Police log for Oct. 27

October 26, 2000

Police log for Oct. 27

Student charged in bomb threat

A 12-year-old E. Russell Hicks Middle School student was charged Tuesday in connection with a bomb threat written on the bathroom wall at school, Hagerstown City Police said Thursday.

The girl, who was released to her mother's custody after she was charged, told police it was a joke and that she was just trying to get out of going to school the next day.

Police said the message written on the wall in pencil announced that a bomb was going to go off in the school on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

"I'm not playing," the message concluded, police said.

School was not disrupted because of the incident.

The student was suspended for three days, according to Donna Messina, school board spokesman.

ATVs are stolen; one is recovered

LEITERSBURG - A Maryland State Police helicopter flew over the Leitersburg and Maugansville area Wednesday evening, aiding Washington County Sheriff's deputies in a search for three stolen ATVs, state police said.


Three all-terrain vehicles were stolen late Wednesday from 19815 Leitersburg Pike, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

One was recovered behind the Keystone Country Store but a 2001 Honda Rubicon and a 1998 Yamaha Big Bear were still missing. Each is valued at several thousand dollars, deputies said.

Witnesses told deputies that at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday they had seen the three ATVs being operated in a field behind the CVS Pharmacy on Longmeadow Road at Pennsylvania Avenue around 10 p.m.

One ATV was chased onto Maugansville Road and into Maugansville, deputies said.

Anyone with additional information may call Deputy C.S. Howard at 301-791-3020 or Crime Solvers at 301-733-4141.

Stereo equipment stolen in county

A 1998 Hyundai parked at 521 Antietam Drive was entered Wednesday by someone who took $3,000 in stereo equipment, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Thefts probed by city police

Hagerstown City Police were investigating two thefts from autos Wednesday.

At 30 E. Baltimore St., someone broke into a Dodge Stratus and took a stereo system valued at $1,095.

A $250 stereo was removed from a Volkswagen Jetta parked at 109 John St., police said.

Counterfeit bills reported in city

Reports of counterfeit $20 bills continue to plague area convenience stores, Hagerstown City Police said.

The latest incident was discovered Wednesday when a clerk at the Sheetz store at 1396 S. Potomac St. found a bogus bill when counting daily receipts.

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