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Police log

January 13, 2004

Twin Oaks residents moved when sprinkler bursts


WILLIAMSPORT - A broken sprinkler pipe forced Williamsport Nursing Home employees to temporarily move 16 assisted-living residents from the Twin Oaks facility to an adjacent building Sunday, Williamsport Volunteer Fire Department Chief Will Ball said.

Ball said the pipe began "deluging water" at about 2:45 p.m. Volunteers worked to remove the water, but the residents could not return to the building Sunday evening because the pipe still was in need of repair, he said.

Six youths charged withbreaking and entering


FREDERICK, Md. - Three boys and three girls were charged Sunday with breaking and entering, malicious destruction and attempted arson, Frederick City Police said.

The six youths allegedly entered a vacant home on the 1700 block of Heather Lane through an unlocked door, police said. Inside, a phone book was burned, glass was broken and holes were punched in drywall.

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Five of the youths were released to their parents, and a 17-year-old boy was placed in a juvenile detention facility, police said.

Police search for stolen van


FREDERICK, Md - Frederick City Police said they were looking for a minivan reported stolen Sunday from the 200 block of Carroll Street.

The owner told police the minivan was taken at about 11:45 p.m., as he was carrying items from his blue Plymouth Grand Voyager into his home and left the keys in the ignition. When he returned to where he left the van, he found it was missing, police said. Police said the van had Maryland license plates M447978.

Md. man wanted in robbery charged with vehicle theft


FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department said a Rocky Ridge, Md., man they arrested Monday in connection with a vehicle theft was wanted by the Frederick County Sheriff's Department for a robbery at an area restaurant two days earlier.

Daniel X. Morrow, 28, of 14552 Old Frederick Road, was charged Monday with vehicle theft, police said. Police allege Morrow was seen driving a stolen Plymouth Voyager prior to a traffic stop at about 1 p.m.

Morrow also was wanted in connection with the armed robbery of the Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon early Saturday, sheriff's deputies said.

Morrow, an employee at the restaurant, was charged with armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault, use of handgun in the commission of a violent crime, handgun on person, reckless endangerment and theft over $500, deputies said.

Morrow was being held Monday evening at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center awaiting an appearance before a Frederick County District Court Commissioner, deputies said.

Boy's knee injured during collision with taxi


A 6-year-old boy sustained a minor knee injury Sunday when he was struck by a taxi cab traveling at a slow speed, Hagerstown Police Department Officer Jeffrey Pepple said.

Pepple said the boy ran in front of the Miller Transportation taxi in the 600 block of Adams Avenue at 3:30 p.m.

The boy was taken to Washington County Hospital, where he was treated and released, Pepple said.

The driver was not charged, Pepple said.

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