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Police log 5/20

May 20, 2003

Hagerstown man faces robbery charges


A city man accused of helping to rob one man May 1 and trying to rob another was being held Monday on armed robbery charges at the Washington County Detention Center, Hagerstown City Police said.

Corry Dejon Nelson, 23, of 54 E. Antietam St., is charged with attempted armed robbery, armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon and theft.

Nelson was being held on $200,000 bond at the county jail.

Police said a man reported the assault on May 13, nearly two weeks after it happened.

Police said the man and a friend were walking in an alley behind the 100 block of East Franklin Street when two men approached them, and one of the men produced a handgun. The men took car keys, a driver's license and a Social Security card from one man.

Police said they said they have not identified a second robber. He is described as a thin, light-skinned black man, 6 feet, 4 inches tall and wearing his hair down or in corn rows.

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Money, beer stolen from restaurant


The Cafe Italia at 935 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown was broken into Monday morning, Hagerstown City Police.

An undetermined amount of money, a laptop computer and a couple of cases of beer were reported missing, police said.

Entry was gained between 2 a.m. and 8:27 a.m. Monday by smashing the restaurant's south side window, police said.




Equipment stolen from parked vehicles


Stereo equipment and other accessories were reported stolen Monday morning from several vehicles parked behind Younger Toyota, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.

Someone forced their way into the vehicles at the dealership at 1935 Dual Highway between Saturday and Monday morning, police said.

Value of the stolen property was estimated at $1,600.

Anyone with information may call the Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.




Camcorder, earrings reported stolen


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

  • A $400 JVC brand camcorder and a pair of diamond earrings valued at $250 were reported stolen Friday at 3:34 p.m. from a home in the 11200 block of Grouse Lane.

  • A Blade-Z chrome green electric scooter valued at $525 was reported missing Saturday at 7 a.m. from the 100 block of East Maple Street, Funkstown.

  • An air compressor valued at $350 was reported stolen Saturday a 9 p.m. from a barn on Boonsboro Mountain Road near the Boonsboro reservoir. A lock had been broken, deputies said.

  • A $200 bike was reported stolen off a porch Sunday at 6 p.m. from the 17600 block of Homewood Road.





Broken windows, doors reported


The Washington County Sheriff's Department said deputies received reports of broken windows over the weekend.

  • On Saturday, the windshield of a 1989 Subaru was reported broken on the 11300 block of Youngstoun Drive. the window was valued at $250.

  • Deputies said a home window valued at $100 was reported broken in the 13700 block of Kenneth Street Saturday.


On Sunday, windows were reported broken at a number of locations in Washington County.

  • A window on a Nissan Sentra was reported broken at 4 a.m. in the 8100 block of Mapleville Road. Damage was estimated at $200.

  • A window and door on a 1984 Buick Century were reported damaged at 5:45 a.m. at the Pizza Hut at 100 Railway Lane. Damage was estimated at $400, and a $10 umbrella was missing.

  • A window on a 1986 Audiat was reported broken at 11 a.m. in the first block of West Water Street in Smithsburg. Damage was estimated at $400 damage.


Deputies received a report at 9:45 a.m. on damage to a window on a Ford Aerostar van in the 21300 block of Twin Springs Drive. Damage was estimated at $200.




Pa. man faces corruption charge


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police have charged a Mercersburg man in connection with alleged misconduct involving a 15-year-old girl.

Gregory G. Fuller Jr., 23, of 6834 Brant Drive, was charged with indecent assault and corruption of a minor. The alleged incidents with the girl occurred at an undisclosed location in St. Thomas Township between June 1, 2002, and March 15, police said.




Man charged after truck lands in stream


DARGAN - A Burkittsville, Md., man was charged with driving under the influence Monday after his pickup truck landed in a shallow stream bed, said Cpl. James Grimm of the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Mark Alan Humphrey, 44, was in the 3000 block of Harpers Ferry Road when his truck tire blew and he lost control at 6:41 p.m., Grimm said.

Humphrey's 1989 Dodge hit a bridge abutment and ran into the ankle-deep stream, Grimm said.

No one was hurt.

Humphrey was charged with driving under the influence and negligent driving, Grimm said.




Pa. woman faces DUI charge after crash


ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A St. Thomas woman was charged with driving under the influence as a result of a one-vehicle accident Friday evening on Jack Road, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Jinger Sue Miller was driving a 1998 Ford Mustang north at 7:20 p.m. when she lost control of the car and hit an embankment, police said. She and her passenger, Darryl Souders of Chambersburg, Pa., were unhurt, police said.

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