Police log

January 14, 1997

Graffiti incident reported at eatery

Another incident of graffiti has been reported at a McDonald's Restaurant, this time in Williamsport, according to Washington County sheriff's deputies.

A black magic marker was used to write ALF and the words, "Meat Is Murder" on the men's room walls, deputies said. An employee found the graffiti at 8:45 p.m. Monday.

ALF is an acronym for Animal Liberation Federation.

A few weeks ago, several area McDonald's restaurants were targeted by vandals, who seemed to be making a statement against the consumption of meat.


Pontiac stolen from store lot

A 1987 Pontiac Bonneville was stolen from the parking lot of K-Mart Monday at 8:55 p.m., Washington County sheriff's deputies said.

The maroon car has Maryland tags ALP 929 and had been parked in the lot since 7:05 p.m.

There is a sticker on the rear bumper with the letter "F" on an oval background.

Va. man charged with hit-and-run

The Washington County Sheriff's Department charged an Alexandria, Va., man with hit-and-run Tuesday, police said.

John Allen White, 28, of 6409-A 13th St., was charged in connection with an accident in which a car driven by Ruth Elaine Roane, 69, of 20018 Sheridan Ave., was struck at about 4:35 p.m., police said.

White was charged with driving on a revoked out-of-state license, leaving the scene of an accident, negligent driving and failure to yield right of way, police said.

Damage to both cars was minor and no one was hurt, police said.

Fire damages Boonsboro home

BOONSBORO - Firefighters from the Boonsboro Volunteer Fire Department and two other fire departments spent about 15 minutes putting out a fire at 5 Stouffer Ave. Tuesday morning.

Chief Oley Griffith said firefighters contained the fire to the attic, which sustained smoke damage. He said the fire appeared to have started near the chimney.

"Evidently, the furnace overheated, malfunctioned," Griffith said.

Griffith said firefighters remained on the scene for about an hour.


Man charged with writing bad check

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick City Police said they arrested a Frederick man Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly tried to write a bad check at a local restaurant.

Craig Eugene Grams, 35, of 8 Coatsbridge Place, was charged with two counts of forgery, uttering and theft under $300, police said.

He was accused of trying to write a bad check for a meal at LaPaz Restaurant at about 2:30 p.m., and of having several stolen checks in his possession, police said.

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