Police log

June 07, 1997

Sentence suspended in BB gun incident

A 14-year-old Hagerstown boy who admitted pointing a BB gun at a woman and her child last fall was given a suspended commitment to boot camp Wednesday by Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell.

The judge decided to suspend the commitment after learning the youth had greatly improved at school and had had no further contact with the victims.

McDowell also commented on the stress in the relationship between the boy's parents, both of whom are remarried. The judge recommended counseling for all.


McDowell said he was pleased with the most recent school report that the boy had been no discipline problem and was improving his grades.

In April, the boy's teachers described him as bright but belligerent and disrespectful.

During the last school year, he had 18 disciplinary referrals for truancy and fighting and three suspensions for fighting and thefts, school officials said in court in April.

The Sept. 13 incident occurred around 5 p.m., as the victim and her 4-year-old child were in their van near Dartmouth Drive.

The boy approached on his bicycle and pointed a rifle at them, according to Assistant State's Attorney Gina Cirincion.

Teenager is missing from Pa. residence

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A teenager who ran away from her grandparents' Hamilton Township, Pa., home was reported missing Friday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Shelly Rae Rosenberry, 14, crawled out a first-floor bedroom window late May 22 or early May 23, police said.

She didn't take anything with her but the clothes she was wearing: blue bib overalls, a white crop-top shirt, red flannel boxer shorts, white crew socks and white Nike sneakers, police said.

It is unlike Rosenberry to leave and stay away for this extended period of time, police said.

She is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall, 110 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. Her hair is straight, shoulder length and parted in the middle.

Anyone who has seen Rosenberry or has information about her can call Trooper Frampton at the state police barracks in Chambersburg, 1-717-264-5161.

Standoff with police ends without injury

FREDERICK, Md. - A three-hour standoff between police and a man armed with a knife ended peacefully on Wednesday night, Frederick City Police said.

Some residents had to leave their homes and the police department's Special Response Team was staged to get the man out of his house in the 300 block of Barbara Street, police said.

The unidentified man was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital for a mental evaluation, police said.

Neighbors called police about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday because the man was breaking the windows to his house and vehicle, police said.

The man was yelling and screaming in the yard before locking himself in the house, police said.

Police said they saw him holding a knife.

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