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January 18, 2000

Man charged with making arson threat

Officials said a Smithsburg man charged with threatening to burn down his parents' home was being held without bond Monday evening.

The man, of Little Antietam Road, faces charges of threatening to burn a dwelling place, according to Maryland State Police.

Police were called to the home Sunday at 9:01 p.m. on the complaint of the man's parents, who live nearby, police said.

Police said the man was angry at his parents for their part in having him committed to Washington County Hospital last week on an emergency petition, police said.


Police alleged he made two statements indicating he was going to purchase gasoline and burn his parents' house down.

He was taken into custody without incident and held overnight at the barracks. Washington County Sheriff's deputies assisted.

In Maryland, the maximum penalty for threatening arson is 10 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.


Truck stolen

A 1992 gray Mazda truck was taken Sunday from the 900 block of Corbett Street, Hagerstown City Police said Monday.

The truck has Maryland tags MUZZY 1.


Police: Teens found in Pa. auto auction

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police took two Maryland juveniles into custody Sunday alleging they were found inside the fence the Mason-Dixon Auto Auction, 12876 Molly Pitcher Highway.

The report said burglary, criminal trespass and attempted theft charges were filed with the Franklin County Juvenile Probation Department against the two youths, a 17-year-old from Smithsburg, Md., and a 16-year-old from Hagerstown. The 17-year-old was placed in juvenile detention in Maryland and the other was placed in his parent's custody.

Police said a security guard called police at 3:20 a.m. notifying them that two people were seen inside the fence. The report said the juveniles had tools with them.


Boy charged with threatening father

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police charged a 15-year-old boy Sunday with threatening his father with a baseball bat.

Police said the incident occurred at a residence on the 1400 block of Choxes Chase in Antrim Township. A charge of aggravated assault was filed with the Franklin County Juvenile Probation Department, according to the report.


Lost wallet found minus cash inside

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - A wallet that a woman inadvertently left on the roof of her car Sunday was later found with $117 missing, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Victoria Jean Smith, 47, of Fort Loudon, told police she had driven off at about 1 p.m. with the wallet on top of her car. She was driving on the 13000 block of Main Street when it was lost.

The wallet was later found on U.S. 30 near Appleway in St. Thomas Township with the cash and a Blue Cross/Blue Shield card missing.


Home broken into but nothing stolen

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Nothing was reported stolen in a burglary Saturday evening at a Fort Loudon woman's home, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said a rear door at the home of Lisa Beeler, 35, of the 13700 block of Main Street, was forced open between 5 and 11:30 p.m.


Cash, registers stolen from wash

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a weekend burglary at the John Wayne Truck Wash, 10905 John Wayne Drive.

Police said the office of the business was broken into between 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Two cash registers containing $200 were stolen, the report said.


Television taken

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A television set was stolen in a burglary reported Saturday, according to Chambersburg police.

The report said the home of Amy J. Kean, of the 200 block of East Queen Street, was broken into between Jan. 8 and 4:17 p.m. Saturday. A 19-inch Daewoo color television was taken.


Cell phone taken

A Nokia cellular telephone and an adapter for it were taken from a car parked in the 20800 block of Emerald Drive Saturday, according to Maryland State Police.


Stolen truck found

A 1996 aqua/teal Dodge Ram pickup reported stolen early Saturday from Security Road was recovered Sunday, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

An investigation was continuing.


Va. man struck by car on U.S. 340

FREDERICK, Md. - A Lynch Station, Va., man was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital Monday after being hit by a car on U.S. 340 in Frederick County, Maryland State Police said.

Police said Richard Thomas McCullock, 39, of Lynch Mill Road, had been driving a car carrier east on Mount Zion Road when a bed liner blew out of the rear of a truck being towed at 10:35 a.m.

He stopped and attempted to remove it from the middle of the road to the median, police said.

At that time, a car driven by Stephen Jones, 34, of Ashbury, Va. was traveling west on U.S. 340 when a vehicle changed from the right lane to the left lane in front of him, police said.

Police said he swerved to avoid the car, traveling to the median and striking McCullock.

McCullock was taken to the hospital by the Jefferson Ambulance Co.

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