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September 20, 2010

Man accused of hitting mother in the head with broom handle



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --A Martinsburg man is accused of hitting his mother in the head with a broom handle over the weekend, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Jason Christopher Shanholtz, 36, of 626 Third St., was arraigned Sunday by Magistrate Harry L. Snow on one felony count of malicious wounding, according to court records.

The victim was found Saturday about 5 p.m. bleeding from the head on the front porch of her house, according to a complaint filed with the court by Martinsburg Police Department Patrol Officer Teresa Gibbons.

In a statement to police, Shanholtz denied hitting his mother with the broom. He said he got mad at her before swinging the handle at her after breaking it over his knee, according to court records.

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Police said the victim was treated at City Hospital in Martinsburg, where she gave a statement to police about being hit with the broom handle, according to court records.

Woman accused of heroin possession says she was looking for lighter



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Martinsburg woman accused of heroin possession told police on Monday that she was searching for a lighter that she lost in a ditch along a road in Falling Waters, W.Va., when questioned about her activities there, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

April Lynn McDaniel, 25, of 904 Gosling Marsh Road, was arraigned Monday by Magistrate Jim Humphrey on one count of possession of a controlled substance, according to court records.

West Virginia State Police Trooper J.A. Donohue, who responded to Parry Drive Monday about 8:30 a.m. to investigate a drug-activity complaint, found McDaniel walking in a ditch on the side of the road, according to court records.

After she told Donohue that she was looking for a lighter, he said he found a plastic bag containing heroin, according to court records.

When asked if she knew what was in the bag, McDaniel allegedly told Donohue that it looked like heroin, according to court records.

Washington County Sheriff's Department responds to calls



The following incidents were reported by the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Saturday

o A 2002 Lexus was stolen from a garage in the 18800 block of Dover Drive.

o Medication was stolen from a vehicle in the 11200 block of Greenberry Drive.

o Damage to a tire and the door of a vehicle was reported in the 11500 block of Rolling Green Court.

o Two handguns were stolen from a residence in the 1200 block of Harpers Ferry Road.

o A vehicle was keyed in the Valley Mall parking lot.

o A swing set was damaged in the 16900 block of Warbler Court.

o Shoplifters were reported at Valley Mall.

o Items were stolen from a residence in the 11500 block of Selema Drive.

o A vehicle was keyed in the 11300 block of Massey Boulevard.

o A mailbox was damaged in the 18700 block of Mesa Terrace.

Sunday

o A vehicle was keyed in the 22400 block of Jefferson Boulevard.

o A vehicle was damaged when something was thrown off a balcony in the 11500 block of Selema Drive.

o A Red Ryder BB gun was stolen in the 19200 block of Chippendale Circle.

o An attempted burglary was reported in the 18800 block of Printz Road.

Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services responds to calls



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The following incidents were reported by Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services.

Sunday

o At 4:20 a.m., an automatic fire alarm was reported at 550 E. Second St. in Waynesboro, Pa.

o At 12:55 p.m., an auto accident was reported in the 800 block of East Main Street in Waynesboro.

o At 1:38 p.m., an auto accident was reported in the 200 block of St. Thomas-Edenville Road in St. Thomas Township, Pa.

o At 2:47 p.m., an auto accident was reported at Buchanan Trail East and Monterey Lane in Washington Township, Pa.

o At 5:16 p.m., a grill fire was reported on a porch in the 1200 block Pleasant View Drive in Hamilton Township, Pa.

o At 6:50 p.m., an auto accident was reported in the 500 block of Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg.

o At 8:09 p.m., an auto accident was reported in the 13300 block of Midvale Road in Washington Township.

o At 10 p.m., an auto accident was reported in the 4300 block of Wayne Road in Guilford Township, Pa.

Monday

o At 11:35 a.m., a field fire was reported in the 9200 block of Anderson Road in Montgomery Township, Pa.

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