Police briefs

June 30, 2009

Woman arrested in strong-arm robbery

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A 24-year-old woman accused of dealing crack cocaine was in Eastern Regional Jail Tuesday evening after being arraigned on charges that stemmed from a reported strong-arm robbery Sunday, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Shanz Judea Campbell of 41 Advantage Drive, Apt. 4, Martinsburg, was arraigned on one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of battery and worthless check, according to court records.

Magistrate JoAnn Overington set a $27,500 bond for the defendant, according to court records.

Campbell was detained by police after she allegedly told a Berkeley County Sheriff's Department deputy that her name was Jada Jay Pinkett before admitting her real name, according to a complaint by Deputy C.S. Welcome.

Campbell said she purchased 5.5 grams of suspected crack cocaine and 3.8 grams of marijuana from a man who told police he was struck over the head with a bottle and robbed, according to court records.


The battery charge apparently stemmed from an alleged fight on April 4, according to a separate complaint filed in magistrate court.

Shooting under investigation in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Police in Martinsburg are investigating a shooting that happened early Tuesday at an apartment complex off Wilson Street.

Officers could not find evidence confirming anyone was injured, but found spent shell casings at 5 Wilson St., where witnesses said a black male fired several rounds at another black male, according to a news release from Martinsburg Police Department Detective Cpl. S.F. Doyle.

Police responded to the reported incident about 4 a.m., Doyle said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident may contact the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100.

Orrstown man hurt in single-vehicle accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A 1996 Volkswagen Jetta struck an embankment and went airborne for about 100 feet before it rolled and landed on its driver's side in a wreck on Mountain Road Sunday night, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The driver of the car, Andrew Charles Kann of Orrstown, Pa., suffered minor injuries in the 10:37 p.m. crash at 12490 Mountain Road, state police said.

Cash and cigarettes stolen from Sunoco station

SCOTLAND, Pa. -- Cash and cigarettes were stolen from a Sunoco station after the business at 3448 Black Gap Road was burglarized Sunday or Monday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Evidence shows the subjects involved were in the store for a significant amount of time, according to a news release.

The station was entered between 10 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday, the release said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Trooper Michael R. Dick at 717-264-5161.

Waynesboro man charged with assault, DUI

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Waynesboro, Pa., man was charged with simple assault, driving under the influence and other offenses after he allegedly pointed a semiautomatic handgun at several individuals while playing basketball, Pennsylvania State Police said.

When Michael Robert Harris, 43, arrived at his residence, he was found to be driving his vehicle under the influence of alcohol, according to a news release.

The incident occurred March 21, police said.

Three hurt in accidents in Franklin County

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Three people were injured in two separate traffic accidents Monday in Franklin County, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

At 1:35 a.m. Monday, a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire was westbound on Lincoln Way West in Chambersburg, Pa., when the driver lost control and the car crossed the other lane and hit an embankment, police said.

The car became airborne and landed against a covered porch at a home in the 1000 block of Lincoln Way West, according to police.

The driver, James Michael Satterfield Jr., no age given, of Chambersburg, Pa., was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

In the other accident, a Waynesboro, Pa., woman and a 6-year-old boy were hurt when their 1997 Ford Explorer went out of control turning from Tomstown Road onto Shank Hess Road at 2:43 p.m. Monday.

The driver, Lasoro Hernandez, 20, and the child were taken to an area hospital.

Hernandez was charged with driving without a license, driving without a seat belt and failure to maintain control of her vehicle, police said.

A Chambersburg Hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday that no condition information was available on Hernandez.

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