Police log

February 02, 1999

70 CDs taken from car

Thieves took 70 CDs and a CD case from a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Hammond Street on Friday, Hagerstown City Police said.

The loss was $1,070.

Man charged with assaulting girlfriend

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man faces charges after his girlfriend was struck during an argument Saturday at 7:26 p.m., according to the Frederick Police Department.

Alfred B. Fisher Sr., 43, of 29 S. Bentz St., was charged with second-degree assault.

Police said they were called to 108 E. Fourth St., for a report of domestic violence.

Officers found a woman there who said she was assaulted by her boyfriend.

She had a red bump on her cheek and throat and a bruise on her arm.

She told police she had been punched and choked.


He left the apartment before police arrived, police said.


Burglars cut through roof to reach ATM

Burglars cut through the roof of the Weis Market at 1161 Maryland Ave. Friday and got into the ATM inside the building, Hagerstown City Police said Monday.

No information was available on how much money, if any, was taken, police said.


Woman robbed outside playhouse

A woman leaving the Washington County Playhouse Friday night was robbed of her purse but not injured, Hagerstown City Police said Monday.

The woman said she had just left the theater at 44 N. Potomac St. and was at her car in the first block of East Washington Street at 10:23 p.m. when her purse was grabbed.

The loss included the handbag and $10 in cash, police said.

Hotel evacuated due to smoke

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Smoke in the lobby of the Fairfield Inn on Sunday afternoon caused a brief evacuation of the building, according to New Franklin Fire Chief Colin Snyder.

Snyder said the call came in just after 2 p.m. from the motel at 1122 Wayne Ave. in Guilford Township, Pa. He said the smoke came from an electric blower in the ceiling that caught fire.

Damage was limited to the motor, but he said about 15 guests were evacuated. Firefighters were on the scene for about half an hour.

Firefighters from Chambersburg, Marion and Fayetteville responded to the alarm, Snyder said.


Oldsmobile stolen

The owner of a grey 1988 Oldsmobile Delta reported early Monday that his vehicle had been stolen from the rear of 18 N. Locust St. at the Hagerstown Eagles Club.

The four-door vehicle has Md. tags FOE 0226, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Grapevine, picking ladder stolen

Maryland State Police were investigating the theft of a three-foot grapevine tree and a four-foot wooden picking ladder from 2 S. High St. in Funkstown on Sunday.

A white full-sized Toyota pickup was seen in the area at the time of the theft. The Md. tag began with either 467 or 476, police said.


Man charged with ATM break-in try

FREDERICK, Md. -An Ohio man has been charged with a number of crimes after a police officer saw someone trying to force open an ATM.

At 2:14 a.m. Sunday, Frederick Police Officer Brian Burdette was working an off-duty security assignment at the 7-Eleven at 501 East St. when he saw a man using a tool to get into the ATM.

When Burdette approached, the man fled and a struggle began, police said. Burdette called for help and Officer Matt Trageser arrived with his K-9, Gard.

The man surrendered.

Chris I. Hicks, 25, of Conneuat, Ohio, was charged with attempted misdemeanor and felony theft, second-degree assault and resisting arrest, police said.


Jeep stolen in Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Jeep Wrangler was reported stolen Friday morning from the rear parking lot of a borough tavern, according to the Chambersburg Police Department.

The 1997 Jeep belonging to Lisa A. Piccolo of Shippensburg, Pa., was stolen from the Jolly Cork, 75 Grandview Ave., between midnight and 1:45 a.m., the report said. The Jeep was described as white with a brown top and had tan, white and blue stripes along the bottom and a black tire cover.

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