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July 03, 2008

Police respond to report of shots fired



The Hagerstown Police Department responded Wednesday night to a report of shots fired at 13 N. Locust St., Sgt. Rebecca Fetchu said.

No one was injured in the incident, which happened just before 9 p.m., Fetchu said.

Detectives still were investigating the incident about 11 p.m.




Chincoteague pony is reported stolen



ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A Chincoteague pony was stolen last week from a St. Thomas Township property, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

The pony is mostly brown with a white marking on its left front shoulder, police said. The marking was described as "like a horse's head and shoulders looking backwards," police said.

The pony was taken from the 2300 block of St. Thomas-Williamson Road between June 27 at 3 p.m. and June 28 at noon, police said.

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Jewelry is reported stolen from Pa. home



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Assorted jewelry was stolen from a home in the 9000 block of Gap Road in Quincy Township during a Tuesday afternoon burglary, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

Anyone with information may contact Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg at 717-264-5161.

Woman beats clerk with bat, steals cash



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A woman made off with about $110 from the Northgate Inn motel along U.S. 340 after striking a clerk three times with a baseball bat early Wednesday, said a Jefferson County Sheriff's Department spokesman.

The woman stayed at the motel north of town Tuesday night and had been harassing the clerk during the night, said Cpl. B.S. Williams.

The woman asked the clerk to use the phone and the clerk allowed the woman to come behind the front desk and use one, Williams said.

The clerk heard a noise from the cash register and realized that the woman had gained access to the machine, Williams said.

When the clerk told the woman to give back the money, she hit him in the head, neck and back with a baseball bat that was kept at the motel for security, Williams said.

The woman fled the motel with the cash after the 6:45 a.m. attack, Williams said.

The clerk did not ask for medical treatment, Williams said.




Five injured in U.S. 11 accident near auction



GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Five people sustained minor injuries Tuesday in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 11, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

The accident happened about 5:10 p.m. just north of Interstate 81 near the Mason Dixon Auto Auction, police said. Two cars and a minivan all were southbound on U.S. 11 when the minivan and the Pontiac Sunfire behind it stopped for turning traffic, police said. The Dodge Spirit behind them failed to stop, and struck the rear of the Pontiac, pushing it forward into the minivan, police said.

The driver of the Dodge, the driver and passenger of the Pontiac, and two of the passengers in the minivan sustained minor injuries, police said.




Sheriff's deputies respond to calls



The Washington County Sheriff's Department recently responded to the following incidents Tuesday, Lt. Mark Knight said.

· At 3 p.m., an attempted breaking and entering was reported in the 13000 block of Donnybrook Drive. A man tried to break into a home.

· At 3:45 p.m., malicious destruction of property was reported in the 14000 block of Village Mill Drive. A driver's side window was damaged.

· At 7:50 p.m., a theft was reported in the 17000 block of Fair Oaks Court. A silver Razor scooter was stolen from a yard.

Wednesday

· At 3:30 a.m., malicious destruction of property was reported at Burger King in the 13000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Three tires on a vehicle were slashed.

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