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Police briefs

October 01, 2004

Woman robbed while stopped at light in city


A woman who stopped at a traffic light in Hagerstown Wednesday night was robbed by a man waving a knife, Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Curt Wood said in a news release.

The woman was stopped at a light at the intersection of Frederick Street and Commonwealth Avenue when she was approached by a man who was waving a knife, Wood said in the release.

The robber demanded the woman woman's money, police said. After the woman complied, the robber ran, according to police.

The robber is described as a white man, about 20 years old with a thin build, brown hair, a mustache and goatee, Wood said.

Police ask anyone with any information on the robbery to call them at 301-790-3700, ext. 234.

Eight charged in fight at area school


THURMONT, Md. - Eight people, including six juveniles, were charged Wednesday in connection with a brawl at Catoctin High School, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said.

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Luc F. Jean, 22, of Emmitsburg, Md., and Josue Jean, 18, also of Emmitsburg, were charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing school operations, according to deputies. Luc Jean also was charged with threatening a student, deputies said.

The names of six juveniles charged were not released.

All of them were charged with one count of disturbing school operations.

An Emmitsburg resident, 17, also was charged with three counts of second-degree assault, deputies said.

Another Emmitsburg resident, also 17; a Lewistown, Md., resident, 16; and a Thurmont resident, 15; were each charged with two counts of second-degree assault,

Two other Thurmont residents, ages 15 and 16, were charged with one count each of second-degree assault.

Deputies said Monday's fight in the front lobby of the school was reported at about 7:49 a.m. The students involved were taken to the front office, where a second fight broke out later, deputies said.

The second fight began after two adult family members of two students involved in the initial brawl entered the office, deputies alleged. Deputies said the adults refused to stop and sign in at the front desk.

Hagerstown Police respond to calls


The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following calls since Wednesday, according to Sgt. Curt Wood:

· At 11:19 p.m., domestic violence was reported in the first block of East Washington Street.

· At 7:28 a.m., domestic violence was reported in the 800 block of Concord Street.

· At 7:21 p.m., the side door to a motor vehicle parked in the area of Salem Avenue and North Burhans Boulevard was reported kicked.

· At 10:46 a.m., Maryland temporary registration tags, 89760K, were reported lost or stolen from the first block of East North Avenue.

· At 12:59 p.m., a burglary was reported in the first block of West Franklin Street.

· At 12:56 p.m., Maryland registration plate, M405384, was reported stolen from the first block of West Washington Street.

· At 11:17 a.m., razor blades were reported stolen from CVS at 34 N. Cannon Ave.

· At 9:13 a.m., a shoplifting of $15.84 worth of merchandise was reported at Giant Eagle, 835 W. Hillcrest Ave.

Deputies respond to vehicle break-ins


The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls Thursday morning, Sgt. Mark Knight said.

· At 6 a.m., a 2004 Toyota truck was reported broken into and loose change was taken from inside the vehicle in the 18600 block of Dixie Circle, off U.S. 11 north of Hagers-town.

· At 7 a.m., vehicles were reported broken into at two residences in the 13600 block of Dixie Drive, off U.S. 11 north of Hagerstown.

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