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Police log

December 21, 2003

Police investigating robbery at mall lot


The Washington County Sheriff's Department was investigating a strong-arm robbery that was reported at a Valley Mall parking lot near the Sears store at about 8:20 p.m. Saturday.

Police were searching for two possible suspects at press time. No further information was available.

Two people taken to hospital after wreck


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Two people were taken to area hospitals after a two-vehicle collision on Anthony Highway, Pennsylvania State Police said.

After the accident on the 6200 block of Anthony Highway in Quincy Township, one person was flown by helicopter to a hospital, although a police dispatcher said he did not know to which hospital the patient was flown. Another patient was taken to Waynesboro Hospital.




Gunshots fired into North End apartment


No one was hurt when several gunshots were fired into the bathroom window of a North End apartment Friday night, Hagerstown Police said.

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Jessica Noel Edwards, 20, left the bathroom just before the shots were fired, police said.

Neither she nor resident Leon Williams Racks, 21, were injured in the incident, which occurred shortly after 11 p.m., police said.

A neighbor who lives in the 1400 block of Potomac Avenue called police to report hearing gunfire and seeing a man walking in the area.

The window that was shot faces Potomac Avenue, police said.

Police did not have a motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the criminal investigation division at 301-790-3700, x234.




Man holds suspected robber with a pipe


ROHRERSVILLE - A Rohrersville man held a suspected robber at bay with a pipe Friday until an off-duty police officer came and made the arrest, Maryland State Police said.

Roscoe Martin of 20440 Locust Grove Road, saw two white males trying to enter his house shortly before 3 p.m., police said.

Martin pursued the suspects and held one at bay with a pipe. Moments later, an off-duty Frederick County deputy arrived, police said.

Robin Eric Seal, 38, of Smithsburg, was charged with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault, second-degree hindering, and obstruction of justice, police said.

Police, using a helicopter search and tracking dogs, were unable to find the second suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 301-739-2101.




DNR says rains have made river hazardous


Recent rain has made the Potomac River hazardous for recreational use through Monday, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources said Saturday.

The river, along with feeder creeks and streams, should be avoided, the DNR said.

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