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Hancock briefs

November 13, 2003|by TARA REILLY

Police ask for FBI's help in check scam


HANCOCK - Hancock Sgt. Shawn Tasker said at Wednesday night's town council meeting that the Hancock Police Department has asked the FBI to start an investigation into a fake check scheme.

Somebody tried to deposit two fake town checks - one in North Carolina for $75,000 and another in Hawaii for $97,000, Town Manager Larry Logan said.

Tasker said the checks were made by computer and not taken from the town.

"The Town of Hancock suffered no loss and this agency can make no further comments or revelations concerning the events until the investigation has concluded," according to the Hancock Police Department's monthly report for October.




Town tree lighting ceremony scheduled


HANCOCK - The Town of Hancock will hold a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m.

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The event will be at the Hancock Town Hall and Community Center.




Municipal League chapter to meet


HANCOCK - The Washington County Chapter of the Maryland Municipal League will hold a dinner meeting at the Clear Spring American Legion on Nov. 24, Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said Wednesday.




Police report five arrests, four assaults


HANCOCK - The Hancock Police Department had 91 calls for service in October, Sgt. Shawn Tasker told the Town Council on Wednesday.

The department also arrested three adults and two juveniles and had four assault cases, Tasker said.

Police wrote 121 parking tickets and issued 39 traffic citations. Twenty of the citations were warnings, while 19 were moving citations.




C&O Canal drained for repairs, inspection


HANCOCK - The C&O Canal in Hancock has been drained for repairs and to investigate possible water leaks, Town Manager Larry Logan said Wednesday.

He said the canal is expected to be repaired and re-watered by spring.




Firm reports clean audit for fiscal 2003


HANCOCK - The Town of Hancock received a clean audit for fiscal year 2003, according to the Smith Elliott Kearns & Company LLC's report.

The firm presented the audit to the Hancock Town Council on Wednesday night.

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