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Police log for 7/31

July 31, 2002

Girl, 9, hit by truck at city intersection



A 9-year-old Hagerstown girl was hit by a truck on Tuesday when she ran into the road at the intersection of Salem Avenue and High Street in Hagerstown, police said.

The girl suffered a concussion, scratches and bruises, and was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment, City Police Sgt. Tim Wolford said.

A doctor told police the girl would soon be released from the hospital, Wolford said.

Wolford would not identify the injured girl because she is a juvenile.

At 5:26 p.m. Tuesday, the girl went into the road for an unknown reason and into the path of a truck driven by James Masser, 30, of 10916 Church Hill Road, Myersville, Md., according to Wolford.

Masser was driving east on Salem Avenue and had a green light to go through the intersection, Wolford said.

"The truck had the green light. It was the pedestrian's fault," police Officer Joe Okronley said.

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Two charged with W.Va. home break-in



BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Two Berkeley County men have been charged with breaking into a house on Henshaw Road on Monday and stealing a gun and other items inside.

Jason Scott Springer, 21, of 2298 Nadenbousch Lane, Inwood, W.Va., and Christopher Scott Reid, 19, of 1010 Henshaw Road, Bunker Hill, were charged with daytime burglary.

Springer was also charged with transferring stolen property.

Someone who was with Reid and Springer told the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department that Reid used a screwdriver to pry his way into the house and that Reid and Springer took a .45-caliber handgun, a video recorder, a cell phone and a hat, according to a criminal complaint.

Springer allegedly sold the video recorder to someone for $70, police said. All of the items were recovered.

Berkeley County Magistrate Joan Bragg arraigned Springer and Reid and set bail at $20,000 for each. They were still being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Tuesday night.




4-wheeler, tools among items reported stolen



Thefts and destruction of property incidents were reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department recently.

  • A Polaris Sportsman 4-wheeler was reported stolen at 7:30 p.m. Monday from the 2200 block of Rohrersville Road. The 500cc mossy oak camouflage ATV was sitting in the carport. It was valued at $7,000.

  • Eight windows were reported broken out of a school bus Monday morning at Kline's Truck and Equipment Sales at 14710 Crown Lane off Mason Dixon Road. Damage was estimated at $1,500.

  • Assorted tools worth $1,500 were reported stolen Monday morning from a 1998 Ford Ranger parked at Hagerstown Ford, 1714 Massey Blvd. The truck's cap was broken into, causing $100 in damage.

  • A man's black leather wallet and a briefcase containing two checkbooks were reported stolen Monday evening from a Dodge Caravan parked outside L.L. Bean at Prime Outlets in Hagerstown.

  • On Monday afternoon, a window was reported broken out of a 1993 Buick LeSabre parked at TC Electrical, 10409 Sharpsburg Pike. Damage was estimated at $250.

  • A white 1982 Sunlight pop-up camper with a red stripe was reported stolen Sunday night from the 13700 block of Rockdale Road. It was worth $1,000.

  • A 7-foot-tall yellow and green lighthouse yard ornament worth $300 was stolen overnight Sunday from the 12300 block of Cedar Ridge Road west of Hagerstown.

  • A General Electric CB radio, a Panasonic compact disc player, a disc changer cartridge and five CDs were reported stolen Sunday morning from three vehicles in the 1600 block of Harpers Ferry Road south of Dargan.

    The vehicles were a church vehicle, a 1990 Chevy Suburban and a 1996 Ford Explorer.

  • A tail light assembly was reported stolen off a 1989 Ford Mustang in the 100 block of North Main Street in Boonsboro. The theft was reported Sunday morning.

  • A chain saw was reported stolen Sunday morning from the basement of a home in the 21900 block of Academy Lane.

  • A window of a 1989 Chevy S-10 pickup truck was reported broken Sunday morning from the 8600 block of Downsville Pike. Damage was estimated at $150.

  • A window of a 1992 Ford Escort in the 15300 block of Clear Spring Road was reported broken Sunday morning. Damage was estimated at $150.

  • A window of a 2001 Chevy van in the 8600 block of Downsville Pike was reported broken Sunday morning. Damage was estimated at $200.

  • Thirty dress shirts worth $1,100 were stolen between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday from Brooks Brothers at Prime Outlets in Hagerstown.

  • Cassette tapes worth $50 were reported stolen at 1:30 a.m. Saturday from a green Ford Crown Victoria parked at the Shamrock Inn, 15411 National Pike. A window worth $150 was broken out.

  • Tools and a bicycle worth a total of $350 were reported stolen at 12:30 p.m. Saturday from the 12400 block of Deer Lodge Drive west of Hagerstown.

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