Police log for Oct. 11

October 10, 2000

Police log for Oct. 11

County investigates thefts at Prime Outlets

Two incidents at Prime Outlets Monday brought Washington County Sheriff's deputies to the scene.

Several thousand dollars was stolen from Oshkosh B'Gosh after two men and a woman distracted a clerk and were able to enter the office, deputies said.

That theft was reported Monday evening.

Also on Monday, someone used stolen checks and a fake identification at Springmaid Wamsutta to perpetrate a theft that involved several hundred dollars, deputies said.

Fleeing pizza patrons pursued by county deputies

When a patron drove away without paying for his meal Monday afternoon, the Pizza Hut on Dual Highway didn't just chalk it up as a business loss, police said.


Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded to the restaurant and learned that the driver of a red Mitsubishi with West Virginia tags laughed at the Pizza Hut employee who came out into the lot to try to get paid for the meal the man and his companion had eaten.

When the man drove away, the employee got the tag number and area police were alerted.

The vehicle was stopped a short time later, deputies said.

Pizza Hut personnel were advised of the apprehension of the 21-year-old West Virginia man and told they could get warrants for misdemeanor theft.

Deputies did arrest a 17-year-old girl passenger for possession of drug paraphernalia, namely two needles. She was turned over to juvenile authorities.

Pa. trooper unhurt after his cruiser slides

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Pennsylvania State Police trooper was unhurt after his cruiser slid on the wet roadway this morning on Siloam Road in Greene Township and hit a traffic sign and a metal bridge abutment, police said.

The incident involving Trooper Frank Gaus and his marked Ford Crown Victoria cruiser occurred at 3:50 a.m.

The slide forced Gaus' eastbound cruiser across the westbound lane and into the bridge abutment.

1989 Ford reported stolen to city police

A 1989 Ford Taurus borrowed Friday and not returned was reported stolen to the Hagerstown City Police Tuesday.

The four-door car has Maryland registration HRF122. It was last seen parked at 60 1/2 E. Antietam St., police said.

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