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Town's police respond to 73 calls in May

June 15, 2006|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

HANCOCK - The Hancock Police Department responded to 73 calls in May, Chief Timothy J. Buskirk told the town council on Wednesday.

The department arrested six people - all adults - and investigated 10 criminal cases, he said.

Police issued 21 traffic citations and 218 parking citations, he said.

A major case last month was a robbery on May 8 of Reed's Pharmacy on Pennsylvania Avenue. Buskirk said police have two suspects.

At the time, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said a man wearing a ski mask robbed the pharmacy of prescription drug medication. The robber had a gun.

Buskirk also said at Wednesday's town council meeting that someone was arrested the day after a burglary on Canal Street. The burglar has been convicted and sentenced, he said.

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Also, Hancock Middle-Senior High School was vandalized on May 25, he said.

The next day, an officer chased a vehicle that wouldn't stop. The driver got out and ran into the woods, Buskirk said.

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