coplog jan 29

January 29, 1997

Police log

Bicyclist injured in W.Va. accident

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A bicyclist was injured Monday afternoon after he pulled out between two cars near the new Martins Food Market on Foxcroft Avenue and struck another car, according to Martinsburg City Police.

Dennis Starliper, 44, of 104 South Maple Ave., Martinsburg, was treated and released from City Hospital near Martinsburg following the 1:47 p.m. accident, officials said.

Starliper pulled out between two cars that were waiting to turn into the grocery store, said Lt. Donnie Hayes.

Stereo stolen from parked car

Despite the presence of a car alarm, a Hagerstown motorist was ripped off Tuesday while his 1988 Ford was parked in the 13500 block of Paradise Drive.


Thieves took an Alpine cassette deck and equalizer, according to Washington County sheriff's deputies.

The loss was put at $584.

Accident leads to stolen truck

A hit-and-run accident early Wednesday eventually led Washington County sheriff's deputies to a stolen truck.

A Frederick, Md., trucker told deputies he was at the intersection of Mount Aetna Road and Dual Highway at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday when his truck was hit by a red 1981 Chevrolet pickup that failed to stop for a red light.

The truck, which left the scene, was later found abandoned at the AC&T station on Dual Highway, deputies said. A check revealed it had been stolen from the parking lot of Barracuda's Lounge hours earlier.

Home broken into

For the third time since October, a home on Harvard Road was broken into but nothing apparently was taken, according to Washington County sheriff's deputies.

Tuesday, the home was entered through a garage door, deputies said.

Items stolen from parked car

A stereo, set of speakers, tape case with cassette tapes and a daybook were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 11400 block of Englewood Road Tuesday, according to Washington County sheriff's deputies.

Total loss was estimated at $750.

Snowblower taken from porch

An orange Jacobsen snowblower, valued at $100, was taken Tuesday from a porch on Alexander Street, according to Hagerstown City Police.

In other incidents,

  • Someone shot holes in two large plate glass windows at the Dairy Queen in the 800 block of Dual Highway Tuesday, Hagerstown City Police said.

Damage was $400.

  • Three white pigs were taken from Horst Meats at Reiff Church Road recently, according to Maryland State Police.

The loss was $500.

Man charged with motorcycle theft

FREDERICK, Md. - A man pushing a motorcycle along a dark alley at 1:47 a.m. proved just a little too suspicious for a Frederick City Police officer Wednesday morning.

When the officer went to investigate, he found a man running along the 600 block of Chapel Alley, still pushing the cycle.

A check revealed the cycle had been stolen from a North Market Street home earlier.

Jeffrey Edward Shook, 24, of the 100 block of East 8th St., was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, making a false statement and destruction of property, police said.

Two charged as rogues, vagabonds

FREDERICK, Md. - Two Gaithersburg men were arrested at 12:23 a.m. Wednesday after they were seen acting suspiciously in the Manor Apartments complex on Willowdale Drive, Frederick City Police said.

Giovanni Francisco Morales, 20, and Jose Santos Mendez, 23, each were charged with being rogues and vagabonds, according to police.

Morales also was charged with giving police a false name, police said.

When police confronted the pair, they allegedly found burglar tools, cinder blocks, a car jack and a number of car stereos in their possession.

Manufacturing firm broken into

Two or more people broke into a manufacturing company in Hagerstown over night Tuesday and stole nearly $1,000 worth of equipment, the Hagerstown City Police said.

Officials at Foltz Manufacturing and Industrial Supply Co. at 50 McComas St. noticed the theft at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Police have no suspects, but they believe at least two people were involved.

"They needed a couple people because some of that stuff was pretty heavy," Sgt. Roger Powers said.

The burglars entered through a side window of the business, police said. The window had a hole large enough to reach a hand through and pull the chain, police said.

An extension cord was dropped near the window, leading police to conclude that the items were passed up through the same window.

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