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Police log

December 18, 2003

Smoke reported at shopping center


The Hagerstown Fire Department was called to the South End Shopping Center Wednesday night for a report of an electrical burning odor and smoke in Signature Hair Salon, a Washington County Fire and Rescue dispatcher said.

The call was made at about 10 p.m.

By about 11:15 p.m., smoke was visible in three stores and firefighters were trying to determine the source of the smoke, the dispatcher said.

He did not know which stores contained smoke.




Sobriety checkpoint planned for weekend


Police agencies in Washington County will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend, according to a release from Maryland State Police in Hagerstown.

State police, the Hagerstown Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Department will hold the checkpoint on an undisclosed road in the county, police said.

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State Police said the checkpoint is a continuing effort to keep drunken and drugged drivers off the roads.




Teen injured in one-vehicle crash


A Mount Airy, Md., teenager was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he swerved to miss a deer and hit a cement embankment Tuesday night in Frederick County, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.

Police said the 16-year-old male was traveling west on Old Annapolis Road when the accident happened at 8:53 p.m.

Police said Wednesday night the name of the teenager was not available.




Tractor found missing during inventory


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a New Holland tractor was discovered missing Monday from Forrester Farm Equipment.

Police said the TC 35 compact tractor had been delivered to the dealership in early August, but was not noticed to be missing until inventory was conducted on Monday. The tractor is worth about $15,000, police said.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the tractor may call police at 717-264-5161.




One hurt in 3-car crash on Pa. 16


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said one person had minor injuries Tuesday afternoon in a three-vehicle accident on Pa. 16 west of the borough in Antrim Township.

Police said the accident happened at 3:47 p.m. when a westbound 1978 International truck driven by Brian S. Rosenberry, 25, of Greencastle, struck the rear of a 1985 Buick LeSabre driven by Freddie R. Marks, 61, of Mercersburg, Pa. Marks was stopped for the vehicle in front of him, which was making a left turn.

When Rosenberry tried to stop, police said, the brakes of the truck locked up, causing part of it to slide sideways into the eastbound lane. An eastbound 1998 Mercury Tracer driven by Eugene M. Weddle, 56, of Mercersburg collided with the truck, police said.

Weddle had minor injuries, police said.




Frederick cops plan sobriety checkpoint


FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police in Frederick, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department and Frederick City Police will run a sobriety checkpoint in Frederick Dec. 19-20, state police in Frederick said.

The checkpoint, at an undisclosed location, will begin late Dec. 19 and will continue into the morning of Dec. 19, police said. Officers will be looking for drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Police also said patrols will be increased through the weekend for aggressive driving and alcohol offenses.




Pa. resident reports missing rifle


HARRISONVILLE, Pa. - A Harrisonville, Pa., resident discovered one of his rifles was missing Nov. 29, Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said.

Police described the rifle as an Interarms 30.06-caliber bolt-action rifle. It was taken from the 1500 block of Camp Ridge Road in Fulton County.

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