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Police log in March 8 Morning Herald

March 08, 2001

Police log in March 8 Morning Herald



15-year-old charged with making bomb threats


FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police have arrested a teenager in connection with repeated bomb threats made against a Frederick County high school.

Police charged the Frederick County youth, 15, late Tuesday with making a bomb threat. He was released to the custody of his mother, police said.

An acquaintance of the youth contacted police Tuesday evening and told police the teen made repeated statements that he planned to "blow up the school."

"He allegedly talked of hurting people so they had to go to the hospital," and threatened to commit suicide, police said.

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After the tip, police went to the youth's home, interviewed him, then arrested him. Police searched his home, but found no bomb-making materials or other illegal items.

Police said school authorities will bar the youth from school property until he and his mother meet with the principal.

A state trooper and Frederick County sheriff's deputy were at the school Wednesday to provide security, police said.

Police said school and law enforcement officials take bomb threats and other threats seriously. Students can face criminal charges for making any kind of threats.

Students who hear such threats can call the Maryland's Safe Schools Tip Hotline at 1-877-MD-NO-FEAR.

Calls can be made anonymously.

Police seek information on attempted break-in


FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were seeking information on an attempted burglary at the Keystone Country Store Wednesday morning.

The would-be burglar parked a vehicle next to Jim's Auto on Main Street and proceeded to the rear of the store at 186 Path Valley Road, police said.

The front entrance was pried open but the alarm sounded and the person fled, police said.

State police, with the assistance of a Chambersburg Police Department K-9 unit, weren't able to track down the suspect.

Anyone with information on the incident can call Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg at 717-264-5161 and reference case H03-1180345.

Teen charged in connection with 1999 school burglary


ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A 15-year-old has been charged with the burglary of a Franklin County elementary school more than a year ago, Pennsylvania State Police said.

A juvenile petition has been filed against the boy, who is housed in a juvenile detention facility, police said.

He is charged with removing various items from the teachers' lounge at St. Thomas Elementary School, 70 Schoolhouse Lane, on Dec. 9, 1999, police said.

Five juveniles face charges in Pa. storage facility theft


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Five youths have been charged with burglarizing a Guilford Township storage facility Sunday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

All of the suspects, including three 14-year-olds, a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old, live in the Chambersburg area.

Several troopers responded to the report of a burglary in progress at Cold Park Storage on Garman Road, at 4:35 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Two juveniles were arrested at the facility and three others were arrested shortly afterwards at their homes, police said.

The juveniles entered several of the storage bays and were in the process of leaving the scene with a bicycle and assorted items when police arrived, police alleged.

All five were released to their parents and juvenile petitions have been filed with the Franklin County Juvenile Probation Department for burglary and related charges, police said.

One trooper sustained minor injuries when he was involved in a car accident trying to apprehend a suspect, police said.

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