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Police log for 9/24

September 24, 2002

Deputies hope to return recovered property



A cache of stolen property was found Monday in a home in Maugansville and Investigator Greg Alton of the Washington County Sheriff's Department wants to return it to the proper owners.

"We got a tip telling us where we could find items reportedly taken in thefts from vehicles, mostly in the Maugansville area," Alton said.

Some of the items are skateboards, CDs, power tools and the like, Alton said.

But a 1985 class ring with the engraving "Brownsville Area High School" and the name "Eric" also was found, he said.

Anyone missing property following a theft from a vehicle may contact Alton at 301-791-3300, ext. 108.




Charges filed in Frederick shooting



FREDERICK, Md. - A late-night shooting Sunday resulted in no injuries but charges of attempted murder have been lodged against two Westminster, Md., men, Frederick City Police said.

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The 10:45 p.m. incident occurred in an apartment in the 1400 block of West Key Parkway, police said.

The victim told police he heard a knock at the door and when he looked through a window, two gunshots were fired through the window. The shooters left in a black Chevrolet, police said.

Detective David Armstrong teamed up with Officer Jerry Morales in the investigation of the shooting. Two people were arrested in Westminster with the help of Maryland State Police.

Victor R. Cora, 26, of the 1900 block of Hughes Shop Road, and Munoz A. Rodriguez, 22, of the 1200 block of Hughes Shop Road, were each charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun in a felony, conspiracy to commit first- and second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first- and second-degree assault, and conspiracy to use a handgun in a felony, police said.

A check with the Frederick County Adult Detention Center Monday night revealed the two men were awaiting an appearance before a bond commissioner.




Cops looking for teens who attacked man



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Four teenagers attacked a man after he refused to hand over his money Sunday evening, Chambersburg Police said.

Police said four black males between the ages of 15 and 18 surrounded the 32-year-old man in the area of Black Avenue and West Liberty Street at 6:30 p.m. and demanded his money.

When the man refused, the teenagers assaulted him, police said. The man was struck in the face and head and had a large gash to the left side of his face and a large lump on the back of his head, police said.

Anyone with information on the incident can call Chambersburg Police at 717-264-4131, ext. 315.




Man who fell from overpass 'serious'



The man who fell 6 to 8 feet from an overpass near the AC&T Station on North Burhans Boulevard late Saturday or early Sunday was listed in serious condition Monday night at a Baltimore hospital, a nursing supervisor said.

Charles Newlin, 49, of the 500 block of West Washington Street, was discovered around 7:20 p.m. Sunday by passers-by who heard him calling for help.

Newlin told Hagerstown City Police he had been sleeping on the wall of the overpass Saturday night when he apparently rolled off. The exact time he fell wasn't known.

Community Rescue Service took Newlin by ambulance to North Hagerstown High School, where a Maryland State Police medevac helicopter from Frederick, Md., picked him up and flew him to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

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