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Police log

November 29, 2003

Man suspected of impersonating officer taken into custody


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Gerrardstown, W.Va., suspected of impersonating an officer in Jefferson and Berkeley counties has been taken into custody, the Associated Press reported.

Brian Kilmer, 26, was charged in warrants with impersonating a police officer, operating without a business license and driving on a revoked driver's license, police said.

Lt. K.C. Bohrer of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said Kilmer wrongfully repossessed a car from an impound yard using false credentials.

Previously, Kilmer was convicted for failure to have a license to drive a vehicle with emergency lights, Bohrer said.

Fire damages home under construction


LONGMEADOW - A small fire damaged a home under construction on Keener Road early Friday morning, the Maryland Fire Marshal's Office said.

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A neighbor reported the fire about 7 a.m. at 13301 Keener Road, the fire marshal's office said.

Investigators blamed the fire on an accidental malfunction of a fuel hose for a portable propane-fired heater. The heater was being used in the process of gypsum wallboard curing.

The home sustained about $6,500 damage and is repairable, the fire marshal's office said.

Wheels, tires stolen from AC&T Truck Stop


HALFWAY - Someone stole wheels and tires from a tractor-trailer parked at the AC&T Truck Stop on Hopewell Road, Maryland State Police said.

The theft occurred between Wednesday afternoon and noon Thursday while the truck, owned and operated by Carl Ridenour of Hagerstown, was parked unattended, police said.

Eight aluminum Alcoa tractor wheels with nearly new Cooper size 11R225 tires were taken along with two Hankook brand trailer tires, police said.

Anyone with information about the theft may call Trooper 1st Class Scott Bare at 301-739-2101.

Thrown rocks damage cars in Hagerstown


The Washington County Sheriff's Department said two cars were damaged by people throwing rocks early Friday morning in the area of Robinwood Drive and Jefferson Boulevard.

The incidents occurred at about 3 a.m. and 3:40 a.m., police said.

One car, a 1999 Audi A8, received damage to the windshield and hood. The other car, a 1999 Mercury Cougar, received damage to the hood and a quarter panel, police said.

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