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Police log

November 07, 1997

Police log

Crimes reportedto city police

Hagerstown City Police reported the following:

* A Pioneer compact disc player valued at $425 was reported stolen Wednesday from a 1986 Ford truck at 613 Ravenswood Drive.

* A bank bag containing more than $500 was stolen Wednesday afternoon from a work table in the back of the McDonald's on Dual Highway.

* A Hagerstown woman reported at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday that overnight two black men in ski masks stole $800 from the bra she was wearing.

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Police said the woman was in her living room in the 100 block of Buena Vista Avenue around 3 a.m. with her three sleeping children. When someone knocked, she told them to come in and the two suspects entered and searched her, police said.

* A gray 1989 Geo Spectrum with tags reading DGG293 was stolen Tuesday from 216 N. Locust St.

* A woman lost her shoulder bag, valued at $10, in a shopping cart at the Ames Department Store at 501 Dual Highway.

* Three vehicles in the 400 block of East Washington Street were reported scratched late Wednesday afternoon. Damaged were two 1991 Chevrolet trucks and a 1994 Jeep Cherokee.

* Someone attempted to steal a gray, unlocked 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo shortly after midnight Wednesday from 530 Pangborn Boulevard. The car's Maryland tags read TRK370.

* Two juveniles were arrested Wednesday night for stealing a Christmas light bulb from the first block of North Potomac Street.

Crimes reportedto Sheriff's Dept.

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following:

* The windshield of a Volvo parked to the rear of 132 Hawbaker Circle in Clear Spring was reported cracked Wednesday afternoon. Damage was valued at $250.

* On Wednesday afternoon, $125 was reported stolen from a pocketbook in a 1995 Dodge van parked at Marty Snook Memorial Park at 17901 Halfway Blvd.

Man faces chargesin Hancock fire

Fire officials Wednesday charged a man in connection with a fire that burned a mattress in Hancock.

Mark Wayne Roberts, 31, was charged with reckless endangerment, according to the state fire marshal's office. He was released on personal recognizance.

Firefighters put out a blaze at 123 W. High St. on Oct. 24 that caused about $800 damage to a two-story wood frame apartment building, officials said.

The fire was started by burning bed furniture against an outside wall. Roberts allegedly set fire to a bed mattress and box spring material.

Reward offered inveterinary break-in

BOONSBORO - The owner of the Boonsboro Veterinary Hospital offered a $1,000 reward Wednesday after discovering someone tried to break into the facility - the second attempt in a week, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Dr. Richard Garcia told deputies that he closed the hospital at 5734 Old National Pike at 8 p.m. Tuesday. When the facility reopened at 7:15 a.m. the next morning, an employee discovered that a screen on the east side of the building had been cut and removed, deputies said.

Someone also attempted to pry open the window with a stick, deputies said.

Three injured in Md. 34 accident

BOONSBORO - Three people were sent to the hospital Wednesday after a two-car accident on Md. 34, Maryland State Police said.

A 1995 Ford Taurus heading north on Md. 34 at about 5:50 p.m. was preparing to make a left turn onto Monroe Road when it was struck from behind by a 1988 Isuzu I-Mark, said Trooper 1st Class Robert Fraley.

The driver of the I-Mark, a 17-year-old Boonsboro resident, was charged with negligent driving, police said. He was taken to Washington County Hospital with minor injuries, Fraley said.

The driver of the other car, Supanee Myers, 24, of Keedysville, was taken to the hospital, along with her 8-month-old daughter, Alicia.

2 escape from children's home

WILLIAMSPORT - Two teenagers escaped from a group home and stole a van Thursday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Officials at the Cedar Ridge Children's Home noticed the youths did not show up for class and reported them missing at about 8:40 a.m., Cpl. Tim Baker said. The boys are 14 and 16, but officials had no description.

"They have no idea what they were wearing," he said.

Baker said the boys stole a 1993 two-tone grey Chevrolet van from the facility, at 12146 Cedar Ridge Road. The vehicle had Maryland license tags 864020M, he said.

The boys are the fourth and fifth to escape from a youth facility in Washington County in less than a month, Baker said. He said two boys escaped from the Oak Hill House in Clear Spring on Nov. 4. Another youth walked away on Oct. 15, he said.

All youths remain at large, Baker said.

Man robbed at gunpoint in W.Va.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man was held up at gunpoint Thursday afternoon on the 900 block of North Queen Street, according to Martinsburg City Police.

According to Sgt. John McMillen, the robbery was reported at 1:05 p.m. A black male approached the victim on the street, pulled a handgun, robbed him of an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot, McMillen said.

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