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Police log 3/28

March 29, 2000

Hydraulic fluid leak coats city streets

Hydraulic fluid coated Maryland Avenue and several other South End streets this morning, reportedly leaking from a trash truck that was in the neighborhood on its rounds before dawn.

Hagerstown City Police coordinated cleanup efforts with firefighters, Civil Defense crews and fire police who were called in to direct traffic.

Sand was expected to be spread on the roadways to absorb the petroleum-based fluid and then swept up and hauled away, a spokesman said.

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City Police probe two robberies

Hagerstown City Police investigated one strong-arm robbery overnight ... and possibly two, based on initial reports.

In the first incident, a Brinker Drive resident told police he was walking in the Food Lion parking lot off Wilson Street shortly before 3 this morning when a black Jeep pulled up and one of four men inside jumped out and demanded money from the victim.

When the victim balked, the man hit him in the face. Police sid the victim then told them he gave the man $20 and he was hit again.

The robbers fled and the victim went home and called police. He didn't require medical attention, police said.

The robber was black as were two of the other Jeep passengers. The driver was white, the victim told police.

In the other incident, a woman called police this morning and said a man took $80 from her on Prospect Avenue. That crime is still being investigated, police said.

Boys arrested in lumber theft

Monday, five young boys were nabbed by Hagerstown City Police, allegedly in the act of stealing lumber to build a tree house.

The young boys had allegedly taken lumber from Potomac Dealer's Supply at 625 N. Prospect St.

They were released to their parents. The lumber was returned.

CRS car, Blazer collide; two hurt

Two people were injured and a Community Rescue Service car was damaged when it collided with a Chevrolet Blazer at the intersection of Eastern Boulevard and Dual Highway on Monday afternoon, according to CRS Capt. Gary Hoffman.

Hoffman, who was driving a 1995 Crown Victoria, was headed back to the station on Eastern Boulevard after answering a call at Ravenwood Lutheran Village when the vehicles collided around 2 p.m., he said.

CRS Chief Operating Officer Chris Amos was a passenger in the Crown Victoria, which the ambulance company used as a duty-officer vehicle.

The driver of the Blazer was treated for minor neck and back pain and released from Washington County Hospital, Hoffman said.

Hoffman said later in the evening he was having back pain and had made arrangements to see a doctor.

Cause of Pa. barn fire unknown

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. -Nine fire companies were called to fight a barn fire at 14963 Buck Valley Road in Warfordsburg on Monday.

The barn was "totally destroyed," said Robert Barnhart, deputy chief of the Hancock (Md.) Fire Company.

He said Monday night that investigators were still looking into the cause of the fire.

Besides Hancock's, companies from Washington County, Md.; Morgan County, W.Va.; Fulton County, Pa.; and Allegany County, Md., helped fight the fire, Barnhart said.

The fire call came in at 4:58 p.m., and it took about 90 minutes to get the fire under control, he said.

Woman remains in hospital after crash

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Fayetteville woman remained in serious condition in York (Pa.) Hospital today with injuries she received in a one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning, according to a hospital spokesman.

Nannetta Kay Pine, 41, of 7856 Lincoln Way East, was thrown from her car and landed in a stream when the car struck a guardrail at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Pa. 233, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The accident happened at about 3 a.m., the report said.

Jewelry stolen from Pa. home

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of jewelry from a Hamilton Township home last week.

The report said the Elizabeth Drive home of Jenna Dillow, 21, was entered through a garage door between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Thursday. Two rings, a necklace and a watch worth a total of $1,120 were taken, police said.

Cause of Pa. barn fire unknown

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. -Nine fire companies were called to fight a barn fire at 14963 Buck Valley Road in Warfordsburg on Monday.

The barn was "totally destroyed," said Robert Barnhart, deputy chief of the Hancock (Md.) Fire Company.

He said Monday night that investigators were still looking into the cause of the fire.

Besides Hancock's, companies from Washington County, Md.; Morgan County, W.Va.; Fulton County, Pa.; and Allegany County, Md., helped fight the fire, Barnhart said.

The fire call came in at 4:58 p.m., and it took about 90 minutes to get the fire under control, he said.

Woman remains in hospital after crash

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Fayetteville woman remained in serious condition in York (Pa.) Hospital today with injuries she received in a one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning, according to a hospital spokesman.

Nannetta Kay Pine, 41, of 7856 Lincoln Way East, was thrown from her car and landed in a stream when the car struck a guardrail at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Pa. 233, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The accident happened at about 3 a.m., the report said.

Jewelry stolen from Pa. home

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of jewelry from a Hamilton Township home last week.

The report said the Elizabeth Drive home of Jenna Dillow, 21, was entered through a garage door between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Thursday. Two rings, a necklace and a watch worth a total of $1,120 were taken, police said.

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