Three youths face destruction charges

March 24, 2005

Three Smithsburg boys were charged with malicious destruction of property Wednesday after they allegedly threw rocks at passing vehicles in the town on Monday night, Maryland State Police said in a news release.

Police said the boys are 9, 10 and 11. They were released to their parents pending action by the Department of Juvenile Services, according to the release.

According to the release, police got a call at about 6:30 p.m. Monday tipping them off to the boys, who the caller alleged were throwing rocks from a hiding place behind a railroad bridge abutment at vehicles passing by on Md. 64. The boys would throw the rocks and then run away, only to return and repeat their actions, police said.

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

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

· At 7:30 a.m., a cell phone was reported stolen in the 18600 block of Northhaven Street. There was no value listed.


· At 8:30 a.m., fishing equipment was reported stolen in the 100 block of East Main Street in Sharpsburg. The equipment was valued at $500.

· At 10 a.m., a CD player was reported stolen out of a 1988 Honda CRX parked in the 11300 block of Youngstoun Drive. There was no value listed.

Incident called miscommunication

Maryland State Police said that reports of a suspicious incident in the area of Sharpsburg Elementary School was merely a miscommunication and that there was no criminal intent.

Police said reports that a motorist in a red vehicle parked near Porterstown Road asked two elementary school students to get into his car last week were incorrect. Police said the elementary school students did not make a false statement, but overheard the man incorrectly and overreacted.

The vehicle, a red Chevrolet Cavalier, was having transmission problems, according to police.

Men attempt to kick in door of Pa. home

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an attempted burglary Tuesday in Peters Township.

Police said two men wearing hooded sweatshirts tried to kick in the rear door of a house on the 2400 block of Lemar Road at 3:45 p.m. The resident was home and the men fled in a green Ford Taurus, police said.

Baskets stolen in Pa. burglary

ORRSTOWN, Pa. - Six Longaberger baskets were stolen Tuesday in a burglary at a Letterkenny Township home, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said the house in the 10000 block of Cardinal Drive was broken into between 1:30 and 9 p.m.

Pa. teen injured in motorcycle crash

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A Chambersburg teenager was injured Tuesday evening in a motorcycle accident on Lincoln Way West in St. Thomas Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Jamey Edwards, 16, address unavailable, was riding a Yamaha 600 when he lost control and wrecked the motorcycle at about 6:30 p.m., police said. He was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and then flown to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center.

Edwards was treated at Hershey and discharged, a hospital spokesman said.

Frederick Co. man faces assault charge

MOUNT AIRY, Md. - A Mount Airy man has been charged in connection with inappropriate sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said.

Richard E. Kyle II, 61, whose exact address was not released, was charged Tuesday with second-degree assault and fourth-degree sexual offense, according to deputies.

Deputies allege Kyle assaulted the girl in a room inside his home.

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