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Police briefs

June 18, 2008

Clear Spring woman hurt in N.H. motorcycle crash



LACONIA, N.H. -- A Clear Spring woman sustained a serious head injury when she was thrown from her motorcycle Monday in Laconia, according to a news report in The Citizen, a newspaper in Laconia.

Barbara J. Snyder, 49, of 1184 Ashton Road in Clear Spring, was riding in a group of six motorcycles when she collided with another motorcycle attempting to make a right turn into a park, The Citizen reported Laconia Police as saying.

Snyder was listed in critical condition Wednesday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., a spokeswoman there said.

The driver of the motorcycle involved, Homer A. Spradlin, 56, of 2229 Beverly Drive in Hagerstown, was treated for a hand injury at the Lakes Region General Hospital emergency room and no longer was a patient there Wednesday, a spokeswoman there said.




Hagerstown man faces drug charges



A Hagerstown man was arrested Friday on an outstanding arrest warrant for distribution of drugs, according to a Washington County Narcotics Task Force press release.

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Alonzo Bade Pauling, aka Omar Epps and "Buzz," was charged with distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, making a false statement to police, and two counts each of possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance, the task force said.

The charges stem from a controlled purchase of crack cocaine by a confidential informant in March, the task force said.

Pauling's arrest Friday followed a traffic stop by the Washington County Sheriff's Department near Longmeadow Road and Paradise Church Road, the task force said.




Dirt bike stolen in Hamilton Township



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A 2002 Green Kawasaki KX500 dirt bike was stolen Tuesday night or Wednesday morning from Atherton Avenue in Hamilton Township, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

The theft happened between Tuesday at 8 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 a.m., police said.

Anyone with information may contact Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg at 717-264-5161.




Ammunition box of miscellaneous items found in Greene Township



SCOTLAND, Pa. -- An olive green ammunition box containing miscellaneous personal property was found Wednesday on Black Gap Road at Olde Scotland Road in Greene Township, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

Anyone missing the items may contact Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg at 717-264-5161 and refer to incident No. H03-1768512.




Deer stand, tools stolen in Montgomery Township



MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A deer tree stand and assorted power tools worth $800 were stolen recently from the 6900 block of Montgomery Church Road in Montgomery Township, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

The theft happened between June 5 at 7 a.m. and June 7 at 9:30 a.m., police said.




Greene Township resident reports electricity stolen from home



SCOTLAND, Pa. -- A resident of the 600 block of Mickey Inn Road in Greene Township reported June 7 that electricity was stolen from his home, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

Anyone with information may contact Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg at 717-264-5161.




Escaped juvenile offender captured



SABILLASVILLE, Md. (AP) -- One of two juvenile offenders who escaped from the Victor Cullen Academy in northern Frederick County after allegedly assaulting a staff member has been captured, according to Maryland State Police.

The 14-year-old boy was captured by troopers in Prince George's County, police said.

Police still are looking for 16-year-old Brian Christopher Becker of Baltimore. Becker is 5-feet-11 and weighs 180 pounds.

State police said the pair scaled a razor-wire fence surrounding the facility in Sabillasville late Monday after assaulting a correctional officer.




Coffee shop owner faces drug charges



The owner of a Hagerstown coffee shop was arrested June 4 after authorities found marijuana in the store's storage room, according to a Washington County Narcotics Task Force press release.

Shoney Rhett Reasner, 33, of Hagerstown, owner of Java Bean Coffee Bar at 57 Eastern Blvd., was charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance, task force agent Brian Burke said.

Task force agents were exercising a search-and-seizure warrant about 2:30 p.m. when they found the marijuana on a table in the storage room, along with $3,000, Burke said.

The task force had reason to believe the marijuana had been stored at the coffee shop for at least a week prior to the search, he said.

Reasner was released on $50,000 bond, according to Washington County District Court records.


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