Police log for July 18

July 17, 2000

Police log for July 18

Benefactors sought by city police

Hagerstown City Police were looking Monday for two women who helped the victim of a strong-armed robbery early Saturday and who may have more information on her attackers.

"I would like to talk with these women so I can get more on this crime," said Detective Wayne Shank.

Police have the tag number of a maroon Chevrolet Corsica seen leaving a shopping center west of Hagerstown where the assault occurred.

The victim, a 43-year-old Hagerstown woman, told police she got into a car with two men on Prospect Street around 2 a.m. Saturday.

The men drove her to the shopping center where they physically assaulted her, took her money and all her clothes, and kicked her out of the car, Shank said.


The victim encountered the two women who gave her a blanket and drove her into town around 3 a.m.

Shank said the victim didn't require hospitalization.

Anyone with information about the crime or the identity of the two rescuers is asked by officials to contact Shank at 301-790-3700.

Purse containing ring is stolen

A purse containing a $2,000 two-carat diamond ring, a gold necklace and pendant was stolen Sunday from a vehicle parked in the 11800 block of Pheasant Trail Sunday, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Dirt bike taken, sheriff says

A dirt bike was taken Sunday from the 17200 block of West Washington Street, according to Washington County Sheriff's Deputies.

The dirt bike, KtMEX 250, is valued at $2,000, deputies said.

Four charged in school vandalism

THURMONT, Md. - Four people have been charged in a spate of vandalism at Catoctin High School and several nearby homes in late June, according to Frederick County Sheriff's deputies.

Jeremiah Stull, of Emmitsburg, Md., and Earl Jenkins III, of Thurmont, Md., both 18, were charged with several counts each of malicious destruction of property, conspiracy and theft, deputies said.

Charged with the same offenses were two 17-year-old Thurmont youths, according to Deputy Troy Barrick.

The high school baseball diamond was spray-painted with graffiti as were the dugouts and the bleachers. In addition, the bases were stolen.

The investigation of those incidents led Barrick to two other cases in which car windows were broken and houses were damaged.

Juveniles charged in restaurant burglary

HANCOCK - Two juveniles were charged Monday in the burglary of a Hancock restaurant Thursday, Hancock Police said Monday.

Police said the juveniles, aged 16 and 17 and both of Hancock, were charged in a break-in at Sculley's Restaurant.

The restaurant was entered by prying open the rear door of a second-story balcony window at 4 a.m. last Thursday.

Once inside the cash register, the refrigerator cooler and liquor storeroom were opened and beer, liquor and cash were taken, police said.

Two carts also were taken.

Police estimated the loss at between $500 and $1,000.

On Saturday, Hancock Police recovered 13 cases of beer, bottles of liquor, two carts and other evidence along the brush near the Rails to Trails Bike Path on the outskirts of town, police said.

The juveniles were charged Monday with burglary through the Department of Juvenile Justice, police said.

Man charged with endangering child

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was charged Monday with reckless endangerment and leaving a child unattended, the Frederick Police Department said Monday.

Damon Edward Corwin, 26, of Regents Court, Frederick, was charged and held pending a bond hearing on Monday.

Police said a man locked his 3-year-old daughter in his car and left her unattended while he went inside to a movie theater to watch the "X-Men."

Police were unsure how long the child was inside the locked car at the Frederick Towne Mall Monday afternoon.

Shoppers came to the child's assistance after seeing her inside the car screaming, crying and sweating heavily.

Police were called to the scene around 4 p.m. They notified the child's mother, who came and took custody of her daughter. The child did not require medical attention, police said.

About 90 minutes after police arrived, the child's father came out of the movie theater, police said.

Probation probe nets two arrests

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said two men and a girl were charged Sunday after officers went to a Greene Township home in search of a probation violator.

Police said troopers went to the Wisteria Drive home of Paul Michael Guyer, 20, at 3:20 p.m. to serve a warrant on Randy Edward Beecher Jr., 21, of Fayetteville. The report said when police arrived a man denied Beecher was in the house, but he was found inside along with an unidentified 15-year-old girl.

Police said Beecher was charged with statutory sexual assault, corruption of a minor and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse involving the girl, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Guyer was charged with hindering apprehension and prosecution, corruption of a minor and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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