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Police log

October 19, 1998

Sheetz on Maugans robbed of cash

A man robbed the Maugans Avenue Sheetz convenience store at 12:15 a.m. Monday, escaping with an undetermined amount of cash, Maryland State Police said.

No weapon was displayed and there was no threat of a weapon in the incident, police said.

The man demanded money and the clerk complied, police said.

The robber is described as a white man, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, with black hair and a mustache. He was wearing a blue-and-white checkered flannel shirt and blue jeans, police said.

The store is at the intersection with U.S. 11.

City man charged in burglaries

FREDERICK, Md. - A Hagerstown man was arrested early Monday in Frederick in connection with a series of burglaries, according to Frederick City Police.

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Albert Franklin Smith, 34, of the 200 block of East Franklin Street, was charged with three counts each of second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary and destruction of property, and one count each of felony theft, misdemeanor theft and attempted theft.

Shortly before 4 a.m. Monday, police responded to several burglaries, including one on Thomas Johnson Drive and another in the 1300 block of East Street.

In both cases, the front doors had been smashed and money was taken, police said.

During the investigation, Officer William Burton spotted a vehicle in the parking lot in the 900 block of East Street.

Smith was in the car, police said.

Police said they found a large amount of money, burglar tools and clothing in the car.

Amoco robbed

Burglars broke out the front glass at the Dual Highway Amoco Station early Monday and took $170 from the register, Hagerstown City Police said.

Police were alerted to the crime by an alarm but no one was in the area when they arrived around 2 p.m.

Tools stolen

Tools valued at more than $1,300 were taken from a shed Sunday in the 5300 block of Amos Reeder Road, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Among the items taken were a log splitter and two chain saws.

Woman assaulted near Cearfoss Pike

Maryland State Police are seeking the public's help in finding the person who assaulted a Hagerstown woman near Cearfoss Pike on Saturday.

Police said a passing motorist saw Sheila Kay Kelley, 33, walking along the highway at 8:15 p.m.

She had sustained head injuries and appeared to have been hit with a blunt weapon, police said.

Police said the woman left a Hagerstown bar with one or more men, was assaulted and then was left along the roadway in the Cearfoss area.

Kelley was taken to Washington County Hospital, where she was listed in serious condition on Monday.

Anyone with information can call police at 301-739-2101.

Rig overturns on U.S. 522

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A tractor-trailer carrying latex overturned on U.S. 522 Monday afternoon, according to police.

The truck wrecked at 3 p.m. just south of Bob's Tire Service, officals said.

Details were not available, although the accident did not cause major problems, officials said.

One lane was open late Monday, according to a Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company spokesman.

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