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Police log

September 03, 1997

City man charged with assault

A Hagerstown man was charged Saturday with three counts of second-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon after a number of people were threatened with a 14 1/2-inch butcher knife, police said.

Michael Shane Dixon, 28, of 206 N. Mulberry St., was taken into custody around noon, police said. Witnesses told police he was intoxicated and threatening people with the knife from his back porch.

Arsonist torches vacant house

A one-story vacant house between two large antique malls on U.S. 40 east of Hagerstown was torched by an arsonist early Saturday, fire officials said.

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The 12-by-20-foot frame building was at 20142 National Pike. Fire officials said the building was run down and had been empty for years.

Antique Crossroads and Beaver Creek Antiques flanked the building but were undamaged in the blaze.

Wash. Co. deputies field several calls

Washington County sheriff's deputies responded to several calls Monday:

* A Hagerstown City Police officer's .40-caliber Smith and Wesson service revolver, belt, walkie-talkie and handcuffs were taken from his Lehigh Avenue home Monday.

Also taken were a Remington .338 rifle and a .22-caliber Marlin, police said.

* A break-in of two McCleary and Earley construction trailers at the Walnut Point Heights development on Md. 63 netted thieves $3,000 in tools and equipment.

Taken were a generator, a drill, a saw and assorted tools.

* A hitchhiker stopped by Deputy Dan Faith Monday morning on Halfway Boulevard at Interstate 81 turned out to be wanted by police in Baltimore.

The man was taken into custody in connection with Baltimore charges of unemployment fraud, deputies said. He was later picked up by Baltimore authorities.

* A 17-year-old Maugansville boy was charged with theft Monday after a metal pole was taken from the Maugansville Fire Department and then taken across the road to the park, where it was used to beat on a tree.

The boy was released to his father.

* A 1989 Yamaha 350 dirt bike was reported stolen Monday afternoon from 11203 Parkwood Dr.

Anonymous caller asked to call back

Hagerstown City Police are asking an anonymous caller who had information about an Aug. 22 armed robbery of a liquor store to call back.

Detective George Knight said the caller could call him at 301-790-3700, ext. 246, or Crime Solvers at 301-733-4141, and remain anonymous.

The robbery occurred at Roxy's Liquors at 287 Frederick St., when a white male came in and demanded money from the clerk at gunpoint.

The man, described as 6 feet 2 inches tall, 200 pounds, was wearing a plaid shirt and a baseball cap. He fled south on foot on Frederick Street.

City police respond to assorted thefts

Hagerstown City Police responded to several calls Sunday and Monday:

* A $150 stereo was taken from a vehicle at 812 Georgia Ave. Monday.

* A 31/2-horsepower push lawnmower was taken from 53 Avalon Ave. Monday. The mower was valued at $100.

* Property and cash totaling $1,475 were taken by thieves who pried open a back door at 654 N. Prospect St. Sunday. Taken were a VCR, video games and $450 in cash.

* A radar detector and speakers were taken from a vehicle Sunday that was parked at Garrett and Spruce streets. Value was $350.

* A television, answering machine and 100 CDs were taken Sunday from 202 Buena Vista Ave. through an unlocked door. Loss was estimated at $2,184.

Md. State Police have busy weekend

Maryland State Police were busy over the weekend:

* A 59-year-old West Virginia man was charged Monday with having a stolen loaded rifle in his vehicle when he was stopped at Md. 63 and Interstate 70.

Carlton Leroy Hilliard, of Falling Waters, W.Va., also was in possession of two other loaded rifles, several knives and clubs, police said.

Hilliard, who is being held on $7,500, was charged with one count of theft and four counts of carrying a deadly weapon, police said.

* A carburetor was taken from a 1979 Ford pickup parked at 21180 Greenbrier Road, Boonsboro.

* Two Jeeps were damaged and entered while they were parked Sunday in the 11500 block of Selema Drive. The loss was estimated at $850.

2 vehicles stolen from Berkeley clubs

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department was investigating two vehicle thefts reported late Monday and early Tuesday.

According to one report, a man's red 1986 Chevy pickup was stolen from the parking lot of Piggy's Club on Virginia Line Road Monday before 11:57 a.m. The sheriff's office later learned the truck was found in Frederick County, Va., where it had been involved in a hit-and-run accident.

Authorities from both counties are investigating the incident.

A 1996 Honda CBR-600 motorcycle was reported stolen early Tuesday morning from the parking lot of the Edge Club on U.S. 11 south of Martinsburg. The sheriff's report said the cycle was taken between 11:45 p.m. and 1:15 a.m.

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