Police log 9/27

September 28, 1999

$1,600 worth of tools stolen

Equipment worth $1,600 was stolen from a truck at a tow lot overnight Saturday, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The truck belongs to Reggie Lutz, who lives in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue and works for Stanley Kegarise Roofing, police said.

The truck's window was broken while it was parked on the street in the 900 block of Eldridge Drive, police said.

Stolen were vice grips, sockets, wrenches, ratchets, two drills, a router, a circular saw and a tool belt, police said.


$6,000 in computers taken from business

Computers and cash, worth a total of $6,200, were stolen from Robbie's Billiard Sales & Service last week after the store alarm was not set, according to Hagerstown City Police.


Two computers worth $6,000, including an IBM laptop, and $200 in cash were stolen overnight Wednesday from the shop at 579 S. Eastern Blvd., police said.


Electronics, clothing taken from home

A television, VCR, cable box and clothing worth $500 were stolen from an East Antietam Street apartment Thursday between 6:30 a.m. and 11 p.m., according to Hagerstown City Police.

Other recently reported thefts include:

* A $3,500 Honda pressure washer was stolen last Wednesday from the bed of a 1995 Ford pickup at Rocky Top Wood Preservers Inc., 1201 Maryland Ave. The washer was taken between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

* A diamond pinkie ring and computer games were stolen from an apartment at 610 Summit Ave. last Friday between 5:45 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.

* A $700 Sharp 8 mm video cassette recorder was stolen from a woman's dining room area at 364 S. Locust St. between Sept. 11 and Sept. 25.

* Overnight Saturday, $77 in cash was stolen from a woman's pocketbook at 234 S. Locust St.


Mission's furnace malfunctions

The furnace at the Union Rescue Mission's thrift store backfired Sunday morning, causing slight damage, said Director Bruce Shank.

The furnace area, the bathroom above and the chimney were damaged by heavy smoke or fire, according to rescue mission officials and Assistant Fire Marshal John Hersh with the Hagerstown Fire Department.

Hersh said he didn't know for sure whether the oil burner backfired because no one was in the thrift store when it occurred, but a backfire could have caused the damage.

The flue plate between the furnace and chimney was dislocated from the chimney, Hersh said. If the flue isn't tightly fit and the furnace backfires, the flue plate can be blown away, he said.

The stove pipe also was dislocated, he said.

Shank didn't know whether a new furnace was needed.

Hagerstown Fire Department responded to the store at the corner of West Church and Walnut streets around 10:30 a.m., Shank said.


Pa. man charged with taking food

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a Shippensburg man has been charged with breaking into a Greene Township restaurant Saturday.

The report said Roy Vicinski, 43, address unavailable, was charged with a burglary that occurred between 1 and 6 a.m. Saturday at the Lighthouse Restaurant. The report said food was stolen from the restaurant and taken to a man's home. Police later took a man into custody a short distance from the restaurant after what police alleged was a second attempt to steal food, the report said.

State police were assisted by Mid-Cumberland Valley Regional Police personnel in taking Vicinski into custody, the report said.


Stolen minivan recovered in city

The Washington County Sheriff's Department recovered a stolen minivan last Thursday, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The maroon 1989 Dodge Caravan worth $3,000 was found undamaged at Valley Mall, police said.

City police said they had reported it stolen on Sept. 20 from the 900 block of Hamilton Boulevard.


Police investigate township burglary

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a Sunday burglary at a Montgomery Township home.

The report said the home of Robert D. Marquiss, 73, of Rice Hollow Road, was broken into between 10:47 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Drawers and closets were rummaged through, but state police said Monday it had not been determined what was stolen.


Woman found after search in Dry Run

DRY RUN, Pa. - Three dozen people were involved in the successful search Saturday for a woman who fled her Fannett Township home Saturday morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The report said a 28-year-old Dry Run woman was intoxicated and upset over personal problems when she ran into a wooded area from her home at about 1:44 a.m. She was found at about 5:30 a.m. on Fannettsburg Road and taken to Chambersburg Hospital for treatment and observation, police said.

Personnel from the Metal Township, St. Thomas and Pleasant Hall fire companies joined state police in the search, according to state police.


Teenage girl missing from Boonsboro

BOONSBORO - A 15-year-old girl was reported missing from her Boonsboro home Friday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

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