Police log

July 08, 1997

Trucker may face $10,000 fine

A Canadian trucker could be facing nearly $10,000 in fines for operating a rig in Washington County that weighed nearly double allowed by Maryland law, according to Maryland State Police.

State police stopped Steven Roy Pepper, 28, of Smith Falls, Ontario, on Interstate 81 at Halfway Boulevard in late June for a weigh check.

The vehicle, which had 11 axles, was weighed in at 195,600 pounds, police said. The permit for the truck only allowed for a weight of 110,000, police said.


Because of the overage, the truck was escorted to a safe location where it remained until a proper permit was obtained, police said.

Greenhouse window reported broken

A window in the greenhouse at Springfield Middle School was reported broken Monday, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Damage was estimated at $150.

Car stolen while owners sleep

A car was stolen early Tuesday morning while its owners were sleeping, Hagerstown City Police said.

The 1994 Plymouth Acclaim was taken between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m., police said. It was stolen from the rear of a home at 40 E. Franklin St.

The champagne-colored four-door has Maryland tags DTL003.

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