On October 31, 2011 at 1835 hours the Waynesboro Police Department responded to the Waynesboro Hospital for a reported assault.
Upon arrival it was discovered that 17 month old female child was brought to the emergency room. The child has injuries consistent with abuse according to the treating physician. The mother claimed that the child fell down several steps. The bruises observed were in various states of heeling and the injuries do not fit with the explanation provided by the mother.
Contact was made with the mother. According to the mother she left her child in the care of her boyfriend, a Patrick Aaron Smith of 18 South Franklin Street; Waynesboro, Pennsylvania when she left for work at approximately 0730 hours on October 31, 2011. The mother stated that when she put her daughter to bed on 30 October 2011 there were no visible injuries to her daughters head or face.
The mother stated Smith had called her at work and she returned his call at approximately 1230 hours. The stated Smith told her the child had tripped and fell on the sidewalk, causing her lip to swell and bleed. The mother stated she again called home between 1330 hours and 1400 hours. Smith returned her call and stated "We had another accident". Smith claimed that he was cleaning the stroller with child beside him at the bottom of the stairs so they could go for a walk. The stairs are outside and lead to the second floor apartment. The stairs are wood construction and are not closed in. The mother stated Smith told her the child was beside him and the next thing he heard the child crying. When he looked towards her she was sitting at the bottom of the stairs.
The mother received a call from her sister and was informed of the injuries to the child's face. The mother returned home. After seeing the injuries to her daughter the mother along with family members decided to take the child to the hospital.
The child had bruises and swelling to her forehead. There were also bruises on various areas of her face. There were bruises on the torso of the child and the buttocks. The injuries observed were not consistent with a fall.
On October 30, 2011 the Waynesboro Police Department was dispatched to 206 West North Street for criminal mischief to a vehicle.
Upon arrival contact was made with the complainant/victim a David Sanders. Sanders stated that someone had scratched his van sometime after 9 pm last night. Sanders stated that the he has only had the van for a week. The van was a 2011 Gray in color Dodge Grand Caravan, bearing Pennsylvania registration. The van had 2 scratches on the driver side which were approx. 8-10 inches in length. The van was parked on the south side of West North Street with the driver's side facing the curb. Sanders stated that he noticed the scratches this afternoon when he was leaving the American Legion.
On October 28, 2011 the Waynesboro Police Department was dispatched for a non-active theft at 554 S. Church Street.
Upon arrival contact was made with the complainant/victim Earl Walker. Walker advised someone had broken into his camper trailer and took numerous items from inside it. Walker stated that a camping stove valued at $200, a case for the stove valued at $90, a cast iron skillet valued at $50, a toolbox containing various tools valued at $100, a propane lantern valued at $55 and an electric lantern which he did not know the value of were among the items taken from the camper. Walker stated that all of the items except for the stove and the case were taken sometime within the last 1 1/2 - 2 weeks. Walker stated that the stove and the case were taken sometime since Labor Day.
On October 28, 2011 at 1046 hours the Waynesboro Police Department was dispatched to 417 North Church Street in Waynesboro (Waynesboro Apartment Complex).
Upon arrival contact was made with the manager of the complex. The manager stated she was made aware of an unauthorized person living at apartment 417 with the person assigned to that residence. She advised when she went to check on the individual and found the unauthorized male hiding in the closet. He would not provide her with an ID or give her any information so she contacted the Waynesboro Police Department.
When officers approached the apartment an officer observed a male had attempt to climb out of the back window but ducked back in when he saw the officer. Eventually the male opened the front door and stood in the doorway. The officer detained the unknown suspect. The unknown suspect then proceeded to flee from the officer. Officers pursued the male suspect westbound across North Church Street and eventually caught him in the Pratt Court apartment complex and took him into custody. Officers found 3 bags of marijuana on the male subject. During the foot pursuit the male threw some paraphernalia in the grass which was recovered.C3I:
The Maryland State Police Cumberland Barrack and the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) are searching for two (2) suspects wanted in connection with the armed robbery that occurred on October 27, 2011 at Steve's Pharmacy, Cresaptown, Maryland. Working jointly with the Allegany County Sheriff's Department, Mineral County Sheriff's Department and Keyser City Police Department, investigators have been able to identify these suspects as being responsible for the armed robbery at the pharmacy in Cresaptown and the two recent pharmacy robberies that occurred in Mineral County, West Virginia. Warrants have been obtained for the arrest of the following two suspects:
20 years of age
height: 5'-07" weight: 125 pounds
brown eyes - brown hair
25 years of age
height: 5'-10" 170 pounds
hazel eyes - brown hair
Dulin and Stephen Mayhew were last known to be in the Keyser, West Virginia area on Sunday, October 31, 2011 and their current whereabouts are unknown. They could possibly be operating a 2000 Buick Century displaying West Virginia registration: DMA-724.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Dulin and Stephen Mayhew are urged to contact their local police department.
Maryland State Police, Hagerstown:
On 11/02/2011, MSP Hagerstown Barrack was responsible for investigating 2 collisions-
At approximately 12:28 p.m., units responded to Alternate Route 40 near the Interstate 70 for a personal injury collision involving a motorcycle. Investigation revealed that Sharon Shuman, 29, of Hagerstown, was pulling out of a driveway in that area in a 2008 Nissan Sentra. Shuman failed to observe a Honda motorcycle, operated by Mark Newman, 48, of Hagerstown, traveling eastbound on Alternate 40. Shuman's Nissan pulled into the path of Newman, who was not able to stop the motorcycle in time to avoid a collision and struck Shuman's Nissan. Both operators were transported to Meritus Medical for treatment of injuries. Shuman was found to have failed to yeild the right of way by investigating Trooper.
At approximately 1:17 p.m., units responded to U.S. Route 40 near Smithfield Farm Lane (west of Huyetts Crossroads) for a hit and run injury collision. Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Department arrived first on scene and were able to determine that the vehicle which left the scene was a Toyota passenger vehicle. Other Deputies in the area located the suspect vehicle on West Washington Street.
Full investigation into the collision showed that the Toyota had been traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes and struck a 2004 Dodge Dakota which was operated by Pamela Dunn, 55, of Hagerstown. The operator of the Toyota, Robert Martin, 73, was found to have been suffering from a Diabetic emergency at the time of the collision. Dunn, Martin, and Martin's passenger, Leitha McElroy, 70, of Hagerstown, were all transported to Meritus Medical for treatment of minor injuries. Martin was found to be responsible for the collision, but was not charged due to the medical condition.