Police, fire briefs

August 09, 2010

Incidents reported to Washington County Sheriff's Office

The following incidents were reported Monday by the Washington County Sheriff's Office:

o Suspected burglary in the 9800 block of Crossfield Road

o Theft of a battery in the 100 block of West High Street

o Vehicle keyed in the 13800 block of McIntosh Circle

o Battery stolen in the 100 block of East Main Street

o Money stolen from register at Tops Buffet in the 18700 block of North Village

o Donation jar stolen from Kings Pizza in the 13200 block of Fountain Head Plaza

o Shoplifting at J.C. Penney in Valley Mall

o Mailbox destroyed in the 13500 block of Old Mystic Circle

o Medication and DVDs stolen in the 17500 block of Lexington Avenue


Grass fire reported at Noland Village

A grass fire was reported Monday afternoon at Noland Village, according to a 911 dispatcher.

One caller told authorities the fire covered an area of about 100 square feet, the dispatcher said.

The fire, which was reported at about 1:50 p.m., did not endanger any structures, the dispatcher said.

Further details were not available Monday night.

Shooting reported in Jefferson County

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Jefferson County authorities received a call Monday night about a shooting, according to 911 dispatchers.

It was not clear where the shooting occurred, but someone from the River View Park subdivision on Blue Ridge Mountain called for an ambulance shortly before 9 p.m., dispatchers said.

Authorities were told that a person had been shot in the groin and the hand, dispatchers said.

West Virginia State Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department responded, but officials with the two agencies could not be reached for comment Monday night.

W.Va. man faces terrorist threat, battery charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --A man charged with driving under the influence after being stopped for speeding is accused of threatening to harm the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, its employees and their homes, according to court records.

Dale Allen Fike, of 286 Martin Payne Road in Kearneysville, W.Va., was charged Sunday with making terrorist threats, assault on a law enforcement officer, battery on a law enforcement officer, obstructing and driving under the influence of alcohol, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy M.L. Buracker said in a complaint filed with the court that he determined a black GMC truck was traveling 66 mph in a 55-mph zone on Middleway Pike about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to court records.

After stopping the vehicle, the defendant got out of the truck at 84 Bonanza Drive and told the deputy to get off his property or he would pull the officer's eyeballs out, according to court records.

After failing to adhere to the deputy's orders, a brief physical confrontation ensued and the defendant was arrested, according to court records.

"On the way to Eastern Regional Jail, the defendant (said) he would make a homemade gas bomb and blow up the sheriff's department, and all of its employees and their homes and families, as well," Buracker said in his complaint.

W.Va. man charged with cultivating marijuana

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --A 48-year-old Berkeley County man is accused of cultivating marijuana outside his residence at 1226 Conner Bowers Road near Hedgesville, W.Va., according to court records.

West Virginia State Police troopers seized six plants from the property of David Scott McKee, who was charged with one felony count of cultivation of marijuana, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Two of the plants appeared to be drying in a barn on the defendant's property, according to court records.

Police received information about the cultivation from a confidential informant, according to court records.

Pa. authorities respond to accident, fire calls

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Authorities responded to the following calls Sunday, according to the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services:

o Rescue crews were called to a motorcycle accident with minor injuries at 5333 Spruce Road in Quincy Township. The accident was reported at about 9 a.m.

o The Fayetteville Fire Department responded to a brush fire in Greene Township near Interstate 81 at the 20-mile marker. Firefighters received the call at 2:17 p.m. and returned to available status at 2:33 p.m.

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