Police log

October 22, 1998

Boy robbed of candy, cash

A 12-year-old boy selling candy for his school Tuesday afternoon in the 300 block of North Mulberry Street was robbed of his Hershey bars and $30 in cash by a man wearing a mask.

Hagerstown City Police said the 4:34 p.m. incident was witnessed by the brother of the victim's companion, who was on a school bus driving by the area.

The empty candy box was found behind Grace Academy, police said. No money was recovered, they said.

The boy, a Northern Middle School student, said he became aware there was a man behind him and when he turned, the man told him and his friend to turn back around and be quiet, police said.


Suspicious package found in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. - A suspicious package suspected to contain a bomb was found Wednesday on the steps of the Department of Social Services building, 100 E. All Saints St. in Frederick, according to the Frederick Police Department.

The package was noticed by an employee and was reported to a security officer at 7:05 a.m., police said.

Pedestrians and motorists were diverted and the building was evacuated by Social Services personnel, according to police.

Police alerted the fire marshal's office and members of the Maryland Bomb Squad responded.

The package was destroyed by a robot and a high water-pressure blast, police said.

No explosives or dangerous materials were found in the box, police said.

Pickup stolen

A 1987 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck with a cap was stolen Tuesday from in front of Warrenfeltz's Hardware in Boonsboro, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Theft, tire slashing reported to police

Two incidents Tuesday brought Hagerstown City Police out to investigate.

The theft of a cellular telephone from The Easter Seal Society Break-Away van represented a loss of $100.

Four tires, valued at $250, were slashed on a 1989 Dodge Caravan parked on Doub Way.

Car damaged

A vandal did about $1,000 in damage to a 1989 Dodge Aries Tuesday night while it was parked in the 3400 block of Chestnut Grove Road in Keedysville, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

The car was painted with obscenities and scratched along the driver's side and trunk area, deputies said.

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