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July 20, 2006

W.Va. man charged with sexual assault



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Police charged a Jefferson County, W.Va., man in connection with an alleged sexual assault that occurred outside of Shepherdstown.

On Thursday, police charged John Franklin Greene, 45, of Kearneysville, W.Va., with third-degree sexual assault, according to a press release from Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

Police also took out a search warrant for a DNA sample from Greene.

Greene was arraigned on $50,000 bond, police said.




Falling Waters pair faces drug charges



FREDERICK, Md. - Police spotted a 1999 red Oldsmobile Bravada that had been reported stolen traveling east on Interstate 70 Monday, according to a press release from Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

When the vehicle pulled into a McDonald's parking lot, police approached the occupants.

Police found that the driver, Joshua E. Jordan, 30, of Falling Waters, W.Va., was driving on a suspended out-of-state license, police said. When searching the vehicle, police found what they suspected was heroin and drug paraphernalia, according to the release.

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Police arrested Jordan and charged him with possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and driving a vehicle without the owner's consent.

Cindi K. Jones, 30, also of Falling Waters, was also in the car. Police charged her with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The vehicle was returned to its owner.




Theft, trespassing cases reported



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

· At 10:30 a.m., a purse was reported stolen from a Ford Escape at C & J's Roadhouse, 1703 Massey Boulevard. About 15 credit cards and a driver's license were in the purse.

· At 12:40 p.m., tools and a 30-pack of beer were reported stolen from the 22500 block of Cave Hill Road.

· At 1 p.m., eight juveniles were charged with trespassing at Martin Marietta Quarry on Hump Road. The quarry has posted signs for no trespassing. Knight said anyone caught at the quarry swimming or fishing will be charged with trespassing.

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