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Police briefs - June 19

June 19, 2011
  • Wilson Hines May
Wilson Hines May

W.Va. man charged with possessing heroin

FREDERICK, Md. — A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man, the driver of a sport utility vehicle with a 4-year-old boy inside, was charged with possessing heroin Friday, Frederick Police said.

Wilson Hines May, 28, of 83 Ramsburg Lane in Harpers Ferry, also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police found a syringe and a glass smoking device, according to a Frederick Police Department news release.

Police responded around 5:30 p.m. Friday to the parking lot at 86 Thomas Johnson Drive for a report of a man and woman snorting drugs in a vehicle, police said.

Police found a man, a woman and the child in a Jeep sport utility vehicle.

May told police the boy was his girlfriend’s son and his girlfriend was in a doctor’s office, police said.

The child was left in his mother’s custody, police said.

Five injured in Pa. car accident

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Five people were taken to Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital with minor or moderate injuries Thursday night after the car they were in went down an embankment, rolled over twice and went through a wire and wood-post fence, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The driver, Samantha J. Chilcote, 18, of Saint Thomas, Pa., was charged with driving too fast for conditions, according to a state police news release.

The accident occurred on Findley Road near Mercersburg around 9 p.m. Thursday as a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier was heading south on Findley Road and wasn’t able to slow down for the curve, police said.

The car spun and went off the west shoulder of the road, down an embankment and rolled into the fence, police said. The car landed upright in a field.

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Deputies respond to theft reports

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported the following crimes:


  • Two boxed inflatable swimming pools were removed June 13 from outside Kmart on Massey Boulevard. A man was seen removing one boxed pool around 3 p.m. A woman and man were seen removing the second pool the same day around 9 p.m. and entered a tan, older-model minivan with a Maryland registration. The van might be a Dodge Caravan.

  • A woman reported her wallet being stolen June 5 while she was shopping at Food Lion on Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown.

The customer was approached by another woman, who acted like she knew the customer, police said. Then the customer was approached by a man asking for help. As the customer was helping the man, her back was turned away from her shopping cart.

The customer later realized her wallet had been removed from her purse, which had been in the shopping cart, police said.

Police believe the man and woman might be working together as a “distract-and-grab” team.

The customer’s credit cards were later used at two Hagerstown stores, police said.

The female suspect was seen getting into a dark blue pickup truck, possibly an extended cab Ford Ranger, police said.

Anyone with information about any of the thefts may call Deputy 1st Class Footen at 240-313-2878, ext. 6130.
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