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Police log

January 02, 2004

Boys say they were accosted near library

FREDERICK, Md. - Four 11-year-old white boys reported that two black boys, between the ages of 14 and 15, confronted them at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday behind the Frederick County Library, showing them the grip of a gun before searching the boys for money, according to a Frederick Police Department press release.

Since the boys did not have any money, nothing was taken, police said, and the two suspects fled south from the behind East Patrick Street building while the four boys walked north to call the police.

Police are asking anyone with additional information on the suspects to call the department at 301-694-2121.

Juveniles treated after moped collision

BOONSBORO - A 14-year-old boy driving a moped and carrying a bag of marijuana on Thursday struck a 14-year-old boy who was walking on Della Lane in the area of David Drive at about 2:40 p.m, according to police.

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Both juveniles were transported to Washington County Hospital for minor injuries. No charges have been filed against the driver, police said.

Police looking for man in city robbery

Hagerstown police said they were looking for a black male suspected of robbing and attempting to sexually assault a woman in an alley off East Avenue around 6:45 a.m. Thursday.

Police responded to the rear of 139 East Ave. for a call for a disturbance. A 28-year-old woman told them a man stole her money and tried to sexually assault her.

She had numerous abrasions and a contusion under her left eye, but she declined medical treatment, police said.

Police called in a K-9 unit which led officers to items believed to have been left behind by the suspect.

The assailant was described as a black male, between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds with a medium build. He was wearing a black shirt and pants.

W.Va. woman charged after chase in Pa.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A West Virginia woman was arrested early Thursday morning after she allegedly got into the driver's seat of a vehicle police had stopped and led troopers on a 3-mile chase, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Juanita Lynn McNamee, address unavailable, of Falling Waters, W.Va., was charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and recklessly endangering another person.

Police said they stopped a 2002 Toyota Sequoia on Letzburg Road in Antrim Township at 1:36 a.m. The driver was out of the vehicle being interviewed when McNamee climbed into the driver's seat from the back seat and drove off, police said.

Troopers Ron Herman and W.R. Brenner pursued the vehicle to the intersection of Pa. 16 and Hill Road before it stopped. Police said McNamee disobeyed instructions to get out of the vehicle and became physically combative when taken into custody.

After being placed in a police cruiser, she kicked one of its windows out, police allege.

The driver of the Sequoia was not identified by police.

Five people in Jeep injured in Pa. crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The five occupants of a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee were treated at Chambersburg Hospital for minor injuries after a two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of U.S. 30 and Falling Spring Road.

Police said Dawn R. Handshew of Hanover, Pa., was driving the Jeep west at 3:16 p.m. when she turned left into the path of an eastbound 1995 Toyota 4-Runner driven by Rodney C. Wenger of Fayetteville, Pa.

The Jeep rolled onto its roof and struck a building, police said. Handshew, passenger Bryan Taylor of Hanover, two 8-year-old boys and a 5-year-old girl were taken to the hospital, police said.

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