Police briefs

June 14, 2007

Hagerstown Police respond to calls

The Hagerstown Police Department recently responded to the following incidents:


· At 1:16 a.m., a second-degree assault was reported in the 100 block of Doub Way.


· At 10:20 a.m., a stolen Chevrolet Blazer was found in Waynesboro, Pa.

· At 10:36 a.m., a diamond ring was found in the 300 block of North Jonathan Street.

· At 2:04 p.m., an attempted burglary was reported in the 400 block of Guilford Avenue.

· At 11:10 p.m., a birdhouse was reported stolen in the 300 block of Garrett Street.


· At 2:02 a.m., an incident involving assault and disorderly conduct were reported in the 900 block of Dual Highway.


· At 3:40 a.m., theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and theft of a vehicle were reported in the 300 block of South Locust Street.

· At 2:59 p.m., graffiti was found in the 600 block of Guilford Avenue.

· At 6:05 p.m., dents were reported to a motor vehicle in the 800 block of Lanvale Street.

· At 6:33 p.m., a motor vehicle window was reported damaged in the first block of Fairground Avenue.

· At 8:53 p.m., a second-degree assault was reported in the 300 block of West Antietam Street.

· At 10:45 p.m., a second-degree assault was reported in the 700 block of West Washington Street.


· At 4:09 a.m., controlled-dangerous substances violations were reported in the 17800 block of Garland Groh Boulevard.

· At 8 a.m., a canoe was reported stolen and returned in the 1400 block of Hamilton Boulevard.

· At 5:41 p.m., a violation of a protective order was reported in the first block of North Mulberry Street.

· At 6:26 p.m., controlled-dangerous substances violations were reported in the first block of East Antietam Street.

· At 6:35 p.m., a drug overdose was reported in the 400 block of Wyoming Avenue.

· At 10:50 p.m., the theft of a Sony game system and Samsung television were reported in the 200 block of South Prospect Street.

· At 11:22 p.m., a burglary and theft of digital camera and DVDs were reported in the first block of North Mulberry Street.

Local man charged with setting fire

WOODSBORO, Md. - A Hagerstown man is charged with setting a fire that caused about $45,000 in damage to the home where his one-time girlfriend lived, according to a press release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal.

Bradley Justin Barnes, 18, is accused of setting a fire on April 25 in the closet of a basement bedroom of a home in the 9500 block of Woodland Drive in Woodsboro after arguing with his girlfriend, the home's owner. Barnes, who was living in the home at the time of the fire, had left the home minutes before a neighbor discovered the fire, according to the release.

The fire marshal said more than 35 firefighters for several local fire companies were able to bring the fire under control in 15 minutes. No one was injured.

Barnes is charged with first-degree malicious burning and first-degree arson, according to the release.

Man pleads guilty in child porn case

A 43-year-old Hagerstown man accused of downloading and sharing illicit pictures of children over the Internet pleaded guilty Tuesday to receiving child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

The U.S. Attorney's office said FBI agents from Florida and Louisiana who searched Mark Bartles' home found 600 images of child pornography on his computer, the attorney's office said.

Bartles faces between five and 20 years in prison, followed by supervised release for the rest of his life. Sentencing is Aug. 14, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

Man charged after breakfast incident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Anger over oatmeal spilled over to vandalism Monday as a man at Keystone Mental Health allegedly punched a hole in the wall, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.

Police said a 42-year-old Chambersburg, Pa., man was charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after he allegedly began shouting at workers and punching several pictures during breakfast about 8 a.m. at the East McKinley Street facility.

Police said the suspect was upset about the type of oatmeal he was served.

Man with a gun holds up Dairy Queen

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man with a handgun held up a Dairy Queen in Martinsburg on Tuesday, according to a Martinsburg Police Department press release.

A witness to the robbery at 9:25 p.m. at the 822 Winchester Ave. store said the robber had a dark complexion and freckles or acne scars on his face, according to the release.

The robber left the scene in a red sport utility vehicle similar to a Geo Tracker with a spare tire mounted to the rear, according to the release.

Anyone with information about the crime may call police at 304-264-2100.

Boy charged in Md. vehicle theft

FREDERICK, Md. - Police responding to a report of a suspicious person with muddy clothes said they found a 16-year-old boy accused of jumping from a stolen vehicle, according to a Frederick Police Department press release.

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