Police briefs

February 28, 2008

Washington County deputies respond to incidents

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following incidents Wednesday, according to Sgt. Roy Harsh:

· At 8:23 a.m., malicious destruction of property was reported at the Four Points hotel on Dual Highway. A window was broken out of a 1983 Ford van.

· At 1:36 p.m., attempted breaking and entering was reported in the 700 block of John Brown Lane. Someone tried to pry open a door.

· At 3:21 p.m., malicious destruction of property was reported in the unit block of North Conococheague Street. A tire was slashed.


· At 5:38 p.m., shoplifting was reported at the Food Lion, 18717 North Pointe Drive. More than $100 in items were taken from the store.

· At 7:15 p.m., theft was reported at the Red Barron Mattress Warehouse on South Conococheague Street in Williamsport. Fuel was taken from a truck.

· At 7:57 p.m., theft was reported at Sears, 17301 Valley Mall Road. Kitchen items were taken.

Power tools stolen in Warfordsburg

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- Troopers today were investigating the theft last week of power tools from Sheeder Construction Inc. in Warfordsburg, Pa. At some point between Feb. 18 and Feb. 21, someone cut a lock of a trailer and took power tools, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

Anyone with information can call troopers at 717-485-3131.

Greencastle man charged with burglary, theft

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Greencastle man has been charged in connection with a Monday burglary at a home in the area of East Weaver Road in Antrim Township, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

Matthew Thomas Adams, 18, was charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief, troopers said.

A glass door was smashed and numerous disc jockey items were stolen, troopers said.

Someone rolls tires onto Hagerstown's Dual Highway

The Hagerstown Police Department is investigating an incident Wednesday night in which someone rolled tires into traffic on Dual Highway near Eastern Boulevard, Sgt. Elmer Hurd said.

Hagerstown volunteer firefighter Robert Hade said the tires were rolled down a hill near the Clarion Hotel about 10:30 p.m. and damaged his car.

"I'm afraid it's going to cause an accident that could hurt or kill somebody," Hade said.

Anyone with information may call the Hagerstown Police Department at 301-790-3700.

Frederick County deputies find drugs in vehicle's air filter

FREDERICK, Md. - Three people were arrested Monday after a K-9 unit discovered marijuana in a vehicle's engine compartment during a traffic stop, according to a Frederick County Sheriff's Department press release.

Gamal Sekou Kenneth Nkrumah, 27, of Baltimore; Kenneth L. Stith, 28, of Gwynn Oak, Md.; and Megan A. Chamberlain, 21, each were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, deputies said.

A deputy stopped the vehicle about 7:50 p.m. on Interstate 70 at U.S. 15 for a brake light problem, the deputies said. A search of the vehicle revealed a quarter-pound of suspected marijuana inside the engine's air filter compartment, deputies said.

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