Police briefs

July 07, 2004

Woman reports sexual assault

A 20-year-old woman reported to the Hagerstown Police Department that she was sexually assaulted Tuesday morning at a home in the 200 block of South Locust Street, police said in a written release.

Police said that the woman called police from the Sheetz store in the 300 block of Dual Highway at 12:17 a.m. to report that she just left a residence in the 200 block of South Locust Street where she was physically and sexually assaulted.

She was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment of small scratches to her back, a bruise on her right arm and for a thorough examination for evidence related to sexual assault, police said.

The woman told police detectives that she was walking in the 200 block of South Locust Street when she saw a man, who asked her if she was looking for something. The woman said she was looking for a telephone to call her sister.


The man invited the woman to a residence in the 200 block of South Locust Street so she could use a telephone there. Once the woman was inside the home, the man asked her if she smoked marijuana and refused her request to use the telephone.

The woman told police that she was physically assaulted by the man prior to being sexually assaulted by him. She walked to the Sheetz store to report the incident to police.

The man, who has a nickname "Buddy," is described as a black man, about 19 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans, police said.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call either Detective Jason Ackerman or Detective Chris Kayser at 301-790-3700 ext. 234.

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls Monday, according to Sgt. Mark Knight:

  • A pair of diamond stud earrings, valued at $150, and an Armitron watch, valued at $140, were reported missing at 11 p.m. from a trailer in the Antietam Village trailer park on West Poplar Street in Funkstown.

  • Two house windows, valued at $100, were reported damaged with what appeared to be a BB gun at 8:30 a.m., in the 15000 block of Dellinger Road.

Pinball machine found on Pa. road

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A pinball machine was found Saturday on Fetterhoff Chapel Road in Guilford Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The machine, which police said apparently fell off a moving vehicle, was found at about 10:45 a.m., police said.

Generator stolen from Pa. construction site

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - A Honda generator was stolen from a construction site in Metal Township between 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, and 5:30 a.m. on June 29, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said the generator was taken from a house under construction on Stumpy Lane. The generator belongs to Dwayne Harbaugh of Greencastle, Pa., and is worth about $1,350, police said.

Fire reported to be controlled burn

A Tuesday night fire on Broadfording Road north of the Wal-Mart at the Centre at Hagerstown was a controlled burn, a city fire official said.

Hagerstown Fire Department Captain Justin Mayhue said there were several reports from the area of a fire Tuesday evening. A Washington County 911 Center dispatcher said the center began receiving multiple reports about the fire just after 8:30 p.m.

Mayhue said that section of Broadfording Road is part of the Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Co.'s response area.

A spokesman for the Maugansville company could not confirm if the group was in charge of the controlled burn Tuesday.

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