Police log

June 26, 1998

Teen injured when car hits bicycle

WILLIAMSPORT - A 13-year-old Myersville, Md., girl riding her bicycle on Avis Mill Road Thursday was injured after a car that apparently had been following her struck the back of the bike, according to a report by the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The girl was taken to Washington County Hospital, where she was treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

At about 2:45 p.m., the girl was riding her bike to a campground area and became scared after she noticed a yellow vehicle following her, the report said.

When she turned her bicycle around and started back up Avis Mill Road, the car also turned around and began following her again, the report said. The vehicle then struck the back tire of the girl's bicycle and pushed her off the roadway into a large rock, throwing the girl off, the report said.


The vehicle did not stop after striking her, the report said.

The driver of the vehicle is described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, with a short haircut. Two other occupants in the vehicle were sitting in the back seat but it's unknown if they were male or female, the report said.

Anyone with information can call Deputy 1st Class William Malott Jr. at 301-791-3020.


Stolen moped found

A silver moped reported stolen early this week was recovered Thursday and a 17-year-old juvenile riding it was taken into custody, Hagerstown City Police said.

An officer on patrol in the 300 block of West Church Street at about 7:30 a.m. saw a person riding a moped matching the description of the 1977 Puch reported stolen from 139 Wakefield Road late Tuesday or early Wednesday, police said.

The moped, valued at $350, was identified as the one stolen and the juvenile was charged with theft, police said.

The juvenile was being held in the Juvenile Detention Center on Jonathan Street, police said.

Recreation area reported damaged

KEEDYSVILLE - A jungle gym and a basketball stand were damaged late Wednesday or early Thursday at Beginnings Day Care Center at 40 Mount Vernon Drive, according to a report by the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Estimated damage is $550, the report said.

Man charged with assault

FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police responding to a domestic assault at the Frederick Inn Thursday morning found two large snakes and an iguana.

Shortly after the 1:02 a.m. discovery, officers found Larry Alfred Paxton, 33, of the Frederick Inn, in a bathroom, police said. He was charged with second-degree assault, police said.

Paxton was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital for a cut on his arm and then taken into custody.

The victim also was treated and released at Frederick Memorial.

Man charged with exposure

FREDERICK, Md. - A Hagerstown man was apprehended Thursday after Maryland State Troopers observed a man exposing himself and trespassing in a restricted area, police said.

Terry L. Breeden, 50, was charged with indecent exposure and trespassing, police said.

Troopers apprehended the man while making periodic checks of the scenic overlook on Interstate 270, police said.

Tools, equipment taken from van

Tools and equipment were taken from a disabled van parked along westbound Interstate 70 east of Clear Spring Wednesday, according to Maryland State Police.

The items were valued at $540. The van is owned by a Hancock man, police said.

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