Police briefs

November 12, 2007

Infant struck by rock through car window

An infant was hit in the head by a rock thrown through a car window Sunday morning in Hagerstown, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Witnesses to the 11 a.m. incident said someone threw the rock from the railroad tracks as the white, 2004 Toyota Corolla drove on Massey Boulevard near Cole Road, the department said in a press release.

The rock went through the rear passenger window, struck the infant, and injured another child who was sitting on the rear driver's side seat, deputies said. Both children were treated for nonlife-threatening injuries and released.

Anyone with information may contact Deputy J. Crawford at 301-791-3020.

Hagerstown citizens' group patrols 213 miles in October

Hagerstown Citizens on Patrol logged 24 patrol hours during October, police said.

The citizens' group patrolled 213 miles in Hagerstown, officers said in a news release.

Citizens on Patrol identified two traffic offenses, four criminal offenses, two suspicious vehicles, four disturbances and their work led to three arrests, police said.


Robbery reported at W.Va. shopping plaza

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - An armed robbery was reported at around 7 p.m. at a shopping plaza in Hedgesville, according to a Berkeley County 911 dispatcher.

West Virginia State Police were investigating with assistance from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office.

No other information was available Sunday night.

Woman injured in Lurgan Township crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ? One woman was taken to the hospital Friday following a single-vehicle crash, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Nikki Shoop, of Spring Run, Pa., had been treated and later released from Chambersburg Hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday morning.

Shoop was driving on Forge Hill Road in Lurgan Township, Pa. when her Jeep left the roadway and overturned on an embankment, troopers said in a news release.

Her passenger, Brandon Eugene Shoop, was not injured.

Police looking for driver of Ford F350

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg police were looking for information about the owner of a white Ford F350 that damaged several vehicles in the Chambersburg Hospital parking lot on Saturday afternoon.

The pickup truck had a lift kit, no tailgate and a Pennsylvania license plate, police said in a news release.

The driver reportedly stopped, surveyed the damage and left the 112 N. Seventh St. parking lot, police said.

Anyone with information may call police at 717-264-4131.

Sheriff accepts Guard support award

Washington County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore accepted an award Thursday on behalf of his department presented by the Maryland Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

The award recognizes employers who provide supportive workplaces for their National Guard and Reserve employees, the sheriff's department said in a news release.

Troopers looking for hit-and-run driver

Troopers were searching for a pickup truck involved in a hit-and-run Friday night in the 13000 block of Greencastle Pike, according to a Maryland State Police press release.

The truck left the road and skidded through the lawns in front of two homes, troopers said.

An Allegheny Power electric service box and an Antietam Cable Television box were destroyed when the pickup truck struck them, troopers said.

The driver of the truck continued north on Greencastle Pike without notifying the owners of the property about the damage, troopers said.

Troopers are looking for a blue or gray truck with 673 as the last three numbers on the Maryland tag.

Anyone with information may call Maryland State Police at 301-739-2101.

Md. woman's vehicle is damaged by deer

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A Middletown, Md., woman damaged her car Thursday evening when she swerved to miss a deer in the road, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Aleta Denise Johnson, 46, was not injured but her car was seriously damaged when it hit the deer and stopped in the shoulder of the road on Pa. 70 in the area of Brushcreek Township. Pa., troopers said.

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