Police briefs 5-26

May 26, 2006

Pair face drug, weapons charges

A 20-year-old Hagerstown woman and a Pennsylvania man were charged Wednesday with drug and deadly weapon violations, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said in a written statement.

Sabrina S. Shank of Hagerstown was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a deadly weapon, police said.

Wayne J. Anderson, 40, of Pennsylvania, was charged with possession of cocaine and carrying a concealed deadly weapon, police said.

Police said Deputy 1st Class James Harris stopped a vehicle on U.S. 40 at the east end of Hollow Road for not having registration stickers on the rear license plate.


A Maryland State Police K-9 unit assisted, and the dog detected an odor of narcotics, police said.

A vehicle search found drug paraphernalia and drugs, including three glass smoking pipes and a vial containing suspected marijuana, police said. A 10-inch knife and a 7-inch knife were also found, police said.

Two are taken to hospital after crash

Two people were taken to Washington County Hospital Thursday after an an accident at U.S. 40 and Western Maryland Parkway.

Sherry Lynn Roberts, 36, of Hedgesville, W.Va., was driving a 2001 Ford Excursion, which came off Interstate 81 and headed east on U.S. 40, traveled through a red light and struck a 2006 Toyota Highlander driven by Sharon Lauren Martin, 39, of Hagerstown, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said in a written statement.

Martin had a green light and was turning off Western Maryland Parkway at the time of the accident, police said.

The accident happened at 12:22 p.m.

The Toyota Highlander was destroyed, police said.

Roberts, 36, was cited with failure to stop "at a steady circular red signal," police said.

Martin and her passenger, Julie Kershner, 31, of Maugansville, were taken to the hospital.

A hospital spokeswoman said Martin was in fair condition and Kershner was in good condition Thursday night.

Roberts refused treatment, police said.

Hagerstown woman faces drug charges

A Hagerstown woman was charged with possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia Tuesday in Frederick County, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said in a written statement.

Police charged Candace Y. Towers, 35, police said.

Police said they stopped Towers on westbound Interstate 70 after a traffic violation and then searched the vehicle.

Girl, 7, shot in head with BB gun

A 7-year-old girl was shot in the head with a BB gun while riding her bicycle in Frederick County on Wednesday, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said in a written statement.

Police said the incident happened in the 3800 block of Carriage Hill Drive at about 5:20 p.m.

Witnesses said they saw five to seven juveniles running from the area. A BB gun was found near the scene, police said

Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call Deputy Trevor Hajjar at 240-629-6486.

Hagerstown Police respond to calls

Hagerstown Police responded to the following incidents Tuesday, according to Sgt. Paul Kifer:

600 block of Frederick Street, verbal argument.

100 block of East Avenue, second-degree assault charge.

South Potomac Street, second-degree assault charge.

400 block of Park Place, domestic incident.

10000 block of Shale Drive, theft of a credit card.

100 block of East Franklin Street, returned missing juvenile.

900 block of Washington Avenue, damage to property.

60 block of West North Avenue, damage to property.

Weis Market on Eastern Boulevard, theft.

900 block of Maryland Avenue, theft of a bicycle.

100 block of Tulip Court, theft from a vehicle.

Sheriff's Department responds to calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls since Wednesday, Lt. Mark Knight said:


At 8 a.m., a wallet was reported stolen from a Ford Escape in the 11500 block of Green Valley Drive. The wallet was valued at $10.

At 4:30 p.m., the driver's side window of a vehicle in the first block of Frederick Road in Funkstown was reported broken out. Damages were estimated at $200.


At 7 a.m., a briefcase was reported stolen from a 2005 Toyota in the 1900 block of Maplewood Drive.

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