Police briefs

October 03, 2006

Public's help sought in paver crash

The Hagerstown Police Department is seeking the public's help identifying the operator of an asphalt paver that ran into a house Saturday, according to a written release.

At about 8:15 p.m. Saturday, a Craig Paving asphalt paver was found "running and unoccupied sitting on the porch at 1073 Ross St.," an unoccupied house under construction, the release states.

Police said it appears that someone started the paver and drove it down Ross Street into the house.

The paver was being used to pave streets at Gateway Crossing, which is under construction.

Police ask anyone with information on the incident to call them at 301-790-3700.

Man charged in eatery robberies

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The husband of a woman charged with robbing Waffle House restaurants in Williamsport and Martinsburg, W.Va., is accused of being an accessory to armed robbery, the Martinsburg Police Department said.

According to an Eastern Regional Jail spokesman, Henry Russell Powell, 29, of 308 W. Stephen St. in Martinsburg, was being held Monday on charges of robbery, domestic assault, reckless driving, fleeing on foot and driving without insurance. Bail for the robbery charge was set at $50,000, while bail for the other charges was set at $36,000, the spokesman said.


Tonya Marie Powell, 23, of 189 Destiny Drive in Martinsburg, was charged with the Sept. 23 restaurant robberies, gave police a statement after her apprehension in connection to the crimes, and she implicated another person, according to police. Police found clothing and a BB pistol believed to be connected to the robberies when they apprehended Tonya Marie Powell Sept. 27, police said.

Henry Powell was arrested Monday, the Martinsburg Police Department said.

Credit card used illegally, police say

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An unknown person racked up more than $3,400 in charges at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club using someone else's credit card, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.

The purchases, which were made in Hagerstown from June 20 to 24 on a card belonging to a 60-year-old Greencastle woman, totaled $3,437.68, police said.

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

Pa. police looking for missing teen

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg were seeking information about a 16-year-old Fayetteville, Pa., boy who failed to return home Sunday.

According to police, Shane Michael Campbell was last seen by his mother at Memorial Park in Chambersburg. Anyone with information may call police at 717-264-5161.

Hagerstown Police respond to calls

The Hagerstown Police Department recently responded to the following calls, According to a press release:


· Controlled dangerous substance violations, 4:34 p.m., 530 Pangborn Blvd.


· Damage to door lock, 10:04 a.m., 600 block of Dual Highway.

· Overdose, 11:51 a.m., 200 block of South Potomac Street.

· Theft of CDs, cassette tape and coins from motor vehicle, 12:19 p.m., 100 block of West Magnolia Street.

· Theft/damage to property involving cash and a soda machine, 12:56 p.m., 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.

· First- and second-degree assault, 3:39 p.m., first block of West Baltimore Street.

· Damage to vehicle mirror, 4:27 p.m., 100 block of North Potomac Street.

· Damage to vehicle door lock, 4:31 p.m., 400 block of West Wilson Boulevard.


· Damage to vehicle window, 12:08 a.m., 700 block of Marshall Street.

· Attempted theft, 1:15 a.m., 600 block of Hayes Avenue.

· Theft of bicycle, 11:10 a.m., 400 block of North Mulberry Street.

· Damage to property, noon, 900 block of Summit Avenue.

· Scratches to motor vehicle, 2:50 p.m., 100 block of South Locust Street.

· Controlled dangerous substances violations/traffic offenses, 3:07 p.m., first block of West Franklin Street.

· Theft of wallet, 6:34 p.m., 400 block of South Cannon Avenue.

· Theft of wallet, 6:44 p.m., Salem Avenue.

· Handgun violation, 8:40 p.m., North Burhans Boulevard.

· Theft of bicycle, 9:10 p.m., Nottingham Road.

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