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June 10, 2003

Man claims he was robbed at gunpoint in city residence

A man reported being robbed at gunpoint early Monday at a Hayes Avenue residence, Hagerstown City Police said.

Robert Dewayne Lane said he was sleeping at the residence when two men stole his wallet containing an undetermined amount of cash and ran out the back door shortly before 5 a.m., police said.

One of the men was armed with a handgun, police said. He was described as an 18- to 23-year-old black man wearing a gray "hoodie" and blue and yellow shorts.

The other man was armed with a knife, police said. He was described as a 25- to 29-year-old white man wearing a gray "hoodie" and blue jeans.


Anyone with information may contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 301-790-3700.

Two vehicles destroyed in fire at auto repair shop

The Hagerstown Fire Marshal's Office was investigating a fire that destroyed two vehicles at an auto repair shop Monday night.

Firefighters were called to Lanny's Service Center at 1014 W. Washington St. at about 8:20 p.m., Hagerstown Fire Department Battalion Chief Kyd Dieterich said.

Two vehicles, including a van, were destroyed. A third vehicle and the garage sustained minor damage, he said.

The fire, which occurred in a fenced-in parking lot, was extinguished in about 10 minutes, he said.

No injuries reported when car collides with school bus

No one was injured Monday morning when a Washington County school bus with no passengers was rear-ended, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.

The accident occurred at 10:20 a.m. on Longmeadow Road at a railroad crossing, police said.

Bus driver William Horst Jr., 60, was stopped at the crossing when the bus was hit from behind by a 1993 Mazda Miata driven by Michelle McDaniel, 32, of Sweet Vale Road in Hagerstown, police said.

The bus had to be lifted up to remove the Mazda from underneath, police said.

McDaniel was charged with failing to control speed to avoid a collision, police said.

Woman is mugged in first block of East Franklin Street

A 44-year-old Hagerstown woman was mugged in the first block of East Franklin Street Saturday afternoon, Hagerstown City Police said.

The unidentified woman was approached from behind by a black male who pushed her to the ground and stole her wallet at about 3 p.m., police said.

The man was last seen running in Cramer's Alley.

The woman suffered minor injuries as a result of being pushed to the ground, but she did not seek medical attention, police said.

The mugger was described as a black man in his mid-20s, 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds and wearing a dark blue shirt, police said.

Anyone with information may call police at 301-790-3700.

Sheriff's Department seeks information on missing boy

A boy living at the Washington County Association of Retarded Citizens group home at 11900 Harp Road walked off the home's grounds at 11:50 p.m. Saturday and has not been seen, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Michael Anthony Gorden, 17, is 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 192 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a light blue shirt and shorts.

Police ask anyone with information about the boy to call the Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

DUI checkpoint scheduled for June 27 in Harpers Ferry

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The Harpers Ferry Police Department will conduct a drunken driving checkpoint June 27, Police Chief Donald Buracker said.

The checkpoint will be conducted on U.S. 340 in Harpers Ferry, Buracker said.

The alternate routes will be Chestnut Hill Road to W.Va. 9 and Bloomery Road to W.Va. 9, Buracker said.

Boy struck while riding bike, flown to Baltimore hospital

FREDERICK, Md. - An 8-year-old Frederick boy was struck while riding his bicycle Monday afternoon, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.

The boy, whose name was not released, was flown by helicopter to Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore after the 3:47 p.m. accident, police said.

His condition could not be determined Monday night. Police said he was wearing a helmet and his injuries were not life-threatening.

The bicyclist pulled out in front of a GMC Envoy XL driven by Terri Granado, 37, of Frederick, at the intersection of Knollwood Drive and Spring Ridge Parkway, police said.

Man charged with pocketing cash from Sheetz coffee sales

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Borough police charged a Chambersburg-area man Friday with pocketing approximately $5,000 in coffee receipts customers had paid at the Wayne Avenue Sheetz.

Police alleged that Michael L. Brindle, 20, of 2507 Warm Spring Road, had taken the money since January when he became an employee. Police had been called to the store by a Sheetz loss investigation supervisor.

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