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Police log

April 28, 1999

Between 300-400 Municipal Electric Light and Power customers in Hagerstown's South End lost power at around 5 a.m. Tuesday when a goose crashed into two power lines behind Hagerstown Bookbinding and Printing.

The impact forced together two primary wires, burning them and tripping the breaker at the nearby substation, according to Dave Burgan, MELP distribution superintendent.

"Most of the affected customers were commercial," Burgan said. Because of the early hour, the impact was minimal.

The two damaged lines were repaired and power was restored quickly.

"Amazingly, the goose got up and walked away," Burgan said.

The following incidents were investigated Monday and early today by area police:

- A car window was broken out at 13606 Dixie Drive Tuesday morning, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

- Deputies also looked into two break-ins Monday, one at Building 511 on Buena Vista Ave. at Fort Ritchie; and the other at 519 Bentley Court. Nothing was taken in either entry.

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- Hagerstown City Police were called to 33 W. Antietam St. Monday for the theft of a Magnavox TV and a carpet cleaner, worth $598.

- On Monday, city police investigated the theft of $300 in jewelry from 1049D Noland Drive.

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