Police log 11/15

November 14, 2000

Police log 11/15

City cruiser strikes deer along road, police report

A Hagerstown City Police officer, who traveled outside the city to help Washington County Sheriff's deputies pick up a prisoner, struck a deer with a vehicle Tuesday evening.

Officer Brenton Saur was driving a 1999 or 2000 Crown Victoria that hit an 8-point buck as it ran across Hopewell Road near Purina Mills, according to Sgt. Mark Renner.

He said the 150-pound buck was injured in the crash and put down by Saur, who then claimed it and arranged for it to be taken away by a friend.

The police cruiser's front end was substantially damaged, he said.

High-speed chase covers two Maryland counties

A chase on Interstate 70 early Tuesday began in Frederick County at 91 mph and ended in Washington County after reaching speeds that topped 115 mph, Maryland State Police said.


At 12:30 a.m., Trooper Brian Smith clocked a vehicle going 91 mph in a 55 mph zone. When he attempted to stop the vehicle at Md. 144, the driver sped up, police said.

The westbound pursuit led into Washington County, where troopers positioned stop-sticks on I-70 at Md. 66.

The driver stopped just before encountering the stop-sticks and was taken into custody without incident, police said.

Steven Lee Sales II, 22, of Woodbine, Md., was charged with speeding, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, fleeing and eluding police, and a license restriction violation.

Police said Sales was released on personal recognizance.

Trailer at Sharpsburg Pike broken into, deputies say

Someone broke into a construction trailer parked behind the Greyhound bus terminal at 10527 Sharpsburg Pike Monday and stole about $5,000 in equipment, including a generator, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Help sought in solving Indian Springs burglary

A burglary and theft from the Indian Springs Wildlife Management area near Clear Spring in mid-October is the subject of this week's Crime Solvers case in Washington County.

Between 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, and 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, entry was made into the office building by forcing a window open, according to Trooper 1st Class Michael Kretzer of the Maryland State Police.

Once inside, the thieves took two Gateway computers and monitors, a Hewlett Packard laser printer, an Epson color printer, a Marlin bolt action .22-caliber rifle, a Pardner 20-gauge shotgun, a cap gun, a spotlight and two rolls of postage stamps.

All leads in this case have been exhausted and Crime Solvers is seeking the help of the community.

If anyone knows the person or persons responsible for the crime, Crime Solvers wants to hear about it.

Crime Solvers can be reached 1-301-733-4141. Phone lines are open 24 hours a day.

Callers need not give their names, only the information. If the information leads to the arrest and indictment of the persons responsible for the Crime of the Week, a reward of up to $1,000 will be paid.

Cash rewards of between $100 and $1,000 are also given for information leading to arrests on other crimes.

Elementary student arrested after false fire report

A 12-year-old elementary school student was arrested after a false report of a fire was called in to the Washington County 911 Center, according to the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal.

Investigators said the call was from Eastern Elementary School Tuesday afternoon and discovered by a school official.

The child was charged with making a false report of a fire.

Electrical malfunction causes fire in Boonsboro

BOONSBORO - An electrical malfunction caused a fire to the operator's cab of a combine at a Boonsboro home Tuesday afternoon, investigators with the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal said.

Investigators said no one was injured in the 1:39 p.m. incident in the 20000 block of National Pike.

Damage was estimated at $125,000.

Firefighters from Mount Aetna and Boonsboro had the fire under control in about 10 minutes.

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