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Police log

January 21, 1999

SHARPSBURG - An armed robbery late Tuesday netted the robber an undisclosed amount of cash from the Battleview Market.

At 10 p.m., a man swung open the door and showed the clerk and customers a handgun, according to Detective Kenny Barnhart of the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The robber demanded money from the clerk at the 5331 Sharpsburg Pike store and the clerk gave it to him. No customers were robbed.

The robber then backed out the door and left the area by unknown means.

"We got a report of a small tan vehicle in the area but we don't know if it is related to the crime," Barnhart said.

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The robber was described as a white man, 6 feet tall and weighing about 160 pounds, Barnhart said.

Although he was wearing a black ski mask, the robber's voice sounded familiar to one of those in the store, Barnhart said.

The fact that the store was hit at closing time may not have been coincidence, Barnhart said.

Anyone with information may contact Barnhart at 301-791-3020, ext. 121.




FREDERICK, Md. - A Rohrersville woman was one of four people taken into custody early Wednesday during a street fight in the 300 block of North Market Street, Frederick Police said.

Shelley A. Madsen, 21, was charged with disorderly conduct and hindering a police officer.

Also taken into custody were Jason R. Vaughn, 21, of Frederick, charged with disorderly conduct; Michael J. Evans, 22, of Clarksburg, Md., charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order; and Gito C. Williams, 22, of Frederick, charged with disorderly conduct and second-degree assault, police said.

Police saw two people fighting in the street at 1:45 a.m. As police were taking one of the combatants into custody, a number of people who had gathered were told to move back, police said.

Several people failed to obey and continued to provoke the situation, police said.

The woman was charged after she began screaming obscenities at the police officer and failed to obey several commands to back off, police alleged.




Hagerstown City Police filed charges against two juveniles for their alleged involvement in two separate violent incidents this week.

On Monday, a 17-year-old boy was removed from his Doub Way home and placed in the Juvenile Holdover Facility, police said.

In that incident, the teen allegedly assaulted his father and brother during an argument, police said. The teenager was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, police said.

On Tuesday, a resident of the 400 block of South Mulberry Street told police a 14-year-old boy came up to her around 7 p.m. and hit her in the face.

When the woman got to her home, the boy came onto the porch carrying a baseball bat, police said. He allegedly used the bat to break out the glass in the front door, police said.

The boy, who was released to his parents, was charged with second-degree assault and destruction of property.

A white 1995 Lexus ES 300 was stolen Tuesday from the parking lot of the Ramada Inn, Hagerstown City Police said.

The four-door vehicle had Maryland tags FRR 605, police said.




CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A poodle missing after a two-vehicle accident early Tuesday on Interstate 81 has been found safe and sound, Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday.

There were no injuries in the accident at 6:20 a.m. in Guilford Township, according to police. Jeffrey Huber of Fayetteville, Pa., was southbound when he tried to pass a Chevy Blazer driven by Pamela Nati of Columbia, Tenn., police said.

The report said Huber's pickup struck the rear of the Blazer, which flipped over and skidded 270 feet on its roof. Huber's truck went into the median, police said.

Huber, Nati and her family were unhurt, the report said. But it said the Natis' white toy poodle was last seen on the interstate just after the accident.

The dog was later located safe and sound, police said.

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