TVs stolen from Spicher's

March 29, 2005

Spicher's Appliances on Pennsylvania Avenue north of the city was robbed of several LCD televisions and a wall-mounted flat screen plasma TV among other appliances early this morning during what police call a "smash and grab" burglary, Maryland State Police said in a news release.

Police said they have no suspects in the incident.

At 2:54 a.m., police learned that the glass front door of the store was smashed with a piece of concrete curbing, enabling the burglars to steal several LCD TVs, a flat screen plasma TV and other electronic equipment, police said.

The burglars were inside the store for less than five minutes, according to police.

Police said they have no description of the burglars or the vehicles they used.

A similar incident occurred at Thumpin Car Stereo on Virginia Avenue at about 1 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Mark Knight said.

He said burglars entered the store by throwing a rock through the window and stole electronics equipment and navigation equipment. Knight said police similarly do not have a description of the burglars or the vehicle.


Police ask anyone with information on the Spicher's burglary to call them at 301-739-2101.

Police ask anyone with information on the Thumpin Car Stereo burglary to call them at 301-791-3020.

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

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

· At 12:30 p.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the 11000 block of Youngstoun Drive. No arrests were made.

· At 2:30 p.m., an air ratchet was reported stolen from Blue and Gray Towing, at 11609 Hopewell Road.

· At 3 p.m., seven lawn mowers were reported damaged at Clear Spring Park. The damage was estimated at $40 apiece.

· At 11:30 p.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the 100 block of East Main Street in Sharpsburg. No arrests were made.

Boy, 13, faces sex assault charges

A 13-year-old Washington County boy was charged with assault, several sex offense charges and second-degree rape in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl reported at 9:45 p.m. Monday, Washington County Sheriff's Department Cpl. Roy Harsh said.

The boy is being held at the Thomas B. Finan Center in Cumberland, Md. The girl was evaluated Monday night at Washington County Hospital, he said. Harsh said he had no further details.

Police respond to domestic calls

More than a half-dozen incidents of alleged domestic violence were reported over the weekend, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

On Friday, alleged incidents were reported in the 900 block of Security Road and the 1300 block of Jay Drive, police said.

On Saturday, alleged incidents were reported in the first block of North Cannon Avenue and the 200 block of North Locust Street, police said.

On Sunday, alleged incidents were reported in the 100 block of East Franklin Street, the 100 block of Alexander Street and the 400 block of Freemont Street.

One alleged incident was reported just after midnight Monday, in the 200 block of East Franklin Street.

Help sought in January burglary

Washington County Crime Solvers is asking the public for information on a January burglary at a Hagerstown business, Maryland State Police said.

Crime Solvers seeks information on the burglary/theft at LJ's and the Kat Lounge, 1130 Conrad Court, in the early hours of Jan. 15, according to police.

The Hagerstown Police Department has said numerous liquor bottles and cash were taken.

Crime Solvers said a reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case, police said.

Police said Crime Solvers can be contacted at 301-733-4141, and callers may remain anonymous.

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