Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Attempted Purse Snatching / Arrest

On Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at 11:55am, the Martinsburg Police Department was called in reference to an attempted purse snatching that occurred at Wendy’s, located on North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Upon speaking with the female victim, it was advised that a black male had ran at her in the parking lot but that she clenched her purse tightly so that it was not taken. Witnesses advised officers that that the subject was accompanied by a white male and that they were driving a white Lincoln with a dark top.

Officers searched the surrounding area located a white Lincoln sedan with a dark top in the 400 block of Center Street, which had two black male subjects and one white male subject in close proximity. The subjects were ordered to stop and the white male fled on foot.

The white male was eventually taken into custody after a brief struggle on Avery Street. The male was identified as a 16 year old Juvenile from Hagerstown Maryland. He was charged with a variety of offenses and was detained in the Juvenile Detention Center.

Officers were also able to determine that the Lincoln sedan was reported stolen from Maryland and that one black male at the scene was in possession of a key to it. The male was identified as Corey Bright from Williamsport MD. Mr. Bright was arrested at the scene for Bringing a Stolen Vehicle into the State.

Corey Bright
16908 Cavalry Drive, Williamsport MD
Charge: Bringing Stolen Vehicle into the State

16 Year old Juvenile
Fleeing on Foot, Obstructing, Bringing Stolen Vehicle into the State, Battery on an Officer

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