Police log

April 16, 1998

2 suspects sought in 7-Eleven burglary

Washington County sheriff's deputies are hoping someone will recognize surveillance photos taken of two men during a burglary at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the 7-Eleven store at 19340 Leitersburg Pike.

One of the men distracted the clerk while the other crawled behind the counter and stole four cartons of cigarettes, officers said. They left in a dark-colored pickup truck.

The first suspect is a white male about 25 years old, 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds. He had short blond hair and a mustache. He was wearing gold-rim glasses, a blue-and-white striped shirt, blue jeans and a baseball cap.


The second is a white male about 25 years old, 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He had short dark hair and was wearing a gray Washington Redskins jacket and shorts.

Anyone with information on these men can call the sheriff's department at 301-791-3020.

Deputies searching for missing teen

Washington County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a 14-year-old Hagerstown girl who disappeared from her father's home on Independence Road last Friday after a dispute, according to a sheriff's report.

Shannon Nicole Murray last spoke with her mother by telephone on Wednesday and indicated she was staying with an undisclosed friend, the report said.

Several attempts to locate Murray have been unsuccessful, according to the report.

Murray is described as a white female with dyed red, shoulder-length hair. She apparently associates with friends in the Noland Drive, West End and Clear Spring areas, the report said.

Anyone found to be harboring Murray could face criminal charges, the report said.

Anyone with information can call Deputy Richard Peacock at 301-791-3020.

Man, juvenile face drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man and a 17-year-old were charged Wednesday after an undercover police officer from the Frederick Police Tactical Unit purchased suspected crack cocaine at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to Frederick police.

Chad Everett Johnson, 26, of 112 B, West All Saints St., and the 17-year-old were each charged with distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, and conspiracy to possess cocaine, police said.

Johnson and the juvenile were apprehended at 7 West 3rd St., police said.

Frederick man faces possession charge

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was charged Wednesday after a police officer observed the purchase of suspected crack cocaine, according to Frederick police.

Virgil Thomas Ingle, 38, of 8435 Edgewood Church Rd., was charged with possession of cocaine, police said.

While on routine patrol, an officer spotted a man purchasing crack cocaine in the 100 block of West South Street, police said.

Upon approaching the man, the officer observed him in possession of suspected crack cocaine, police said.

Damage to cars reported in city

Hagerstown Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following damages to motor vehicles Wednesday and Thursday:

A driver's side window was broken out of a 1990 Ford parked at the rear of 234 Summit Ave., between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

Front and rear windshields were broken out of a 1990 Geo Storm parked in a driveway at 337 Bryan Place on at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. A witness saw two white males running after hearing the sound of smashing glass, police said.

A driver's side window was smashed in a 1986 Plymouth Voyager parked in an alley behind a residence at 231 Summit Ave. Wednesday night or early Thursday.

The front windshield of a 1989 Chrysler Lebaron was broken at 1:32 p.m. Wednesday. It was parked to the rear of 2014 N. Cannon Ave.

Four tires were punctured on a 1989 Toyota Four Runner parked in the College Plaza parking lot in front of Dolf's Pub off Robinwood Drive Wednesday night or early Thursday.

Art supplies stolen

Thieves broke into Howard's Art Supply store at 1244 Dual Highway early Thursday and stole about $1,500 worth of art supplies, including numerous marking pens, Washington County sheriff's deputies said.

Officers responding to a store alarm found someone had broken into the front door. The Hagerstown police K-9 unit was called, but no one was found in the building.

Vehicle burglarized

Thieves stole $2,200 worth of items from a 1990 Chevy Geo Tracker parked in the 700 block of West Washington Street, according to Hagerstown City Police. The theft was reported Wednesday.

Police said the following items were taken: 75 CD tapes, speakers, woofers, a watch, a camera lens, sneakers and tools. There was no sign of forced entry, but the vehicle has a zip-off convertible top, police said.

Pickup damaged

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