Police log for 10/17

October 17, 2002

Teen admits to trying to have sex with 7-year-old

BOONSBORO - A Boonsboro teenager admitted to one count of third-degree sex offense in Washington County Juvenile Court on Wednesday for trying to have intercourse with a 7-year-old girl, Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Steve Kessell said.

The girl was a client in a day care facility operated by the boy's mother when the incident occurred upstairs on Sept. 7, Kessell said. The facility has since closed.

The girl reported pain to her mother and was taken to Washington County Hospital, Kessell said. She is receiving counseling.

The boy, who had been on home detention, was sent on Wednesday to the Noyes Detention Center in Rockville, Md., pending sentencing, Kessell said.

In exchange for the admission, charges of second-degree rape, second-degree assault and a second count of third-degree sex offense were dismissed, Kessell said.


Rifles, shotguns reported stolen

The Washington County Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft on Tuesday of 20 rifles and shotguns from a Fairplay area home.

The firearms have an estimated value of more than $20,000, police said.

The homeowner returned to her home on Reichard Road around 11:30 p.m. to find her door had been forced open and firearms had been stolen from gun cabinets, police said.

The firearms were stolen between 1:10 and 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

Shot out windows and stolen taillights were among the crimes reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department since Tuesday morning.

  • A hole from a shot in a window at Dentler Brothers Furniture, 13254 Pennsylvania Ave., was reported at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Damage was estimated at $800.

  • A bedroom window in the 11800 block of White Hall Road was reported shot with a BB gun at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Damage was estimated at $100.

  • The Crystal Falls Drive entry gate to the Mount Aetna watershed was reported damaged at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

  • A window was reported broken out of a home in the 16800 block of Spielman Road at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Damage was estimated at $50.

  • A stereo and taillights were reported stolen Wednesday at 6 a.m. from a Chevy S-10 pickup in the first block of Stanley Hauver Drive in Smithsburg. Damage was estimated at $100 and the value of the stolen items was $600.

Six taken to hospital after crash on U.S. 40

Six people were taken to Washington County Hospital on Wednesday night after a pickup truck and a car collided on U.S. 40 just east of Md. 66, Maryland State Police said.

Trooper 1st Class R.L. Embly said an eastbound 1989 Plymouth Acclaim driven by Diana S. Wisner, 18, of 1580 Andover Lane in Frederick, Md., crossed the center line around 7:36 p.m. and struck a westbound Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Vincent Anthony Ciampa, 20, of 253 Tufts Ave., Falling Waters, W.Va.

Wisner was taken by ambulance to the hospital along with two passengers in her car. They are Marvin B. Avila, 19, and Douglas Avila, 13, both of 574 Lancaster Place, Frederick, police said.

Ciampa also went to the hospital along with his two passengers, Christopher Ciampa, 18, of Falling Waters, and Mearl Lancaster, 17, of 137 Fairground Ave., Hagerstown, police said.

All six occupants were still being assessed in the emergency room at the hospital at press time. A nursing supervisor said none of the injuries appeared to be serious.

Wisner was charged with failure to drive right of center, police said.

The accident closed down U.S. 40 at Stottlemeyer Road for about an hour, police said.

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