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Police log

April 17, 1997

Robbery suspect turns himself in

FREDERICK, Md. - A Brunswick, Md., man sought in the March armed robbery of a convenience store turned himself in to Maryland State Police on Wednesday, officials said.

Eric Lee Moulton, 20, was charged with armed robbery, robbery and theft under $300, police said.

A Jefferson, Md., 7-Eleven was robbed on March 21 just before 3:45 a.m., police said.

If convicted, Moulton faces a maximum of 20 years in prison on the armed robbery charge, 15 years for robbery and 18 months for theft.

Moulton posted $30,000 bond on Wednesday and was released from the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.

Accident reroutes traffic

No one was injured in a three-vehicle pileup in the 100 block of East Franklin Street Wednesday evening that temporarily closed down the left lane and caused fire police to reroute traffic to other streets, Hagerstown City Police said.

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Shortly before 7 p.m. the driver of a1995 Eagle station wagon accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake as she approached traffic stopped at a red light and plowed into the back of a Thunderbird, pushing it into the rear of an Escort LX, police said.

The Escort tapped the spare tire on the back of 1994 Cherokee jeep, police said.

Police dog apprehends man

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A police dog apprehended a man inside the Trinity Temple Church of God on North Charles Street Wednesday after someone called police about a suspicious man on the property, according to Magistrate Court records.

The man suffered a dog bite and cuts from glass, court records said.

Hunter Daniel Johnson Jr., 44, of 114 W. Burke St., was charged with breaking and entering, court records said.

The person who called police said a man broke a window on the church at 127 N. Charles St. and entered the building, court records said.

Martinsburg Police found blood on the pulpit and a headband, according to court records. Police believe the man moved a large Bible from the pulpit and was holding it because there was blood on the pages, according to court records.

A motive for the break-in was not clear.

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