Police briefs

September 20, 2005

Deputies search for missing teen

Deputies were searching Monday for a Hagerstown boy who ran away from home Wednesday and had not been seen since.

Kevin Danny Stephenson, 15, of 11101 Lakeside Drive, was last seen at 24 W. Potomac St. in Williamsport, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Kevin is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 120 pounds, with straight brown hair and brown eyes, deputies said.

Kevin was wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt the last time he was seen, deputies said. Kevin frequently goes to Valley Mall and spends time in the Williamsport area, deputies said.


Deputies ask anyone with information about Kevin to contact deputies at 301-791-3020.

Three youths face destruction charges

HALFWAY - Three youths were charged with malicious destruction of property after they allegedly spray-painted several vehicles Thursday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies began receiving complaints about 9:30 p.m. of vandalism in the Halfway area. Several people said their vehicles and other property had been spray-painted, deputies said.

Deputies responded to a report of suspicious activity at the intersection of Gaywood and Meadowood drives and said they found the same youths responsible for the spray painting.

Deputies said the three youths charged with several counts of malicious destruction of property live in the area. They were released to the custody of their parents.

The six vandalism complaints came from residents on Gay Street, Lincolnshire Road and Lincoln Avenue, deputies said.

Motorcyclist unhurt in Sunday crash

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A man lost control of the motorcycle he was riding Sunday on U.S. 30, about a quarter-mile east of Patterson Run Road, police said.

Michael Thomas Likouris, 27, of Washington, D.C., was westbound on U.S. 30 when he drove off the shoulder about 4:40 p.m., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Likouris lost control of the 2002 Suzuki SV 650 in the gravel and crashed, police said.

Likouris, who was wearing a full face helmet, leather jacket and gloves, was not injured, police said.

Hagerstown police respond to calls

Hagerstown Police responded to the following calls:


  • 600 block of Summit Avenue, verbal argument.

  • 500 block of Lynnhaven Drive, verbal argument.

  • 60 block of Manor Drive, alleged assault.

  • 900 block of Mount Aetna Road, domestic incident.

  • 100 block of Braxton Alley, alleged assault.

  • AC&T, 724 Frederick St., counterfeit currency.

  • 900 block of Maryland Avenue, damage to a motor vehicle.

  • 800 block of Virginia Avenue, theft from a motor vehicle.

  • Area of Manor Drive, report of shots fired.

  • Holiday Motel, 16 N. Prospect St., robbery.


  • 100 block of East Avenue, juvenile arrested for violation of probation arrest warrant.

  • 100 block of Berkson Alley, juvenile arrest for assault.

  • 900 block of Security Road, verbal argument.

  • 900 block of Main Avenue, burglary, alleged assault and damage to property.

  • 900 block of Security Road, stolen bike.

  • 200 block of Hager Street, burglary.

  • 200 block of East Magnolia Avenue, found property.

  • 200 block of East Avenue, found property.

  • 100 block of John Street, damage to a motor vehicle.

  • 600 block of North Prospect Street, alleged assault.

  • 100 block of North Burhans Boulevard, alleged assault.

  • 100 block of North Cannon Avenue, theft from a motor vehicle.

  • 400 block of Jefferson Street, theft from a motor vehicle.


  • 400 block of North Potomac Street, drug arrest.

Child taken into custody after theft

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A 9-year-old boy was taken into police custody Sunday after stealing five candy bars, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

He was not charged with the theft.

Police said the boy took the candy bars from Dollar General in McConnellsburg shortly before 6 p.m. The value of the candy was $2.50, police said.

The boy was released to his parents by police, officers said.

Hagerstown woman charged in assault

An incident involving gunshots early Monday in the area of Halfway Boulevard led to charges against a 42-year-old Hagerstown woman after Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies allegedly found her with a gun, Deputy Jon Molineaux said.

Tracey Denise Stepanian, 42, of 16901 Springlake Court, was being held Monday night at the Washington County Detention Center on $50,000 bond, a spokesman there said. She was charged with first- and second-degree assault, among a series of related charges, in connection with the incident that occurred at about 1 a.m. on Halfway Boulevard, Molineaux said.

No one was hurt, he said.

Molineaux said deputies, including himself, were at AC&T on Hopewell Road at about 1 a.m. when they heard several gunshots and saw several vehicles stopped on Halfway Boulevard near the truck stop.

"We saw that one person got out of the car and went to confront the victims," he said.

Molineaux said the alleged victims were sitting in a Honda and in a Mercedes-Benz.

"She didn't hit anybody or anything," he said.

Youths charged in smoke bombing

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