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Police briefs

December 22, 2004

Three local residents face drug charges


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Hagerstown man was among three people taken into custody Friday on drug charges after Waynesboro Police went to 340 W. Second St. in an attempt to locate a wanted person.

Mana Sambola, 22, of 404 Burhans Blvd., was taken to the Franklin County Prison after he was charged with possession of illegal drugs with intent to deliver, police said. Bond was set at $25,000.

Also charged with possession of illegal drugs were Jolie Sue Delosier, 25, and Elizabeth E. Luebke, 20, both of 340 W. Second St., Waynesboro. Both were released on $25,000 bond, police said.

Marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia were seized, police said.

Police also took into custody two wanted men and turned them over to the Franklin County Sheriff's Department.


Thefts reported at area businesses


WILLIAMSPORT - Two thefts from businesses on West Potomac Street in Williamsport were reported Tuesday, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

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Deputies said an A-frame and pump assembly for a plow were taken from McCleary & Early Inc. at 2 W. Potomac St., and a yellow plastic plow was taken from Gerald Taylor Co. Inc. at 12 W. Potomac St., between Monday at 5:30 p.m. and early Tuesday. Deputies said the total value of the items was about $4,000.

Deputies ask that anyone with information on the thefts call 240-313-2170.


Sign damaged in hit-and-run crash


A sign at the Lakeside Park mobile home community west of Hagerstown was damaged during the weekend in an apparent hit-and-run crash, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Deputies said it was reported Sunday that a brick sign had been knocked down by an unidentified vehicle. A damage estimate was not available.

Deputies ask that anyone with information on the incident call 301-791-3020.


Man reports assault by man with knife


FREDERICK, Md. - A man reported being assaulted by a man with a knife Tuesday near a Frederick apartment complex, the Frederick Police Department said.

Police said the incident occurred at about 5:20 p.m. on Aynsley Court, near the Orchard Hill Apartments. The victim told investigators that a man with a knife demanded money and cut his jacket and pants when he did not receive it, according to police.

Police said the victim sustained a minor scratch on his hand in the incident.

Police described the assailant as a black man, about 6 feet tall, weighing about 175 pounds and wearing dark clothing.


Frederick agencies conduct checkpoint


FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office and the Frederick City Police Department joined forces for "Checkpoint Strike Force," a sobriety checkpoint, Saturday night and Sunday morning.

During the checkpoint, held at eastbound Md. 144, east of Quinn Orchard Road between 11 p.m. Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday, 195 vehicles were checked, police said.

Of the 195 vehicles, six drivers were pulled to the side of the road for additional testing. One person was charged with driving while impaired, police said.

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