Police log 4/28

April 27, 2000

A Boonsboro man was in fair condition Thursday at Washington County Hospital after being hit by a car while walking on Wilson Boulevard near Food Lion, Hagerstown City Police said.

Thomas Davison Hoch, 71, of 107 Young Avenue in Boonsboro, was hit by a car driven by Darrell Lyne Powell, 47, of 48 Devonshire Road, Hagerstown, while crossing the road at 12:30 p.m., police said.

Powell was cited for negligent driving, police said.

A customer at Wal-Mart was trying on rings Tuesday and left his own ring behind when he departed. Returning for the ring, it was gone, Hagerstown City Police said.

The gold ring bore a light blue stone for Southern Fulton High School, class of '98, police said. It is valued at $300.


A black 1999 Tomas moped was stolen Tuesday from the first block of Broadway, Hagerstown City Police said.

The moped was chained to a post behind a home, police said. The moped was valued at $1,464.

A 20-year-old man from Bronx, N.Y., was being held on $75,000 bond Thursday evening after being charged with selling cocaine to an undercover agent Tuesday in the 300 block of Jonathan Street, Hagerstown City Police said.

Ornan Corcino was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Graffiti showed up in more than a half dozen locations late Wednesday and early today, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Blue and orange paint was used on all the locations, resulting in damages ranging from $100 to $400, police said.

The paint was found at Dick's Market, 895 Salem Ave.; a wall at 355 West Side Ave.; 902 Salem Ave.; 349 West Side Ave.; a sidewalk at 78 Wakefield Road; a porch at 812 Salem Ave.; and 301 West Side Ave.

A Pepsi machine was taken from in front of the Stop 'N Shop at 21123 Leitersburg Pike earlier this week, Maryland State Police said.

The theft, which was reported Monday, apparently occurred after the business closed at 10 p.m. on Sunday, police said.

The owner told police the machine contained about $20 in coins and $100 worth of soda.

A man charged with treatening to blow up a propane-filled apartment building with a lighter on April 22 was being held on $3,000 bond Wednesday evening, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Russell Freeman, 39, of no fixed address, was charged with reckless endangerment and threatening to burn.

Police alleged Freeman went to his girlfriend's Noland Drive apartment and locked himself inside.

He turned on the stove's gas and told police he was going to blow up the apartment, police alleged.

About 40 minutes later, authorities convinced the man to give himself up, police alleged.

No one was injured in the incident.

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