Police log

January 13, 1999

Fire in tires hits junkyard

A fire in a stack of tires at Elwood Grimm's junkyard on Md. 64 kept firefighters and Maryland State Police busy through the early morning hours Tuesday.

The fire was reported at 12:44 a.m. Smithsburg, Leitersburg, Mount Aetna, Maugansville, Funkstown and Franklin County, Pa., firefighters responded.

Two firefighters were taken to Washington County Hospital Tuesday morning suffering from smoke inhalation. They were treated and released, officials said.

Maryland State Fire Marshals visited the scene to determine how the fire started.

The cause of the blaze still had not been determined late Tuesday, according to fire officials.

Workers had been in that area Monday loading tires to move to another area of the yard, fire marshals said.

Jefferson Boulevard, also known as Md. 64, was closed at Chewsville Road for several hours to accommodate the firefighting equipment.

The road reopened at 4:45 a.m.



Sunday wreck victim still in critical condition

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - A Boonsboro man remained in critical condition Tuesday at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore following a Sunday morning traffic accident on Alt. U.S. 40 west of Marker Road, according to Frederick County Sheriff's deputies.

Deputies believe Scott Douglas Mullendore, 23, of 103 N. Main St., was rounding a turn near Marker Road when his 1988 Chevrolet Blazer hit a guardrail and a telephone pole and overturned down an embankment at around 3:30 a.m., deputies said.


Cigarettes taken in break-in

CLEAR SPRING, Md. - Maryland State Police have learned that thieves got away with a significant quantity of cigarettes Sunday in a break-in at Al's Pizza/BP gas station at 12911 Clear Spring Road.

Police said they believe the thieves pried open the front door with a metal bar at about 3 a.m., setting off the alarm.

The cigarette carton display was in disarray but police at first weren't sure if anything had been taken.


Golf clubs taken from home

A set of men's golf clubs valued at more than $1,800 was taken from a home at 464 Link's View Drive in Hagerstown on Monday, according to Maryland State Police.


Jewelry stolen from bedroom

Jewelry valued at more than $10,000 was taken Sunday from a home at 1125 Beechwood Drive, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Missing from a bedroom were three diamond rings valued at $10,000, and a gold chain necklace and a gold band worth several hundred dollars, police said.


Purse taken from car

A woman carrying groceries into her home at 36 N. Mulberry St. on Monday returned to her car to find her purse had been stolen, Hagerstown City Police said.

The loss was valued at $45.

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