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Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

November 18, 2004

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Department has responded to the following calls since Tuesday, Sgt. Mark Knight said:

On Tuesday:

- At 8:30 p.m., a house in the 8400 block of Mapleville Road was reported shot with paintballs. The house's siding was damaged and a window was broken.

- At 8 a.m., six fence posts and 35 rails were reported stolen in the 3000 block of Harpers Ferry Road. The items were valued at $350.

- At 10:30 a.m., a breaking and entering was reported at a house in the 21700 block of Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road. The house has been abandoned since May. Between $15,000 and $20,000 worth of belongings were reported stolen.

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On Wednesday:

- At 4:30 p.m., a refrigerator and a dish washer were reported stolen from a house under construction south of Interstate 70 on Mapleville Road. About $1,500 worth of damage to the hardwood floor was reported.

- At 6:30 p.m., a window to a house in the 13100 block of Pectonville Road was reported shot with a gun. There was no value listed for the damage.

Reward offered in Family Dollar store robbery

Washington County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in a October armed robbery at a Hagerstown business, Maryland State Police said.

Police said the Family Dollar store at 1051 Maryland Ave. was robbed on Oct. 19, at about 6:30 p.m., by a man with a knife.

Police describe the robber as a thin white man, about 30 to 40 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall. Police said he was wearing a red, hooded sweatshirt, baseball cap and gray or khaki pants.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Solvers at 301-733-4141. Callers may remain anonymous, according to police.




Police looking for man who robbed Pa. store

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police Wednesday night were investigating an armed robbery at The Uni-Mart convenience store at 1891 Philadelphia Ave.

Trooper Christian Fow said a masked man entered the Greene Township store at 6:40 p.m. armed with a weapon and demanded cash. The man fled on foot with the money, he said.

A cashier and a customer in the store at the time of the holdup were unhurt, Fow said.

Police were not prepared Wednesday night to release a description of the robber, or indicate what type of weapon he was carrying, Fow said.

Police did not know whether the robber had an accomplice or a vehicle waiting in the vicinity of the store.

Fow said it was not known if there was any connection between the robbery and a holdup Saturday afternoon at M&M Self Serve Fuel at 17 W. King St. That robbery was under investigation by Chambersburg police.




Police: No attempted abduction at school

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department said investigators have determined there was no attempted child abduction at a city school on Nov. 9, despite previous reports.

Police had said a man attempted to pick up a child from Hillcrest Elementary School, but neither the child nor the child's teacher recognized him. Police said Wednesday that the teacher located the wrong child and, when she returned to the area, the man had left.

Police said the man had already located the child he was authorized to pick up.




Charges filed during W.Va. checkpoint

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg (W.Va.) Police Department checked 557 vehicles in the 600 block of Winchester Avenue during a 4-hour checkpoint targeting motorists driving under the influence on Sunday, police said.

The following charges were filed in connection with that operation, according to police:

- James R. Meade, 21, whose exact address was not released, was charged with driving under the influence.

- Donald W. Wilson, 47, of 34 Pit Lane in Martinsburg, was charged with operating a vehicle on a suspended driver's license for driving under the influence.

- Lisandra Arvele, 34, of 104 Appletree Garden, Apt. 101, in Ranson, W.Va., was charged with operating a vehicle on a suspended driver's license for driving under the influence.

- Kevin S. Williams, 21, of 2120 Winding Brook Square, in Ashburn, Va., was charged with operating a vehicle on a suspended driver's license.

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