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Police log

October 26, 1998

Suspects sought in AC&T robbery

SMITHSBURG - Two teenage boys who robbed the AC&T Co. store in Smithsburg at gunpoint Monday morning remained at large Monday night, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

The clerk told deputies the two entered the store at 1 a.m., and one of them displayed a handgun and took cash and cigarettes.

They left the store and were seen heading toward Md. 66 on foot.

Both were described as white, 17 to 19 years of age, wearing blue jeans, white sneakers and black face masks. One was wearing a light grey hooded sweatshirt, while the other had on a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, deputies were told.

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They were 5 feet 5 or 5 feet 6 inches tall and had slight builds.

An immediate search of the area with assistance from Maryland State Police turned up nothing, police said.

Pa. burglary under investigation

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred over the weekend at a business in Greene Township, Pa.

The police report said a Sentry safe, computer software and a Navy 1851 .36-caliber replica revolver were stolen from D.C. Pattern and Tooling Inc., 4450 Sunset Pike. Police said the business was broken into between 2 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday.

The pistol was described as black with brown wood grips.

Man charged with attempt to flee

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police charged a Chambersburg man with attempting to flee police after a chase Saturday night in Hamilton Township, Pa.

The police report said Brady Spoonhour, 23, was found in a field north of U.S. 30 behind 30-30 Auto Sales, 1101 Lincoln Way West. Troopers tried to stop a vehicle near the intersection of Crottlestown and Tapeworm roads at 11:37 p.m., according to the report.

The report said the driver of the vehicle tried to flee on foot. Chambersburg police assisted state police in a search of the area, according to the report.

Suspicious box investigated

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Maryland State Police were called to investigate a box found outside the Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center administrative offices Monday afternoon.

The investigation took place at 11:02 a.m. at the facility at 86 W. Frederick St., Walkersville.

State Police Fire Marshal James Woods X-rayed the box and found no explosives.

As a precaution, the parking lot was checked by a bomb dog but no explosives were found, police said.

The nursing home also received a bomb threat on Oct. 11, police said.

Cause of shed fire undetermined

The cause of a blaze that destroyed a shed containing $6,000 worth of livestock and machinery Monday was undetermined, according to State Fire Marshal Robert Hahn.

The fire at 1003 Sharpsburg Pike was called in at 6:49 a.m. When firefighters from Fairplay and Funkstown arrived, the 20-foot-by-30-foot shed was engulfed in flames. Hahn said the building and its contents were destroyed.

The structure was owned by Earl Grove, said Hahn.

Terry Gossard, who was in the shed at the time of the fire, received second-degree burns on his right hand while trying to put out the fire. Hahn said he refused treatment.

Firefighters from Fairplay, Halfway, Funkstown, Williamsport and Community Rescue worked for 10 minutes putting out the fire.

Man held without bond in attack

FREDERICK, Md. - A Hagerstown man charged in Thursday's hammer attack on his estranged wife and a 27-year-old Middletown, Md., man at the wife's home continued to be held without bond Monday.

Lloyd Dewitt Jackson, 35, was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, carrying a deadly weapon and daytime burglary, according to Frederick City Police.

Eric J. Buhrman was listed in serious but stable condition Monday evening at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, according to a hospital spokesman.

Michelle L. Jackson, 29, of 777G Wembley Drive, was discharged Sunday from Frederick Memorial Hospital, according to a hospital spokesman.

Lloyd Jackson was stopped by police within minutes of the 10:17 a.m. incident about a mile away during a traffic stop, police said.

The hammer was recovered around noon Thursday in a wooded area near Michelle Jackson's apartment, police said.

Tools, radio stolen

Power and hand tools valued at $300 were taken Sunday from a home in the 1100 block of Wolfsville Road, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Also taken was a Sony boombox.

Teen injured while joyriding on car

FREDERICK, Md. - A 16-year-old boy received head injuries after joyriding on the hood of a moving vehicle at the intersection of Lee Hill Drive and Linganore Woods Road Sunday, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Jason Penington, 16, of Davidsonville and a 15-year-old were riding on the hood of a 1989 Chevrolet Beretta, driven by Jennifer Nazerod, 21, of Woodbine, Md., deputies said.

Both teens fell off while the car was making a turn, deputies said. The other joyrider was not injured, according to deputies.

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