Police Briefs 4/27

April 27, 2005

Hagerstown man charged after crash

A Hagerstown man was charged with a traffic offense after an accident Monday on Pangborn Boulevard near Pangborn Park, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release.

Eric Steiner, 37, of 177 S. Burhans Blvd., was charged with failure to obey a traffic control device, police said in the release.

Police said a 1986 Mack truck driven by Steiner struck and became wedged under a railroad bridge late Monday morning, causing minor damage to both the truck and bridge.

Pangborn Boulevard was closed between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. while the truck was removed from the area, police said.

Student charged with calling in threat

FREDERICK, Md. - A 14-year-old student was charged in connection with several threats at a Frederick middle school, according to a Frederick Police Department news release.


The student, whose name was not released Tuesday, was charged with two counts of arson/bomb threat and three counts of disrupting school activities, police said Tuesday.

Police said the student has been linked to threats at Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle School on March 30, Sunday and Monday. Police said the threat Monday was in the form of a message left in the school's voice mail system at 11 p.m.

Vehicle damaged in Williamsport

A driver's side mirror on a motor vehicle was reported broken off with a brick Monday while it was parked in the 200 block of South Artizan Street in Williamsport, Washington County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Mark Knight said.

The incident was reported at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Knight said.

Hagerstown police respond to calls

The Hagerstown Police Department recently responded to the following calls, Sgt. Paul Kifer said in a written release:


n At 1:03 p.m., tools were reported stolen from a motor vehicle parked in the parking lot of Payless Shoe Source on Garland Groh Boulevard in the Centre at Hagerstown.

n At 11:17 p.m., a camcorder and cash were reported stolen from the first block of Wakefield Road.

Man says he was shot calling turkey

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Charles Town man told police he was accidentally shot while he was calling turkey in the Shannondale area on Tuesday.

Shannondale is on the Blue Ridge Mountain.

West Virginia State Police Trooper B.A. Chandler responded to Jefferson Memorial Hospital at 12:21 p.m. where he talked to Jerry Wayne Hipp about his injury.

Hipp said he was calling turkey off Mission Road between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. when he was shot. Hipp said the person who shot him asked him if he was OK, according to a state police press release.

When Hipp asked the man his name, the man ran into the woods, the release said.

Hipp was treated and released from Jefferson Memorial Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said. The press release did not say where Hipp was shot.

The man who shot Hipp was described as a white male in his 20s or 30s, about 6 feet tall with a goatee.

Armed robbery is reported at Pa. motel

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - An armed robbery was reported at the Econo Lodge in Greencastle late Tuesday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said a man armed with a handgun robbed the business, 735 Buchanan Trail East, at about 10:30 p.m. No injuries were reported in the incident, police said.

Police did not release additional information on the incident late Tuesday.

Woman says she was robbed in parking lot

A woman reportedly was robbed in the parking lot of a Wesel Boulevard business Tuesday evening, the Hagers-town Police Department said.

Police said the victim, whose name was not released, was approached in the parking lot of Lowe's at about 8:25 p.m. She told police that a man pulled her purse away from her and got into a dark-colored Jeep Cherokee, police said.

No injuries were reported, police said.

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