Police briefs

November 22, 2006

Person held up at gunpoint in city

Two males held up a person at gunpoint in the 400 block of Kinslow Street, a Hagerstown Police Department public communications officers said Tuesday night.

Police were looking for two black males Tuesday night after the robbery, which was reported at 8:03 p.m., the officer said.

Two males, one wearing a mask and the other a red do-rag, approached the victim and demanded money. The one with the do-rag displayed a handgun, the officer said. The males took $50 from the victim, and they ran toward the AC&T station on Burhans Boulevard, the officer said.

Two hurt in head-on accident in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two Franklin County, Pa., motorists were at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Tuesday night after they were injured in a head-on collision on Cumberland Highway, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.


Woodrow W. Wright, 59, of Spring Run, Pa., was in critical condition, while Betty J. Alleman, 60, of Chambersburg, Pa., was in fair condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Alleman, who was driving a 2006 Toyota 4Runner north on Cumberland Highway in Letterkenny Township, entered the southbound lane and collided with Wright's 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, which was headed south, at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

After the collision, both vehicles came to rest on the west side of the road, and both Alleman and Wright were flown to the hospital, police said. Both Alleman and Wright said they were wearing seat belts, police said.

Police seek help in finding missing woman

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department was searching Tuesday for a woman missing since last week.

Debra Yvette Watson, 42, of the 1400 block of West Key Parkway in Frederick, has had no contact with her family since leaving her home at about 4:30 a.m. Nov. 14 for Washington, D.C., a police press release states. Her family reported her missing Nov. 16, the release states.

Anyone with information about Watson is asked to contact the Frederick Police Department at 301-694-2100.

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls Monday, Sgt. Roy Harsh said:

· At 3:40 p.m., a PlayStation Portable was reported stolen in the 13700 block of Kenneth Street. The game system was valued at $500.

· At 7:26 p.m., a 1996 Ford was reported egged in the 9600 block of Garis Shop Road. Damage was estimated at $600 to $700.

· At 7:50 p.m., cash was reported stolen from Sheetz at 20723 National Pike.

· At 9:43 p.m., a scam was reported in the 15200 block of National Pike. A man said he paid $500 to have his driveway paved, but the person he paid never called him back.

· At 8:03 a.m., a shed was broken into in the 12100 block of Cedar Ridge Road. Police allege a 16-year-old boy, a runaway from Cedar Ridge Children's Home, broke into the shed or outbuilding. The boy was charged with fourth-degree burglary and misdemeanor theft.

· At 9:36 a.m., three vehicles parked at Hagerstown Motors, 17703 Virginia Ave., were reported damaged. Damage was estimated at more than $500.

· At 10:39 a.m., pillars to Brethren Mutual Insurance Co., 149 N. Edgewood Drive, were reported damaged, allegedly by skateboarders.

· At 11:47 a.m., a 20-inch Diamondback BMX bicycle was reported stolen in the 17600 block of Homewood Road.

· At 12:37 p.m., guns and DVDs were reported stolen in the 15500 block of Clear Spring Road.

Fire damages Jefferson home

JEFFERSON, Md. - Damage to a Jefferson home from a Monday blaze was estimated at $200,000, according to a Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office news release.

The fire, which started in the basement chimney area of the 5612 Glen Hill Court home, caused $100,000 in damage to the contents of the home, which is owned by Frances and Richard Bowers, the release states.

Fire marshals ruled the 10:20 a.m. fire accidental.

It took 40 firefighters from Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia one hour to control the blaze, according to the release.

Frederick CVS store is reported robbed

FREDERICK, Md. - A CVS on West 7th Street in Frederick was robbed at gunpoint Monday, according to a Frederick Police Department news release.

Police said a man entered the store at about 4:30 p.m., showed a handgun and got cash from the registers. The man left the store and was last seen getting into a black Nissan pickup truck, the release states.

Several customers were inside the store when the robbery occurred, but no one was injured, the release states.

Police describe the robber as a black man, 18 to 20 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build and short hair. The man was wearing a black trenchcoat and a black stocking cap, according to the release.

Police ask anyone with information on the robbery to call 301-694-2126.

Woman charged with stealing from Target

FREDERICK, Md. - A 23-year-old Randallstown, Md., woman was charged with theft Friday after police allege she stole expensive items from Target on Urbana Pike, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said in a written release.

Mary A. Palya was charged with felony theft and misdemeanor theft, the release states.

Deputies allege Palya stole electric razors, electric razor refills and Crest whitening strips among other items, valued at more than $1,900.

She was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for processing.

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