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Police log

August 24, 2003

Knife-wielding man robs uniforms store


FREDERICK, Md. - A man carrying a large hunting knife robbed the Frederick Uniforms Store on Saturday afternoon, Frederick City Police said.

The man entered the 1560 Opossumtown Pike store at 3:32 p.m. After the robbery, he fled in an unknown direction, police said.

A K-9 search had no results.

Witnesses told police the man was Hispanic, 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and medium to large build but not muscular. He had very short, crew-cut hair, was clean-shaven and had crooked teeth and a tattoo on his right forearm, police said.

He was believed to be wearing a light-colored tank top and athletic shorts. The knife was a large hunting knife with a 6-inch silver blade and possibly a wooden handle, police said.

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Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call police at 301-694-2100.




Man burned at grill at county ag center


A man who was burned Saturday evening at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center south of Hagers-town was flown to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital in Baltimore.

The incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. when the man, described as 40 years old, was burned on the forearm, hand and face at a propane grill, said dispatchers at Washington County Fire and Rescue Communications.

The Washington County Tractor Club has been holding events at the center this weekend.

No further information was available on the man's identity or condition Saturday night.




Boy, 11, allegedly shot with air rifle


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - An investigation into an incident Thursday in which one boy allegedly shot another in the leg with an air rifle has led to a juvenile petition being filed in Franklin County.

Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg reported the incident as happening at 4 p.m. Thursday in the 14300 block of Ridge Road in Antrim Township.

The victim is 11 years old and the alleged shooter is 10, police said. Both boys are from Waynesboro.




Man free on bond after alleged break-in


FREDERICK, Md. - A man accused of breaking into a woman's apartment early Saturday and causing damage there was released from the Frederick County Adult Detention Center after posting bond.

Jermaine Langley Hill, 32, of Frederick, was charged with malicious destruction of property, third-degree burglary and second-degree assault, according to Frederick Police.

Officers were called to the 900 block of Heather Ridge Drive at 4:30 a.m. Saturday for reports of a man who had forced his way into an apartment and was destroying the contents.




Counterfeit $50 bills show up in W.Va.


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A counterfeit $50 bill showed up at Payless Shoes in the Martinsburg Mall on Friday.

A short time later, another phony bill was offered at the drive-through of McDonald's Restaurant in the North End, where a detailed description of a car carrying someone who may have been passing the counterfeit money was obtained.

Martinsburg Police are looking for a four-door maroon vehicle with South Carolina tags 581KHJ.




Cabin owner surprises intruder


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The owner of a hunting cabin on Oak Road in Quincy Township told Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday he had apparently surprised someone breaking into the building at 1:30 p.m.

Damage was estimated at $600 but apparently nothing had been taken, police said.

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