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Police log for 11/6

November 06, 2002

Faulty heat lamp causes small house fire



A faulty bathroom heat lamp sparked a small fire Tuesday at a home in the Brightwood Acres subdivision south of Hagerstown, firefighter Chris Lundberg of the Funkstown Fire Co. said.

Community Rescue Service and about 15 firefighters from Funkstown and Hagerstown responded to the 5:30 p.m. blaze at 29 Redwood Drive, Lundberg said.

The ranch-style home's sole occupant was not injured in the fire, which was extinguished within 15 minutes, Lundberg said.

Damage was confined to the heat lamp and a small area of the ceiling surrounding the light, he said.




Cars are broken into at Charles Town business



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Several cars were broken into Monday night while they were parked in the impound lot at Creamers Tire Auto and Towing at 200 E. North St., police said.

The cars were ransacked and some stereo equipment was stolen from the vehicles, said Detective John Jeffries of the Charles Town Police Department.

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Additional information was unavailable Tuesday night.




Sheriff's Department investigates incidents



The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following incidents Monday:

  • A Ditch Witch plow was reported damaged at Williamsport Moose Lodge 2462 on 119 N. Conococheague St. Monday at noon, Deputy Sgt. Mark Knight said.

    About $1,500 damage was reported to the plow.

  • The basement at Beginnings Day Care, 40 Mount Vernon Drive in Keedysville, was reported broken into at 1 p.m. Monday, Knight said.

    Knight said the basement lights were broken.

    Knight said the damage was reported at $35.

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