Police briefs

May 19, 2005

Two deer jump off railroad bridge

Traffic on U.S. 40 by the Hagerstown Police Department headquarters was held up Tuesday morning after two deer jumped off a railroad bridge, Sgt. Fred Wolford said.

At about 7:30 a.m., five deer were running across the railroad tracks when two of them jumped off the bridge - apparantly scared by a train - and landed on U.S 40 near its intersection with Burhans Boulevard, Wolford said.

"One died and another had to be put down," he said.

No one was injured in the incident.

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Tuesday, Cpl. Roy Harsh said:

· At 2:28 p.m., an attempted breaking and entering at a latched storage shed was reported in the 18000 block of Alpine Drive. Damage was estimated at $600.

· At 3:55 p.m., a 2003 Ford F-150 truck was reported scratched in the 18300 block of College Road. The truck was scratched on the right rear quarter panel.


· At 6:16 p.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the 14300 block of MacFee Hill Road. No arrests were made.

· At 7:02 p.m., jewelry, money and clothing were reported stolen in the 700 block of Cushman Avenue.

· At 9:18 p.m., furniture and other items inside a home in the 14000 block of Misty Meadow Road were reported damaged. The estimated damage was less than $500.

Child safety seat checkpoint slated

Maryland State Police will be conducting a child safety seat checkpoint Friday at the Halfway Volunteer Fire Hall, according to a written release.

The checkpoint will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fire hall at 11114 Lincoln Ave.

The Washington County Sheriff's office and the Hagerstown Police Department will be assisting, police said.

The checkpoint is being conducted to educate the public on the proper use and installation of child safety seats. Police ask any citizen with questions or problems or those who need a seat installed to come to the checkpoint.

There is no charge for the service, police said.

Martinsburg Police issue seat belt tickets

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg Police Department's seat belt checkpoint netted citations and warnings, according to a news release from the department.

During Tuesday's checkpoint, which was held in the 700 block of Baltimore Street, 564 vehicles were checked. Twenty citations were issued along with seven warnings, police said.

The checkpoint was an effort by the Martinsburg Police Department, the state of West Virginia and the federal "Click It or Ticket" program to increase seat belt usage.

Robbery reported at local restaurant

A robbery was reported at a Hagerstown restaurant late Wednesday, the Hagerstown Police Department said.

Sgt. Johnny Murray said an armed robbery reportedly occurred outside of KFC, 330 Dual Highway, late Wednesday. Murray said preliminary reports were that two men, at least one of whom was armed with a handgun, were involved in the incident.

A Washington County 911 Center spokesman said an ambulance was originally dispatched to the scene but was canceled before it arrived. He had no information on the victim or whether the person sustained a significant injury.

Additional details on the incident were not available late Wednesday.

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