Police briefs

July 18, 2008

Man who pointed gun at officer sought

Montgomery County police are looking for a man who pointed a handgun at an officer during a fight Wednesday. The handgun was stolen during an August 2006 burglary at Wilbar Truck Equipment Inc., 21821 Jefferson Boulevard in Hagerstown, Washington County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore said Friday afternoon.

After pulling the gun at an officer in the 2300 block of Ladymeade Drive in the Longmead area of Silver Spring, Md., the man ran, police said.

He was described as black, 19 to 25 years old, between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall, and weighing 160 to 170 pounds, Montgomery County Police said in a news release.

On July 3, the sheriff's department received information that another gun stolen during the August 2006 burglary had been found when police in Fairfax County, Va., served a search warrant, Mullendore said.


Reward offered for information on Pa. cemetery damage

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Franklin County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of as much as $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible for causing an estimated $500,000 in damage to monuments and headstones in the Burns Hill Cemetery.

The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating the vandalism that occurred between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday. More than 100 headstones and monuments were pushed over or damaged, some of them dating to the mid-19th century, police said.

Anyone with information about this or other unsolved crimes may call Crime Solvers at 717-263-3000. Callers may remain anonymous and still be eligible to receive a reward.

Hagerstown City Police responded to the following calls:


  • A second-degree assault at 568 Salem Ave., reported at 1:38 a.m.

  • Two 20-inch boys bicycles found at 55 Manor Drive, one black and one red, reported at 3:50 a.m.


  • Theft of a wallet from a vehicle at 214 Norway Ave., reported at 4:09 a.m.

  • Tampering with a motor vehicle at 223 Norway Ave., reported at 4:09 a.m.

  • Attempted breaking and entering and damage to window at D&G Liquors, 17624 Garland Groh Blvd., reported at 8:32 a.m.

  • Second-degree assault at 280 Mill St., reported at 2:12 p.m.


  • Unattended children/confiscated BB gun at 305 Reynolds Ave., reported at 12:04 p.m.


  • Tire damaged in the 600 block of North Locust Street, reported at 7:25 a.m.

  • Window damaged at 1004A Noland Drive, reported at 8:01 p.m.

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