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Police briefs - afternoon

April 29, 2005

Police seek two men in thefts from liquor stores


Law enforcement officers have released descriptions of two men whom investigators allege stole items from three Washington County liquor stores earlier this month.

The Washington County Sheriff's Department said two men are wanted in connection with April 12 thefts at three liquor stores - C&R Liquors, D&G Liquors and Liquor Locker. The sheriff's and Hagerstown Police departments are involved in the investigation.

Deputies described one of those wanted in the incident as a black man, in his early to mid-20s, with a stocky build and medium height. Deputies said he might have a tattoo on the left side of his neck.

Deputies said the second person wanted is a tall black man, in his early to mid-20s, with a light complexion and medium build.

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Deputies allege the men worked together to steal "high end" liquor valued at a total of about $360 from the businesses.

Anyone with information on the incidents may call the sheriff's department at 240-313-2170 or city police at 301-790-3700.

Youth charged in Shafer Park fire


A juvenile was taken into custody and realeased to his parents after a fire was discovered at Shafer Memorial Park in Boonsboro on Tuesday, according to a news release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office

The fire, discovered by a neighbor, caused $500 in damage and took about 10 minutes to control. The child was 10 years old, the fire marshal's office said.

Info sought on truck that hit signal pole


The Hagerstown Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a trucker who struck a traffic signal pole in town Thursday morning.

Officer Wayne Hose said the tractor-trailer driver involved in the 11:40 a.m. accident, which occurred at the intersection of South Cleveland Avenue and East Antietam Street, fled the scene.

Anyone with information about the truck or the driver involved in the hit-and-run accident may call Hose at 301-790-3700, ext. 328.

Teen girl assaulted in Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. - A 16-year-old girl reportedly was assaulted Thursday to the rear of the Littlebrook apartment complex, the Frederick Police Department said.

Police said the assailant pushed the girl to the ground, exposed himself and struck her in the stomach before leaving the area about 4:40 p.m.

Police said the assailant was described as a black man, about 40 years old and 6 feet tall. He was wearing a black T-shirt and black Nike sneakers, according to police.

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