Police log

November 01, 1997

Break in of veterinary hospital unsuccessful

BOONSBORO - A thief apparently attempted to break into the Boonsboro Veterinary Hospital without success between Thursday night and Friday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Dr. Richard Garcia responded twice to the animal hospital late Thursday to answer burglary alarms, but did not find anything missing in the office, deputies said.

On Friday morning, an employee noticed a rear window had been broken and another had been pried, but entry was not made, deputies said.


Damage was estimated at $200, deputies said.

Boat stolen

FREDERICK, Md. - A bass boat was discovered stolen from Mare Inc. Boat Dealership on Thursday, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

The boat had been at the dealership for two weeks awaiting repairs and it was unknown when it was stolen, deputies said.

The boat was valued at $10,000, deputies said.

Power tools stolen

A truck parked behind Office Suppliers in the Fountainhead Plaza was broken into sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Three power drills and three tool boxes with assorted tools were stolen from the truck, deputies said.

Student charged with assaulting teacher

A 17-year-old Smithsburg area resident faces charges including second-degree assault after he allegedly assaulted a teacher and a fellow student at Brook Lane Psychiatric Center on Friday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The unidentified male teenager was being held in juvenile detention pending a hearing, police said.

The student became disruptive in class, kicked chairs and broke a fire extinguisher sprinkler, police said.

He allegedly struck a fellow student in the eye with a paper wad, police said.

When teacher Deborah Meyer Kelso, 43, of Hagerstown, tried to escort him from the class, he allegedly pulled a fire alarm and punched her in the jaw, police said.

The boy also had a knife, which he used to cut a phone cord and make threats with, but never brandished, police said.

Other charges against the teen were malicious destruction of property and false fire alarm, police said.

Generator stolen from campground

WILLIAMSPORT - A new Honda gas generator worth $1,823 was stolen overnight Friday from the Yogi Bear Campground on Lappans Road, according to Maryland State Police.

The red generator was covered with a tarp in a pickup truck bed by campsite number 43, police said. It was stolen between 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The model EM 3500 generator with serial number EA6-1119404 weighs about 150 pounds, police said.

The generator belongs to camper Paul Robert Fritz, 64, of York Springs, Pa., police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Maryland State Police at 301-739-2101.

Sheriff's Department responds to calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following:

- About $6,400 worth of camcorders were stolen from a Zumstein Trucking Inc. truck trailer parked at REX at 103 Massey Blvd. between 11:45 p.m. on Thursday and 7:30 a.m. on Friday.

- A brick was thrown through a rear window of a Hagerstown Block Co. warehouse at 145 Hump Road shortly before 9 a.m. on Saturday.

The brick caused about $200 worth of damage to the front fender of a 1971 Chevy Chevelle owned by Michael Wayne Shoop, 29, of 814 Main Ave.

The broken window was valued at $25.

Nothing was found to be stolen or ransacked.

- Car stereo equipment valued at $270 was reported stolen Saturday afternoon from a 1987 Chevy Cavalier parked in the driveway at 17610 Cedar Lawn Drive.

Stolen were a Daewoo stereo compact disc player from the dash and two Pioneer 6-inch-by-9-inch speakers from the doors.

- A 1975 Pennsylvania-registered Dodge truck driven by William Franklin Boward slid off the road and overturned Saturday around noon at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Robinwood Drive.

None of the passengers in the truck or a northbound 1985 Ford truck driven by Gregory Allen Strite were injured.

No further information was available.

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