Police log

October 23, 2003

Boy thought to be missing is found inside his home

LEITERSBURG - More than a dozen officers from the Washington County Sheriff's Department and Maryland State Police took part in a search for a missing 11-year-old boy Wednesday evening.

Authorities later learned the boy was hiding inside his residence.

A deputy said authorities began looking for the boy, who lives on Millers Church Road near Leitersburg, after he was reported missing at 4:45 p.m. Authorities also used a state police helicopter and bloodhound to track the missing boy.

He was found at 7:21 p.m. hiding in the attic of the Millers Church Road home.

Woman finds intruder in her McDade Road home

A resident found an intruder in her home early Wednesday in the 12600 block of McDade Road, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies were called at 12:43 a.m. after a homeowner's daughter found a man in a downstairs bedroom, Sheriff's Department Cpl. Roy Harsh said.


The intruder was described as an older white man with a gray beard and glasses. He was wearing a lightweight green and blue jacket and a plaid shirt.

Harsh said the man left before police arrived and nothing was reported taken. He said the incident was being investigated as a fourth-degree burglary.

Harsh asked anyone with information to call Deputy Jay Mills at 301-791-3020.

Deputies respond to reports of vandalized vehicles

The Washington County Sheriff's Department received the following crime reports Tuesday:

  • A 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck was vandalized with spray paint, causing $2,000 in damage. The owner is a Clear Spring resident, but police reports were not clear where the vandalism occurred.

  • A stereo system was stolen from inside a Nissan parked at the park-and-ride near the intersection of Interstate 70 and U.S. 40 east of Hagerstown. Taken were a subwoofer speaker and speaker box, an amplifier and approximately 30 compact discs. Total value was estimated at $700.

  • A 2000 Volvo was keyed at Eastern Elementary School, at 1320 Yale Drive, at about 5 p.m. while the owner was picking up a child at the school.

Pa. women injured in two-car crash on U.S. 30

GUILFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Two women were taken to Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital following a two-car collision Tuesday morning on U.S. 30 near Spring Valley Drive, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Barbara Bouder, of Chambersburg, was driving a 1992 Isuzu when she tried to make a left turn onto westbound Pa. 30, according to police. The Isuzu collided with a 1998 Ford driven by Barbara Rotz, of Mont Alto, Pa., police said.

Police said both were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. A hospital spokeswoman said the women were released from the hospital.

William Bouder, also of Chambersburg, was riding in the Isuzu but was not injured, police said.

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