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Police log

January 17, 2004

Two cars at First Data Services broken into, stereos stolen


Two cars parked at First Data Services outside Hagerstown on Thursday were broken into and stereos were stolen, a Washington County Sheriff's Department investigator said today.

At 6 p.m. Thursday, a stereo was reported stolen from a 1998 Dodge Avenger parked at First Data, 1 Western Maryland Parkway, Sgt. Mark Knight said. A Kenwood CD player, valued at $250, two 10-inch sub-woofers, valued at $150, and a Bazooka 500-watt amplifier, valued at $250, were reported stolen, he said.

At 9 p.m. Thursday, he said, it was reported that a Dodge Neon was broken into and a stereo was taken. There was no value listed for the stereo, he said.

Windshield reported broken out of construction vehicle


A windshield was reported broken out of a construction vehicle, with the damage estimated at $300, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Beaver Creek Concrete Corp., at 10100 Mapleville Road, said Washington County Sheriff's Dept. Sgt. Mark Knight.

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South High student charged with making false statement


A 17-year-old female student at South Hagerstown High School was charged Friday with falsely telling the Hagerstown Police Department a criminal act would take place at the school, police said in a written statement.

The police department received a call at 8:16 a.m. from an unidentified female who said a "criminal event or incident" would happen at South High, according to the statement. Numerous police officers were dispatched to the school as a result of the call.

A police investigation revealed the call to be a hoax, according to the statement.

The student was charged with one count of making a false statement and one count of disruption of school operations or activities, police said.

Police are not releasing the identity of the student because of her age. She was released to her parents pending a disposition by the Department of Juvenile Justice, police said.

Police said they will not release any additional information on the incident.

Pa. police looking for driver of vehicle that hit mailbox


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg are looking for the person who hit a residential mailbox with a car Thursday and drove away.

Police said a small turquoise or blue-green mid-1990s car, possibly a Pontiac, drove into a mailbox at 522 Starr Ave.

The car had a Shippensburg University commuter parking sticker on the rear bumper. Police think the car has front-end damage toward the center of the car from hitting a post on which the mailbox was attached.

Police have asked that anyone with information call Trooper Randy B. Kane at 717-264-5161.

Eleven appear before judge on National Park Service charges


According to court records, the following people appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas M. DiGirolamo on Friday on charges brought by National Park Service rangers on C&O Canal property:

  • Richard Bricken, 18, of 10300B Gashouse Pike, New Market, Md.; possession of a weapon (potato gun); dismissed, forfeit gun to the National Park Service.

  • Darian Copiz, 25, 820 Davis Road, Takoma Park, Md.; possession of open container; $100 fine.

  • Brian Dupree, 28, 16934 Sterling Road, Apt. B, Williamsport; driving under the influence; $500 fine, one year probation.

  • Terence J. Gallagher, 44, 13009 Blue Hill Court, Silver Spring, Md.; possession of a weapon; $250 fine.

  • Terence M. Gallagher, 21, 25128 Tralee Court, Damascus, Md.; possession of a weapon; $250 fine.

  • Brian Greenfield, 32, 3261 Sunrise Court, Jefferson, Md.; possession of wildlife, $300 fine.

  • Donald Greenfield, 58, 3814 Beford, Jefferson, Md., possession of wildlife; $330 fine.

  • George Hull, 21, 103 East Antietam St., Hagerstown; open container of alcohol in closed area; $50 fine.

  • Anthony Wasilewski, 40, 900 Deer Court, Abingdon, Md.; possession of a weapon; $150 fine, forfeit weapon to the National Park Service.

  • Gerald Whitmer, 60, 1445 Melvin Road, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.; failure to obey posted traffic control sign; $50 fine.

  • A 17-year-old juvenile, no address listed; failure to obey traffic control device, $50 fine; failure to wear seat belt, $30 fine; driving on suspended license, $150 fine.


Frederick County emergency vehicle damaged in accident


PETERSVILLE, Md. - A Frederick County Fire Emergency Division vehicle was heavily damaged in a traffic accident Friday afternoon in the Petersville area, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said in a written statement.

Police said the fire vehicle, a 1995 Chevrolet Caprice driven by William Dobbin Jr., was hit in the rear by a 1999 Lincoln Continental as both vehicles were merging onto U.S. 340 east from Md. 180.

The Continental was driven by Herman Deener, 62, of Knoxville.

The accident happened at 2:37 p.m., police said.

Dobbin works in the Office of the County Fire Marshal, police said.

Dobbin and Deener were taken to local hospitals, police said.

Deputy 1st Class Thomas Henry of the Sheriff's Department is investigating the accident.

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