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Police briefs - April 7

April 07, 2012

Information be sought on vehiicle theft at FedEx

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a vehicle theft that occurred in March at FedEx Ground on Newgate Boulevard in Hagerstown.

The vehicle is a black two-door 1997 Dodge Neon with West Virginia tag NNE710, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

The vehicle’s owner said the Neon was parked at FedEx Ground on March 9 at 10:40 p.m., deputies said.

Video surveillance of the incident shows a white and silver two-door vehicle similar to a Hyundai arriving in the parking lot on March 10 at 12:05 a.m., deputies said.

At 12:53 a.m., two people were seen walking toward the area where the Neon was parked. At 12:56 a.m., the Neon was taken from the parking lot, deputies said. The other vehicle followed the Neon out of the parking lot, deputies said.

Anyone with information on the incident may call Deputy Peiffer of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 240-313-2100, ext. 6140.


Man charged with fleeing and DUI

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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A man was charged early Saturday following a pursuit in Martinsburg, according to a Martinsburg Police Department news release.

Charles William Johnson, 41, no fixed address, was charged through Berkeley County Magistrate Court with fleeing while driving under the influence, DUI second offense, driving revoked DUI second offense and possession of marijuana, police said.

The incident started Saturday at 12:48 a.m., when Officer M.J. Butcher initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of King and Raleigh streets in downtown Martinsburg, police said.

As Butcher approached the vehicle, Johnson fled, police said.

The pursuit lasted about five minutes before Johnson was apprehended, police said.


Martinsburg man charged with possession, reckless driving

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg man was charged Thursday following a pursuit that started in the city, according to a Martinsburg Police Department news release.

Hans Anderson Bailey, 30, of 614 W. Martin St., was charged with fleeing in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, possession of marijuana, improper passing, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to stop at a red light, expired registration and speeding, police said.

The incident started Thursday around 4:30 a.m., when Sgt. J.E. Darby attempted to initiate a traffic stop near the intersection of Burke and Centre streets in downtown Martinsburg, police said.

Bailey fled through Martinsburg, then continued onto northbound Interstate 81 at Exit 14, police said.

Bailey’s vehicle came to a stop due to vehicle damage just before Exit 20, and Bailey was apprehended without further incident, police said.

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