Police log

November 03, 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.

Bass 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.

Truck broken into

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.

Pin found inside Halloween candy

FREDERICK, Md. - The parents of an 11-year-old girl reported to the Frederick Police Department that a straight pin had been found in her Halloween candy, according to a police report.

Officer William Burton said the girl was trick-or-treating in the Andover Lane/Stonegate area on Halloween. On Saturday, the girl bit into a piece of candy and felt something hard inside, the report said. Inspection by her parents revealed that a straight pin had been inserted into the candy through the wrapper, the report said. The girl was not injured.

Police are alerting parents of children who may have gotten candy in that area to inspect their candy closely. Anyone who experienced a similar incident should call the police at 1-301-694-2100.

Boy injured when struck by car

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - City police said an 8-year-old Martinsburg boy suffered minor injuries Sunday afternoon when he was hit by a car on the 300 block of East Burke Street.

Cpl. Brian Yost said the accident happened at 12:50 p.m. when the boy tried to run across the street and was struck by a car driven by Charles Redman, 39, of Martinsburg. The unidentified boy was hit on the leg and was thrown to the street, injuring his chin,Yost said.

No charges were filed against Redman, Yost said. The boy was treated and released from City Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

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