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Police log

May 08, 1997

Teen charged with hiding girlfriend

A 17-year-old Smithsburg boy has been charged with hindering and obstructing after Maryland State Police found his girlfriend - who ran away from San Mar Children's Home last February - in his home Tuesday.

The boy also was charged with resisting arrest when Trooper 1st Class Wayne Smith attempted to take him into custody around 3:45 p.m.

"He was released to his parents,'' said Sgt. Mike Hegedus. The parents weren't charged with any crime.

The 16-year-old girl was held overnight at the Juvenile Holdover Facility on Jonathan Street, Hegedus said. No determination had been made on where she would be placed.

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Man charged in strong-arm robbery

A Hagerstown man has been charged in connection with a strong-arm robbery early Wednesday in the 100 block of West Church Street.

Michael Clarence Weatley, 23, of 50 Summit Ave., was being held at on $35,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center.

The victim, Jerry Fabian Desjardins, 31, of Hagerstown, told police he was walking at 3:10 a.m. when he was approached by a man who told him to give up his money. When he didn't comply, Desjardins was knocked down, and his money taken, police said.

Desjardins wasn't hurt, police said.

Thefts reported to sheriff's department

Two incidents were reported Tuesday to the Washington County Sheriff's Department:

Four tires and rims, valued at $500, were taken from a yard at 157 N. Conococheague St. in Williamsport Tuesday.

A set of hand tools was reported taken Tuesday from a Callas Contractors' truck parked at 127 Cumberland St., Clear Spring, around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Man knocked down, robbed

A Cavetown man was knocked down from behind and robbed Tuesday by a man he had met earlier in the day, Hagerstown City Police said.

William Kendall, 49, struck up a conversation with a man at about 4 p.m. and spent the next four hours hanging out with him, Sgt. Jack Hall said.

While walking in Hays Alley off Franklin Street behind the parking deck at about 8:20 p.m., the man knocked him over and stole his wallet, Hall said.

Kendall had $85 in cash, Hall said. He said the robber was described as a black man in his 30s, about 6 feet, 2 inches tall. He was wearing a brown plaid shirt or jacket, police said.

Heating/cooling units stolen in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The theft of two Temp Star heating/cooling units from McBeth Joint Venture in Greene Township, Pa., was being investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police.

The five-ton units are valued at $6,000. They were last seen Tuesday.

Police probe car burglaries

NEW MARKET, Md. - Maryland State Police are investigating numerous car burglaries in the New Market area resulting in $3,000 in damages to cars and property stolen.

Several vehicles were broken into in the area of Ross Court and Stretch Court, probably early Wednesday, police said.

A stolen credit card was used at a Denny's restaurant in Gaitherburg, Md., and several retail stores in the Germantown, Md., and Gaithersburg areas.

Other items stolen include cash, CD players, tools and car phones.

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