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July 31, 2008

Scrap metal grates stolen in Antrim Township

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Scrap metal grates were stolen this week from four Letterkenny Army Depot pallets at Mellott Transport Inc., 1620 Buchanan Trail East in Antrim Township, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

The metal was taken between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

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

Chambersburg girl charged with access device fraud

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 17-year-old Chambersburg girl was charged with access device fraud and theft after she used an 87-year-old woman's debit card to buy cell phone minutes, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

The girl made 11 unauthorized purchases of Tracfone minutes totaling $468.40 between May 13 and 27, police said.

Frederick man faces charges after drugs found in vehicle

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man faces drug charges after he took his vehicle to a Best Buy to have a stereo installed and an employee called the police, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

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Deputies found crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and on the driver, who was also carrying $1,400, the department said.

Kevin T. Doyal, 43, was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, deputies said.

Man arraigned on charge of having sex with teen

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of third-degree sexual assault after he told police that he had consensual sex with a 14-year-old girl on July 15, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

The girl also told police the intercourse between her and Astley Rose Brown, 30, of Martinsburg, was consensual and happened after she sneaked out of her grandmother's house to hang out with a friend.

Brown was arraigned by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg, who set a $5,000 bond.

Guilty plea entered in cocaine distribution

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 39-year-old Martinsburg man entered a guilty plea this week in federal court to distribution of cocaine base in November 2006, U.S. Attorney Sharon L. Potter's office announced Wednesday.

Jerry Jose Davis, now in custody, could be sentenced to as many as 40 years in prison and fined as much as $2 million, according to a news release.

The plea was entered Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel, according to Potter's office.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. attorney Thomas O. Mucklow and investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, which included the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation division, Martinsburg Police Department and Berkeley County Sheriff's Department officers.

Man admits to taking firearms

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 21-year-old Bunker Hill, W.Va., man entered a guilty plea last week in federal court to stealing firearms from Blue Ridge Trading Post in Jefferson County in February 2008, according to an announcement from U.S. attorney Sharon L. Potter's office.

Sean Michael O'Malley entered a plea of guilty to one count of an indictment charging him with the theft of firearms from the federal firearms licensee between Feb. 21 and 22, 2008.

O'Malley is free on bond pending sentencing, which could include as many as 10 years in prison and as much as a $250,000 fine.

The case against O'Malley was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. attorney Erin K. Reisenweber and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and Ranson Police Department.

Driver not hurt after crashing into Pa. creek

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A driver crashed a van into a creek in Saint Thomas Township on Monday, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

The driver was headed east on Peckman Drive in a Ford Econoline van at about 3:10 p.m., when he or she lost control just south of Criders Church road and ran the van into a creek, police said.

The driver, who was not injured, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving and other offenses, police said. The driver's name was not released.

Head-on crash hurts St. Thomas man

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A St. Thomas, Pa., man was injured Friday night in a head-on crash with a commercial vehicle on Loop Road in Guilford Township, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

Brian M. Gomer, 20, was driving east on Loop Road at about 5:10 p.m., when he crossed into the westbound lane on a curve and collided with the commercial vehicle, police said. He was taken to York Hospital with major injuries, police said. He was not listed at a patient at York Hospital Tuesday, a nursing supervisor there said.

The other driver in the crash, Arlyn Saltzman, 61, of Greencastle, Pa., was not injured, police said.

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