Police log 8/18

August 18, 1999

SMITHSBURG - Three teenage boys are being sought after they fired a BB gun at a Smithsburg Ambulance technician's car and then fired at him when discovered early this morning.

The boys, who fled on foot, were seen by Capt. Todd Frey, a captain with the ambulance company located at 7 Maple Ave. He told Washington County Sheriff's deputies the boys ranged in age from 14-16.

At 2:15 a.m. today, deputies arrived and learned from Frey that the boys had been hanging around the outside of the ambulance company hall causing problems, according to reports.

Then Frey said the boys began shooting a BB gun at the car he drove to the station, which is owned by his mother, according to reports.


When Frey went outside, the boys fled but they returned and shot Frey twice with the BB gun while he was inspecting the vehicle for damage, according to reports.

Deputy Richard Schleigh said Frey was hit in the side and the left arm by BBs. While he had soreness, Frey didn't require medical treatment.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 301-791-3020.

Three people found in the Hagerstown Community College Amphitheater at 3 this morning have all been charged with 4th-degree burglary, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Jeffery Perry Czerbinski, 21, of 19214 Foxleigh Court, was also charged with providing alcohol to minors, according to Deputy C.S. Howard.

Jennifer Marie Wyland, 19, of 903 Potomac Ave., and an unnamed 17-year-old from Williamsport were each charged with being minors in possession of alcohol.

The trip was detected in the building by maintenance personnel who called deputies.

No damage was done to the building nor was anything stolen, deputies said.

A yelling incident in the 100 block of Ross Street Tuesday night escalated and led to charges against a 27-year-old Hagerstown man, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Kenneth Billy Weedon, of 1813 Brightwood Drive, was at police headquarters this morning awaiting an appearance before a bond commissioner on charges of second-degree assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and damage to property, police said.

Weedon allegedly punched a person during the 10:03 p.m. incident and then ran away when police were summoned. When they arrived, Weedon was located and taken into custody.

While in a police cruiser, Weedon allegedly caused some damage to the vehicle, Officer Corey Borns said.

Stereo equipment and CDs valued at $1,685 were taken from a 1994 Toyota Tuesday while it was parked at 11208 Rosewood Drive, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Also on Tuesday, someone broke into Southside Bowling Alley at 17325 Virginia Ave. and ransacked the building.

Damage was estimated at $3,500, according to deputies. It wasn't certain if anything had been taken.

Two vehicles were reported to Hagerstown City Police as stolen Tuesday.

A 1991 Olds Cutlass with Md. tags DJG 881 was taken from 711 Salem Ave.

A Bonded Applicators truck, valued at $8,000, was taken from Hagerstown Spring Works, 437 E. Baltimore St., where it had been taken for repairs.

The extended cab truck was white with the company logo on it, police said. It has Md. tags 556 714.

Graffiti, in the form of a signature by The West End Boys, turned up Tuesday on the side of a garage in the 500 block of West Church Street.

The letters "WEB" were displayed in red paint, Hagerstown City Police said.

Also Tuesday, police were called to South Hagerstown High School where someone had entered the band room through an unlocked window and took $875 worth of electronic equipment and a horn case, police said.

A man's wallet was stolen during an attack in the 200 block of Frederick Street at Hager Street early Tuesday, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Police said the 65-year-old man was walking down the street when he was jumped from behind and knocked to the ground at 1:15 a.m.

The assailant took the man's wallet and its contents and fled north on Hager Street, police said.

The victim received minor injuries but refused treatment.

Anyone with information may call police at 301-790-3700.

FREDERICK, Md. - A man impersonating a clergyman has been attempting to swindle cash from churches in Frederick County, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

The man contacts people, tells them he is a pastor from the Frederick area, is out of town, and in need of money. He asks that the money be given to another man on his behalf, deputies said.

The impostor than collects the cash, deputies said.

Anyone with information may call 301-631-3750.

A Hagerstown man was uninjured after being involved in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday evening on Interstate 81.

Donald S. Yesacavage, age unknown, of Hagerstown, was southbound on the highway in Greene Township at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday when Pennsylvania State Police say his 1983 Mercedes ran into the rear of a 1990 Cadillac.

That car was driven by Garnet Strite of Greencastle, Pa., whom police said had slowed for a traffic backup.

Strite also was unhurt.

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