Police log

April 08, 1998

Man shot on Jonathan Street

A man who was shot in the arm Wednesday night while on Jonathan Street was being treated at Washington County Hospital at 11 p.m., according to Hagerstown City Police Sgt. Ken Wasilius.

Police were investigating reports that occupants in a white car and occupants in a red car shot at each other as they were driving on Jonathan Street at about 10:40 p.m., police said.

Police also were investigating a report that a man shot at a red car on Jonathan Street, police said.

Broken glass was found on the roadway, police said.

Detectives had not questioned the injured man as of press time and were still seeking witnesses to the shooting, Wasilius said.


Boy injured when struck by car

GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - A boy was severely injured Wednesday night when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle on Union Corner Road north of Gerrardstown, officials said Wednesday night.

The boy's name was unavailable at press time and his condition was not available.

The accident occurred about 7:50 p.m. Wednesday about 3 miles north of W.Va. 51, said South Berkeley Fire Co. Paramedic Ray Unger.

Unger said he could not release the boy's name.

West Virginia State Police were investigating the accident Wednesday night and were unavailable for comment, a dispatcher said.

Boy saved from creek still critical

FREDERICK, Md. - A 2-year-old Frederick boy was in critical condition Wednesday, two days after being pulled out of Carroll Creek, Frederick City Police said.

Police were called to the area of 44 Sagner Drive at 7:34 p.m. for a reported drowning and found that the boy had been pulled from the creek.

CPR had begun by the time police and ambulance crews arrived.

Foster Marques Bowie of 24 Sagner Drive was taken to the Frederick Memorial Hospital Emergency Room and transferred to the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

He was listed in critical condition in the Pediatric Intensive Care unit, a hospital spokesman said.

Teens nabbed at Frederick home

FREDERICK, Md. - Seven Frederick male juveniles were apprehended Wednesday morning after a resident reported what was believed to be a burglary in progress at a Frederick Avenue home, according to Frederick Police.

As police officers arrived at the home near Motter Avenue at about 11:09 a.m., a person was spotted climbing through a basement window, where the screen had been pulled from the frame and was laying on the ground, police said. Several males were also seen entering through the back door of the home, police said.

Believing there was a burglary in progress, police established a perimeter around the home and attempted to make contact with the intruders with a bullhorn and the telephone, police said.

After several minutes of attempting contact, three males between the ages of 15 and 17 left the home and were apprehended, police said.

The next person who exited the home was found to be a resident and explained that several of his friends had cut class from high school, police said.

Police found three other juveniles in the basement of the home, police said.

Parents of all the juveniles were notified and the students were returned to school, police said.

No charges were filed against the juveniles.

Student charged with carrying knife

BOONSBORO - A 17-year-old Boonsboro High School student was charged with carrying a pocket knife on school property Tuesday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The youth's name was withheld because he is a juvenile.

The teenager was released to his parents' custody, deputies said.

Break-ins, thefts reported to deputies

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following incidents Wednesday morning:

* A boat motor, a drill and two fishing rods valued at $1,800 were taken from 909 Antietam Drive near Hagerstown Monday night or Tuesday morning.

* There was an attempted break-in at 11210 Youngstoun Drive, Apartment 918. The resident returned home Tuesday night and discovered someone had tried to pry open a door and window.

* There was a break-in at 114 Valley View Court. A 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy from Boonsboro were charged with first-degree burglary and released to their parents, deputies said.

The residents returned home from a vacation Tuesday and found that someone had forced their way into the house through a dog door. Nothing was taken.

Investigation led deputies to the youths, authorities said.

Generator stolen

A generator was taken from a construction site south of Hagerstown, according to Maryland State Police.

Workers building a new outlet shopping center off Interstate 70 discovered the theft Tuesday, police said.

The $1,000 black Homelite generator, which was left on top of one of the buildings under construction, was taken between April 3 and Tuesday, police said.

Windows smashed

Thieves smashed four windows at Salem Avenue Elementary School and made off with $1.

Hagerstown City Police said one of the thieves reached through one of the broken windows and removed an envelope containing $1.

The incident, which occurred between last Friday and Monday, was reported Tuesday.

Lawn mower taken from city home

A lawn mower was stolen from a home on Main Avenue Monday or Tuesday, Hagerstown City Police said.

The $50 Craftsman lawn mower with rear bag was taken from 1011 Main Ave., police said.

Tires slashed

Tires on a 1991 Hyundai were slashed on Salem Avenue Monday or Tuesday, Hagerstown City Police said.

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