Police log 5/26

May 25, 2000

A woman's purse was taken from her in the 100 block of East Baltimore Street early Thursday, Hagerstown City Police said.

At around 4 a.m. Thursday, a woman on her way to work was approached by a man who asked for and received a dollar from her, police said.

The man followed her and then grabbed her purse and ran behind a laundromat, police said. The loss was $79.

He was described as black, 6 feet tall and wearing a dark gray shirt and black shorts.

A woman stopped at 2:15 a.m. Thursday in the first block of North Potomac Street was charged with driving on a suspended license, Hagerstown City Police said.

Neysa Dawn Nguyen, 20, of 452 Mitchell Ave., was also charged with having a stolen tag on her vehicle, police said.


She was released on personal recognizance.

Three rings were taken from The Jeweler's Daughter store at 2 W. Washington St., according to Hagerstown City Police.

The theft was reported Wednesday when the items were found to be missing during an inventory.

The owner of an East Washington Street pawnshop told authorities that on May 22, a white man in his late 30s came in and tried to pawn the rings, police said.

Valued at $623.75, the rings are garnet, amethyst and filigree.

Two vehicles were reported damaged Wednesday to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

- At Boat America, 19224 Longmeadow Road, someone used a key or a tool to scratch a 2000 Kia Sportage parked on the lot. Damage was between $200 and $300.

- A brass pipe was used to break out a window in a 1989 Ford Bronco parked in the faculty parking lot at Williamsport High School. Damage was estimated at $100.

A number of thefts were reported Wednesday to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

- A man stole $176 from Long John Silver's Restaurant in the Valley Mall around 7:30 p.m.

The man, described as black and 6 feet, 2 inches tall with a small goatee, was wearing a gray shirt and khaki pants. He fled the mall in a burgundy colored car toward Wesel Boulevard.

- A Bearcat scanner valued at $200 was taken from a car parked in the 10000 block of Oak Valley Drive around 3 p.m.

A $900 stereo system was removed from a 1990 Mazda Wednesday that was parked in the 600 block of North Mulberry Street.

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick City Police alleged they found a partially clothed man carrying a skateboard on West Patrick Street at 12:06 a.m. Thursday.

Frederick City Police Officer Jerry Morales alleged he spotted a man in the 400 block of West Patrick Street wearing sweatshirt but no pants, underwear, socks or shoes.

Police said William Haze Halley, 24, of Point of Rocks Road, Knoxville, was charged with indecent exposure and making a false statement.

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick woman was arrested after prescription drugs were obtained illegally from a Frederick County pharmacy Thursday, deputies with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies said a woman called a Silver Springs, Md., doctor's office and used a false name to get a prescription for the pain killer Hydrocodon called into the pharmacy.

Undercover deputies waited at the pharmacy and arrested the woman they alleged picked up the prescription when she left the store.

Stephanie Astrayka, 29, was charged with one count of illegally obtaining a prescription drug. She was released on personal recognizance, deputies said.

Deputies were continuing their investigation.

ST. JAMES - A thief used bolt cutters to cut through a chain securing an all-terrain vehicle to a post at a home on Sharpsburg Pike Wednesday or Thursday, Maryland State Police said.

The green ATV was a 1998 Polaris Magnum that had been padlocked on the front porch of a home in the 17800 block of College Road off Sharpsburg Pike.

The 600 pound ATV was taken between 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday, deputies said.

Deputies said they suspect more than one person worked to push the ATV onto a vehicle because of its weight.

The ATV was valued at $5,000, police said.

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a Southampton Township church burglary and thefts from several cars that occurred Tuesday and Wednesday.

Police said the United Brethren in Christ Church, 1354 Mainsville Road, was broken into between 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. The report said a small amount of cash was stolen.

Tuesday night or Wednesday morning seven vehicles on Lindsay Lot Road and Bradley Lane near the church were broken into. Loose change, compact discs and other items stolen, police said.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police are investigating a report that a motorist pointed a gun at a pedestrian early Thursday morning.

The report said Jose M. Garcia of Chambersburg was walking along the 400 block of Hollywell Avenue at 12:30 a.m. when the man pointed the gun at him. The man was described as black with a dark complexion, in his 30s and about 6 feet tall.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a fuel pump was stolen between noon Tuesday and noon Wednesday from the Texaco station at 703 Buchanan Trail East.

Police said the pump was worth about $100 and was stolen from a locked shed on the property.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was treated at Chambersburg Hospital after his car and a dump truck collided Wednesday morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The accident happened at 8:30 a.m. on Tallow Hill Road, police said.

Harry B. Glass, 43, of Chambersburg, was driving south and rounding a curve when it and a truck being driven by Randall B. Rodgers of Fayetteville, Pa., collided, police said.

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