Police log 8/20

August 21, 2002

Used motor oil stolen from Pa. Jiffy Lube

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police are looking for help in finding out who stole 1,000 gallons of used motor oil from a service center this week.

The motor oil was stolen from Jiffy Lube at 1250 Orchard Drive between 7:30 p.m. Monday and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

Police ask that anyone who observed a large fuel delivery vehicle with a dual axle parked along the east side of the building between those times to call Chambersburg Police at 717-264-4131.

Surveying stations taken from truck

Two $9,000 electronic surveying work stations were stolen before 8:30 a.m. Monday from a truck at Fox & Associates at 981 Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown, Washington County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Mark Knight said.


The work stations are computer surveying equipment, he said.

Bags of mulch stolen from garden center

Sixty bags of mulch were stolen from Snavely's Garden Center at 19719 Leitersburg Pike between Sunday and Monday morning, Washington County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Mark Knight said.

The mulch was worth approximately $150, he said.

City men charged in restaurant robbery

Two Hagerstown men charged with the early Tuesday armed robbery of a 24-hour restaurant have been jailed at the Washington County Detention Center.

Robbie Joseph Hammond, 18, and William Morgan Stewart, 19, both of 335 S. Potomac St., were being held on $25,000 and $75,000 bond, respectively, jail officials said Tuesday night.

The robbery occurred at the Waffle House Restaurant on Sharpsburg Pike south of Interstate 70, Maryland State Police said.

According to police, at about 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, a white man wearing a gray fleece sweatshirt, baggy jeans and a blue bandanna with white paint over his face entered the restaurant and displayed an undetermined weapon.

Patrons and employees were ordered onto the floor and cash was taken from the register.

State police troopers and Washington County Sheriff's deputies searched the area, and found a vehicle containing the described clothing behind the Sleep Inn Motel.

Police said they arrested two men following a foot chase.

Intruders sent running by homeowner, son

A homeowner returned to his home in the 800 block of Mulberry Avenue Tuesday evening with his son and interrupted a break-in, scuffling with two men in the kitchen before they ran out the back door and fled the area, Hagerstown City Police said.

Sgt. Mark Renner said a kicked-in back door discovered at 5:21 p.m. was the first clue that something was amiss. Then the resident and his son discovered two men in the basement.

The intruders ran upstairs where they scuffled with the resident and his son before they got away, police said. Some property was taken but was recovered nearby.

Anyone with information about the break-in or the suspects may call Hagerstown City Police at 301-790-3700 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.

Toddler hospitalized following fall to floor

SHARPSBURG - A 19-month-old boy who fell about eight feet onto a concrete floor Tuesday afternoon was taken to Washington County Hospital by ambulance.

Few details were available about the around 4:40 p.m. incident in the 5900 block of River Road, dispatchers with Washington County Fire and Rescue Communications said.

The child reportedly was conscious and crying after an initial period of lethargy, dispatchers said.

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