Police briefs

June 25, 2010

W.Va. woman arrested on six-year-old drug charge

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg woman who authorities identified as a fugitive from justice was arrested in her home Thursday on a six-year-old drug charge, according to a Martinsburg Police Department press release.

Lauren Brooke Elbin, 27, of 108 E. John St. in Martinsburg, was charged during a 2004 incident in Hagerstown with one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, police said.

She was arrested without incident and taken to Eastern Regional Jail, where she was being held on a $10,000 cash-only bond.

Elbin was listed as an inmate Friday morning, a jail spokeswoman said.

Five hurt after vehicle overturns, strikes house

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Five people suffered minor injuries Wednesday when the vehicle in which they were riding overturned and struck a house in the 1700 block of Crottlestown Road, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.


The vehicle was northbound on Crottlestown Road at a high rate of speed Wednesday night when the driver missed a turn, and the vehicle struck a bush and a tree before overturning, troopers said. The vehicle came to rest against the side of a house at 1726 Crottlestown Road.

Three males and two juvenile female occupants of the vehicle were taken to Chambersburg Hospital, troopers said.

The Franklin and St. Thomas Volunteer fire departments assisted at the scene, troopers said.

Two robbed at gunpoint

FREDERICK, Md. - Two people were robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning as they were sitting to the rear of a residence at 362 W. Patrick St. in Frederick, according to a Frederick Police Department press release.

The victims told police that a black male wearing a ski mask, T-shirt and shorts approached them with a pistol and ordered them to empty their pockets, police said. The robber took their wallets and cell phones before fleeing east on West Patrick Street, then south on Degrange Street, police said.

Anyone with information on the incident may call the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2100.

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