Police briefs - Dec. 26

December 25, 2011

Male attacked with knife at Pa. Walmart
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police were looking for the person who assaulted a male Friday with a knife in the Walmart parking lot on Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg, Pa.

An unknown person approached the victim as he was walking to his vehicle Friday at about 11:30 p.m., police said in a news release.

Police said the person stopped the victim then slashed the victim with a knife, causing minor injury.

Anyone with information may contact state police at 717-264-5161.

1.3 pounds of marijuana found in vehicle, two charged
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two Martinsburg, W.Va., men were charged Saturday after Martinsburg Police found more than 1.3 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle, police said in a news release.

Barry W. Wilhelm Jr., 18, of 661 Royal Crest Drive, and Darius A. Adams, 19, of 91 Trimble Ave., were charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession with intent to deliver ecstasy, conspiracy to deliver marijuana and conspiracy to deliver ecstasy, police said.

Wilhelm and Adams were in a Jeep Cherokee that police stopped for defective equipment at about 10:45 a.m. Saturday, police said. The sergeant who made the stop smelled a strong owner of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and a search revealed the marijuana as well as digital scales, cellophane baggies and other paraphernalia indicative of drug distribution, police said.

Two face drug-related charges
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two Martinsburg, W.Va. men were arrested Friday night on drug-related charges, Martinsburg Police said in a news release.

Francisco Villanova-Escobedo, 19, of 412 1/2 Virginia Ave., was charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, police said. Villanova-Escobedo was found in possession of two bags of suspected crack cocaine with a total weight of about 5 grams, police said.

Nelson Casiano Rivera, 25, of 2150 Harris Way, No. 321, was arrested as a fugitive from justice, police said. Rivera was wanted in York County, Pa., for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, police said.

Police stopped them at 9:51 p.m. Friday in the area of John Street and Kentucky Avenue, the news release said. Both were taken to Eastern Regional Jail.

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