Police briefs

May 13, 2009

Two from Washington County graduate from Frederick training academy

FREDERICK, Md. -- A Hagerstown woman and Williamsport man were among those who graduated Wednesday as the 30th class of the Frederick County Criminal Justice Training Academy.

Recruits in the academy learned entry-level correctional officer training, including defensive tactics, riot control, and inmate transportation, a Frederick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said.

Frederick County Correctional Officer Amanda Mitchell, 23, of Hagerstown, received an award for overall academic, physical and leadership abilities, the spokeswoman said in a news release.

Frederick County Correctional Officer Robert Sheats, 23, of Williamsport, was also among the graduates.

Two hurt in Chambersburg crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A man and child were injured in an accident Tuesday on South Second Street, Chambersburg police said in a news release.


Rodney L. Hockenberry, 38, of Chambersburg, lost consciousness, causing his 1998 Honda Civic to hit a parked car and overturn at 4:38 p.m., police said.

Hockenberry and a juvenile were taken to Chambersburg Hospital. Their conditions were not available at press time.

Two face drug charges in Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A joint investigation involving the Drug Enforcement Agency prompted charges to be filed against two residents of 345 Channing Drive, Chambersburg.

Carolyn Statum, 45, and Anthony Barnett, 19, were charged with manufacturing/delivery/possession with the intent to deliver after a search warrant was served at 9:35 p.m. May 6, Chambersburg police said in a news release.

The Chambersburg Special Response Team executed the warrant with the Drug Task Force, Pennsylvania State Police and Washington Township Police Department.

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