Police log

January 09, 1997

Stolen Chevrolet found by police

CLEAR SPRING - The Washington County Sheriff's Department Thursday recovered a car that was stolen on Tuesday, police said.

The 1987 Chevrolet Caprice 4-door was hot-wired from Showalter Road off of Pennsylvania Avenue north of Hagerstown, police said. It was found in the woods off of Mummert Road near Clear Spring, police said.

The car had been run into a tree, causing minor front-end damage, police said. The car also had a damaged steering column, police said.

The Sheriff's Department is examining the car for clues and has notified the owner, police said. No arrests have been made.


Frederick bank robbed Thursday

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department questioned a man Thursday about a bank robbery that occurred on Wednesday, but released him, police said.

The Farmers & Mechanics branch on Old Farm Drive was robbed on Wednesday. The initial investigation revealed a lone suspect entered the bank dressed in a black jacket, gray hooded sweatshirt and black trousers, police said. The person demanded cash, saying he would kill tellers if they did not comply, police said.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the bank on foot and was last seen running toward a row of condominiums located to the rear of the bank, police said.

Police picked up a person at the intersection of Rosemont Avenue and Montevue Lane, police said. He was released without charges being filed.

The investigation is continuing, police said.

Jeep stolen

A 1994 Jeep truck reported stolen from Baltimore Wednesday was found on fire in Hagerstown Thursday morning.

Firefighters responded to 930 Eldridge Drive at 12:23 a.m. and found the vehicle ablaze next to a building, Hagerstown City Police said.

The interior of the Jeep was heavily damaged, said Hagerstown Fire Marshal Tom Brown.

Teen charged with attempted theft

An 18-year-old who allegedly was trying to steal a van from the 11500 block of Selema Drive Thursday morning was unaware he was being watched by several neighbors.

Sgt. Doug Mullendore of the Washington County Sheriff's Department said the neighbors began calling around 1:30 a.m. to report suspicious activity.

Neighbors noticed a pickup truck drove into the development and saw a man getting out of the bed and attempting to get into a parked van, Mullendore said.

Deputies arrived in time to stop a pickup truck, Mullendore said.

Kevin Linwood Dayhoff, 18, of 20002 National Pike, who was in the bed of the truck, was charged with one count of attempted theft.

The driver of the pickup was not charged, Mullendore said.

Woman robbed at laundromat

A man with his hand in his pocket demanded money from a patron of the laundromat at 14 Nottingham Road Wednesday, Hagerstown City Police said.

The victim reported that she handed over two dollar bills and some change, totalling $4.

The man wished her a Happy New Year and left, police said.

Student reports theft of locker items

A student at North Hagerstown High School reported Wednesday someone had broken into her locker and stolen several items.

Missing were a Nike jacket worth $120, a bank book and a Motorola beeper, police said.

Moped stolen

A light blue Safari 300 MT turbo moped was stolen Wednesday from the rear of the Locked Door shop at 1300 Dual Highway, Hagerstown City Police said.

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