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January 27, 2000

12 or more vehicles vandalized with BBs

Hagerstown City Police said they received at least a dozen complaints Tuesday of vehicle windows shot out by BB or pellet guns.

Locations included 140 Devonshire, two locations in the 600 block of Hayes Avenue, three vehicles at 37 S. Prospect St., two vehicles in the 1200 block of Salem Avenue, two in the 600 block of Salem Avenue, one in the 400 block of Salem Avenue and one in the 100 block of South Prospect Street.


Thefts from two vehicles reported

Washington County Sheriff's Department got two calls Wednesday for thefts from motor vehicles.

A stereo was taken from a vehicle at 10826 Lincoln Ave.

Another theft occurred from a vehicle at 17804 Stone Valley Drive, deputies said.


Trucker unhurt when rig jackknifes


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Virginia trucker escaped injury late Tuesday when his tractor-trailer rig jackknifed on southbound Interstate 81 and ran down an embankment into a stand of trees.

Pennsylvania State Police cited Arthur Lee Dandridge Jr., 41, of Fieldale, Va., with failure to operate a motor vehicle at a safe speed in the 10:31 p.m. accident.

Dandridge was wearing a seat belt, police said.


Man injured in fire improves in hospital

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The condition of a Mercersburg, Pa., man injured in a warehouse fire Monday has been upgraded, according to a nursing supervisor at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Md.

Terry Metcalfe, 42, of 11760 Punch Bowl Road, was upgraded Wednesday from critical to guarded condition, the supervisor said.

Metcalfe was a member of a crew removing old pipes from the Vision Warehousing & Distribution Inc. building at 255 N. Carlisle St. when a cutting torch ignited foam wall insulation. He was in the burning warehouse for an hour before firefighters were able to locate him.


Burglary interrupted; police search is on

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a man who was interrupted during a burglary at a Southampton Township home last Friday.

Police said the same man may have been seen at the house several weeks ago.

According to the report, a Shippensburg High School class ring and two gold diamond engagement rings were stolen from the home of John Diehl of 1300 Roxbury Road at about 4 p.m. Police said a witness confronted the man as he was leaving the house and he said he was trying to find another farm in the area.

A man matching his description was seen at Diehl's home a few weeks ago by another person. That man also said he was looking for another farm in the area.

The man in Friday's incident was described as white with a thin to medium build, about 35 to 45 years old with light brown hair and short facial hair.

He was driving a light blue or green car, possibly a Plymouth Sundance, with body damage on the passenger side. The keys in the ignition were on a pink strap, police said.

Anyone with information about the burglary may call state police at 1-717-264-5161.


C&O Canal cases are heard in court

According to court records, the following people appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas DiGirolamo on Jan. 21 on charges brought by National Park Service rangers on C&O Canal property:

* William F. Heavey III, 44, of 964 N. Harrison St., Alexandria, Va., unauthorized taking of wildlife, $1,300 fine, forfeiture of equipment, one year of probation and a one-year ban from the park.

* Two 17-year-old juveniles and one 15-year-old juvenile, possession of drug paraphernalia, $110 fine each.

* Paul A. Greenwood, 19, of 50 Wenner Drive, Brunswick, violation of closure, minor in possession of alcohol, $145 fine.

* Larry G. Maynard, 51, of 21327 White's Ferry Road, Poolesville, Md., unregistered motor vehicle, open container in a motor vehicle, $220 fine.

* Andrew Mieszkowski, 19, of 305 Springwood Acres, McHenry, Md., violation of closure and underage possession of alcohol, $145 fine.

* Scott A. Nicoletti, 18, of 10306 Sharpsburg Pike, underage possession of alcohol and open container in motor vehicle, $145 fine.

* Daniel L. Oliver, 46, of 15647 Clear Spring Road, Williamsport, driving under the influence of alcohol, $310 fine, 18 months probation, drug and alcohol treatment.

* Joseph B. Smith, 31, of 307 Spur Cap, Martinsburg, W.Va., assault, $10 fine, 50 hours of community service, 18 months of probation.

* William B. Smith, 40, of 1200 Martha Custis Drive, Arlington, Va., possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and possession of a weapon, $380 fine.

* Donald A. Woodward, 40, of 7813 Quill Point Drive, Bowie, Md., open container in a motor vehicle, $160 fine, 18 months probation, drug and alcohol treatment.

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