Police, fire briefs

June 08, 2009

Williamsport man faces drug charges

A Williamsport man was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of paraphernalia after he allegedly failed to stop for police during a traffic stop early Sunday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Arrested was Earl Alexander, 44, according to a press release.

Police attempted to stop Alexander's car at 2:32 a.m. at Virginia Avenue and Governor Lane Boulevard, but it did not stop until 100 Baker Lane, the release said.

Man assaults woman outside W.Va. school

INWOOD, W.Va. -- The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department is seeking for the public's help in finding a man who assaulted a woman outside Musselman High School on May 25.

The 61-year-old woman was sitting on a bench by some tennis courts at about 6 p.m. when a blue Toyota Corolla or Honda Accord with a Virginia registration pulled up, according to a press release.


A man stepped out of the car, assaulted the woman, then drove away, police said.

The man was described as being white, having light brown hair, being about 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds.

Anyone with information about the case may contact Deputy Michael St. Clair at 304-267-7000 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

Police: Man hurt in fight

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Chambersburg police responding to a call for shots fired on Black Avenue near the intersection with West Catherine Street found that a Martinsburg, W.Va., man was injured in a struggle for a gun.

Corey Dylan Fillmore, 37, was discharged from York (Pa.) Hospital on Sunday after being treated for injuries suffered in the struggle, according to police and a hospital spokeswoman.

Vehicles damaged in fire

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Several vehicles were damaged in a Sunday morning garage fire at 261 Park St. in the borough.

Waynesboro firefighters were called to the property at 2:13 a.m. The fire destroyed the 18-by-20-foot garage, firefighters said.

Crews from Waynesboro, Mont Alto, Blue Ridge Summit, New Franklin, Fountaindale and Leitersburg cleared the scene at 4:32 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

More information was not available Sunday.

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