All cop log for 4/24

April 24, 2003

Mailbox damage reported to police

Three mailboxes in neighborhoods north of Hagerstown were damaged Tuesday morning, a Washington County Sheriff's deputy said.

The mailboxes were in the 18000 block of Preston Road, the 19000 block of Spring Creek Road and the 13000 block of Donnybrook Drive, Deputy 1st Class Christopher Weaver said.

All of the incidents were reported between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Weaver said. One mailbox was estimated at $30, Weaver said, and the other two likely were similar.

Property damaged at local swim club

About $5,600 worth of property was damaged when someone gained access to a Hagerstown swim club last week, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.


Between April 17 at 3 p.m. and April 19 at 10 a.m., someone entered The Northwood Swim Club at 13116 Pennsylvania Avenue, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's department at 240-313-2170.

Brothers charged by Hagerstown police

A domestic disturbance call Tuesday night in the first block of East Antietam Street resulted in the arrest of two brothers after 9 p.m., Hagers-town City Police said.

John Garner Lassiter, 34, of Columbia, Md., was charged with drug possession, drug possession with intent to distribute, possession of paraphernalia and resisting arrest, according to Washington County District Court records. He also was charged on an arrest warrant with driving on a suspended license.

Gregory Allen Lassiter, 33, of 40 N. Mulberry St. was charged with obstructing police officers, District Court records said.

Both men are being held at the Washington County Detention Center. John Lassiter was being held on $100,000 for drug charges and is serving a 15-day sentence for driving on a suspended license, while Greg Lassiter was being held on $5,000, a reduction of $5,000 from his bail review Wednesday morning.

Missing girls found by sheriff's deputies

The Washington County Sheriff's Department found three girls missing from a Washington County shelter Tuesday night in a car in the Dual Highway McDonald's parking lot, police said.

Sgt. Tim Baker said the girls were found by one of the girls' fathers just before midnight in a relative's vehicle. The girl's father held the three girls there until police arrived, he said.

Missing were a 10-year-old black girl, a 12-year-old white girl and a 12-year-old black girl, who had been seen in their pajamas in bed at the shelter around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday night, police had said.

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