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Police log for Sept. 13

September 12, 2000

Police log for Sept. 13



Pa. police probe cattle rustling at Greencastle


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating an apparent case of cattle rustling at the Greencastle Livestock Auction in Antrim Township.

Police said three male and two female calves were stolen between 7 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 a.m. Monday. The calves belonged to Wayne Lee Lawson, 29, and Michael Joe Lawson, 26, both of Greenville, Tenn.

The report said the two female calves were marked with nickel-sized red dots on their hindquarters.

Teen cited with negligent driving following accident


A Hagerstown teenager became distracted and lost control of his car, which struck utility support wires near North Hagerstown High School Tuesday evening, Hagerstown City Police said.

Police said the 17-year-old male was looking in the rearview mirror of his 1993 Grand Prix and when he looked up was unable to swerve to avoid the wires which were in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, police said. His car overturned but he was not hurt in the 6:30 p.m. accident, police said.

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The juvenile was cited with negligent driving, police said.

Police did not release the name of the driver.

City man sent to county hospital with stab wound


A domestic dispute early Tuesday sent a Hagerstown man to Washington County Hospital with a stab wound to his shoulder, Hagerstown City Police said.

The call came in at 3:19 a.m. for a wounded man standing at the corner of West Antietam and South Potomac streets, officials said.

Police learned that Jeff Watson, 45, had gotten into a dispute with a woman at his 25 W. Antietam St. apartment earlier and when he turned to leave, was stabbed in the shoulder.

Police said Watson, who was released after getting six stitches, refused to press charges against his alleged assailant. Both were intoxicated, police said.

Fire marshal: Monday morning blaze termed arson


A Monday morning fire in the vacant half of a double house has been labeled arson by Hagerstown Fire Marshal John Hersh.

The 12:51 a.m. blaze at 113 N. Mulberry St. caused approximately $10,000 in damage to an upstairs hallway and bedroom, Hersh said.

The other half of the double, 115 N. Mulberry St., was undamaged.

Hersh said the owner, Charles Strothers, is insured.

Police ask that anyone who saw anything or anyone around the fire scene early Monday may contact Hersh at 301-790-2476.

Car discovered missing from lot on Dual Highway


A man who parked his car in the Martin's Supermarket lot on Dual Highway early Monday found it missing when he returned Monday afternoon.

Hagerstown City Police said the 1994 Honda is a two-door model, red in color. Broken glass was found on the ground where the driver's side window would have been.

- Also Monday, a window was found to be broken at 843 Lanvale St., police said.

- On Sunday, a 1986 Kenworth T900 tractor and flatbed trailer loaded with siding were taken from Grove Trucking Co. at 684 Pennsylvania Ave.

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