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Police briefs

February 26, 2008

Theft, B&E cases reported in Washington County



The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following incidents recently, according to Lt. Mark Knight:

Thursday:

· At 4:15 p.m., auto theft was reported in the 18000 block of Shawley Drive. A U-Haul truck was rented and not returned.

Friday:

· At 9:45 a.m., theft was reported at the Waffle House in the 100000 block of Sharpsburg Pike.

· At 12:15 p.m., theft was reported in the 200 block of Queen Anne's Court. A 32-inch television was stolen from a delivery truck.

· At 1:15 p.m., theft was reported at the Tractor Supply Co. Distribution Center. An IBM ThinkPad Notebook computer was taken.

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Saturday:

· At 7:15 a.m., breaking and entering was reported in the 11000 block of Parkwood Drive. Someone went into a garage and took change from a truck.

· At 9 p.m., breaking and entering was reported in the 110000 block of Dellwyn Drive.

Sunday:

· At 8:30 a.m., malicious destruction of property was reported in the 100 block of Vermont Street in Williamsport. The bumper from a vehicle was torn off and a windshield wiper was stolen.

· At 11 a.m., malicious destruction of property was reported at Mount Aetna School. A window was busted out with a golf ball.

· At 9 p.m., theft was reported at the Pilot Truck Center in the 11000 block of Greencastle Pike. Someone drove off without paying for $418.20 in gas.

Monday:

· At 3:15 a.m., theft was reported in the 12000 block of Point Salem Road. Items were stolen from a work truck.




Pa. store, employee cited in tobacco sale to minor



McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- A Bi-Lo Foods employee at Penns Village Plaza was cited for one count of selling tobacco to a minor, Pennsylvania State Police said. The store was also cited, troopers said in a news release.




Paintballs shot at Pa. homes



McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- Troopers on Tuesday were investigating two incidents during which someone drove past homes and shot paintball guns.

Paintballs struck the home of one victim, and the pickup truck and mailbox of another victim, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.




Washington County school bus in minor accident



A Washington County school bus was involved in a minor accident on Sharpsburg Pike Monday afternoon, Maryland State Police said.

No children were on the bus and no one was injured in the crash, police said.

The bus was northbound on Md. 65 when it was rear-ended by a 2002 Chevrolet Impala at about 2:45 p.m., just south of Rench Road, police said.

The driver of the Impala was cited for failure to control speed to avoid a collision, police said.




Second man charged in theft of longhorn



A second person has been charged in connection with the theft of a purebred Texas longhorn calf in February 2007, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

Luke Geissinger, 21, of Smithsburg, was charged through a warrant with fourth-degree burglary, theft of more than $500 in value, conspiracy to commit fourth-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit theft of more than $500 in value, the department said.

Geissinger is incarcerated at Franklin County Prison on unrelated charges, the department said.

Brandon Graybill, the other defendant charged in the incident, recently pleaded guilty in Washington County District Court, deputies said.




Three charged in Washington County drug investigations



Three people were arrested Wednesday in two separate drug investigations by the Washington County Narcotics Task Force, the task force said in a news release.

Jonathan Taylor Olave, 20, of 532 Lynn Haven Drive, Apt. 32, in Hagerstown, was charged with distribution of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, the task force said. A confidential informant purchased crack cocaine from Olave in front of his apartment in the Pine Wood Apartment Complex, the task force said.

Lamal Lamonte Wise, 19, of 212 West 11th Ave. in Baltimore, was charged with distribution of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, the task force said.

Jamal Donte Wise, 21, of 1014 A Security Road in Hagerstown, was charged with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, distribution of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, the task force said.

Jamal and Lamal Wise were arrested after Lamal sold crack cocaine to a confidential narcotics informant outside of Jamal's Security Road apartment, the task force said. The marijuana charges against Jamal stemmed from a January incident at the Washington Gardens Housing Complex, the task force said.




Pa. woman faces child endangerment charge



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A woman was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after falling down a set of stairs with her 1-year-old daughter Saturday night, according to the Chambersburg Police Department.

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