Police log 3/7

March 07, 2000

Gunman robs bank in Bethel Township

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were looking Monday for a suspect in the robbery of the Fulton County National Bank in Bethel Township.

The report said the holdup happened about 1 p.m. when a man armed with a rifle entered the bank in the southern part of the county and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. No shots were fired and no one was injured, according to police, who said the rifle might have been a semi-automatic.

The man was described as white, in his 20s and about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 160 pounds. He was wearing a black knit cap and camouflaged jacket, had "5 o'clock shadow" and was carrying a white plastic bag, police said.


Police believe he left the bank in a white Oldsmobile two-door sedan with the old-style Pennsylvania tags, which have a dark blue background and yellow letters. It was last seen heading south on Pa. 522.

Anyone with information can call state police in Fulton County at 1-717-485-3131.


Smithsburg man faces drug charge

A Smithsburg man was charged with marijuana possession after a traffic stop for alleged speeding Monday morning, Maryland State Police said.

Police said a man driving west on Jefferson Boulevard near Whitehall Road was pulled over around 12:28 a.m.

During a search of his vehicle, police alleged they found 3.4 grams of marijuana.

Jimmy Don Turban, 22, of 12033 Waltz Road, Smithsburg, was charged with speeding and other traffic offenses and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

He was released on his own recognizance.


Brick hurled through window of Jeep

Someone threw a brick through the rear window of a 1993 Jeep Cherokee at 17121 Sterling Road east of Williamsport on Sunday around 10 a.m., according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Damage was estimated at $700.

Also on Sunday, a blue and yellow 1989 350CC Warrior Yamaha all-terrain vehicle was stolen from 14241 Falling Waters Road southwest of Williamsport around 1 p.m. Sunday. The estimated loss was $1,500.


Man charged with assault on woman

BOONSBORO - A Mount Airy, Md., man was charged with second-degree assault on Sunday after a woman was grabbed by her ears in Boonsboro, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The Mount Airy woman had red marks on her neck below her ears, police said.

John Thomas Jones, 42, of the 100 block of East Road in Mount Airy, was charged with second-degree assault after the 6:15 p.m. incident in front of 35 S. Main St. in Boonsboro, police said.

Jones was released on personal recognizance.


Meat, soda stolen in home burglary

Meat and soda worth a total of $200 were stolen from a Noland Drive home shortly before 2 p.m. on Saturday after someone kicked in the door, Hagerstown City Police said.

In other reported thefts:

* Assorted tools worth $317 were reported stolen at 4:30 p.m. on Friday from a 1980 GMC Jimmy in the 300 block of East Washington Street.

* A tool box containing assorted tools worth $500 was stolen Friday night from the back of a 1988 Ford Ranger in the first block of Water Street.

* A $230 commercial door mat and a $277, 50-foot ladder at Dr. Ramsay Farah's office were reported stolen Sunday afternoon. The ladder was chained and padlocked to the 101 King St. building, and the chain had been cut.

* Two heaters and a $2,000 Honda gas-powered washer were stolen on Saturday from a trailer belonging to Jefferson House Builders Inc. The power washer and two heaters, a Master and a Reddy each worth $400, were in a Carmate trailer in front of 130 Chantilly Court.

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