Police log

December 15, 2003

Woman faces charges in attempted robbery

A Hagerstown woman who police say brandished a knife at a Sheetz Saturday night was charged in connection with an attempted armed robbery early Sunday.

Denise Moore Griffin, 38, of 2 Broadway, Apt. 6, Hagerstown, was charged by Hagerstown City Police early Sunday with one count of attempted armed robbery, one count of attempted robbery, one count of attempted theft, one count of carrying a concealed weapon, one count of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree assault in connection with an attempted robbery of a Sheetz store at 700 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown, police said in a release.

When Hagerstown City Police officers arrived at the store Saturday night, employees told them that a white woman, wearing a burgundy sweatshirt and blue jeans, entered the store, showed a knife and demanded money from the store's cash register, police said.

Employees said the woman then ran out of the store without taking any money, police said.


No Sheetz employees were hurt during the 10:20 p.m. incident, police said.

Griffin, who was arrested Sunday at her home, was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $45,000 bond.

Deer heads found in man's driveway

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a grisly case of criminal mischief Saturday in which a Greene Township man found two deer heads and a turkey carcass in his driveway.

Police said the vandalism was called in at 10:30 p.m. at the White Church Road home of Roger Short. Police said Short's vehicle also was damaged in the incident.

Man charged with disorderly conduct

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Hagerstown man was cited for disorderly conduct after he allegedly threw an ice cream cone in a Dairy Queen on Saturday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Lonnie Leo Sleaster Jr., address unavailable, threw the cone into the employee work area at the Dairy Queen at 1425 Lincoln Way East. Police said Sleaster argued with the store owner shortly before noon.

Vandalism, burglary are investigated

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary Saturday in the 4000 block of Bino Road.

Police said a garage was entered through an unlocked rear door prior to 7:23 a.m.

All four tires were flattened and all of the windows smashed on a 1984 Ford Mustang belonging to Dwayne Anthony Curry of Hagerstown. A car's tachometer also was stolen, police said.

A welding gun, two paint guns and painting materials belonging to Wayne Lester Gussford of Greencastle also were stolen, police said.

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