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Police log

August 13, 2003

Mountain bikes stolen from business


HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Eight mountain bikes valued at more than $2,000 were stolen from The Outfitters shop on High Street early Tuesday, said Harpers Ferry Police Chief Donald Buracker.

The bikes were parked on a porch of the shop and were secured by a cable, Buracker said.

It is believed someone cut the cable sometime after midnight Monday and took the bikes, Buracker said.




Bicyclist hit by car released from hospital


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A Knoxville, Md., man who was injured when he was struck by a car while riding a bike in town Monday evening has been released from City Hospital, police said.

Shepherdstown Police said initially they believed Jason Paul Gordon, 28, was going to be sent to another hospital due to the nature of his injuries.

Gordon was riding his bike through the intersection of Church and New streets about 5:30 p.m. Monday when a motorist ran a stop sign and struck him, said Cpl. Keith Knotts.

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The car left the scene, Knotts said.

There were two males riding in the front of the car and two young people riding in the back, Knotts said.

The car which struck the man was described as a red, early 1990s vehicle, said Knotts.

Police were still looking for the driver of the car Tuesday, said Shepherdstown Police Chief Charles Cole.




Man charged with firing gun posts bond


A man charged with firing a handgun in Court 7 of Noland Village was released from the Washington County Detention Center after posting bond Monday.

Court records said city police charged Thomas M. Stillions Sr. with disorderly conduct, carrying a firearm, discharging a firearm within city limits and reckless endangerment. His bond initially was set at $20,000, records say.

Hagerstown police Sgt. Mark Renner said an intoxicated man walked outside an apartment in Court 7 about 10:30 p.m. Sunday and fired what officers believed to be a .38-caliber pistol into the air.




Boy charged with making bomb threats


FREDERICK, Md. - A 14-year-old Frederick, Md., boy was charged with making bomb threats Monday, Frederick Police said.

Wal-Mart on Monocacy Boulevard received two bomb threats, police said.




Baseball collectibles reported stolen


The Washington County Sheriff's Department took the following reports of thefts on Monday:

  • Baseball collectibles and memorabilia valued at $5,000 were reported stolen from a home in the 12200 block of West Lawn Lane.

  • A rear valance and side skirt valued at $100 were removed from a Volkswagen Jetta at Sharrett Inc., 1333 Dual Highway in Hagerstown.

  • Tools and a two-way radio, with a total value of $1,000, were reported stolen from a Washington County Roads Department tractor in front of Plum Grove Mansion on Broadfording Road.

  • A chain saw, food items and a weed wacker were taken during a break-in at a home in the 12000 block of Greencastle Pike.

  • A red, white and black 2001 Yamaha Supersport motorcycle was taken from outside a Robinwood Drive home. The motorcycle, with Maryland tags JGOLD1, was last seen Aug. 6.
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