Police log

October 10, 2003|by

Break-in reported at area motorcycle dealership

Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies are investigating a breaking and entering and a road rage incident reported to police Wednesday, a department spokesman said.

The breaking and entering was reported from a Harley-Davidson store at 10210 Governor Lane Blvd., Suite 2004, Sgt. Mark Knight said. The breaking and entering was discovered about 8 a.m. Wednesday, Knight said.

Four jackets and four sweaters were taken, according to a police report. Value of the property and damage to the store was listed at $9,000, Knight said.

At 8:30 p.m., a motorist reported a road rage incident on Leitersburg Pike, Knight said. The motorist was not identified.

According to the report, the motorist was followed on Leitersburg Pike by an unknown driver in another car. When the first driver pulled over, the second driver got out of his or her car and struck the windshield of the other car with a baseball bat, Knight said.


No description of the second driver or the car was given, he said.

Shrimp stolen from Martin's

A man stole 15 packs of large shrimp from Martin's Food Market in Fountainhead Plaza on Tuesday afternoon by putting them in a red basket and walking out through the entry doors near the pharmacy, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The theft occurred around 1:25 p.m., police said.

The robber was described as a black man between 25 and 35 years old, 5 foot 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing 200 to 250 pounds, police said.

The man had short black hair with a distinct gray or white patch of hair on the front right side of his head, police said.

The man last was seen wearing knee-length black or dark blue shorts, a white T-shirt with various designs on the front and back and a shirt collar that appeared to have a black and maroon stripe, police said. He was wearing black high-top basketball shoes with white soles.

Anyone with information about the incident may call the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 240-313-2100, ext. 1.

Man wanted on assault charge

Hagerstown City Police are seeking help in finding a man wanted for second-degree assault.

Rubin Taylor, 26, has a last known address of 1419 Kensington Drive in Hagerstown. He is described as black, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 135 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Police do not know where Taylor is.

Police ask anyone with information leading to Taylor to call detectives at 301-790-3700, ext. 234, or Washington County Crime Solvers at 301-733-4141.

Help sought in July burglary

Washington County Crime Solvers is asking for help in solving a July burglary at Rita's Italian Ice in Hagerstown.

On July 18, someone forced open the front serving window and entered the store at 1213 Pennsylvania Ave. The cash register was dumped nearby, and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from inside.

Crime Solvers can be reached at 301-733-4141.

Any information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible will result in a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Area post office robbed

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The U.S. Post Office in Old Courthouse Square, off Edwin Miller Boulevard, was robbed Thursday night, but police were releasing little information.

A Martinsburg City Police officer in the post office's back parking lot at 10:30 p.m. confirmed the robbery, but said he couldn't release any details for a while.

Police had wrapped yellow crime scene tape entirely around a tractor-trailer parked behind the post office. A sign on the cab of the track said "Mollohan Trucking LLC" and "U.S. Mail."

A police dispatcher said at 11 p.m. that officers were still on the scene.

Tractor-trailer wheel hits car

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a wheel off a tractor-trailer struck a woman's car Thursday morning at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Ragged Edge Road in Greene Township, Pa.

Police said Tamera R. Stouffer, 28, of Chambersburg, was driving a 1998 Honda Accord and was stopped on Ragged Edge Road when the wheel came off the westbound truck and struck the driver's side of the car. The truck did not stop following the 7:10 a.m. accident, police said.

Driver avoids injuries in crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The driver of a car that struck two trees and went into a creek Wednesday night suffered minor injuries, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said David Wood, age unavailable, of Chambersburg, was driving a 1987 Mustang west on Stillhouse Hollow Road at 7:45 p.m. when he swerved to avoid a deer. The car struck a tree on the south side of the road then hit another on the north side, according to police.

The car then went down an embankment, flipped onto its roof and went into the creek, police said.

Wood's passenger, Mark Houser of Orrstown, Pa., was uninjured, police said.

Juveniles charged at schools

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police reported charging several juveniles in connection with different incidents at three schools this week.

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