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Police log

January 28, 2004

Man who robbed Sheetz still at large


A man who robbed Sheetz on Potomac Avenue in Hagerstown early Tuesday had not been taken into custody late Tuesday evening, the Hagers-town Police Department said.

The man reportedly entered the store about 3:37 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The man entered the store with his hand in his pocket as if he had a weapon and ordered the clerk to empty the cash register.

The clerk complied and handed the man an unknown amount of cash before he fled.

Police said the suspect is black, between 32 and 38 years old, about 5 feet 3 inches, 120 pounds and wore a black knit cap, large dark sunglasses, a brown and black plaid flannel-type jacket and black pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hagerstown Police Department at 301-790-3700.




Local man charged with resisting arrest


A Boonsboro man police was charged Monday with flipping the collar of a Maryland State Police trooper and thrust three fingers into another officer's chest.

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Edwin Eyler Beard, 41, was charged with second degree assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and reckless endangerment, police said.

At about 2:10 p.m., troopers were called to 8246 Mapleville Road, north of Boonsboro, to investigate a complaint of a person improperly shooting a gun from the residence, police said.

When police contacted the man, he became loud and belligerent with the troopers, police said.




Cell phone reported stolen from parked car


A cell phone was reported stolen from a car parked at 10602 Appletree Lane in Hagerstown on Monday at 11:30 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Mark Knight said.

The cell phone was valued at $100, he said.

Four sent to hospital after U.S. 11 crash


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A four-car crash on snow-covered U.S. 11 south of Chambersburg early Tuesday morning sent four people to Chambersburg Hospital, Pennsylvania State Police said in a press release.

About 4 a.m. Tuesday, state police responded to the area of U.S. 11 at Feaster Road in Guilford Township, Franklin County for a four-car accident, police said.

A 1992 Subaru Legacy and a 1991 Toyota Camry were southbound on U.S. 11 and a 1988 Toyota Camry and a 1994 Dodge Shadow were northbound on U.S. 11 when the driver of the Legacy lost control, crossing over the northbound lane.

The Shadow struck the passenger side of the Legacy. Then the Legacy spun counter-clockwise, hitting the 1988 Camry. The 1991 Camry hit the Legacy, police said.

Four people had minor to moderate injuries and one person was uninjured, police said.

Woman struck by vehicle in parking lot


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg woman was taken to City Hospital on Tuesday afternoon after she was hit by a sport utility vehicle in the Sheetz parking lot on West King Street.

Patrolman Q.D. Burner of the Martinsburg Police Department said the woman complained of pain in her right hip. The incident happened at 2:58 p.m.

The woman was hit by a Dodge Durango as she walked from a gas pump to the store to pay for her fuel, Burner said.

As the woman became distracted by another car stopped in the parking lot, a person driving a Dodge Durango backed out of a parking space and hit the woman, he said.

Because the incident happened on private property, Burner said he could not file charges.

Vehicle damages school soccer goal


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A car being driven in circles on the snow-covered Shalom Christian Academy soccer field in Chambersburg late Monday night or early Tuesday morning struck a metal soccer goal and damaged it, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said the type of car is unknown. They believe it was a four-wheel drive vehicle that fled the Guilford Township school via Social Island Road toward U.S. 11.

Vehicles damaged in Interstate 81 crash


MARION, Pa. - The driver of a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck collided with a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder while attempting to pass as both vehicles traveled north on I-81 in Pennsylvania on Tuesday morning, police said.

Both vehicles received major damage, but no one was hurt, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said when the pickup struck the Pathfinder near mile marker 9 at 11:30 a.m., both vehicles spun and went off the road backward, coming to a stop facing south.

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