Police log for 5/21

May 21, 2004

Three county schools put on lockdown

Three Washington County schools were put on modified lockdown Thursday after authorities investigated a report of a young male playing with a gun in a parking lot near South Hagerstown High School.

Paul Rudolph, the county school system's safety security specialist and risk manager, said E. Russell Hicks Middle School, South Hagerstown High School and Emma K. Doub Elementary School were each put on a modified lockdown, or heightened awareness, status for several hours Thursday. Under that status, school staff monitor the locked main entrance to a school.

Rudolph said the move was a precautionary measure and a standard procedure when police incidents occur near a school in the county.

The Hagerstown Police Department said a passing motorist reported that a young male was playing with a handgun in a parking area behind the high school, on Maryland Avenue.


Responding officers were unable to find anyone in the area matching the description provided by the motorist, and therefore were unable to confirm whether the incident actually occurred, police said.

Police ask anyone with information on the incident to call 301-790-3700.

Hagerstown police respond to incidents

The Hagerstown Police Department reported the following incidents from Wednesday:

Shift 1 (midnight to 8 p.m.)

  • A large delivery truck was found with its lights on, doors locked and keys in the ignition at a lumber yard on Frederick St.

Shift 2 (8 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

  • A yellow Ford Focus was stolen from a storage area at Hagers Crossing.

  • An apartment in the 400 block of South Potomac Street was burglarized.

  • A criminal summons was served on Louis Kenneybrew on a charge of disruption of school activities

Shift 3 (4 p.m. to midnight)

  • Tracey D. Demar, 19, of 422 Sumans Ave., was arrested on a failure-to-appear bench warrant

Foot Patrol Squad arrests (no time available)

  • Brandon D. Burker, 19, was arrested on a failure-to-appear bench warrant.

  • Cecil A. Green, 39, of 428 N. Jonathan St., was charged with second-degree assault.

The Hagerstown Police Department reported the following incidents during the overnight hours between Wednesday and Thursday:

  • A criminal summons was served on Lisa Moser Stottlemyer, 38, on a failure to send to school charge.

  • A criminal summons was served on Robert E. Black, 39, on an unregistered rifle charge.

  • Domestic violence incidents were reported at Noland Drive, Virginia Avenue, West Antietam Street and South Potomac Street.

  • Vehicles were towed from 67 East Ave., and 1200 Dual Highway.

Explosives not stolen off parked truck in Pa.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police say explosives were not among the items stolen Wednesday night or Thursday morning from an explosives company truck parked at an Antrim Township hotel.

Police said several gallons of anti-freeze and motor oil were stolen from the truck between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. while it was parked at the Comfort Inn, 50 Pine Drive.

The truck belongs to D.C. Guelich Explosives of Clearfield, Pa., police said.

Lawn tractor reported stolen

A John Deere lawn tractor was reported stolen from the driveway of a home in the 4000 block of Locust Grove Road in Rohrersville between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Maryland State Police said in a press release.

Police ask anyone with information on the theft to call 301-739-2101.

Tools, purse are reported stolen

The following crimes were reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department Wednesday:

  • Tools, valued at $185, were reported stolen at 8 a.m. from a company dump truck parked at Microtel Inns and Suites at 13726 Oliver Drive off Maugans Avenue, according to Sheriff's Dept. Sgt. Mark Knight.

  • A purse containing credit cards and $130 in cash was reported stolen at 8 p.m. from PlayLand, at 13610 Pennsylvania Ave., Knight said.

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