Police briefs

April 25, 2007

Juvenile restrained in alleged break-in

A boy who is considered a suspect in at least three burglaries in the Cedar Ridge Road area in Williamsport was arrested Tuesday after a homeowner restrained him during an alleged break-in, according to a Maryland State Police press release.

The boy, who was released to the custody of Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, is charged with juvenile delinquency, first- and third-degree burglary, motor vehicle theft, theft of more than $500 and malicious destruction of property.

Police said the boy was restrained by a homeowner at about 10 a.m. while he was still in a home in the 11000 block of Cedar Ridge Road.

Police allege the boy was found to be operating a 1998 Toyota Camry that was stolen in Williamsport.

Police said the boy is suspected in at least two other burglaries in the area.

Anyone with information about the thefts and burglaries may call police at 301-739-2101.


Bomb threat written on bathrooom wall

GREENCASTLE, Pa.- A bomb threat was found written on a school bathroom wall Monday at the Manito Browns Mill Center, 7564 Browns Mill Road, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The message indicating a possible bomb threat was discovered shortly after 10 a.m. in a boys bathroom, police said. The school was searched and cleared without incident, police said.

Police said the incident was under investigation.

Last week, James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg, Pa., was evacuated after a bomb threat was found written in lipstick on a wall in a girls bathroom. Police found no bomb.

Fishing boat, trailer reported stolen

MONT ALTO, Pa. - A trailer and 18-foot fishing boat were taken from a Mont Alto residence, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.

The trailer and 2001 Bass Tracker Pro Team 185 were taken Saturday from a home on the 300 block of Reynolds Avenue, according to a press release. The black boat is 18 feet, 2 inches long with an aluminum hull. It has red trim, the release states.

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

Woman charged in prescription fraud

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 33-year-old Shippensburg, Pa., woman who allegedly used a stolen prescription sheet to write herself a prescription for a painkiller is charged with theft, forgery and a drug violation, according to a press release from the Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.

Police said Tammy Yohe allegedly stole the sheet April 16 from Cumberland Valley Orthopaedic Associates and went to Eckerd Drug Store in Shippensburg to get fentnal.

Frederick patrols result in tickets

FREDERICK, Md. - A patrol focusing on the Villages, Urbana Highlands, Windsor Knolls and Loch Haven neighborhoods of Urbana, Green Valley and Monrovia resulted in tickets and arrests, according to a press release from the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

Between 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday, police said, they issued eight motor-vehicle citations, 10 warnings, one safety-repair order and 15 alcohol and tobacco civil citations. Several minors were cited for underage drinking at a party in the 4300 block of Ed McClain Road, and an adult and a minor were arrested for drug violations after a traffic stop.

Charges pending in barricade incident

JEFFERSON, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Department said charges are pending against a man who allegedly barricaded himself inside a house after deputies responded to a report of domestic violence involving a handgun.

Police said the man was belligerent when they first confronted him late Monday night outside the home on Marlu Ridge Road in Jefferson. When approached, the man re-entered the home and refused to leave or speak with deputies, and a barricade was declared, according to a press release.

Police said the suspect left the home through an upstairs window after phone contact was made with the victim, who also was in the home.

Woman charged in restaurant disturbance

FREDERICK, Md. - A 29-year-old Frederick woman who claimed a restaurant employee stole her credit card is charged with disorderly conduct. The card was found in her purse after she was arrested, according to a press release from the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

Azure D. Tremper allegedly created a disturbance and refused to leave Barley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery on Urbana Pike, which was closing, late Monday because she claimed a server had taken her credit card. After a deputy arrived, she allegedly continued to argue.

Two escape fire through back door

BAKER HEIGHTS, W.Va. - Two people inside a house on Stitchery Lane off of Sheridan Avenue managed to escape through a back door during a fire late Monday, according to Chief Martin Roberts of the Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Department.

Nobody was hurt in the fire, which remained under investigation Tuesday, Roberts said.

The front of 46 Stitchery Lane was on fire when firefighters from Baker Heights, South Berkeley and Martinsburg fire departments reached the scene at 11:52 p.m., according to a press release.

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