Police log

March 12, 1997

7-Eleven clerk just says no to robber

The proprietor of the 7-Eleven Store at 200 W. Franklin St. just said no to a would-be robber early Tuesday.

At 12:07 a.m., a man entered the store, bought a pack of cigarettes and then stuck his hand in his pocket, implying he had a weapon.

The man asked the store owner for money, the owner said no, and the robber turned and left, Hagerstown City Police said.

The robber was described as black with brown eyes, about 6-feet 3-inches tall, 25 to 30 years old and weighing 185 pounds, police said.


Two questioned about wood pallets

Two Chambersburg, Pa., men were questioned about the theft of 37 wood pallets from Expedited Services at 300 W. Franklin St. Sunday, Hagerstown City Police said.

The company said the pallets were stolen while the men told police they had permission to take the pallets.

An investigation was continuing.

Window broken

An 8-by-8-foot window at Machen Music, 1337 Pennsylvania Ave., was broken out early Monday, according to Hagerstown City Police.

A beer bottle may have been used to break the window, police said. The store was not entered, police said.

Vehicles collide in intersection

HUYETTS Two vehicles collided in the intersection of Md. 63 and U.S. 40 around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, snarling rush-hour traffic for more than an hour.

Maryland State Police were investigating the accident, which sent one person to Washington County Hospital.

No further details were available.

Myersville boy struck by car

MYERSVILLE, Md. - A 7-year-old Myersville boy was sent to the hospital Monday evening after he was struck by a car on Main Street, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.

Corey Taylor White ran into the path of a Ford Escort traveling north on Main Street at about 6:30 p.m., police said. The child was thrown about 20 feet into the air, police said.

White was taken to Washington County Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition Tuesday morning.

The driver of the car, Timothy C. Smith, of Boonsboro, was not hurt, police said.

Girl playing with lighter starts fire

A 4-year-old girl playing with a lighter accidentally started a fire in the bedroom closed of a second-floor apartment in Noland Village just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, fire officials said.

The girl suffered a minor burn on her hand but did not require hospitalization, Hagerstown Fire Marshal Tom Brown said.

Kristine Anne Decker, 26, of 1045 D Noland Drive was in the apartment with her three children when the fire started, Brown said. All escaped serious injury, he said.

Hagerstown Fire Department Battalion Chief Richard T. Hopkins said the fire caused moderate damage to the bedroom. The rest of the second floor sustained some heat damage, he said.

Hopkins said neighbors on either side of the apartment were sent outside as a precaution. The flames were quickly controlled, he added.

Bomb threat clears courthouse

FREDERICK, Md. - A bomb threat cleared the Frederick County Courthouse for about two hours Tuesday afternoon, but no explosives were found, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.

Officials received the threat at about 12:15 p.m., police said.

Sheriff's deputies searched the building with K-9 dogs from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland Fire Marshal's Office, police said.

The courthouse resumed normal operations at 2:45 p.m., police said.

Four men face drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police, working with other law enforcement agencies, arrested four men Tuesday as part of the "buy-bust" program, police said.

Kyle Jenkins, 21, of Frederick, was charged with distribution of crack and possession of crack, Sgt. Steve Ganley said.

In a separate operation, members of the county's Narcotics Task Force and the state police charged Maurice Johnson, 32, of 120 Willowdale Drive, with distribution of marijuana and possession of marijuana.

He sold a quarter-pound of marijuana to an undercover officer, Ganley said.

Police obtained a search warrant and arrested two men in Johnson's house, police said.

Darius Carroll, of Frederick, was charged with distribution of marijuana and conspiracy to distribute.

Dwan Noland, of Gaithersburg, Md., was charged with possession of marijuana, Ganley said.

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