Shots fired

two juveniles charged in burglary

May 19, 2009

HAGERSTOWN -- A 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old male were charged as delinquent juveniles after police responded to Noland Village on Tuesday afternoon for a house burglary.

Police initially responded to the scene at 1:25 p.m. after a report of shots being fired, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

Police said they determined the gunshots might have occurred in the area of Court 1 in Noland Village, and they later spotted two males at a construction site at the end of Sweeney Drive.

Both subjects ran and one was seen carrying a rifle, police said in a news release.

One male was captured with the gun, which was determined to be an AR-15 rifle stolen from a house on Noland Drive, police said.


The other male fled into a wooded area surrounding the construction site but was later caught while hiding in brush along railroad tracks that parallel Burhans Boulevard, police said.

In addition to the AR-15 rifle, other items found in the two males' possession matched items stolen from the house on Noland Drive, police said.

One of the youths was wanted for a violation of a condition of an earlier release, police said.

Both teenagers are being detained by the Department of Juvenile Justice, police said in the release.

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