Police briefs

October 04, 2006

Boy faces charges after note is found

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 14-year-old boy was arrested and charged with terroristic threats and disorderly conduct after a Waynesboro Area Senior High School employee found a handwritten note Monday that said there were two bombs in the school, Waynesboro Police Chief Ray Shultz said.

The note and subsequent search launched a building evacuation around 8:30 a.m., Superintendent Barry Dallara said. Everyone was back in the classrooms by lunch, he said.

"We have policies for safety and evacuations, where we have coordinated with the county emergency team," Dallara said.

The boy has been charged through the Franklin County Juvenile Probation Department, Shultz said. The school district has policies for considering suspension and expulsion, Dallara said.

The district's evacuation policies are updated every year and practiced with students and staff, Dallara said. Officials drafted them and did "an extremely thorough job when 9/11 occurred," he said.


Dallara emphasized that "we didn't have a threat" Monday morning.

"Pretty much annually, we have a student who thinks he is going to be funny or cute," Dallara said.

Hagerstown Police respond to calls

The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following incidents Sunday:

· 12:16 a.m., second-degree assault, 800 block of Summit Avenue.

· 1:24 a.m., second-degree assault, 400 block of West Antietam Street.

· 2:12 a.m., second-degree assault, 400 block of Salem Avenue.

· 3:23 a.m., second-degree assault, 400 block of Highland Avenue.

· 6:41 a.m., second-degree assault, East Avenue.

· 9:37 a.m., damage to property.

· 5:51 p.m., first-degree assault and second-degree assault, shots fired, 100 block of Berkson Avenue.

· 7:51 p.m., second-degree assault, 900 block of Summit Avenue.

Three men face weapons charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Three Chambersburg, Pa., teenagers who allegedly were traveling in a vehicle with an assault rifle and two fully-loaded 10-round magazines have been charged with firearms violations, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Jelani Quintero Ghee and Daitrous Omar Ghee, both 19, and David Carl Jones, 18, were charged after an incident at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Hamilton Township, police said.

According to police, Jelani Quintero Ghee was released to the custody of the adult parole department and taken to SCI Camp Hill in Camp Hill, Pa., on parole violations.

Car reported stolen from Pa. dealership

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A car was reported stolen from a car dealership on Lincoln Way East, Pennsylvania State Police said.

According to police, someone drove off in a 1997 black Honda Civic bearing Maryland plates from Fitzgerald Auto Mall at 7:05 p.m. Monday. The driver traveled west on Lincoln Way East, police said.

Police look into illegal purchases

FREDERICK, Md. - Police in Frederick are seeking the public's help in a credit card theft case that involves illegal purchases in Frederick and Washington Counties and West Virginia, a press release states.

According to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department, the credit card's owner reported someone broke into his Jeep Wrangler and stole his wallet between 1 and 3 p.m. July 22 while the vehicle was parked at a boat ramp in Brunswick, Md.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Detective Jennifer Skelley at 301-644-4017.

Traffic stop result in drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - A motorist pulled over by police on Interstate 70 near exit 56 for an equipment violation was arrested after police found about a half-pound of marijuana in the vehicle he was driving, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said.

Anthony T. Torez, 23, of Baltimore, Md., was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after the traffic stop shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Md. man faces drug possession charge

FREDERICK, Md. - A 30-year-old Cumberland, Md., man was charged with drug possession after police observed the vehicle in which he was riding swerving on Interstate 70, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said.

David W. Phillips was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after the vehicle in which he was a passenger was pulled over at 11:58 p.m. Sunday on I-70 near U.S. 15.

The vehicle's driver, Charles A. Steele, 33, of Cumberland, was driving on a revoked license, police said.

Cash stolen from area restaurant

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Cash was reported stolen in a burglary of Chubby's Southern Style Barbeque in Emmitsburg, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said.

Anyone with information about the burglary, which is believed to have occurred between 8:10 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, may call police at 301-631-3678.

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