Police briefs

May 17, 2008

W.Va. man charged with resisting arrest

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was charged with resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and other offenses following an incident Friday morning, according to the Martinsburg Police Department.

Chad Michael Spaur, 21, of North Third Street, also was charged with fleeing police, assault on an officer and trespassing, and was taken to Eastern Regional Jail, police said.

An officer spotted Spaur and another unidentified person apparently running from the officer on O'Henry Street about 3:30 a.m., police said. Other officers started looking for the men, and Spaur was spotted in an alley off the 400 block of West King Street, police said.

Spaur was chased by two officers, who caught up with him in an area to the rear of the 300 block of West Burke Street, police said. There was a brief struggle as he was taken into custody, and 4 grams of marijuana that he had discarded were found, police said.


Injured Pa. man faces host of charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man who injured himself trying to flee from Pennsylvania State Police earlier this month was arraigned Friday on escape and other charges, according to a state police press release.

Jay B. Williams, 29, address unavailable, also was charged with resisting arrest and false identification to law enforcement officers, police said.

Williams was taken into custody May 8 when police were investigating an earlier domestic dispute at another location, police said.

Williams was confronted by troopers at the intersection of East King and Fourth streets, police said. When they tried to take him into custody, he ran off, police said.

Williams tripped trying to hurdle a fence and injured his neck, police said. He was taken to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, and an arrest warrant was issued upon his release, police said.

A preliminary hearing for Williams is scheduled for May 27.

Arrest warrant is issued for Pa. woman

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of an Antrim Township woman on drug possession charges, according to a state police press release.

Tricia Ann Redick, 27, is charged with possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Police said they went to Redick's Colonial Drive home Thursday to serve an arrest warrant, but she was not there.

Anyone with information about Redick's whereabouts may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.

Tires slashed on trucks, backhoe

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Tires on three trucks and a backhoe were slashed between Thursday, May 8, and Monday, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

The vehicles belong to Kinsley Construction of York, Pa., and were parked at a site near the intersection of Pa. 997 and Byers Road, police said.

Three charged with stealing from Wal-Mart

FREDERICK, Md. - Three of four people suspected of stealing merchandise Tuesday from Wal-Mart were apprehended after a customer provided authorities with a license plate number, according to a Frederick County Sheriff's Office press release.

Britney C. Webb, 20, of Gambrills, Md., and Harry R. Coon, 20, and Joshua C. Coon, 19, both of Odenton, Md., were charged with theft and conspiracy to commit theft, police said.

Police said they received a call from Wal-Mart about 9 p.m. that a man and woman had left the store with stolen goods and gotten into a passenger vehicle. The vehicle was pulled over on eastbound Interstate 70 and Md. 75 within a few minutes, police said.

One man jumped out of the car, ran toward the New Market Shopping Center and eluded capture, police said.

Diet pills, razors and other items worth $1,063 were found in the car and returned to Wal-Mart, police said.

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