Police briefs

September 06, 2006

Police: Man entered shoe store with gun

Hagerstown Police were searching for a man who entered a store with a handgun Tuesday afternoon and demanded money.

Police said Tuesday evening they were unsure if the man actually stole any money from Famous Footwear at 17670 Garland Groh Blvd.

The suspect was described as a tall black man, wearing a black jacket and a red cap, police said. The man allegedly went into the store with a handgun and demanded money, then fled on foot.

Police said there were no injuries reported.

Anyone with information about this incident may call police at 301-790-3700, ext. 234.

Two men face drug, weapons charges

FREDERICK, Md. - A Hagerstown man and a Frederick County teenager were charged with several drug and weapons offenses Sunday night in Frederick.


Robert D. Lane, 26, of Hagerstown, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm related to drug trafficking, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said. A 17-year-old girl from Middletown, Md., was charged through the Department of Juvenile Justice for possession of cocaine.

Police said Sgt. Ron Hibbard was on Francis Scott Key Drive when he saw several people going in and out of a room at Econo Lodge Hotel on Md. 355. Police said hotel management said that only three people were allowed in the room.

Additional deputies and a K-9 unit responded.

Police said after receiving consent to search the room, cocaine, a loaded handgun and cash were found in the room's safe.

Lane, who was in the room, was arrested.

Hibbard saw the 17-year-old sitting in the passenger side of a car parked in the hotel parking lot holding cocaine, and she was arrested, police said.

Fire causes damage to Hedgesville home

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - A fire that caused about $100,000 in damages to a Hedgesville home remained under investigation Tuesday night.

According to Firefighter/EMT Adam Hess, the Hedgesville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. responded to the scene of the fire at 119 Kates Hollow Road at 1:38 p.m., and the fire was under control by 1:43 p.m.

Because of smoke damage, the house currently is uninhabitable, Hess said.

No one was hurt, he said.

Attempted assault, rape investigated

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating an attempted robbery and attempted rape that occurred Tuesday night as a woman left her job at Subway, 875 Lincoln Way West in Hamilton Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The 32-year-old Shippensburg, Pa., woman, who police did not identify, was leaving Subway at about 10 p.m. when the assault occurred behind the restaurant, police said. She was attacked by a man who cut her with a knife, but she was able to fight him off and flee in her vehicle, police said.

The unidentified woman did not require medical attention after the assault, police said.

The man was white with collar-length wavy blond hair parted on the right, police said. He had a red or strawberry blond goatee, a tattoo on his right forearm, a barbed wire tattoo on his left biceps and a gold loop earring in his left ear, police said.

Police said he was wearing a white T-shirt with a sports team logo, blue jean shorts and white sneakers.

Anyone with information may call police at 717-264-5161.

Charges filed after vehicle hits house

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A borough man was charged with aggravated assault with a vehicle while driving under the influence after he struck a house Monday morning, trapping the man who lived there under rubble, according to Chambersburg police.

Jose Morales Vasquez, 38, of 751 E. Washington St., was charged with driving under the influence, causing an accident to attended property and reckless driving.

Police said Vasquez crashed a 1995 Plymouth Voyager into the house of Wesley P. Case, 66, of 428 Black Ave., at about 1:30 a.m. Case had to be freed from the rubble, police said.

Case was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Mailboxes damaged in Franklin County

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Fifteen mailboxes were vandalized Saturday morning on Guitner and Stone Bridge roads in Antrim Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Damage to the mailboxes was estimated at $240, police said. The vandalism was reported at 1:40 a.m., police said.

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