Police briefs - afternoon

October 12, 2004

Man shot in arm at 'field party'

A man who was shot in the arm overnight reported being at a "field party somewhere" before he went to Washington County Hospital for treatment, Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Jim Hurd said in a news release.

Hurd said police received a call at about 3:15 a.m. from a hospital staff member alerting them that a gunshot victim was being treated there, according to the release. Police found Lamar Cason Wilmore, of the 100 block of Doub Way in Hagerstown, with a gunshot wound to his right bicep in the hospital's emergency room, police said.

Wilmore "would not say how he was shot and only stated that he was at a field party somewhere prior to coming to the hospital," Hurd said.

His injuries did not appear life threatening, police said.

The incident was still under investigation.

Man with knife robs store clerk

A Salem Avenue 7-Eleven store clerk was ordered at knifepoint this morning to hand over money from a store cash register to a robber who had approached the counter asking for a pack of cigarettes, Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Jim Hurd said in a news release.


The police used dogs to search around the 802 Salem Ave. store following the 1:46 a.m. robbery. The robber had not been caught as of 10 a.m.

The robber is described as a white man with short blond hair, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a white T-shirt, light blue jeans and a gray ball cap, Hurd said. The robber was also described as being in his mid-20s and clean shaven, police said.

The clerk reported to police that the robber had been in the store prior to the robbery, police said. The first time, the robber walked around and bought a cup of coffee, police said.

The robber then came to the store a second time and asked for a pack of cigarettes, police said.

When the clerk placed the pack of cigarettes on the counter, the robber showed him a knife and asked for $25, police said.

When the clerk hesitated, the robber then asked for all of the money in the cash register, police said. The clerk then handed the robber an undisclosed amount of $10 bills, at which time the robber left the store, police said.

The robber was last seen walking east toward Central Avenue.

City police crime report

The following crimes were reported to Hagerstown City Police on Monday, Sgt. Curtis Wood said:

· At 8:09 a.m., a tire on a motor vehicle was reported cut in the 700 block of Marion Street.

· At 9 a.m., a Stihl saw, valued at $1,000, was reported stolen from the first block of Randolph Avenue.

· At 10:12 a.m., a 16-inch Redline bicycle was reported found in the 200 block of North Mulberry Street.

· At 10:34 a.m., domestic violence was reported in the first block of South Mulberry Street.

· At 12:44 p.m., tires were reported cut on a motor vehicle parked in the 200 block of South Prospect Street.

· At 12:59 p.m., domestic violence was reported in the 100 block of Summit Avenue.

· At 4:32 p.m., Maryland registration plate, 35M886, was reported stolen from the 1300 block of Oak Hill Avenue.

· At 8:34 p.m., domestic violence was reported in the 17600 block of Garland Groh Boulevard.

· At 8:49 p.m., domestic violence was reported in the first block of Summit Avenue.

Citations issued during checkpoint

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police stopped 252 vehicles Saturday night and Sunday morning as part of a sobriety checkpoint in the 600 block of Winchester Avenue, Martinsburg City Police said.

Twelve traffic citations were issued as a result of the checkpoint, police said in a release. None was cited for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.

Pa. man faces assault, mischief charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A borough man has been charged with aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats and criminal mischief in connection with assaults on two people last week, according to Chambersburg police.

Mervil Fanord, 37, of 373 E. Liberty St., was charged in connection with the incident, which occurred at 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at 280 S. Main St., police said. He went to that address to retrieve some belongings when he got into an argument with Machele Jackson of Chambersburg, police said.

Police alleged that Fanord got a kitchen knife and Pierre Registe of Chambersburg tried to intervene. Registe had severe cuts to the fingers of his left hand as a result of the struggle, police said.

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