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Police log 3/1/03

March 03, 2003

Caller asks woman for bank statements


A person claiming to be a bank representative called a Washington County woman and asked for copies of her bank statements, Cpl. Roy Harsh of the Washington County Sheriff's Department said Friday.

The caller told the woman that the bank's computers were down, Harsh said.

There was no indication of when or where the woman was asked to meet with the caller, he said. She tried to trace the caller's phone number, but it came up as unlisted.

The bank has reported that other customers have received the same calls, Harsh said.




Paint booth fire causes $45,000 in damage


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A paint booth fire sparked by a fan motor at E-Z Dumper Products near Waynesboro late Thursday caused $45,000 worth of damage to the property, according to officials with the Waynesboro Fire Department.

Eighteen firefighters from Franklin County, Pa., and Washington County responded to the 9:30 p.m. blaze, which was contained by the building's sprinkler system. No one was injured.

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Officials discourage use of upper Potomac River


The Maryland Natural Resources Police recommended Friday that boating and other recreational uses of the upper Potomac River, including creeks and streams, be avoided through Monday because of hazardous conditions.

Recent precipitation has caused hazardous river levels for recreational use on the Potomac River from Hancock downstream to Little Falls, according to the DNR.

The advisory does not apply to professionally guided river trips or teams of experienced white water paddlers. For the latest Potomac River conditions, call 1-703-260-0305.

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