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Police Log

December 17, 1997

Police Log

The Washington County Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft of about $750 worth of items from a group home west of Hagerstown.

Sometime late Sunday or early Monday, a television, radio and telephone were taken from the Anita Lynne Home at 13672 Greencastle Pike, according to Sgt. Doug Mullendore.

Pay phone stolenfrom pilots' lounge

A pay phone was stolen from Washington County Regional Airport overnight Sunday and a candy machine was broken into, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

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Someone broke into the pilots' lounge Sunday night or early Monday morning, deputies said.

Authorities estimated the damage at about $265. The stolen property was worth about $250, deputies said.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.




FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick woman was charged with assault Sunday after her husband was shot at, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.

Susan K. Littleton was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and using a handgun in the commission of a felony, deputies said.

Littleton posted $69,000 on Monday.

A .38-caliber revolver was fired at Bruno A. Littleton at about 8:20 p.m. at their home in the 11200 block of Yardley Court. Neither he nor a 3-year-old child who was in the house were hurt, deputies said.




CASCADE - A Cascade man was charged with assault Monday, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Johnnie Lee McLemore, 44, of 25505 Brooks Ave., was charged with second-degree assault, deputies said.

The victim, Maryam Dena Wilson, 40, of Washington, D.C., was choked and hit in the head. She was injured but did not require medical attention, deputies said. Authorities classified the incident as a domestic dispute.

McLemore was arrested at about 1:15 p.m., deputies said. He was being held this morning at the Washington County Detention Center on $4,500 bond.




STATE LINE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were looking for four white males late Tuesday night who are wanted for allegedly holding up a man in the parking lot of the Mason-Dixon Auto Auction in Antrim Township, Pa.

James Hunt Jr., of Fort Washington, Md., told police and security officials at the auto auction that one of the four males held a gun to him and demanded money, according to police.

The robbers, described only as between the ages of 30 and 40, apparently got away with about $1,000 in cash, said Greg Moats, head of security at the auto auction.

After the alleged armed robbery at 6:40 p.m., Hunt came running up to the auto auction's main entrance yelling that he had been robbed, Moats said.

Moats said he ran out to the parking lot and searched the area but didn't see anyone.

Hunt told Moats that two of the men escaped in a car and the other two fled on foot, Moats said.

State police searched the area with the help of Greencastle Borough and Washington Township police.

Anyone with information can contact state police at 1-717-264-5161.




CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A former Ranson, W.Va., physician was sentenced Monday to three to nine years in prison for failing to pay state taxes in 1995 and 1996.

Ardyce Bull, 43, failed to pay $22,600, leading to charges of one count of failing to pay employee withholding taxes and two counts of failing to pay a state medical provider tax.

She was found guilty of a total of 10 counts involving tax offenses.

Jefferson County Circuit Judge Christopher Wilkes sentenced her to three consecutive one- to three-year sentences, ordered another sentence to run concurrently and made the other sentenc time served.




CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Jefferson County woman will be spending Christmas with her children after Jefferson County Circuit Judge Christopher Wilkes shortened her sentence by two days.

Brenda Twigg, 33, was originally scheduled to be released on Dec. 26 after serving her sentence at the Eastern Regional Jail for a September conviction on grand larceny.

The judge granted her request to let her be home with her family, ordering her release at 9 p.m. Dec. 23.

She stole jewelry and other property from a Shepherdstown, W.Va., home in June 1996.




MAUGANSVILLE - Washington County sheriff's deputies Monday charged a Maugansville teenager with spray-painting several area businesses and road signs.

The 17-year-old boy, whose name was withheld because of his age, was charged with three counts of malicious destruction of property under $300 and one count of malicious destruction of property over $300, deputies said.

The businesses that were defaced include Ever-Soft Water Conditioning Inc., at 18010 Maugans Ave.; Wareheim-Air Brakes Inc., at 18113 Maugans Ave.; and the Maugansville Elevator & Lumber Co., on Railroad Street.

BOONSBORO - The windows of two vehicles on Main Street were shot out overnight Monday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

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