Police briefs

August 21, 2009

Two arrested in drug sting

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- An 18-year-old woman was arraigned Friday on multiple drug possession and distribution charges after police allege she twice sold marijuana to a confidential informant, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Kayla Marie White, of 626 N. Third St., Martinsburg, was arraigned by Magistrate W. Randy Smith on two felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance (marijuana), and counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of a controlled substance (valium), according to court records.

Brandon Lee Creason, 24, of 190 McNeal Drive, Martinsburg, was arraigned on a felony count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance (marijuana), records show.

Creason was charged after police stopped the vehicle he was driving Thursday night in the McDonald's parking lot off Apple Harvest Drive to arrest White.


The drug deals happened at a residence off Wrangler Lane in Kearneysville, W.Va., and at the Chick-fil-A restaurant, according to a complaint by Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Deputy J.H. Jenkins.

Jenkins said the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force handled the drug transactions.

Washington County Sheriff's Department responds to incidents

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls on Thursday:

o Reported at 7 a.m., theft of knife and iPod from vehicle, 22100 block of Pikeside Drive

o Reported at 8:59 a.m., GPS system stolen from vehicle, 13300 block of Fountain Head Road

o Reported at 9:53 a.m., theft of prescription medication from vehicle, 16900 block of Halfway Boulevard, Pilot Travel Center

o Reported at 2:06 p.m., theft from vehicle, 17200 block of Cole Road

o Reported at 5:49 p.m., theft of speakers from work van, 11900 block of Rainbow Avenue

o Reported at 9:38 p.m., domestic incident between boyfriend and girlfriend, 11200 block of Pepperbush Circle; no arrest.

o Reported at 11:53 p.m., drug paraphernalia located, 10700 block of Bower Avenue

Employee hurt in robbery of Frederick-area restaurant

FREDERICK, Md. - An employee of Philly's Cheese Steak Factory on Urbana Pike was flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Wednesday after the worker suffered a head injury during an armed robbery of the business, according to a Maryland State Police press release.

State troopers and other officers responded to the business and found the worker inside, the release said.

Police, who received the call at 3:29 p.m., said three individuals robbed the store and one of them had a handgun.

The individuals stole money from the business and the employee and detectives believe the suspects possibly left the area in a small silver car, the release said.

Anyone with information about the robbery can contact Trooper Marty Speak at 301-600-4176.

Police seek public's help in Greencastle hit-and-run

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle Police Department is looking for the public's help in solving a hit-and-run incident in the parking lot of Sunnyway grocery.

Police said a green Ford Taurus was parked in a handicap space next to a Tower Bank ATM when it was struck by another vehicle at 11:24 a.m. on Aug. 14, police said.

A white male wearing blue jeans and a white short-sleeved shirt was seen exiting the vehicle which struck the Taurus, the release said. The subject walked around the Taurus and surveyed the damage, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident can call the Greencastle Police Department at 717-597-9506, ext. 240.

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