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February 10, 2000

Stereos taken from three cars in county

Stereo equipment was taken from at least three cars in the county Tuesday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

An amplifier and snowboard gloves, valued at $295, were taken from a vehicle in the 11500 block of Dam No. 5 Road.

* In the 300 block of Cornell Avenue, someone broke into a vehicle and took a $200 CD player.

* A $200 CD player was taken from a vehicle in the 4900 block of General Anderson Court.

Anyone with information about the incidents may call the sheriff's department at 301-791-3020.


ATV taken from home in Sharpsburg

SHARPSBURG - An all-terrain vehicle was stolen from a home in Sharpsburg Tuesday or Wednesday, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies said the Yamaha Blaster four-wheeler was taken from the home of Robert Lee Waters, 20, of Harpers Ferry Road, between 3 a.m. Tuesday and 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.


The vehicle is blue and yellow with several stickers on its front and rear fenders, including a large "Blaster" sticker.

The owner was offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

Anyone with information may call the sheriff's department at 301-791-3020.


Car stolen from Abbey Lane space

A thief took a 1987 Dodge Colt from its parking place on Abbey Lane in Hagerstown Tuesday or Wednesday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies said the silver car was taken between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 12 a.m. Wednesday.

The Colt has West Virginia registration 4D4014 and is owned by Lesia Lynn Thompson of Hagerstown.

Anyone with information may call the sheriff's department at 301-791-3020.


Bunker Hill woman hurt in I-81 accident

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Bunker Hill, W.Va., woman was injured Wednesday when her car collided with another vehicle as traffic on Interstate 81 slowed in a construction area, West Virginia State Police said.

Amanda J. Adams, 21, was taken to City Hospital, where she was treated and released. Two passengers in her car were hurt but did not require hospitalization, said Sgt. Deke Walker.

The noontime accident occurred near Exit 3 in the southbound lane of I-81, Walker said.

He said a 1992 Ford Thunderbird driven by Becky L. Rogers, 31, of Bunker Hill, slowed as traffic merged into a single lane to accommodate road construction.

The 1989 Pontiac Sunbird, driven by Adams, struck Rogers' car in the rear, Walker said.

Adams was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a traffic accident, Walker said.


Teen charged with breaking into car

FREDERICK, Md. - A 17-year-old Martinsburg, W.Va., boy was charged Tuesday night with breaking into a car in the parking lot of the Francis Scott Key Mall here.

The teen was released to his mother's custody after he was charged with three counts of destruction of property and one count of felony theft, according to Maryland State Police.

An employee of Hecht's saw someone trying to get into a car around 9:20 p.m. and called police on a cell phone while following the boy in a red Chrysler LeBaron, police said.

Police alleged the boy was found hiding in a parking lot and taken into custody, police said.

The destruction of property charges stem from the slashing off three convertible tops, police said.


Grease fire heavily damages kitchen

A Wednesday afternoon fire heavily damaged a kitchen after grease from french fries being cooked caught fire, according to the Hagerstown Fire Department.

Firefighters had to cut into the wall and ceiling to extinguish flames, said Fire Capt. Kyd Dieterich. It took firefighters about five minutes to put out the fire at the 28 E. Lee St. brick duplex.

The 6:09 p.m. fire also caused smoke damage throughout the two-story home, Dieterich said.

Tenant Edward Corrales was home when the fire occurred, Dieterich said. No one was injured.

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