Police log

April 15, 1997

Police: Two Md. students followed

Two reports Monday of people following elementary school children have prompted Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies to make special checks at all area schools.

Sgt. Doug Mullendore said the first incident occurred in the area of Clear Spring Elementary School as a young girl was walking along Cumberland Street on her way to her elementary school.

She told deputies a white car began following her slowly up the street and she ran toward the high school where she saw other people around.


On Monday afternoon, a 9-year-old girl reported that a blue station wagon followed her up the lane to her home after she got off her bus in the 21000 block of National Pike near the Mason-Dixon Drag Strip.

The girl ran home and reported the incident. She told deputies a white man was driving the car and yelling obscenities at her as she ran.

Man charged in assault with gun

A Frederick, Md., man has been jailed on $150,000 bond in connection with an armed robbery of a Hagerstown man at the rear of the Hagerstown parking deck last Saturday, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Aaron M. Sanders, 24, of 26 Carver Apartments, was charged with use of a handgun in a violent crime, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and possession of drugs, police said

The victim told police he was in Hayes Alley at 11:50 p.m. Saturday when he heard a voice say, "freeze, police!" When he turned around he saw two black men, neither of whom was a police officer, police reports said.

When the victim started to walk away, one of the men approached, pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

After learning the man had no money, the two left the area, police reports said.

The victim reported the incident to a police officer on foot patrol.

A description of the robber was broadcast to other officers and within nine minutes, a man was spotted in the first block of North Jonathan Street, police reports said.

The area was checked for a handgun and one was found under a tractor-trailer parked in an adjacent parking lot, police reports said.

The .44-caliber revolver was dry when it was found despite the fact it had been rainy and foggy all day, police reports said.

CDs reported stolen

Someone broke into a vehicle in the 11900 block of Phylane Drive and took 25 CDs, a CD player, a book bag, clothes and a calculator, valued at $630, according to Maryland State Police.

The crime was reported Sunday.

Break-in reported

A break-in at a home in the 9700 block of Beaver Creek Church Road with no apparent theft, according to Maryland State Police.

Someone got in through a sliding glass door and tampered with a knife collection but apparently didn't take anything, police said. The break-in was reported Sunday.

Pathway stones stolen

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Six concrete pathway stones from the Lois Mentzer Memorial Garden at Buchanan Elementary School, 730 E. Washington Street, have been reported stolen, according to Chambersburg Police.

School officials reported the theft Tuesday morning.

Each stone was hand made and had a unique floral design on it, school officials told police.

Waynesboro man charged

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Waynesboro man was charged Monday with aggravated assault and endangering welfare of children after medical officials found bruises, a broken leg and some healed rib fractures on his 2-month-old daughter on Feb. 12, according to Waynesboro Police.

Christopher Starr, 21, of 212 W. Main St., was arraigned before District Justice Larry Pentz and placed in Franklin County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bond, police said.

On Feb. 12, Starr and his girlfriend brought their daughter to the emergency room at Waynesboro Hospital for treatment of a broken leg, the police report said.

At the time, emergency room personnel found some healed rib fractures and bruises on the baby's buttocks and chest area, according to police. The baby was placed in the care of Franklin County Children and Youth when the infant was discharged from the hospital, police said.

The arrest warrant was obtained for Starr after an investigation that involved consulting experts from the Hershey Medical Center, police said.

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