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Police briefs

November 04, 2004

Sheriff's Department responds to calls


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

· At 8:30 p.m., passenger side mirror, valued at $100, was reported damaged on a Ford Thunderbird parked in the 11000 block of Coffman Avenue.

· At 8 a.m., a window was reported broken out of a backhoe parked near the old American Legion building on Shepherdstown Pike. There was about $1,000 worth of damage to the backhoe.

· At 1:30 p.m., a farm on Sharpsburg Pike next to Conservit was reported to have had 14 windows broken out of a mobile home. The windows were valued at $600.

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Police say woman raped near park


FREDERICK, Md. - A woman reported that she was raped just after dusk Monday in Frederick, Md., the Frederick Police Department said.

Police said the rape reportedly occurred Monday between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., near the Carroll Creek Linear Park. The woman told investigators that she was grabbed from behind by the assailant, warned not to scream and sexually assaulted, according to police.

The assailant is described as a black man, about 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds, with a neatly trimmed mustache and beard, police said. Police said he was wearing a baggy, hooded gray sweatshirt with a large pocket on the front and matching gray pants.

Police ask that anyone who was in the area of South Carroll Street, the C. Burr Artz Central Library or the park are asked to call investigators at 301-694-2100.

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