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Police log

October 01, 2003

Guns, bow stolen from area home


The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls Monday:

  • Eight firearms and two hunting bows valued at more than $3,600 were reported stolen from a home in the 12100 block of Hopewell Road, near Williamsport.

    Police said someone entered the home by kicking in a side door. The missing weapons were described as: a stainless Taurus .357 Magnum revolver valued at $450; a Bursa .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol with a blue finish, $350; Daisy "Powerline" air rifle, $70; Remington model 700 .243-caliber rifle, $700; Remington 12-gauge shotgun, $500; Marlin .22 Magnum rifle, $300; muzzle-loading rifle, unknown value; 12-gauge pump shotgun, $100; Matthews compound hunting bow, $700; Martin compound hunting bow, $500.

  • Two tires on a Mitsubishi Eclipse were discovered slashed at 6 p.m. at Fountainhead Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue. Damage was estimated at $200.

  • Two properties were damaged by projectile marbles in Williamsport.

    A storm door to a home on the 100 block of North Artizan Street, and a window of the River City Farm and Pet Supply store, 5 Milestone Terrace, apparently were struck with marbles, police said. Total damage was about $250.

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  • A flower pot, mailbox and windows were broken at the Highland View Academy, 10100 Academy Drive. Damage was estimated at $150.

  • A Pontiac Bonneville that had been left unlocked was entered, and bowling equipment, a compact disc player and CDs and other items were stolen.


  • Police issue tickets during traffic sweep


    Maryland State Police in Hagerstown issued 141 tickets and 115 traffic warnings in Washington County in connection with an increased focus Monday on traffic law enforcement, 1st Sgt. Richard Narron said.

    The tickets and warnings were for speeding, seat belt and aggressive driving violations, Narron said.

    The effort was part of "Operation Storm," which was scheduled to run between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., and focus mostly on Interstates 81 and 70 and U.S. 40 and 340.

    The operation was one of several Maryland State Police initiatives that will focus on traffic enforcement in Western Maryland counties, state police said Monday.

    City man faces charges in shooting


    A Hagerstown man was charged Tuesday morning in connection with a Maple Avenue shooting in which no one was hurt, according to Hagerstown City Police.

    James Andrew Brown, 24, of 3 Maple Ave., Apartment 1, was charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

    Police said they received a report of a gunshot near 3 Maple Ave. at about 3 a.m. Tuesday. One witness, Anthony Montgomery, said he and Brown had argued before the shooting.

    Montgomery alleged that he and some friends were leaving the Maple Avenue address when Brown confronted him, holding a short-barrelled shotgun, police said. Brown pointed the weapon toward Montgomery and fired, but did not strike him, Montgomery and other witnesses alleged to police.

    Brown was taken into custody after officers stopped a car fitting witnesses descriptions.

    Brown was being held Wednesday evening at the Washington County Detention Center on $20,000 bond, a detention center spokesman said.

    Pa. man faces stolen property charge


    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police said they charged a man with receiving stolen property Monday after he was found with a car reported stolen Sept. 21 in Camp Hill, Pa.

    Police said Paul J. Garland, 39, no fixed address, was taken into custody at the Jolly Cork Tavern on Grandview Avenue just before 3 p.m. Police said he was in possession of a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire reported stolen in a robbery and assault. The car is owned by Anthony Petrillo of Camp Hill, Pa., police said.

    Garland was being held in Franklin County Prison Tuesday on $200,000 bond and on a detainer for a state parole violation, according to police.

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