Police log 12/9

December 09, 1999

Men take 30 cases of formula from food store

Two men who walked out of the Martin's food store in Hagerstown's North End Wednesday morning with 30 cases of infant formula left some fingerprints behind, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

They also were caught on a surveillance camera as they wheeled the cases of Enfamil and Prosobee out the door of the 13206 Fountainhead Plaza store at 5:15 a.m., deputies said.

One man was black and the other had a fair complexion, according to deputies. They loaded the cases into a small, dark hatchback compact car with dark tinted windows, silver spoked wheels and Pennsylvania license plates.


Anyone with information may call Deputy Michael Palladino at 301-791-3020.

Police investigate thefts

Hagerstown City Police looked into two thefts Tuesday.

The first was the theft of a face plate from a stereo in a vehicle parked at 5 W. Magnolia Ave. Loss was $300.

An IBM laptop computer, valued at $4,500, was taken Monday from a construction trailer parked at 1 Cleanwater Circle off Frederick Street.

Doctor's office broken into and ransacked

A break-in of the office of Dr. Carlton Munson, Room 102, at 11377 Robinwood Drive, was reported Tuesday to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Damage was estimated at $450. Nothing appeared to have been taken, although the office was ransacked, deputies said.

Also Tuesday, someone reported $2,100 damage to a tractor at 19413 Longmeadow Road, according to deputies.

Christmas decorations stolen from display

Christmas decorations valued at $200 were snatched Monday from a display at the new Hecht's Department Store in the Valley Mall, Maryland State Police said.

Interstate ramp closed 10 hours by cargo spill

HANCOCK - The ramp from westbound Interstate 68 onto I-70 reopened at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, 10 hours after a tractor-trailer went out of control and spilled its cargo of drywall Tuesday evening, according to Maryland State Police.

Police said the driver, Dale Stevenson, age and address unknown, received minor injuries in the 8:30 p.m. accident. He was treated at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved, police said.

Jefferson man in fair condition after accident

FREDERICK, Md. - A Jefferson, Md., man was injured late Tuesday when his 1987 Ford pickup truck ran into a utility pole on Jefferson Pike at Gene Hemp Road.

Larry Eugene Green, 51, was taken by ambulance to Washington County Hospital where he was in fair condition Wednesday night.

The 10:36 p.m. accident occurred as Green was eastbound and lost control of this vehicle, according to Maryland State Police who charged him with driving while intoxicated and revoked.

Eight hurt in wreck treated and released

Eight people injured in a three-vehicle accident Tuesday were released from Washington County Hospital after treatment, a hospital supervisor said Wednesday.

Maryland State Police said a 1988 Dodge Omni driven by Katie Barton, 18, of Hagerstown struck the back of a 1993 Mazda truck in the westbound lane of Md. 64. The truck, driven by Deborah Ridenour, 44, of Hagerstown was stopped waiting to making a left turn.

After the collision, the pickup truck was pushed into the eastbound lane and collided with a 1996 Pontiac Bonneville driven by Marian Dettman, 58, of Hagerstown, police said. The pickup truck continued on to crash into the side of a building at 11922 Cheryl Drive, police said.

Barton was charged with negligent driving and failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, police said.

Barton and her passengers Ed Horst, 23, of 12021 Mayfair Ave. and Sasha Stevenson, 19, of 1 E. Water St., Smithsburg; and Ridenour and her passengers, Alan Clarks Sr., 47, Alan Clarks III, 3, and his brother, Christopher Clarks, 5, all of 11910 Sunset Circle, were treated and released. Dettman also was treated and released.

Maryland State Police investigated the accident.

Three hurt in wreck on Virginia Avenue

HALFWAY - Three people received minor injuries after a three-vehicle crash on Virginia Avenue Wednesday evening, according to the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway.

They were taken to Washington County Hospital, said Alan L. Matheny, company spokesman.

The collision occurred in the 16500 block of Virginia Avenue just before 6 p.m.

The Williamsport Fire Department and Williamsport Ambulance Co. also went to the scene.

Additional information was unavailable.

Boy charged with making school threat

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police said a student at Chambersburg Area Senior High School was charged with making terroristic threats after an incident Tuesday at the school.

School officials found a note that "indicated that he may place some persons in the high school in harm," according to the police report. The unidentified boy was taken into custody at about 10:30 a.m., police said.

He was taken to a juvenile detention center, police said.

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