Police log for 5/27

May 27, 2004

Man sought on drug distribution charge

The Washington County Narcotics Task Force is seeking the public's help in finding a man wanted on a drug distribution charge.

Norman Lee Jacobs, 42, whose last known address was 308 N. Cannon Ave., Hagers-town, is 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighs 190 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes, police said in a news release.

The Washington County Narcotics Task Force and/or the Washington County Sheriff's Department is in possession of a Circuit Court bench warrant, which was issued March 11. Jacobs is charged in the warrant with two counts of jumping bail, police said.

Jacobs was free on bond pending sentencing on a charge of maintaining a common nuisance by distributing a controlled dangerous substance at 16 N. Jonathan St. in Hagerstown, police said.


Police ask anyone with information on Jacobs to call either the Washington County Narcotics Task Force at 301-791-3205; the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 240-313-2100; or Washington County Crime Solvers at 301-733-4141.

Computer items reported stolen

The following is a list of calls to which the Hagerstown Police Department responded Tuesday, according to information provided by Sgt. Curt Wood:

  • A breaking and entering was reported in the 400 block of South Cannon Avenue at 10:42 a.m.

  • An attempted suicide was reported in the 100 block of East Antietam Street at 7:38 a.m.

  • A television, VCR, videotapes and DVDs were reported stolen from a home in the 100 block of South Potomac Street at 8:10 p.m.

  • Computer items were reported stolen from Circuit City on Garland Groh Boulevard at 3 p.m.

  • n A window to a vehicle was reported broken out while the vehicle was parked on Mitchell Avenue at 4:33 p.m.

  • An attempted suicide was reported in the first block of West Franklin Street at 11:45 p.m.

  • Domestic violence was reported in the first block of East Washington Street at 4 p.m.

  • A stereo was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 900 block of South Potomac Street at 10:51 a.m.

Two charged with robbery, assault

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department charged a man and a juvenile Tuesday in connection with an April 25 armed robbery at a West 7th Street Giant Eagle grocery store.

Police said in a news release that on April 25, at about 3:34 a.m., officers arrived at the rear of Giant Eagle, at 1305 W. 7th St., for a possible fight. Police said a 15-year-old Frederick boy had been beaten, robbed and stripped naked at the rear of the Frederick Shopping Center. After the boy's attackers released him, he ran to the nearby 7th Street Exxon and asked for police.

Police said David Keith Sparrow, 18, of the 1300 block of David Lane, and a 17-year-old juvenile, of the 1400 block of Taney Avenue, were charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and theft under $500.

W.Va. man faces prison term

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Charles Town, W.Va., man was sentenced to four years and three months in prison in U.S. District Court on Monday following a guilty plea he made March 4, said federal officials.

Michael Craig Moore, 31, of Apt. 4, 103 Federal Way, pleaded guilty to one count of an indictment charging him with aiding and abetting in the operation of a "crack house" in Charles Town from January 2003 to December 2003, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Johnston.

After his prison sentence, Moore will have three years of supervised release, Johnston said.

The case was prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Tom Mucklow and was investigated by the Charles Town Police Department.

Dump-truck driver charged in crash

NEW MARKET, Md. - A dump truck rear-ended a pickup truck, which hit a third truck, on Md. 75 Wednesday morning, Maryland State Police said in a press release.

The dump truck, driven by James P. Klawunder of Baltimore, hit the back of a Ford Ranger pickup truck at about 9:15 a.m., police said.

The driver of the Ford truck, Keith Crosby, was waiting to make a left turn from northbound Md. 75 onto westbound Old New London Road, police said.

After it was hit, the Ford crossed the center line and hit a Chevy pickup truck driven by Raymond LePore of New Market, police said.

The dump truck then hit the rear of a home at 6207 Old New London Road, police said.

Police said Klawunder was charged with failure to control speed to avoid a collision.

Crosby, whose address was not available, was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

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