Police report - Mobile home break-in reported

October 13, 2004

Mobile home break-in reported

A Northaven Mobile Home Park home north of Hagerstown was reported burglarized Tuesday and handguns and a rifle were among the items reported stolen, Maryland State Police said in a news release.

Six handguns, a rifle, coins and a leather gun belt were reported stolen from the residence, police said. The total value for the items was estimated at $3,300.

Police ask anyone with information on the burglary to call them at 301-739-2101.

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

The following crimes were reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, said Sgt. Mark Knight:

· At 11 a.m., a new house in the 10700 block of Bratton Court in the Williamsport area was reported broken into and $8,000 in damage was reported.


· At 9 a.m., a Dell laptop computer, valued at $1,541, was reported stolen from Thompson's Gas & Electric, at 6708 Old National Pike.

· At 5:30 p.m., a wallet containing a driver's license, Social Security card and $28 was reported stolen from Dollar General Store, at 22945 Jefferson Blvd.

· At 11:30 p.m., domestic violence was reported in the 17400 block of Fair Oaks Court. No arrests were made.

Restaurant gets threat of arson

Maryland State Fire Marshals said an arson threat was reported at a Massey Boulevard fast-food restaurant Monday.

The threat, at the Burger King at 17532 Massey Blvd., was reported at about 4:30 p.m., according to fire marshals. The threat was discovered by a manager there, fire marshals said.

A 39-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with the incident, but charges against him were not released Tuesday.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Edward L. Ernst Jr., could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

Items stolen from Pa. store

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Several thousand dollars in merchandise was stolen in a weekend burglary at an Antrim Township business, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said Blazin' Auto, 855 Buchanan Trail East, was broken into Friday or Saturday. The alarm system was disabled and a glass door smashed for the intruders to gain entry, police said.

Anyone with information about the burglary may call police at 717-264-5161.

Bush-Cheney signs vandalized in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two Bush-Cheney '04 signs in Guilford Township were vandalized over the weekend, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said the signs were vandalized between Friday and Sunday. The signs are at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Quarry Road and the intersection of U.S. 11 and Pa. 914, police said.

Bob Thomas, chairman of the Bush-Cheney '04 Committee in Franklin County, said the 4-by-8-foot sign on U.S. 30 was destroyed and the one on U.S. 11 was damaged with red spray paint. Thomas said another of the large signs on Pa. 16 east of Greencastle, Pa., was spray painted, although it was not listed in the police report.

Thomas said the signs cost about $200 each.

State police in recent weeks have investigated the theft of a number of political yard signs, as well. The investigating trooper said last week all the stolen sign reports involved Bush-Cheney signs.

Pa. restaurant evacuated

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Bob Evans Restaurant, 1155 Wayne Road, was evacuated for about half an hour Tuesday morning due to a gas leak, according to New Franklin Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Colin Snyder.

The call came in at 10:56 a.m. and the restaurant staff and about 10 customers were evacuated from the building, Snyder said. One employee complained of a headache but refused medical treatment, he said.

Snyder said the gas company was called in to fix the leak, which was behind an appliance in the restaurant.

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