Police briefs

September 30, 2006

Police seek suspect in shooting of teen

A Friday morning shooting in the 300 block of North Prospect Street sent a 15-year-old boy to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

The shooter, who remained at large as of late Friday, is described as a black male in his late teens who is 5 feet 8 inches tall and 170 pounds. He last was seen wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans, police said.

Police learned of the shooting when a vehicle pulled into the police headquarters parking lot with the injured juvenile at 2:42 a.m.

The victim, who is a resident of Washington, D.C., told police the vehicle was parked in the 300 block of North Prospect Street when the shooter opened the door and shot him in the leg.


The victim was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment of the nonlife-threatening injury to his leg, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting may call the Hagerstown Police Department at 301-790-3700.

Information sought in case of missing girl

A 14-year-old Hagerstown girl - missing from her home and school since Sept. 22 - is believed to be in the Bethel Gardens apartment complex, according to Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies.

Takeyha Pashay Thomas, of 18319 Misty Acres Drive, reportedly got on the bus for South Hagerstown High School, but didn't attend class that day or since.

Deputies said she wasn't reported missing until Wednesday night.

Takeyha is 5 feet 5 inches tall and 180 pounds with straight black shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. She also has braces on her teeth, deputies said.

Anyone with information on Takeyha may call the sheriff's department at 301-790-3020.

Restaurant burglary investigation continues

KEEDYSVILLE - Maryland State Police are continuing their investigation of a burglary at the Red Byrd Restaurant on Md. 34 that was discovered early Friday.

Trooper 1st Class R.S. Miller said he had no details to release on the crime, how entry was made or if anything was taken.

Sheriff's Department responds to calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls on Thursday, Lt. Mark Knight said:

· At 12:30 p.m., two dogs were reported stolen from the Humane Society of Washington County. No breeds were listed in the report.

· At 6 p.m., a Stihl Model 460 chain saw was reported stolen from a dump truck parked in the 12300 block of Delwood Avenue.

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