Police log

May 02, 1997

Police search for missing teen

Hagerstown City Police are looking for a city teenager who has been missing since Tuesday, police said.

Penny Renee Tressler, 17, of 320 S. Mulberry St., ran away from home on Tuesday, said her mother, Patty Tressler.

Penny Tressler is 5 feet 2 inches tall, weights 115 pounds, has brown eyes, a fair complexion and curly, brown hair that goes just below the shoulder.

Her mother said the teenager frequently pulls her hair back.

Anyone who sees Penny Tressler or knows where she can be found can call Hagerstown City Police at 301-790-3700 or the Tresslers at 301-790-2956.

Thefts, break-ins keep police busy

Thefts and break-ins have kept area police busy in recent days.

  • Early Thursday, someone broke into a Mazda pickup truck parked at Hahn's Amoco on Jefferson Boulevard and removed stereo equipment, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.
  • Also early Thursday, someone broke into a 1985 Jeep parked at 479 Links View Drive and took stereo equipment, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.
  • A reward is being offered for the return of a brown leather briefcase left near a car Monday afternoon on the third level of the Hagerstown City Parking Deck on North Potomac Street.

The case, which held mostly papers and documents, also contained a Macintosh laptop computer.


If the briefcase is found it can be returned to Hagerstown City Police headquarters, where information is available about the reward.

Missing woman found in Maine

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick woman who disappeared Tuesday has been found in Portland, Maine, safe and sound, the Frederick Police Department said this morning.

Lt. Thomas Chase said Dolly Ann Gibson's son was notified Wednesday evening that his mother was OK. No further details were released.

Gibson, 63, who lives in the 1000 block of Rosemont Avenue, had last been seen at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Chase said.

Police seize 300 pieces of clothes

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg Police searched the Inner City clothing store on North Queen Street Thursday morning for imitation clothing using the registered trademark of "Tommy Hilfiger" clothing, police said.

About 300 pieces of suspected counterfeit clothing was found, police said.

The search was conducted about 10:40 a.m. at the store, located at 147 North Queen St., police said.

Field fire burns two acres in city

High winds on Thursday afternoon played a role in a two-acre field fire off Virginia Avenue, a fire official said.

Embers from debris burned behind the old Bow Lighting & Supply Inc. building on Virginia Avenue were blown by wind into a neighboring field of cut corn, said Deputy Fire Chief Doug DeHaven with the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway, Md., Inc.

The debris had been burned by workers who were part of a crew expanding the 17827 Virginia Ave.

It took about a dozen firefighters 25 minutes to put out the 3:35 p.m. fire in the field behind the Greensburg Farm Market at 17835 Virginia Ave., DeHaven said.

Also responding were Hagerstown Fire Department and Williamsport Volunteer Ambulance Service Inc.

No one was injured.

School bus hit in highway accident

FREDERICK - A Frederick County school bus carrying two special education students was rear-ended on Wednesday afternoon in a three-vehicle accident that tied up traffic for about 45 minutes, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

The two students, an aide and the driver of bus No. 101 were not hurt, police said.

The bus was rear-ended on eastbound Interstate 70 at South Street at 3:53 p.m. while traffic was backed up from another accident, police said.

The bus was hit by a van driven by Matthew Ellis, 20, of Dill Avenue, police said.

His van was rear-ended by another van driven by Linda Aylor, 44, of Frederick.

Ellis was treated and released from Frederick Memorial Hospital on Thursday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Man charged with fleeing police

MONROVIA, Md. - A Germantown, Md., man was arrested on Wednesday after he tried to flee from police when pulled over for negligent driving, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Timothy S. West, 35, was being held in lieu of $120,000 bond on Thursday night at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, police said.

While trying to parallel park at the Green Valley Shopping Center around 8:30 p.m., West nearly struck a car, police said.

West was charged with theft of tags, resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended, fleeing and eluding, negligent driving and operating an unregistered motor vehicle, police said.

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