Police briefs

August 01, 2008

W.Va. man accused of tire iron attack

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Berkeley County man was in Eastern Regional Jail Friday night after police said he struck a 65-year-old man several times in the head with a tire iron Thursday, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Stanley Matthew Seekford, 37, of 8050 Williamsport Pike in Falling Waters, W.Va., was arraigned Friday on one count of malicious wounding by Magistrate Jim Humphrey, who set a $25,000 cash bond, according to court records.

The victim was found covered in blood that apparently came from a wound on the left side of the man's head, according to a complaint filed by Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Deputy D.B. White.

The victim told police that Seekford attempted to strike his vehicle and that he was struck with a four-point tire iron while attempting to stop Seekford from driving, White said.


The victim was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg for treatment after complaining of chest pains, White said.

Two charged in Frederick County thefts

FREDERICK, Md. -- The Frederick County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police and Brunswick (Md.) Police Department have identified two suspects involved in a series of thefts from residences and vehicles in Frederick County, according to a Frederick County Sheriff's Office press release.

Gary Allen Robinson, 19, of Frederick, was arrested Friday and taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center's Central Booking Unit, police said.

A grand jury indicted Robinson on 13 counts of rogue and vagabond, 10 counts of theft over $500, six counts of theft less than $500, three counts of first-degree burglary, one count of theft scheme and one count of conspiracy to commit theft scheme, police said.

A 16-year-old juvenile also was charged in connection with the crimes on three counts of first-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree burglary, three counts of fourth-degree burglary, three counts of theft over $500 and one count of rogue and vagabond, police said.

As a result of the investigation, 55 theft and burglary cases in the western part of Frederick County between March and May have been closed, police said.

Handguns, plasma TV stolen from Antrim Township home

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a Thursday residential burglary in which several handguns and a 50-inch plasma television were stolen.

Police said the burglary occurred between 1 and 3:30 p.m. in the 6900 block of Stone Bridge Road in Antrim Township. A computer gaming system was also stolen, police said.

Truck stolen from Guilford Township body shop

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating the theft of a 1988 Chevrolet four-wheel drive truck that occurred between 7:30 p.m. Monday and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said the truck, belonging to Don's Body Shop, was parked at the business along Lincoln Way East in Guilford Township. The truck is brown and tan, police said.

Scrap metal grates reported stolen in Antrim Township

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Scrap metal grates were stolen this week from four Letterkenny Army Depot pallets at Mellott Transport Inc. at 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.

Reward offered in Monday robbery at Chambersburg bank

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of the people involved in a Monday morning robbery at M&T Bank at 1750 Philadelphia Ave., according to a press release.

Police said a man demanded cash about 8:40 a.m., took it and left. He last was seen running through the parking lot of the bank, police said.

The man was described as white, between 45 and 50 years old, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing between 280 and 300 pounds with black or gray hair and a dark mustache, police said. He was wearing sunglasses, a tan baseball cap, blue jeans and a gray T-shirt, police said.

Two surveillance camera photos are available by e-mail. Anyone wishing to view them may send an e-mail to

Anyone with information may contact Crime Solvers at 717-263-3000. Callers do not need to leave their names.

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