That driver then backed up and told firefighters that he should have heeded their warning, Newcomb said.
TVs stolen from local appliance store
Spicher's Appliances on Pennsylvania Avenue north of the Hagerstown was robbed of several LCD televisions and a wall-mounted flat screen plasma TV among other appliances early Tuesday in a "smash and grab" burglary, Maryland State Police said in a news release.
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 did 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.
County boy faces 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 was 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.
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 each.
· At 11:30 p.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the 100 block of East Main Street in Sharpsburg. No arrests were made.