Police log in November 28 Morning Herald

November 28, 2001

Police log in November 28 Morning Herald

Shooting victim is now in fair condition

The condition of a 23-year-old man who was shot four times Saturday had been upgraded to fair, a hospital supervisor at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore said Tuesday.

Damion Maurice Womble, of no fixed address, was found at about 10:14 p.m. lying on the sidewalk in the 300 block of Central Avenue, with gunshot wounds to the upper right leg, knee, front left hip and right middle finger, Hagerstown City Police said.

Womble was taken to Washington County Hospital by Community Rescue Service and later transferred to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Womble was seen arguing with two men before the shooting, police said. Police said Tuesday they were still looking for the two men who were seen leaving in separate vehicles.

Antiques, collectibles taken from residence

A home near Sharpsburg was broken into in the last month and more than $6,000 worth of antiques, collectibles and keepsakes taken, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

The burglary at a Miller's Sawmill Road home was discovered Monday, deputies said. The house was being used for storage.

Taken were two antique tables, eight antique toy train sets, four antique railroad lanterns, three iron coin banks, a large shipping crate marked "Deets Lanterns," an orange Buddy L brand antique toy replica of the Mack dump truck, and a gold Mack retirement watch engraved with the name Jacob W. Shaw.

Several collectible bottles were also taken, including five numbered Wild Turkey bottles and a complete McCormick Jupiter Train bottle series.

Anyone with information may contact Deputy First Class C.S. Howard at 301-791-3020.

Vandals cause damage to Keedysville building

Vandals caused between $200 and $300 in damage Monday to a building behind the Keedysville Post Office at 32 S. Main St., according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

The damage was caused by spray paint, deputies said.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> At 5 a.m. Tuesday, someone ran over a sign at the Williamsport Volunteer Fire Co. headquarters on Brandy Drive causing about $300 damage, deputies said.

Police seek man who held up grocery store

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were looking for a man who held up a Southampton Township grocery store at gunpoint Monday.

The suspect entered the Food Lion on South Fayette Street around 6:15 p.m. and walked around the store, police said.

He approached the office area and pulled a handgun on an employee who was putting a deposit in the store safe, police said.

The robber pulled out a handgun and demanded the money in the safe. After taking the money, he ordered the employee into the office while he fled the store, police said.

The man is described as a white male wearing a red and black plaid flannel shirt or jacket, blue jeans, a white ball cap and glasses. He had a mustache and beard, police said.

Anyone with information can call Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Goodyear at 1-717-264-5161.

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