Police log

October 14, 1998

Woman's condition serious after assault

A Hagerstown woman was in serious condition Tuesday night after she was assaulted Saturday, according to Washington County Hospital officials.

Police found Cheryl Denise Plummer, 40, of the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, on Saturday night lying on her kitchen floor, police said.

She appeared to be suffering from blunt trauma to the face and head, police said.

No suspects have been identified, police said.

Anyone with information can call police at 301-790-3700.

$20,000 in items stolen from center

A thief forced entry Monday into the University of Maryland Research Center at 11330 Keedysville Road and took $20,000 in equipment, including four laptop computers, a fax machine, cash and other items, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.


Also Monday, someone broke into a 1986 Dodge and stole $3,235 in stereo equipment, including an RCA CD/cassette player, 50 cassettes and 100 CDs, deputies said.

D.C. man charged after police chase

FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police arrested a Washington D.C., man after a high-speed chase north on Interstate 270 to Interstate 70 west on Tuesday morning.

Charles Coleman, 41, was charged with several traffic violations following the 6 a.m. incident, police said.

Police said the chase reached speeds of 100 miles per hour. Stop sticks were used to stop the driver just east of Hollow Road, police said.

Tossed pumpkins damage car

Someone throwing pumpkins at a car parked at 13135 Blue Ridge Road early Tuesday caused $200 in damage, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

The incident was reported at 4:30 a.m., according to Deputy Brad Creek.

At 4 a.m. Tuesday, evidence was discovered that someone had broken into the scale house at the Washington County Landfill at 13300 Greencastle Pike.

A small amount of money was taken. Damage to the door and window blinds tallied $50, according to Deputy Tracey Peyton.

Anyone with information about these incidents can call 301-791-3020.

Graffiti discovered

Green and silver paint graffiti was sprayed all over a metal shed, light fixtures, signs and playground equipment at Hagerstown's Pangborn Park Monday, Hagerstown City Police said.

Damage was estimated at $690.

Also reported:

* An attempted break-in was reported Monday at Bushey-Feight Architects, 473 N. Potomac St., city police said. Nothing was apparently taken.

* A wooden dolly, valued at $150, was taken Monday from Prime Time at 1003 Maryland Ave., city police said.

* A quantity of clothing was taken early Tuesday from the Hot Zone, a store at Franklin and Potomac streets, city police said.

Witnesses saw five or six people running away around 12:30 a.m.

* A black wrought iron chair worth $150 was taken Monday from the front porch of a home at 220 N. Potomac St., city police said.

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