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coplog for 3/19

March 19, 2002

A man who reached into the cash register at Byers Stop-N-Go and took about $80 late Monday didn't get very far, Hagerstown City Police said.

Shortly after 10 p.m., police got a number of telephone calls informing them that citizens had apprehended a man shortly after he left the store at 152 N. Burhans Blvd., and were holding him.

With police headquarters in the next block, officers arrived quickly and took the man into custody, police said.

Sgt. Dave Long said Nicholas James Covell, 20, of Mitchell Avenue, was charged with strong-arm robbery. He was awaiting an appearance before a bond commissioner late Monday.




FREDERICK - Two people were found dead Monday morning in a downtown apartment, each with a gunshot wound to the head, Frederick City Police said.

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The bodies of a man, age 54, and a woman, 47, have been sent to Baltimore for autopsy at the Maryland State Medical Examiner's office, police said. Their identities haven't been released.

A maintenance worker found the bodies at 11:21 a.m. Monday at 101 W. South St., police said.




FREDERICK - An ATV and three motorcycles were stolen between Friday and Saturday from JT Motorsports at 5848 Urbana Pike after thieves cut through a wire mesh fence surrounding the storage lot, Maryland State Police in Frederick said.

Taken were two brand new, unassembled 2002 Suzuki GSXR motorcycles, a 1989 Kawasaki ZX-10, and a 2002 Honda 300EX ATV.

The stolen items were loaded onto a dual wheeled truck, police said.

Anyone with information may call police at 301-663-2101.




A Hagerstown man missing since Jan. 30 is being sought by the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Michael Shane Brown turns 30 years old today and is described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was 1845B Abbey Lane.

The day after his disappearance, Brown's car was found on a mall parking lot in Cumberland. A check of the area by Cumberland City Police K-9 turned up nothing.

Anyone with information about Brown may call 301-791-3020.




Mt. AIRY, Md. - Fire damage was estimated at $100,000 to a wood frame barn at 13549 Glissensmill Road in Mt. Airy Sunday morning and investigators were trying to determine how the blaze began.

Tim Warner of the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office said the fire at Someday Soon Farm owned by Suzanne Quarles was discovered by an employee who called 911 just before 10 a.m. Sunday.

Firefighters from Libertytown, New Market, Walkersville, Carroll County and Union Bridge responded to the call.

There were no injuries.

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