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Police log

August 20, 2003

Moped stolen from Hagerstown home


A 2003 Tomos Sprint model moped was stolen from the back yard of 929 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown City Police said.

Lt. Margaret Kline said the moped, which had been chained, was taken between 8 p.m. on Aug. 15 and 5 a.m. Tuesday. Value was estimated at $775.




Police looking for missing city teen


A teenager was reported missing by the Washington County Sheriff's Department Monday.

Kristina Lynn Kelly, 15, of 14541 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, left her home at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday and has not returned, deputies said.

Kelly is described as being white, 5 feet 2 inches tall, and weighing 110 pounds. She has shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing blue jeans and a white shirt.

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Police said she is known to visit a Baltimore Street address in Hagerstown. The Sheriff's Department asks that anyone with information on her whereabouts call 240-313-2100, ext. 1.




Weed trimmer stolen, debris tossed in pool


The Washington County Sheriff's Office received the following crime reports Monday:

  • A Craftsman weed trimmer was stolen from the bed of a 2001 Dodge pickup truck parked in front of 18602 Burnside Bridge Road.

  • Rocks, debris and tree limbs were found tossed into a pool at 340 Pangborn Boulevard. There was a reported damage of $300.





Cyclist's condition is downgraded


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Waynesboro man injured in a motorcycle accident Friday was downgraded to critical condition at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center Tuesday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

John F. Gow, 38, of 10627 Old Forge Road was riding a 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle at 11:21 p.m. when he lost control on a curve on Anthony Highway south of Nunnery Road in Quincy Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

He was initially treated at Waynesboro Hospital then flown by Life Lion helicopter to Hershey, police said.




Mobile home fire feared suspicious


KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Fire destroyed an abandoned mobile home in the Fox Glen subdivision Tuesday night, a fire official said.

The 7:07 p.m. fire was suspicious in nature, particularly because no power was connected to the trailer, said Ed Smith, chief of Independent Fire Co.

Smith said the mobile home, which is behind a church in Fox Glen, was nearly burned to the ground by the time he arrived.

Smith said there have been three other suspicious fires recently involving abandoned mobile homes in Fox Glen, which is along W.Va. 9 east of the intersection of W.Va. 480.




Pa. man charged with burglary, theft


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg police have charged a borough man with burglary, theft and receiving stolen property in connection with a break-in at a body shop on Aug. 12.

Police said Johnathan M. Wells, 22, of 751 Fairground Ave., was charged in the break-in at Shawn's Body Shop at 80 W. South St. A car stereo was taken from a Ford Bronco inside the business.

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