Police log

July 10, 2003

Hagerstown man reported missing

A 50-year-old Hagerstown man was reported missing by his brother, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Gregory Duff Bacon, of 12926 The Terrace, has not been seen or heard from since June 14, police said.

He left that morning and never showed up at work, police said.

He was reported missing by his brother, Dr. Allan Bacon, police said.

Gregory Bacon is a white male, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts may call the sheriff's department at 240-313-2100.

People can report crimes via e-mail

Hagerstown City Police have created an e-mail hotline for people who want to report criminal activity but wish to remain anonymous.

The e-mail address is

It should not be used for matters that require immediate police assistance, police said. In an emergency, people should dial 911 or call city police at 301-790-3700, police said.


Lt. Richard Johnson will read the tips and direct them to the proper division.

Car stereos stolen from parked vehicles

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following incidents Wednesday:

  • A Sony car stereo valued at $900, 60 compact discs valued at $250, and a lug key valued at $60, were reported stolen from a Honda Accord in the 17800 block of Sherman Avenue.

  • A stereo was reported stolen from a 1987 Oldsmobile Delta 88 in the 13800 block of Village Mill Drive in Maugansville. The type of stereo and its estimated value were unavailable.

Dog bites, burglaries reported in city

Hagerstown City Police received the following calls Tuesday:

  • A dog bite from July 3 was reported Tuesday at the PetSmart on Garland Groh Boulevard. Police said the dog has since died, and it was unclear whether it had received proper shots.

  • Two burglaries were reported on the 900 block of Mulberry Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

    One garage was reportedly burglarized between 4 p.m. Monday and 10 p.m. Tuesday when a door lock was cut. According to the report, it was not clear when the other garage was broken into, or what was taken from either garage.

  • An assault was reported between midnight and 8 a.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of Mulberry Avenue after a person was knocked down by an unknown assailant. The victim, whose name was not available, was treated at Washington County Hospital and released.

  • A car stereo was reportedly stolen from a vehicle on the 1100 block of Sherman Avenue between midnight and 8 a.m. Wednesday.

W.Va. man wanted in stabbing still at large

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police continued to search for a man wanted in connection with a stabbing at Capital Heights over the weekend.

Warrants were issued charging Robert Lee McDowell, 32, of Kearneysville, W.Va., with attempted murder and malicious wounding. He is charged with stabbing Leroy Lee Newell Jr., 36, once in the neck, once in the left shoulder and once in the upper left body after an argument Sunday morning.

Newell was listed in good condition Wednesday evening at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va.

Capital Heights is an apartment complex outside Martinsburg.

Boy charged in series of thefts from vehicles

A 17-year-old Williamsport boy was charged Wednesday in connection with a series of thefts from vehicles, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.

More arrests are expected, police said.

Officers served search warrants at two houses in the Williamsport area and recovered two carloads of stolen goods worth thousands of dollars, police said.

Police said they hope to return the stolen merchandise to the owners.

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