Police log

April 20, 1998

Man charged with unlawful shooting

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., has been charged with two counts of unlawful shooting of a firearm.

David Pearl, 33, was charged Saturday in the shooting, court records said.

West Virginia State Police were called late Friday after a report of shots fired toward a car full of people on Chestnut Hill Road, according to charging documents.

No one was injured.

Pearl was released Monday from the Eastern Regional jail after posting $5,000 bond.

City man charged with robbery

A Hagerstown man was charged Monday night after another man told police someone reached into his car and took his money, according to Hagerstown Police.


Antonio Leon Mooney, 23, of 519 N. Mulberry St., was charged with strong-armed robbery, police said. He was in Washington County Detention Center Monday night on $10,000 bond, police said.

At about 6:45 p.m., a car drove up to a police officer who was standing on the corner of Jonathan and North streets and the driver told him his friend had been robbed, police said.

David Scott Burkett, no age available, of 245 Lakeside Drive, told police he was sitting in the parked vehicle in the 300 block of North Jonathan Street with the intent of buying fried chicken, police said.

Burkett said that while he was in the process of counting his money, $140 in $20 bills, a man reached in and took it, police said.

Burkett described the robber, police said. Mooney was subsequently arrested, police said.

A search of the man turned up five $20 bills in his left sock, police said.

Man charged in assault of girlfriend

SMITHSBURG - A Smithsburg man was charged in the alleged assault of his girlfriend late Sunday, authorities said.

Harry David Reed, 23, of D-4 Washington Court, was taken into custody at 11:45 p.m.

He was being held in Washington County Detention Center Monday night on $3,000 bond.

Sharon Ann Slick was assaulted in the parking lot of the apartment complex, police said. She didn't require medical treatment.

Washington County sheriff's Deputy Rob Whittington charged Reed with second-degree assault.

Baltimore cabbie robbed at gunpoint

A Baltimore cab driver was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night by two fares he picked up at the Lexington Avenue bus terminal in that city and then drove to Hagerstown.

The cabbie told Hagerstown City Police he got a $45 advance from the two men when they left Baltimore and was to be paid a similar amount when they got to Hagerstown.

Instead, the two men pulled a handgun on the cabbie at North and Henry streets at 10:05 p.m. They took back the $45 and an additional $40 before fleeing down Jonathan Street, police said.

The cabbie wasn't hurt.

The only description of the robbers was that they were both young black males.

Bicycles stolen

Two boys' bicycles were stolen Sunday night or early Monday morning from a home at 10404 Bailey Rd., according to a Washington County Sheriff's report.

One bicycle is described as a boy's 26-inch BMX with an estimated value of $50. The other is described as a boy's 26-inch BMX, black with blue stripes, with an estimated value of $325, the report said.

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

Guns, jewelry stolen from home

HANCOCK - Maryland State Police are investigating the theft of $4,500 in guns, jewelry and assorted hunting equipment in a burglary Saturday at a home on Pearre Road north of Hancock.

Robert Cubbage, the resident at 2032 Pearre Road, told troopers that someone forced open a door to get into his home and take the items.

Anyone with information about the theft, suspicious vehicles in that area or the thieves can call 301-739-2101.

Car taken

HANCOCK - A 1985 Ford Mustang taken into Kirk Ford for repairs was stolen, stripped and set on fire, according to Maryland State Police.

Police said the vehicle belonging to Matthew James Burnett was taken from the lot Saturday and driven to Timber Ridge Road, where he was stripped of its stereo equipment and burned.

Tires slashed

A series of tire slashings plagued residents in five blocks of North Mulberry Street Saturday.

The victims live in the 100, 400, 500 and 600 blocks, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Window broken while man sleeps

A Texas man reported that the window of his motel room was broken out while he was sleeping, Maryland State Police said.

The man told police he heard the window break while he was in Room 152 at the Four Points Motel on Dual Highway just after midnight Saturday morning.

Damage was estimated at $400.

Money stolen from McDonald's safe

A burglary at the McDonald's Restaurant on the Sharpsburg Pike netted thieves an unknown amount of money from the safe, Maryland State Police said.

The burglary was discovered at 5 a.m. Saturday, police said. The investigation is continuing.

Rig hits pole, cuts power to 20

CLEAR SPRING - A tractor-trailer trying to make a turn from Mill Street onto Broadfording Road clipped a utility pole Sunday evening, cutting power to about 20 Allegheny Power customers.

According to Debra Beck, Allegheny Power spokeswoman, the customers who were affected lost power shortly after the 9 p.m. accident. Power was restored by 4:28 a.m., she said.

High water closes Clear Spring roads

Cresspond and Pectonville roads in the Clear Spring area were closed Monday morning because of high water, according to dispatchers at Washington County Fire and Rescue Association.

Recent rains - particularly 2 inches which fell Sunday - have boosted the 1998 rainfall so far to 21.74 inches. That is the wettest start of a year ever, according to Greg Keefer, Hagerstown weather observer.

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