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Police log

November 20, 2003

Police seeking man wanted since 1996


Hagerstown City Police are asking for residents' help to find a man wanted since 1996 on forgery and theft charges.

Sonny James Arbogast, 44, had a last known address in the Alexander House, 7 E. Washington St., Room 302. Police said an arrest warrant was issued in February 1996 charging him with one count each of forgery, uttering a false document and theft.

Police said Arbogast is white, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighing 135 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

Police ask that anyone with information that could lead them to Arbogast call investigators at 301-790-3700, ext. 234, or Washington County Crime Solvers at 301-733-4141.

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C&O officials seek info on toilet fires


Officials at the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park are offering a $500 reward for information leading to those who set fire to two portable toilets inside the park.

The toilets were in the Little Tonoloway area in Hancock. Officials said the incident occurred between Sept. 15 and 16.

Anyone with information may call park rangers at 301-678-5463 or 301-714-2236. Any information received will be kept anonymous, according to a release.




Police investigating Interstate 81 crash


Maryland State Police were investigating a two-vehicle accident late Wednesday.

The crash occurred at 9:11 p.m. near the Mason-Dixon Line on southbound Interstate 81, Maryland State Police Sgt. Mike Hegedus of the Hagerstown barrack said. At least one motorist was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment of injuries, Hegedus said.

He said he did not know the severity of the collision or how many people were injured in the accident.




Man injured when struck by truck


FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department was investigating a Wednesday hit-and-run accident that left a Greenwall Place resident with a fractured skull and broken leg.

Police said Khuang Lian Kap, 56, apparently was struck by a green pickup truck near the entrance to the Hillcrest Shopping Center. Kap was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment, police said.

Police said Kap was listed in stable condition late Wednesday. A hospital spokeswoman could not immediately release Kap's condition.

Police said witnesses provided limited information about the incident. Police said witnesses told them a green truck occupied by two white men struck Kap.

A police spokesperson could not be reached for further comment on the incident. Police did not release the time of Wednesday's incident in a prepared release.

Police asked that anyone with information on the incident call 301-360-3936.




Man is assaulted, robbed by three men


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Police Department was investigating a report of a robbery and assault early Wednesday.

Police said Ian Shord, 18, of the 200 block of Wayne Avenue was walking near his home when three men, at least one wearing a ski mask, knocked him to the ground. The assailants took Shord's wallet and a box cutter from Shord's pants pockets, police said.

Shord said the men tried to cut him with the box cutter, pushed his face in the mud and ran west on West King Street, according to police.

Police have not made an arrest in connection with the incident.




Pa. police looking for driver in chase


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were looking for the driver of a car that eluded officers during a pursuit early Wednesday morning.

Police said a silver Mercury sedan was seen going onto southbound Interstate 81 at a high speed at about 3 a.m. It later was spotted in the borough at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Fourth Street and ran several red lights before turning south on Main Street, west onto Washington Street and then onto Black Avenue, police said.

The car was found behind The Capitol Theatre and impounded, police said.




Saws, drills stolen from Pa. home


FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - A number of Craftsman tools were stolen in a residential burglary Tuesday in Metal Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The home on the 10000 block of Path Valley Road was entered between 2:30 and 8:30 p.m., police said. Two 18-volt cordless trim saws, two battery chargers, three 18-volt batteries and an 18-volt hammer drill were taken, according to police.




Juveniles charged after bus stop fight


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Four juveniles were charged with harassment Monday after a fight at a school bus stop in Guilford Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Two 12-year-old girls, a 14-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were cited in the fight, which occurred at a bus stop on Anthony Highway near White Rock Road, police said.




N.Y.man charged with fraud, identity theft


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A New York City man was charged with two counts of access device fraud and one count of identification theft after a counterfeit credit card was used to steal $2,400, Pennsylvania State Police said.

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