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Police log - Daily Mail

July 19, 2005

Desk clerk refuses to hand over money to would-be robber


An unidentified man claiming to have a gun left without incident after the front desk clerk at the Hampton Inn at 1716 Dual Highway in Hagerstown declined to hand over any money to the man at about 11:35 p.m. Sunday, Hagers-town police reported.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-30s, police said. He did not display a gun at any time during the incident, police said. He was last seen with a mustache and wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans with a large wallet in the hip pocket. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hagerstown Police Department at 301-790-3700.




Pa. man found dead in pond near home


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - An 87-year-old Washington Township man was found dead in a pond in front of his home Saturday evening, according to Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner.

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John Wrege Jr., of 13028 Welty Road, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:23 p.m., Conner said. The body was found by a passer-by who went across the road to the Washington Township Police Department to report the discovery at 6:38 p.m., Conner said.

"He was found in a pond in front of his residence with his head and shoulders under water," Conner said. There were no signs or suspicions of foul play, he said.

"An autopsy is being performed to determine if the manner of death was natural or accidental," Conner said Sunday night.

The autopsy is scheduled for today at Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, Pa., he said.




Suspect in store robbery is sought


A man ran off with an unknown amount of cash after he robbed a Hagers-town store Sunday night, Hagerstown Police Sgt. George Knight said.

Knight said the robbery took place at Wayne's Country Store, 1020 W. Washington St. The incident was reported as an armed robbery, but no weapon was displayed, Knight said.

Knight said the robbery took place at about 8 p.m. Sunday. A man walked into the store and asked the clerk for a pack of cigarettes.

When the clerk was about to give the man the cigarettes, he ordered her to open the cash register and had his hand in his waistband, indicating he had a weapon, Knight said.

The man reached into the cash drawer, took the money and ran away, Knight said.

The robber was described as white, in his early 30s, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 160 pounds, blond haired, and wearing a light blue shirt, blue jean shorts and a red ball cap, Knight said

In March, Wayne's Country Store was the scene of an attempted robbery that was foiled when a clerk trapped a man inside the store.

Police ask for anyone with information about the crime to call investigators at 301-790-3700.




Beer can hits police car; teen charged


MONT ALTO, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a juvenile was charged with propulsion of missiles after a marked patrol car was hit with a beer can Saturday morning in Guilford Township.

Police said the unidentified 17-year-old boy was charged in the 1:44 a.m. incident, which occurred on Mont Alto Road in Guilford Township. Police said the beer can was thrown from a southbound vehicle and struck the windshield of the northbound police vehicle.

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