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Police briefs

March 13, 2004

County men charged in February shooting


Police charged two Washington County men with firing at least 21 rounds in the 1600 block of Mason Dixon Road in Antrim Township, Pa., in February, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said Friday.

Ryan William Meihls, 21, of 17715 Bluebell Drive in Hagerstown, and Ricardo Feo Jr., 20, of 24 Schoolhouse Court in Boonsboro, were charged with recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct, police said.

Police said Meihls and Feo were charged after a joint investigation involving Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg, Maryland State Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Police seized an AR-15 type rifle as a result of the investigation, they said.

Police have said a white full-size Dodge Ram extended-cab pickup truck pulled up in front of the unidentified victim's home on Feb. 28. The resident approached the vehicle, but it left the driveway. A short time later, the truck returned, this time with its lights off.

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A few shots were fired at that time, and the truck drove about 100 yards and more shots were fired, he said. The truck then fled west toward Williamsport Pike, police said.

The victim's house was not hit by any bullets nor were any other properties, police said.

Police seek help in finding robbers


Police are seeking information leading to the arrest or indictment of two males responsible for the armed robbery and assault of a 19-year-old Mont Alto, Pa., woman as she walked along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington County on Dec. 13, 2003, according to a statement from Maryland State Police in Hagerstown.

Police said two unborn children being carried by the woman died as a result of the assault.

The armed robbery and assault happened at about 7:30 p.m. as the woman walked in the area of 13236 Pennsylvania Ave. between Fountain Head Plaza and Crestwood Drive, just north of the Hagerstown city line, police said.

The woman was walking from Martin's Food Market to Hagerstown Business College when two black males with a knife robbed her of about $300 and kicked her in the stomach numerous times as she lay on the ground, police said.

Police said the woman was taken to Washington County Hospital and then transferred to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center.

Police have asked that anyone with information call Crime Solvers at 301-733-4141.

Callers may remain anonymous and rewards of up to $1,000 are available for information leading to an arrest or indictment of the robbers, police said.

Pa. police seek man who didn't pay for gas


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said someone pumped 10.5 gallons of gas at Cresmart Mobil in Franklin County, Pa., and then drove away without paying for it.

The incident happened at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Cresmart Mobil at 8256 Old Scotland Road in Southampton Township.

Police said the person was in a light-colored sedan. The make and model of that vehicle is unknown.

Police have asked that anyone with information call them at 717-264-5161. All replies will be kept confidential.

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