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Police log 2/23

February 23, 2000

Deputies handle barrage of calls

Washington County Sheriff's deputies handled a barrage of calls around midday Tuesday.

* Vandals destroyed a bathroom at the Seventh-day Adventist campground on Mt. Aetna Road. Damage was estimated at $9,000.

n of file At Smithsburg High School, someone used a sign to make scratches on a car in the parking lot. Damage was set at $500.

* A skyjack lift, valued at $8,200, was taken from the Banana Republic at Prime Outlets.

n of file Tires and rims were taken from a shed at 14026 Cearfoss Pike.

n of file An IBM laptop computer thinkpad, valued at $7,500, was taken from Colonial Insurance Co. at 12117 Insurance Way.

 

Temporary tag taken from vehicle

Maryland State Police are investigating Tuesday's theft of a temporary tag from a vehicle parked in the lot at the Maryland Correctional Training Center.

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The tag was Maryland 93175N.

* Also on Tuesday, troopers were called to the Park 'N Ride on Md. 66 off Interstate 70 where a Volkswagen Golf was broken into and three CDs were taken.

Loss and damage was $445.

 

Man charged in disturbance

A Martinsburg, W.Va., man was arrested following a ruckus in a Hagerstown restaurant Monday evening, according to Maryland State Police.

Police said they were called to the Cracker Barrel restaurant on Sharpsburg Pike at about 6 p.m. for a report of a disorderly man in the gift shop area.

Restaurant manager Ken Zahn and patron Larry Webb had been assaulted without provocation earlier, troopers said.

The man yelled obscenities at the trooper and refused to calm down, troopers said.

He continued to be combative and belligerent after he was arrested and yelled obscenities at the District Court commissioner following his bond hearing, troopers alleged.

Rudolph Brown Jr., 26, who lives in Martin's Landing Apartments in Martinsburg, was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and two counts of second-degree assault.

Brown was being held at Washington County Detention Center on $5,000 bond this morning.

 

Clear Spring man charged in wreck

FREDERICK - A Clear Spring truck driver was charged with negligent driving in connection with a Monday night accident on the ramp from northbound Md. 15 to Motter Avenue, according to Maryland State Police.

James Arnold Campbell, 67, was hauling grain in a 1986 International tractor-trailer when he lost control in the ramp curve and the truck overturned, troopers said.

The truck was traveling too fast in the curve, troopers alleged.




CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police on Tuesday were investigating a burglary that occurred Monday on East Washington Street.

The home of Kami Beadle, 34, was entered between 1 p.m. and midnight, police said. Sony Playstation games, compact discs, a shirt and a pair of boots were stolen, according to the report.




CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The southbound lanes of Interstate 81 were shut down to traffic Tuesday night until midnight after a truck began leaking paint, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Hazardous materials crews were called in for the clean-up which involved a lengthy stretch of the roadway.

Traffic was being detoured from the interstate at Exit 4, or the Marion exit, and being allowed to re-enter the interstate at Exit 2 near Greencastle, Pa., police said.




FREDERICK - A Clear Spring truck driver was charged with negligent driving in connection with a Monday night accident on the ramp from northbound Md. 15 to Motter Avenue, according to Maryland State Police.

James Arnold Campbell, 67, was hauling grain in a 1986 International tractor-trailer when he lost control in the ramp curve and the truck overturned, troopers said.

The truck was traveling too fast in the curve, troopers alleged.

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