Police log

July 15, 2003

Rental car reported stolen in Hagerstown

A rental car was reported stolen between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday from the Sheetz gas station at 301 W. Washington St., according to Hagerstown City Police.

The man who rented the car stopped to make a phone call at the gas station. He left the keys in the car, and when he returned, the car was gone.

The car was described as a tan 2003 Oldsmobile Alero, with Maryland tags KXF 202.

City police also received the following reports Sunday:

  • A 1996 Honda reportedly was keyed in the 1000 block of Security Road.

  • A Maryland license plate, 33F031, was reported stolen from a Nissan truck in the 1100 block of Potomac Avenue.

  • Two bicycles and an adult tricycle were reported stolen.

The tricycle was taken from the 300 block of South Mulberry Street. One bicycle was taken from the 200 block of North Mulberry Street, while the other, an orange 20-inch wheel Huffy, was reported stolen from the 300 block of Linganore Avenue.


Child taken to hospital for evaluation

FREDERICK, Md. - A child who reportedly had been left in a locked car Saturday afternoon near Frederick was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital for evaluation, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

Police and emergency workers arrived at 2:10 p.m. at the Target store parking lot at 5437 Urbana Pike where they found the child had been removed from the car by the parent, but the child was taken to the hospital to be checked for possible heat exhaustion, police said.

No charges were filed Saturday.

Two trains stop for man lying on tracks

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two trains had to stop to avoid hitting a man lying on railroad tracks Saturday night, according to Chambersburg police.

Alexander Jimenez, 43, of 186 Kennedy St., Apt. 2, was arrested for public drunkenness in the 9:54 p.m. incident, according to police. Police said they found him lying on the highline tracks south of East Catherine Street.

Police looking for males who tossed jack

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said they were looking for the occupants of a car who threw a car jack at another vehicle Saturday morning in Mont Alto.

Police said Michael E. Avey Sr., 40, no address given, of Waynesboro, Pa., was driving north at 7 a.m. when three young males in a brown coupe threw the jack. Damage to Avey's vehicle was minimal, police said.

City police looking for help in burglary

Police are seeking information in a reported burglary at an auto-glass tinting shop on Dual Highway that resulted in more than $5,000 in losses.

Hagerstown City Police were called May 30 to X-Treme Tinting at 360 Dual Highway. Officers learned that the night before, $5,297 worth of speakers, amplifiers and stereos were taken.

Anyone with knowledge about the crime may call Washington County Crime Solvers, 301-733-4141.

Cash rewards are given for information leading to the arrest and indictment of people responsible in the crime, and anonymous tips can be left.

Window at local store broken early Sunday

A man trying to take a set of golf clubs from a store near Hagerstown reportedly broke a window early Sunday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies were called at about 3 a.m. to Play It Again Sports at 13102A Pennsylvania Ave. The owner was in the shop when he heard the window break, police said, but he could not get a description of the suspect.

Caution issued for Potomac

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced that boating and other recreational uses of the Upper Potomac River, including creeks and streams should be avoided, according to a department press release.

River levels, caused by recent rain, are hazardous along the river from Shepherdstown to Harpers Ferry, according to the release. The advisory has been extended through Wednesday, the release said.

The advisory does not apply to professionally guided river trips or teams of experienced white water paddlers, according to the release.

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