Police log

November 18, 1998

Robbery attempt thwarted

An armed-robbery attempt was averted Monday night when a clerk at the AC&T Gas Station on Frederick Street chased the man out of the store, Hagerstown City Police said.

Police weren't notified about the robbery attempt until Tuesday morning. They said they were told that a black man entered the store and pointed a gun at the clerk.

The clerk pushed the man and told him to get out, police said. The robber left without getting any money. No shots were fired.



Soda machines vandalized

A number of soda machines around Washington County have been targeted by thieves, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Recent victims of soda machine tamperings include the laundromat on the west end of Clear Spring, Pittman's Grocery in Hancock, C&R Liquors on Dual Highway and one in the Halfway area, according to Sgt. Mark Faith.

Anyone with information about the thefts may call 301-791-3020.


Man hospitalized after crash

FREDERICK, Md. - A Taneytown, Md., man was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Tuesday after the car he was driving hit a utility pole.

Maryland State Police said Daniel Bushey Naill, of 12210 Bridgeport Road, was driving west on Md. 140 approaching Bridgeport Road and was going around a curve when his car crossed the yellow line, went off the road and hit the pole at about 2:40 p.m.

The crash cut the utility lines, and the road was closed for 1 1/2 hours, police said.

Naill's condition report was unavailable Tuesday evening.

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