Police log

May 06, 1997

Reward offered for dog shooting

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County authorities are offering up to $1,000 for information about a pet dog that was shot last month.

The dog, named Tucker, was a German shepherd and beagle mix, according to Frederick County Crime Solvers. The dog was found dead near Butterfly Lane on March 17, shotgun pellets in its body.

The pellets were large and the same type used to hunt deer, authorities said.

Anyone with information can contact Frederick County Crime Solvers at 301-663-3200 or the Frederick Police Department at 301-694-2100.

Workers injured

A Maryland Metals employee was taken to Washington County Hospital Tuesday morning after a piece of steel fell on his leg, a company official said.


John S. "Buck" McCoy, manager of the Steel Products Division, said the accident occurred at about 10 a.m. He declined to give the employee's name.

The company, based at 304 W. Church St., employs 42 people, according to the 1997 Business and Industry Directory.

A trucker was slightly injured Tuesday at 5:45 a.m. when his tractor-trailer jackknifed on Interstate 70 at Md. 66, blocking both westbound lanes.

William Lippman, 39, of Pasadena, Md., was the operator of the 1989 Mack Truck, according to Maryland State Police.

Police said traffic was inching through by driving onto the right berm until 8:53 a.m., when one lane was reopened.

Man robs Md. gas station

FREDERICK, Md. - Just 12 hours after the Sunday evening robbery at the East Street Mobil Station, a man with a similar description robbed the Crown Gas Station on U.S. 40 at knifepoint Monday at 9:45 a.m., according to Frederick City Police.

In both cases, the man entered the station and accosted the clerk with a knife. The robber was wearing sunglasses and a bandana over his hair, police said.

He was black, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches tall, with a thin build.

The amount of money taken in either case wasn't revealed by police.

The clerks were unhurt.

Man charged with stealing a purse

A Hagerstown man was charged with stealing a purse Monday night, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Tracey Mills, 35, of 2207 Robinwood Court, was charged with theft of less than $300, police said.

Police said $25 cash was stolen from a wallet when the purse was snatched out of a grocery cart at the Martin's on Wesel Boulevard at 8:15 p.m.

Mills was arrested in the Westview housing projects in the West End, police said.

He was expected to go before a District Court Commissioner this morning for a bond hearing, police said.

Items stolen from Md. business

Thieves took $3,000 in merchandise from Truck `N Van at 135 E. Franklin St. Monday, according to Hagerstown City Police.

They got into the building by kicking in a panel in the garage door, police said.

Pager stolen

A pager was stolen from a bar outside Hagerstown Saturday night, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said Monday.

The Motorola Bravo pager, valued at $80, was left unattended clipped to a purse on the bar of the Sunset Tavern, deputies said. The theft occurred between 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., deputies said.

Deputies said they have not developed any leads in the case. Anyone with information can call the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

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