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Local police field few calls

January 02, 2006|by ERIN CUNNIGHAM

WASHINGTON COUNTY

erinc@herald-mail.com

Area police agencies said Sunday that New Year's Eve lacked the number of emergency calls they expected.

Hagerstown Police Sgt. Tim Wolford said despite one assault and two drunken-driving arrests, officers responded to only 60 calls, including traffic stops - a normal call volume for a Saturday night.

There was one second-degree assault at a city bar and a disorderly conduct citation issued at Venice Inn on Dual Highway, Wolford said.

Two drunken drivers were arrested after midnight, one on South Potomac Street and the other on South Prospect Street, both in Hagerstown, Wolford said.

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There were some reports of loud music, special checks and barking dogs in the city, he said.

Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded to Fountain Head Country Club just before 1 a.m. Sunday for a report that 14 vehicles had been damaged. Sgt. Todd Kerns said the vehicles all had their tires slashed.

There also were several reports of parties.

"It was pretty typical for New Year's," Kerns said.

Maryland State Police said troopers responded to typical calls, including single-vehicle crashes and the "occasional drunk driver."

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