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Police briefs

June 10, 2008

Enforcement operation at Washington County Landfill leads to citations

A multi-agency enforcement operation Saturday at the Washington County Landfill resulted in 29 traffic citations, 37 written warnings and one safety equipment repair order, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

Authorities conducted the operation to address ongoing complaints of unsecured loads of trash falling from vehicles, commercial vehicle safety and equipment violations, and illegal use of untaxed diesel fuel, Lt. Art Overcash said.

The Washington County Sheriff's Department, Maryland State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and agents from the Maryland Comptrollers Office assisted in the operation, Overcash said.

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Commercial Vehicle Enforcement troopers inspected five vehicles and placed one of them out of service for equipment violations, Overcash said. Three vehicles were weighed and one was cited for being overweight by 1,400 pounds, he said.

Thirteen vehicles were checked for illegal use of untaxed diesel fuel, but no violations were found, Overcash said.

Authorities plan to continue periodic enforcement at all solid waste facilities in the county and ask that citizens hauling trash take the time to secure the bags and loose materials to prevent them from falling or blowing out of the vehicle, Overcash said. Violations are punishable by a fine of $80, he said.

Pa. man faces charges after hit-and-run crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A 51-year-old Shippensburg man faces charges after a hit-and-run crash Saturday night on U.S. 11 that injured a 21-year-old Shippensburg woman, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

Gaspare Anile faces eight charges including DUI, reckless driving, careless driving, accident involving personal injury while not properly licensed, and failure to give information and render aid after a crash, police said.

Anile was driving south on U.S. 11 when, just before 11 p.m., he made a left turn into the path of an oncoming vehicle at the intersection with Pa. 997, police said.

Anile, whose license was suspended for DUI, left the scene on foot before police arrived, police said. Witnesses said he staggered, swayed, slurred his speech and smelled strongly of alcohol.

The driver of the other vehicle, Kira Lee Cramer, sustained moderate injuries, police said. She had been discharged from Chambersburg Hospital, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Martinsburg woman cited for solicitation of prostitution

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A 24-year-old Martinsburg woman was arrested early Tuesday after a member of the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force said she approached him for a ride and offered to perform oral sex for $20, Martinsburg Police said in a news release.

Emily Anne Hardy was cited for solicitation of prostitution, police said.

Hagerstown man faces drug charges after task force finds heroin, cocaine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone

A 50-year-old Hagerstown man faces drug charges after the Washington County Narcotics Task Force found heroin, cocaine, oxycodone and hydrocodone on him early Wednesday, the task force said in a news release.

Charles Milton Carter, of 445 Salem Ave., was charged with possession of each of the drugs as well as possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, Sgt. Fred Wolford wrote in the release.

Task force members stopped Carter's vehicle as he arrived home just after midnight Wednesday after getting a tip that Carter was en route from Baltimore with heroin, Wolford wrote.

His daughter, Tina Louise Carter, was in the vehicle and was arrested after task force members learned she was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Montgomery County, Wolford wrote.

Woman, boy face drug charges after police search Martinsburg home

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 41-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy were arrested on drug charges after Martinsburg Police searched a home at 114 Franklin Ave., the department said in a news release.

The woman, Pamela Kay Blankenbaker, of 114 Franklin Ave., and the boy, whose name was not released, were arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, the department said.

Police seized about 30 grams of marijuana, more than $1,100 in currency, and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Pa. Police say e-mail warning about stolen plates is a hoax

An e-mail warning that license plates are being stolen for use in stealing gasoline has been identified as a hoax, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

The e-mails claim that if your license plate is missing, it may be used on another vehicle in drive-off gas thefts and the license plate owner could be held responsible for the theft, police said.

The information is not true and the message did not originate from Pennsylvania State Police, the department said. Police are advising residents to delete such e-mails without forwarding them to others.

Waynesboro man charged with driving under the influence after striking parked vehicle

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