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Police log for 10/29

October 29, 2002

Moped, four-wheeler reported stolen



  • The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls over the weekend:

  • A Vespa moped was stolen from Linwood Road in Halfway. The moped was valued at $150.

  • A Raptor four-wheeler was reported stolen from the Mason-Dixon Dragway on National Pike. Police said a Washington County teenager was arrested in the theft, but the charges were not available Monday morning.

  • A window was broken at a home on Martin Street in Clear Spring. Police said Michelle Diane Rickett, 37, whose address was not available, was charged with malicious destruction of property and burglary. Rickett was being held at the Washington County Detention Center Monday morning on $10,000 bond.

  • An electric vehicle was broken into on the 13500 block of Donnybrook Drive, north of Hagerstown. There was no report of what was missing.

  • A truck on the 13700 block of Maugansville Road was broken into and tools were taken. There was no estimate on the value of the tools.

  • Six remote-controlled cars and some power tools were stolen from the As Seen On TV booth at Valley Mall. The items were valued at $140.

  • A 1993 Mercury station wagon on Mount Briar Road was scratched with a sharp object. The damage was estimated at $1,500.





ATV, guns stolen in Cascade break-ins



CASCADE - Thieves were busy in the Cascade area late Sunday and early Monday, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

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A garage at the rear of Highfield Road was broken into between 4 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 a.m. Monday, Investigator Greg Alton said.

Taken from that garage was a green 1989 Polaris ATV worth $8,000.

Later Monday morning someone entered a home on Ritchie Road and stole a number of items including three guns, Alton said.

The guns included a Marlin .30/30 lever-action rifle, a .257 Roberts Wildcat rifle and a Smith & Wesson Model 19 revolver, Alton said.

A digital camera and a video camcorder also were taken from the Ritchie Road home during the break-in between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m., Alton said.

There was no sign of forced entry at the home.

Anyone with information about either of the two incidents may call 301-791-3020.




Broken wheel strikes another car on I-81



SCOTLAND, Pa. - No one was injured Saturday when a car wheel broke off and jumped over a concrete barrier on Interstate 81, striking another vehicle, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Gary C. Hysert, 59, of Ontario, Canada, was driving a 2000 Nissan Maxima south on I-81 near Exit 20 when the front driver's side wheel broke off, bounced over a concrete barrier and struck a northbound 2002 Audi sedan driven by Seth W. MacKay-Smith, 30, of Malvern, Pa., police said.

The accident, just before 6 p.m., caused minor damage to the Audi, police said.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts and were not injured, police said.




Pa. man charged in theft of money bag



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man has been charged in the theft of a grocery store money bag earlier this month, Chambersburg Police said.

On Oct. 3, a cashier's money bag was taken from Giant Foods at 993 Wayne Ave., police said.

Ferdinand R. Jones Jr., 60, of 41 W. Washington St., was charged with theft and receiving stolen property, police said.




Two charged with criminal mischief



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two men have been charged in connection with a dozen incidents of criminal mischief in the borough since March, Chambersburg Police said.

Police charged Timothy W. Corbiser, 29, of Keedysville, and David M. Danfelt Jr., 32, of Martinsburg, W.Va., with criminal mischief.

Police have been investigating numerous incidents at businesses between March and October in which glass windows and doors were damaged by propelling steel ball bearing projectiles at them with a slingshot, police said.

Victims include: Route 5 Gift Shop, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Kwik Fill Service Station, Charles Texter, Cumberland Valley Thrift Store, Sherwin Williams, Bob's Bike Shop and Lawn Service, Arby's Restaurant, Mim's Hoagie Shop, Franklin Fire Co., Sunrise Electronics and the Salvation Army, police said.

The estimated damage was $8,605, police said.

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