Police log 6/1

May 31, 2000

For the second time in two days, an AC&T service station in Hagerstown was robbed at gunpoint. The two crimes could be related, Hagerstown City Police said Wednesday.

The most recent robbery occurred at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at the AC&T at 1615 Wesel Boulevard, police said.

A man went in and displayed a handgun from the waistband of his pants, demanding money from the clerk, police said. After getting cash, the man fled into the woods to the rear of the station.

The robber is described as white, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, 140 pounds and in his 30s. He had hair shoulder-length, salt-and-pepper hair.

He was wearing a dark green army jacket and blue jeans, police said.

That description is similar to that of the man who robbed the AC&T service station at 301 N. Burhans Boulevard around the same time Sunday evening, police said.


No shots were fired in either robbery.

Police are seeking information from passers-by who might have seen the robber leaving the stores Tuesday night or Sunday night.

"We've gotten some good leads," Lt. Gary Spielman said, but he added he would like more.

Information can be called in to police at 301-790-3700 or to Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.

A 17-year-old boy was stopped in the 1000 block of Linwood Road in Halfway for questioning at 9:02 p.m. Tuesday.

Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Cooper said he noticed a lump in the boy's pocket, and when he moved to pat him down, the boy pulled away and tried to run, he alleged.

After a brief struggle, the teen was handcuffed and the lump in his pocket was found to be wrapped marijuana and a smoking pipe, deputies alleged.

The teen was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Workers at the Thomas, Bennett and Hunter Co. on North Burhans Boulevard discovered Tuesday morning that someone had opened the valves to several liquid chemical storage tanks, Hagerstown City Police said.

Police were told the liquids, which are used in the manufacture of cement, were not considered hazardous materials.

A call to Washington County Fire and Rescue Communications revealed there were no calls for assistance and no fire department response to the incident site.

The cost to refill the tanks was estimated at $3,000.

Just after midnight Wednesday, Washington County Sheriff's deputies got a report of the theft of between 100 and 200 CDs from a vehicle parked at 50 St. Paul St. in Boonsboro.

The loss was estimated at $1,000.

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