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Police log for 6/19

June 19, 2003

Police look for help in McDonald's burglary



Hagerstown City Police were asking for the public's help in solving an April 14 burglary at McDonald's Restaurant at 330 E. Washington St.

When employees got to work at 3:15 a.m. they noticed boxes of food were out of place and a walk-in freezer door was ajar.

A man ran out of the freezer and broke the glass front doors to escape. Police said the man entered the restaurant by removing an exhaust fan on the roof and climbing through the hole.

The suspect is described as a white man or light-skinned black man, about 5-feet, 5 inches tall, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black bandanna over his face, police said.

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Anyone with information can call Crime Solvers at 301-733-4141. If you provide information that leads to an arrest and indictment you will get a $1,000 reward.

Callers can remain anonymous, police said.




Boys treated after car, scooter collide



SHARPSBURG - Two 14-year-old Sharpsburg-area boys escaped serious injury Wednesday when the motor scooter on which they were riding was hit by a car, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

The boys were taken to Washington County Hospital after the 6:45 p.m. accident. Their conditions were unknown, but police said their injuries were not life threatening.

The scooter was turning left into Burnside First Church of God on Mills Road when it collided with a Dodge Omni attempting to pass on the left, police said.

The driver of the car, Alexander Goff, 16, of Sharpsburg, was not hurt, police said.




Campground building damaged by fire



WILLIAMSPORT - A building at Snug Harbor KOA Campground was damaged by an accidental electrical fire Wednesday, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said.

The fire was reported at 12:51 p.m. at the campground at 11759 Snug Harbor Lane, the fire marshal's office said.

Damage was estimated at $4,000 to the concrete block building and $1,000 to its contents.




Businesses report broken windows



Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies investigated broken windows Tuesday at two Pennsylvania Avenue businesses.

Sgt. Mark Knight said deputies were called to Penn Avenue Meats at 13142 Pennsylvania Ave. at about 11:45 a.m.

A store window had been broken out with a rock, Knight said. The window's value was valued at $250.

At about the same time, officials at M.S. Johnston Co., at 13261 Pennsylvania Ave., reported three windows were broken with rocks. Value of those windows was set at $500, Knight said.




Tires, stereo stolen from parked vehicles



Washington County Sheriff's deputies reported the following incidents Tuesday:

  • Sharrett Inc., at 1333 Dual Highway, reported tires and wheels had been stolen from a Volkswagen. Estimated value of the missing items was $3,000, deputies said.

  • A stereo was stolen from a 1998 Honda Civic at 16224 McGregor Drive. The stereo was valued at $700, deputies said.

  • Battery Warehouse, at 18507 Maugans Ave., reported a front window appeared to have been hit with a BB. Value of the window was set at $450, deputies said.

  • A Toyota was broken into and a camera and CDs were taken from the car parked at 201 E. Chestnut St. in Funkstown. Deputies estimated damage to the car at $300 and damage to the car stereo at $350. Value of the CDs and camera was estimated at $810.

  • Three bikes were reported stolen, one from a home in Boonsboro and two from a home on Oak Ridge Drive. All three bikes were valued at $100.
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