Police briefs

September 25, 2009

Greene Township burglaries probed

SCOTLAND, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police were investigating two burglaries in Greene Township this week.

One was on Mickey Inn Lane on Monday or Tuesday. Police said in a news release that someone stole a television from a home.

Another was on Wengerd Lane on Wednesday or Thursday. Police said someone took three iPods and about $110 from a home.

Shelf among items taken from home

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A wooden shelf, a mini blind and a garden hose were stolen from a home on New Franklin Road, Pennsylvania State Police said. The burglary happened sometime from Sept. 14 to Tuesday, police said.


Police: Man shot in head is still being treated

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 23-year-old man who was found Sept. 18 in a field near his home with a gunshot wound to the head is receiving treatment at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., police said Thursday.

James J. Dixon, who lives in the Royal Crest mobile home community east of Martinsburg off Grapevine Road, is conscious, Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Lt. Gary Harmison said Thursday. The sheriff's department investigator said he was not able to interview Dixon in a visit this week to the hospital because of his condition.

Dixon was found abandoned and disoriented by a passer-by at about 10 a.m. Police have said they did not know how long he had been in the field.

Dixon was clothed and found in a seated position, unable to move, Harmison said.

Harmison said the investigation into the shooting is continuing and no additional information was available.

- Matthew Umstead

Martinsburg man faces drug charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was charged Wednesday after police responding to a complaint found several marijuana plants in a back yard and a dozen more inside the residence.

Joe N. Daniels Jr. was charged with cultivation of marijuana and possession with intent to deliver marijuana, according to a Martinsburg Police Department press release.

Martinsburg Police Cpl. Justin Darby responded to 205 Timberleaf Lane in Martinsburg for an anonymous tip of marijuana plants in a back yard, the release said.

Darby talked to a female who agreed to walk with him into the back yard, where Darby found two plants that appeared to be marijuana, the release said.

The female said she did not know what they were and that she would get her husband.

The husband came out of the house and told Darby "it was just a little experimentation," the release said.

Darby obtained permission to search the house, where officers found 12 more pot plants and cultivation equipment, the release said.

Three arrested on crack cocaine charges

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Charles Town Police Department on Thursday announced the arrests of three individuals on crack cocaine charges.

Lirca Boge was charged with two counts of distribution of crack cocaine and one count of possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, according to a press release.

Jarred Stephon Barclay was charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and Dwayne Dana Lewis was charged with five counts of distribution of crack cocaine, the press release said.

Hagerstown police respond to incidents

The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following incidents, according to spokeswoman Barbara Pickett.


  • A silver and red 24 inch 18-speed Trek 820 bicycle was reported stolen in the 700 block of Morningside Avenue.

  • Cash was reported stolen in the 100 block of North Potomac Street.


  • Cash was reported stolen in the 1000 block of West Washington Street.

  • A silver and blue 26-inch, 21-speed Mongoose Serif bicycle was reported stolen in the 1000 block of Fairview Road.

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