Wanted man eludes police in Pa.

October 24, 2007|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Police from four agencies spent several hours Monday night searching for a Waynesboro man wanted on a pair of misdemeanor charges.

Using a helicopter and a trained dog in the search, officers combed the area around Pine Hill Regional Recreation Area and Wal-Mart for Adam Queen, 21, whose last known address was 16 N. Potomac St.

"One of our officers received information that Adam Queen was wanted by the State of Maryland and the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, and he was currently at 304 W. Seventh St. in the Borough of Waynesboro," said Waynesboro Police Chief Ray Shultz.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has warrants on charges of simple assault and criminal mischief, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

He's also wanted on charges of failure to appear and revocation of bail on those original charges, she said.

Shultz was unable to specify the origin or nature of the Maryland warrant that he referenced, saying he only had the information provided in the incident report.


The Maryland District Court civil citation system has one listing for Queen, a possession of alcohol by a minor charge to which he pleaded guilty.

Spokesmen with both the Hagerstown Police Department and Washington County Sheriff's Department said they do not have active warrants for Queen. Representatives with Maryland State Police twice denied to release information about active warrants.

A Waynesboro officer and a Washington Township officer went to the front door of 304 W. Seventh St. after receiving the tip at 5:56 p.m., Shultz said.

Queen left through the back door, he said.

Washington Township police were told at approximately 7 p.m. that Queen was in a dark-colored Plymouth traveling toward Pine Hill, according to a spokeswoman for that department.

A township officer stopped the vehicle at Pine Hill, but Queen jumped out and ran, she said.

Washington Township and Waynesboro officers searched for several hours. They were joined by Pennsylvania State Police and a Maryland State Police helicopter.

The Washington Township spokeswoman said officers received several sightings, but neither Waynesboro nor Washington Township police had apprehended Queen by Tuesday afternoon.

The decision to request a helicopter would have been made by the Washington Township supervisor on duty, the spokeswoman said, but she said repeatedly that township police were taking their cues from Waynesboro police.

Shultz described Queen as a white male, 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds.

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