Police briefs

November 08, 2006

One person injured in accident with train

STATE LINE, PA. - At least one person was treated for injuries in a Tuesday morning accident with a train at the crossing on Mason-Dixon Road, police said.

Pennsylvania State Police said the accident was reported at 10:51 a.m., but provided no other information.

Man allegedly steals tractor from center

A Hagerstown man is charged with stealing a tractor and other supplies from Fairview Outdoor Education Center, according to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Mark Allen Mills, 23, of Downsville Pike in Hagerstown, was charged with three counts of second-degree burglary, three counts of fourth-degree burglary, one count of malicious destruction of property worth more than $500, three counts of malicious destruction of property worth less than $500, felony theft, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia and driving under the influence, according to the release from Sgt. Robert Whittington.


Deputies allege they caught Mills driving a Ford Ranger - towing a Ford model 1310 tractor - on Draper Road in Clear Spring on Monday about 1:20 a.m.

The Sheriff's Department was in the area checking a report of suspicious activity at the outdoor school at 12808 Draper Road, according to the release.

Deputies caught up to Mills, who they allege ignored their signals for about a mile, and found a chain saw, weed eaters and string in the bed of his truck - items they allege were stolen from the outdoor center.

Deputies allege they found a small amount of marijuana and a smoking device when they searched Mills' truck.

Damage to the school's buildings and grounds was estimated at $3,000, according to the release. The items found stolen were valued at $7,500, according to the release.

Mills was being held Tuesday at the Washington County Detention Center on $50,000 bond, a jail spokeswoman said.

Sheriff's Department responds to calls

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

· At 7:30 a.m., a window was reported broken out of a 1997 Dodge Dakota pickup truck parked in the 100 block of West Main Street in Sharpsburg. A rock was found inside the truck.

· At 8 a.m., a house in the 100 block of Potomac Street in Boonsboro was reported struck with pumpkins.

· At 8 a.m., a 2002 Suzuki Esteem parked in the first block of South Main Street in Keedysville was reported struck by a rock.

· At 9 a.m., an apartment in the first block of North Conococheague Street in Williamsport was reported broken into.

· At 9 a.m., a rotten pumpkin was reportedly used to smash out a back window of a Chevrolet van parked on North Main Street in Keedysville.

· At 10 a.m., a Dell laptop and clothes were reported stolen from an Oldsmobile Aurora parked in the 19200 block of Jamestown Drive.

· At 10 a.m., a front window of a Chrysler PT Cruiser reportedly was broken in the first block of South Main Street in Keedysville.

· At 10 a.m., a newly installed sign was reported stolen from Toothman and Barra DDS at 81 N. Edgewood Drive. The sign was valued at $400.

· At 12:30 p.m., a pumpkin was reported thrown through a windshield of a 1988 Plymouth Reliant parked in the 8200 block of Mapleville Road.

· At 3:30 p.m., a vehicle was reported broken into in the 16500 block of Spielman Road. A briefcase and a wallet were reported stolen.

City police respond to reports of stolen items

The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following calls since Sunday, according to a written release from Sgt. Paul Kifer.


· At 9:37 a.m., checks were reported stolen in the 200 block of Pangborn Boulevard.

· At 12:43 p.m., stereo equipment was reported stolen in the 300 block of Northern Avenue.

· At 1:42 p.m., cigarettes were reported stolen in the 300 block of East Washington Street.

· At 4:50 p.m., a 15-year-old girl previously reported missing was returned.

· At 8:40 p.m., soda machines were reported damaged in the 600 block of Jefferson Boulevard.


· At 12:23 p.m., a bronze 26-inch Huffy bicycle reportedly was found in the first block of Broadway.

· At 4:12 p.m., an alleged assault was reported in the 900 block of Washington Street.

· At 5 p.m., a tag was reported stolen in the 200 block of Avon Road. The tag had Maryland registration M296384.

· At 6:14 p.m., CDs and a briefcase were reported stolen in the area of Belview and Irvin avenues.

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