Police briefs

June 29, 2010

47-year-old man accused of sexually abusing 12-year-old

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --A 47-year-old Berkeley County man is accused of sexually abusing and assaulting a 12-year-old girl earlier this month, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Donnie Richard Ramsey, of 41 Midnoon Drive, was in Eastern Regional Jail Tuesday night on a $100,000 bond set by Magistrate Harry L. Snow, according to jail and court spokespeople.

Ramsey was charged with one felony count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of sexual abuse, according to court records.

Ramsey is accused of touching the girl inappropriately on June 12 and 13, according to court records.

McDonald's restaurant deposit never received

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A deposit from a Saturday day shift at a McDonald's restaurant at 11924 Buchanan Trail West was never received by the restaurant's bank, according to the Mercersburg Police Department.


Restaurant officials told police about the situation Monday, police said.

An investigation was continuing, police said.

Chop saw stolen from work site at JBHS

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A Hilti gas-powered chop saw valued at $1,400 was stolen from a work site at James Buchanan High School last Wednesday, according to the Mercersburg Police Department.

A worker said he used the saw at 7:30 a.m. to cut a piece of iron. When the employee returned from the school after taking the piece of iron to the building, the saw was missing, police said.

Anyone with information about the theft may call the Mercersburg Police Department at 717-328-2221.

Gas grill taken from cafe parking lot

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A commercial gas grill valued at $2,200 was taken from the parking lot at Romeo's Cafe at 66 Church St. last week, according to the Mercersburg Police Department.

The grill, which was taken between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday, weighs 350 pounds and would have required at least two people to move it, police said.

The grill was near a Dumpster and if the grill was taken by somebody who mistakenly thought it was useless or was about to be thrown away, the police department will not press charges if the grill is returned to the cafe immediately, police said.

Woman charged with a felony count of theft

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A Mercersburg woman who worked as a customer service representative at First National Bank of Mercersburg has been charged with a felony count of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, according to the Mercersburg Police Department.

Heather Y. Bell of 126 Overhill Drive was charged, police said.

On May 3, officials at the bank at 454 Loudon Road conducted an internal audit of funds after discovering a discrepancy in balancing funds, police said.

As a result of the audit and a criminal investigation, it was determined that Bell was the person responsible for those funds, police said.

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