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Police log for 1/22

January 22, 2003

Hagerstown teen reported missing



A 17-year-old Hagerstown girl who has been missing from her home since Jan. 16 may be in the company of a 25- to 30-year-old man she knows, her mother told Hagerstown City Police.

Crystal Leeann Wooldridge of the 300 block of Ridge Avenue is white, 4 feet 7 inches tall, and weighs 110 pounds. She has dark, wavy auburn hair with purple highlights worn in a mid-collar length style.

Her mother said she was last seen with the man around 10 a.m. last Thursday at Prime Outlets. She was wearing a dark sweatshirt, dark jeans and boots.

It was believed the two might be heading toward Ocean City but they also may still be in the Hagerstown area, police said.

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Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the girl may call 301-790-3700.




Leaking gas ignites garage blaze in W.Va.



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A fire that started when leaking gas came into contact with a wood stove destroyed a detached, two-story garage and a car Tuesday night.

Jason Carlson, assistant fire chief with the Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Co., said the fire call came in around 6 p.m. The garage is on W.Va. 9 next to Frank's Blue Ridge Grocery.

Carlson declined to name the property's owner, who had not yet been notified Tuesday night. The owner's son, who Carlson said was in his mid-20s, was working on a Suzuki Samurai in the garage when a gas leak developed, Carlson said.

The man was unable to stop the gas from coming into contact with the wood stove, which started the fire. Nobody was injured, Carlson said.

The fire was knocked down about 15 minutes after firefighters arrived. Although both floors of the building consisted of garage space, no other cars were inside, Carlson said.

Firefighters from Independent Fire Co., Citizens Fire Co. and Friendship Fire Co., assisted Blue Ridge, and a tanker from Loudoun County, Va., was sent to the scene, Carlson said.




Pa. man shot at car wash still hospitalized



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man who was shot while backing his Jeep Cherokee out of a Chambersburg car wash early Friday evening was listed in satisfactory condition at York (Pa.) Hospital, a spokeswoman there said Tuesday.

The victim was identified by police as Roy Shields, 61, of 525 Weaver Ave.

Chambersburg Police have charged a 15-year-old boy as an adult with aggravated assault, Detective Sgt. Diane Kelso said Tuesday.

Police have not said whether they believe the shooting was intentional or accidental and have not released details on the incident.

A preliminary hearing on the teenager, whose name has not been released by police, is set for Thursday at 11 a.m. before District Justice Gary Carter.




Pa. men face drug, fleeing charges



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two men who police allege fled from a fight at a Chambersburg apartment when police arrived Monday face multiple criminal charges, Chambersburg Police said.

Police were called to the Green Meadow Apartments on Progress Avenue for a fight involving eight males at around noon Monday. When police arrived, several people fled in two vehicles.

The driver of one of the vehicles refused to stop for police and fled, committing numerous traffic violations and striking two occupied vehicles before crashing into a house, police alleged. The driver and a passenger took off on foot but were caught a short time later by police, police said.

Deandre Johnson, 31, of Easton, Pa., and Newark, N.J., was charged with possession of crack cocaine, police said.

Damon L. Bryant, 25, of Chambersburg, was charged with fleeing and eluding police, accidents involving attended motor vehicles, recklessly endangering another person and driving with a suspended license. He was wanted for an alleged Pennsylvania state parole violation, police said.

Johnson, Bryant and a passenger suffered multiple fractures to their arms, police said.

A woman in one of the vehicles struck by the fleeing car suffered minor injuries, police said.

The incident was still under investigation.




Fifty sheets of plywood, firearm reported missing



The Washington County Sheriff's Department received the following calls Monday:

  • At 8:59 a.m., Lancaster Craftsman Builders reported 50 sheets of plywood missing from the 20500 block of Guard Court. Sgt. Mark Knight said the lumber was worth at least $500.

  • In the 21900 block of Beaver Brook Drive, a firearm that was last seen in August 2002 was discovered missing in December, and reported missing this week. The gun was a .357-caliber Ruger GP100.
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