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Police log

June 20, 2000

Drug charges filed after police stop

A man found to be driving with a suspended New York license was being held pending a bond hearing after drugs were found in a vehicle Tuesday, said Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Ryan C. Myers, 23, of 223 Carpenter Road, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., was charged with speeding, driving while suspended, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Myers was driving a 1995 Pontiac on Md. 58 at Broadfording Road when deputies pulled him over for a speeding violation Tuesday at 1:45 p.m.

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Deputies placed Myers in custody and during a search of his vehicle, found marijuana and drug paraphernalia, they alleged.

Myers was taken to the Washington County Sheriff's Department for processing.

Reward offered after tree destroyed

HANCOCK - A tree planted on West Main Street by the Town of Hancock was recently knocked over by a vehicle that drove away without reporting the accident, according to a Hancock Police press release.

The date and time of the incident was not indicated on the press release and Hancock Police did not return phone messages.

Police said an older model white Chevrolet Blazer was seen driving on the sidewalk near the site at the time of the incident.

The vehicle likely would have minor damage to the undercarriage from striking the tree and the curb.

An unspecified reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible, police said.

Anyone with information may call Hancock Police at 301-678-5633.

Cars in Smithsburg damaged by vandal

SMITHSBURG - Three vehicles were damaged while parked in the driveway of a Smithsburg home, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies said a vandal damaged the tires on a 1994 Nissan truck, 1992 Nissan Sentra and a 1988 Dodge Ram van in the area of Main Street between 7 p.m. Monday and 6:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The replacement value was estimated at $500.

Anyone with information may call deputies at 301-791-3020.

New computer to track Frederick crime

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Office recently installed a new computer system to alert residents to crime trends, and provide emergency notifications and crime prevention information.

The Community Alert system, purchased with grant money, will provide recorded information about criminal activity such as breaking and entering, check fraud, missing child alerts and business scams, deputies said.

It also will be used for internal communications within the Sheriff's Office, Neighborhood Watch groups and other police agencies.

2 thefts investigated in Washington Co.

Washington County Sheriff's deputies were looking into two thefts that occurred Monday.

- At D&P Coin Operated Laundry, 17518 Virginia Ave., someone stole a money box containing a set of keys and about $200 in cash.

- A car parked at the State Farm Insurance office at 118 E. Oak Ridge Drive was broken into and a $200 stereo/radio was taken.

Several thefts reported to police

The following reports were made to Hagerstown City Police:

- New computer equipment that had been installed last week at Rocky Top Wood Preservers Inc., 1201 Maryland Ave., was reported stolen Monday, according to police.

The thieves first entered through a bay door that had been left open over the weekend and then pried the lock from the office door, police said.

- A wallet containing $45 was missing Monday from the bar at the Friendly Tavern after the owner went to the juke box to play a song, police said.

- The glass in the front door of Hartle's Sub Shop at 1301 Marshall St. was broken out Monday, police said. Damage was estimated at $250.

- A Sprint cellular telephone, valued at $200, was stolen Monday from 165 S. Potomac St., police said.

3 shoppers arrested at Wal-Mart store

Three shoppers at the Centre at Hagerstown were arrested Tuesday after they pushed two shopping carts full of merchandise out the door of the Wal-Mart Supercenter without paying, Hagerstown City Police alleged.

A man and his 15-year-old son and a woman, all from Martinsburg, W.Va., were apprehended by Wal-Mart personnel around 8 p.m., police said.

Police said the shopping carts were filled with such items as an air conditioner, video games and compact discs.

The three were being held pending a bond hearing Tuesday evening.

Cars vandalized

Two cars were vandalized while parked on city streets Tuesday evening, Hagerstown City Police said.

They vehicles were parked in the 1300 block of Outer Drive and the 600 block of Washington Avenue.

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