Police briefs

March 18, 2005

Fire destroys storage building at school

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Fire broke out Thursday afternoon in a storage building behind the Country Day School along W.Va. 51 in Jefferson County, a fire official said.

A parent who was picking her child up at the private school, which is about three miles west of Charles Town, noticed the fire in the building at about 5:30 p.m., said school Principal Karen Stroup.

By the time firefighters arrived, the building had burned to the ground, said Independent Fire Co. Chief Ed Smith.

Fire officials were unclear about what started the fire, and the case has been referred to the state Fire Marshal's Office for investigation, Smith said.

The building, which was about 10 feet by 15 feet, had no electric service to it, Smith said.

The building, which was used to store extra desks and other materials, was in a wooded area not far from the rear of one of the school buildings.


Hagerstown police respond to calls

The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following calls since Wednesday, said Detective Sgt. Paul Kifer:


· At 1:28 a.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the first block of Manor Drive.


· At 1:26 p.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the 1200 block of Outer Drive.

· At 2:47 a.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the 900 block of Concord Street.

· At 12:13 p.m., a tan 1994 Nissan Sentra that had been reported stolen was recovered at the E.J. Fennel parking lot at 324 E. Antietam St. The owner of the car was notified.

· At 7:33 p.m., alleged shoplifting was reported at Wal-Mart.

· At 8:35 p.m., an alleged assault was reported in the area of the 900 block of Security Road.

· At 10:12 a.m., an alleged burglary was reported in the first block of North Locust Street. Video games, DVDs and money were reported stolen.

Prisoner walks away from work release

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Franklin County prisoner serving time for a parole violation walked away from a work release job Thursday afternoon, Franklin County Prison Warden John Wetzel said.

Bruce Robinson, 22, a black male described as 6-feet tall and 170 pounds, was jailed on Oct. 22.

He was resentenced to 4 months to 11 months in December to be followed by 48 months probation for delivery of cocaine, Wetzel said.

He was scheduled to be released April 14.

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