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Police briefs - afternoon

November 15, 2004

Man robbed after suspect jumps on hood of car


A man was robbed this morning after another man jumped onto the hood of the car he was in and stuck a gun inside, demanding money, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

Hagerstown Police were looking for two black men wanted in connection with the armed robbery that was reported at 12:48 this morning in the 100 block of North Potomac Street.

The first suspect was described as a tall, light-skinned black man with a thin build, police said. He was wearing wire-framed glasses and a long, black vinyl jacket with a hood, police said.

The second suspect was described as a short and stocky black man who was wearing a black stocking cap, a silver jacket with patches and dark, baggy blue jeans, police said.

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Anyone with information may call Hagerstown Police's Criminal Investigation Division at 301-790-3700, ext. 234.

Two people were in a car traveling south on North Potomac Street and stopped at a light at West Church Street, according to a police news release.

When the light turned green, the driver started to drive when one of the men jumped onto the hood of the car, causing her to pull over, police said.

The suspect stuck a black automatic handgun in the car and demanded money, telling the passenger he would shoot him, police said.

The passenger gave the suspect $20 and the two suspects fled on foot, police said.

- Julie E. Greene




Truck mishap slows I-81 traffic


There were minor traffic delays on Interstate 81 Sunday afternoon after a trailer detached from a truck that was pulling it and flipped, Maryland State Police said.

Police said a Dodge pickup truck was pulling a trailer along I-81 near Interstate 70 when the trailer hitch broke, causing the trailer to overturn turn several times before coming to rest in the median. The crash was reported at about 4:09 p.m, police said.

No injuries were reported, and no charges were filed against the driver, whose name was not released, police said.

The trailer was cleared from the road at about 5:30 p.m., according to police.




Man shoots himself while cleaning gun


KEEDYSVILLE - A Keedysville man shot himself in the leg Sunday while cleaning a gun outside his home, the Washington Sheriff's Department said.

Deputies said Christopher M. Stull, of 19060 Keedysville Road, was cleaning his .22-caliber rifle with its safety off just before 4 p.m. when it accidentally discharged. Stull sustained a gunshot wound to the calf, according to deputies.

Deputies said Stull's injury was not extensive, though he was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment of the wound.

No charges were filed in the incident, deputies said.

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