 1989 Ford Taurus at about 9 a.m., police said.

Anyone with information may call Trooper 1st Class Gary Martin at 301-644-4151.




Yamaha Raptor reported stolen


BIG POOL - The theft of a 2000 Yamaha Raptor 4-wheeler from 11626 Ernstville Road was being investigated by the Washington County Sheriff's Department on Thursday.

Witnesses told Deputy Craig Sipes they saw a white male and female load the blue 660cc vehicle on the back of a green older model Chevrolet truck at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Earlier, a 1990s black Nissan Maxima with chrome wheels and West Virginia tags was seen at the house. Three white men were in that car, deputies said.

Anyone with more information may call 240-313-2100.




Man struck, robbed at Frederick home


FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick, Md., man reported being hit with club and robbed at his home Wednesday night, the Frederick Police Department said.

Police said the victim, who was not identified, reported he was struck in the head, forced to lie on the ground and robbed at his apartment in the first block of West All Saints Street at about 11:11 p.m.

The assailant was described as a white man, 6 feet tall and between 20 and 30 years old, police said.

Anyone with information on the incident may contact Officer Marvin Cox at 301-694-2100.




Man out of hospital after feed bin fall


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - One of two men injured Wednesday in a fall inside a feed bin has been released from Washington County Hospital, the office manager of a North Carolina contractor said.

The accident happened about 4 p.m. when a scaffold inside the feed bin at McCauley's Equine Center, 602 Fifth Ave., collapsed, Chambersburg Emergency Services Chief John Vanlandingham said. The two men were flown to the hospital by a Maryland State Police helicopter, he said.

The men work for Coastal Metal Works of Windsor, N.C. A woman who identified herself as the office manager for Coastal Metal Works said one of the men was released from the hospital Thursday and the other was scheduled for release Monday.

The men are both from North Carolina, but the woman said she could not release their names without their permission.

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