Police log

November 01, 2003

Man hospitalized inaccidental stabbing

An accidental stabbing Friday morning on Md. 144 near McDade Road west of Hagerstown sent a man to Washington County Hospital for treatment and a mental evaluation, said investigators at the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Deputy 1st Class Tracy Peyton said deputies were sent at 10:19 p.m. Friday to investigate an accidental stabbing that occurred when the man and his girlfriend were having an argument.

In a news release, Deputy Craig Sipes said the man told his girlfriend he was going to stab himself and while demonstrating his intent "went a little too far."

Peyton said the injury wasn't serious. He said an emergency petition to have the man's mental state examined at the hospital was arranged.


Driver sought in bicycle collision

The driver of a vehicle that allegedly struck a bicyclist on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown Thursday evening is being sought to provide information, Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies said Friday.

Cpl. James Grimm Jr. said his department was notified of the accident Friday afternoon by the female victim who had waited a day to seek hospital treatment.

The incident occurred in front of the Burger King near Crestwood Drive at 7 p.m. Thursday, Deputy Damian Broussard said.

The vehicle was described as a gold Buick passenger car driven by a man, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Broussard at 240-313-2100.

Armed robbery in Frederick probed

FREDERICK, Md. - The armed robbery of a pedestrian in the 200 block of Maxwell Avenue in Frederick on Friday morning is being investigated by the Frederick Police Department.

The victim told police he was walking in the area around 8 a.m. when a dark-colored vehicle approached. The passenger displayed a handgun and took money and property from the victim, police said.

The passenger was described as a black man, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with medium build. The driver was described as a black man, 6 feet tall with dreadlock-style hair.

The victim wasn't injured, police said.

Hagerstown girl reported missing

The Washington County Sheriff's Department said Thursday night a 17-year-old Hagerstown girl has been reported missing.

Abigail Lynn Ross, 17, of 18403 Manassas Drive, Hagerstown, left her home about 10 p.m. and may have gotten into a small, light-colored car, police said.

Ross was described as a white female, about 5 foot 5 inches tall and 130 pounds with shoulder-length brown straight hair and brown eyes, police said.

She was last seen wearing Kakuei pants and a blue hooded jacket with two white stripes around the bottom of the coat and white Sketcher sneakers.

The Sheriff's Department is asking anyone with information about where she is to call at 240-313-2100.

Inmate charged in courthouse scare

FREDERICK, Md. - A man jailed at the Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md., was charged after a suspicious envelope was sent to the Frederick County Courthouse, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.

Robert Douglas, 31, was charged with threatening a state official and having a phony destructive device, police said.

The envelope contained threatening language and a white powder, police said.

When the envelope was noticed at the courthouse, on Oct. 20, the adjacent area was evacuated, police said. Hazardous materials personnel examined the envelope and its contents and found they were free of dangerous substances, police said.

Sheriff's Department reports incidents

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following calls Friday and Thursday:

  • Malicious destruction of property, 180300 block of College Road. A soda machine was overturned.

  • Malicious destruction of property, damage to mailbox in the 13700 block of Mercersburg Road. Three mailboxes were also damaged on Natural Well Road.

  • A break-in at a property in the 10000 block of Brown Road. A four-wheeler valued at $5,000 was stolen as were two chain saws valued at $1,000 total.

  • Malicious destruction in the 14000 block of Olsen Lane. Truck windows were shot out. The damage was estimated at $500.

  • Theft of two tree stands from a front porch in the 10000 block of Melody Lane, at a value of $600.

  • Theft of a log splitter at a business in the 16000 block of Fairview Road. The item was valued at $1,000.

  • Personal tools were taken from a company truck parked in the 200 block of Eastern Boulevard. The loss was estimated at about $150.
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