Police briefs

October 11, 2006

Information sought on tire slashings

The Hagerstown Police Department is seeking the public's help identifying the person or people who slashed tires on Summit Avenue over the weekend.

Sgt. Paul Kifer said at least four tires were slashed in the 700 and 800 blocks of Summit Avenue.

About a month before, residents in the area reported 11 tire slashings, he said.

Kifer asks anyone with information on the tire slashings to call police at 301-790-3700.

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

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

· At 8 a.m., a 1999 Ford Mustang was reported broken into in the 16600 block of Buford Drive. An iPod valued at $300 and a stereo valued at $200 were reported stolen.

· At 8 a.m., a 1993 Saturn was reported broken into in the first block of Cemetery Street. Three CDs, a pair of Aeropostale jeans and $5 in change were reported stolen.


· At 11:30 a.m., a vehicle was reported keyed in the 700 block of Boyd Street.

· At 5 p.m., a license plate was reported stolen from a motorcycle parked in the 10800 block of Downsville Pike. The license plate has Maryland registration 572D89.

· At 6 p.m., a pearl ring was reported stolen at Hagerstown Medical Lab at Robinwood Medical Center. The ring is valued at $350.

· At 6:30 p.m., a 2004 Mitsubishi SUV was reported shot again with a BB gun in the 14000 block of Sweet Vale Drive. Total damage to the vehicle, including past damage, was estimated at $1,500.

Driver injured in one-car crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 20-year-old Fayetteville, Pa., man was cited for careless driving and other violations after he suffered a major injury in a one-car accident in Franklin County, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.

Steven A. Barnes was driving a 1991 Honda CRX south on Loop Road in Guilford Township at 6:30 p.m. Friday when he traveled off the road and struck a utility pole, police said.

Motorcylist seriously injured in W.Va. crash

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A motorcyclist was flown to a hospital after a crash on Hedgesville Road, the Berkeley County (W.Va.) Sheriff's Department said.

According to a press release, the male victim was unresponsive as crews from the Hedgesville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. treated him after the crash, which was reported to the Sheriff's Department at 7:26 p.m. Sunday.

The victim became responsive at City Hospital in Martinsburg and was then flown to a Washington, D.C.-area trauma center. According to police Tuesday, City Hospital said the patient was listed in critical condition.

The crash was under investigation, police said.

Public's help sought in spray-painting spree

FREDERICK, Md. - A spate of spray-painting incidents in Frederick County, Md., has led the Sheriff's Office to ask for the public's assistance to identify the person or people behind the vandalism.

According to a Sheriff's Office press release, 17 vehicles and a garage door were spray-painted with white paint sometime before 2:10 a.m. Tuesday. When a deputy arrived on the scene at McLauren Court in Frederick, the perpetrators already were gone.

The damage was estimated at $17,500, police said.

Anyone with information about the incidents may call the Tips Line at 301-644-4131, police said.

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