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Police log for 6/7

June 07, 2002

Deputies investigating press box break-in


The Washington County Sheriff's Department investigated several incidents the past few days.

-- The Valley Little League press box on Twin Springs Drive was reported broken into on June 2.

An amplifier and a compact disc player valued at $600 were taken, according to a deputy.

-- A rock was thrown through the windshield of a 1984 Buick Sky Hawk. It was reported June 3, a deputy said.

-- About 120 gallons of diesel fuel was siphoned from a truck parked at the Super 8 motel in Halfway, a deputy said.

The theft was reported on June 3.

-- A 1994 black Ford Probe was taken from a home in the 100 block of Orchard Manor Drive on June 3, a deputy said.

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-- Graffiti was sprayed on the rear of a building in the North Village Shopping Center, a deputy said.

-- A shed to the rear of the Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church on Exline Road was broken into and a riding lawn mower was taken.

-- A storage area at 5 Oak Tree Lane, apt. H, was broken into and two pairs of boots, two candelabras and canning jars valued at $220 were reported taken on June 4, a deputy said.

-- A resident returned to his home in the 14300 block of MacFee Road in Cascade on June 3 to find a change jar and necklace valued at $3,000 taken, police said.




City police seek man wanted in robbery


Hagerstown City Police were seeking the whereabouts of Yusuf Ali Bowens, also known as "SEF", who is wanted in connection with an armed robbery/home invasion that occurred May 27 at 66 Madison Ave.

He is charged in a warrant are two counts each of armed robbery, robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, police said.

Bowens, 24, is described as a black man, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 185 pounds, black hair and brown eyes.




Camry stolen from driveway of area home


SMITHSBURG - A 1992 Toyota Camry was taken early Thursday from the driveway of 107 Daniel Court, Smithsburg Police Chief Michael Potter said.

The vehicle, owned by Kevin Baumgardner, was taken after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. It was noticed missing at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

The car was unlocked and the keys were in the console, police said.

The silver car with black trim has Md. tags HYC 200.

Anyone with information may call police at 301-824-3500 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.




Md. man accused of kidnapping daughter, 4


MYERSVILLE - A Waldorf, Md., man accused of kidnapping his 4-year-old daughter Thursday from her mother's home in West Virginia was captured along Interstate 70 and the child was rescued unharmed, Maryland State Police in Frederick said.

Aundre Demetrius Jones, 35, of 3220 Nobility Court, was being held without bond Thursday night at the Frederick County Detention Center, Trooper 1st Class Brian Blubaugh said.

Wood County Sheriff's deputies in West Virginia filed a warrant charging Jones with kidnapping after the child was taken from Parkersburg, W.Va., earlier Thursday.

Jones was believed to be enroute to Waldorf with the child when he was stopped, Blubaugh said.

Blubaugh said the Frederick barracks received a cell phone call from the child's aunt at 2:45 p.m. Thursday saying she was following the kidnapping suspect on eastbound I-70 east of the Myersville interchange.

Troopers from Frederick and Hagerstown assisted in the traffic stop along with Frederick County Sheriff's deputies. Jones was taken into custody without incident and the child was returned to her mother, Blubaugh said.




Vehicle in river call alerts rescue crews


DOWNSVILLE - A report of a vehicle in the Potomac River near Dam No. 4 Thursday evening turned out to be an honest mistake, a spokesman at Washington County Fire and Rescue Communications said.

The 5:44 p.m. call originated from a passerby who contacted the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Rescuers were immediately alerted along with Maryland State Police and responded to the site just off Dam No. 4 Road.

Shortly after 6 p.m., the undercarriage of a tractor trailer was located between 500 feet and 600 feet below the dam - upside down in the river with its wheels exposed.




Fire damages toilet at youth league field


STATE LINE, Pa. - A fire in a portable toilet at the State Line Youth League over the weekend caused about $100 damage, said Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.

The property is owned by AC&T of Hagerstown, Md., but leased by the league, police said.

Anyone with information on the fire is asked to call 1-717-264-5161.

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