Police briefs

September 23, 2009

Hagerstown police respond to incidents

The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following incidents, according to spokeswoman Barbara Pickett.


  • A red 2008 Wildfire scooter was reported stolen in the 700 block of Park Lane.

  • A windshield was reported damaged in the 400 block of Jonathan Street.

  • A wallet was reported stolen from an apartment in the 900 block of Pope Avenue.

  • Over-the-counter medication was reported stolen in the 1700 block of Dual Highway.

  • A wallet was reported stolen during a burglary in an apartment on Potomac Street.

  • DVDs were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 500 block of Mulberry Street.

  • A trespassing was reported in the 100 block of South Potomac Street. Arrest made.


  • Trespassing was reported at Sheetz at 301 E. Washington St. Two arrests made.

    Juvenile arrests

  • Damage to property was reported at Antietam Academy. No date given. Male offender.

  • Detention warrant on Friday on East Baltimore Street. Male offender.

  • Knives were confiscated at Northern Middle School on Friday. Male offender.

    Domestic violence

  • Second-degree assault was reported in the 1200 block of Wayne Avenue. Arrest made.


  • A silver-and-red 24-inch, 18-speed Trek 820 bicycle was reported stolen in the 700 block of Morningside Avenue.

  • Cash was reported stolen in the 100 block of North Potomac Street.


  • Cash was reported stolen in the 1000 block of West Washington Street.

  • A silver-and-blue 26-inch, 21-speed Mongoose Serif bicycle was reported stolen in the 1000 block of Fairview Road.

    Sheriff's deputies respond to calls Monday

    The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded Monday to the following incidents, according to Lt. Mark Knight:

  • At 8:23 a.m., a bicycle was reported taken in the 12900 block of Oak Hill Avenue.

  • At 8:42 a.m., malicious destruction of property was reported in the 11500 block of Robinwood Drive at a Seventh Day Adventist church. Someone shot at two windows with a BB gun.

  • At 11:35 a.m., malicious destruction of property was reported in the 11000 block of Celeste Drive. Someone damaged a windshield on a vehicle.

  • At 12:51 p.m., malicious destruction of property was reported in the 17300 block of Valley Mall Road in the parking lot. Someone keyed a vehicle.

  • At 2:24 p.m., theft from a motor vehicle was reported in the area of Frederick Road in Funkstown. Someone broke into a vehicle and took papers.

  • At 7:16 p.m., a domestic incident was reported in the parking lot near Ollie's Bargain Outlet.

  • At 7:27 p.m., an assault was reported in the 5900 block of Sensel Road.

  • At 8:04 p.m., breaking and entering was reported in the 11300 block of Marbern Road. Someone broke into a home but nothing appeared to have been taken.

  • At 9:18 p.m., theft was reported in the 17200 block of Cole Road at Target. Someone took a purse, cash, camera and Blackberry.

  • At 10:41 p.m., drug violations were reported in the 200 block of Edgewood Drive.

    Pa. man charged with pointing gun at deputies

    QUINCY, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., man has been charged after police say he pointed a firearm at two Franklin County, Pa., deputies as they were trying to serve him with a civil order at his house, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

    Larry Alan Atkins, 47, was charged with terrorist threats, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and simple assault, according to a press release.

    Atkins allegedly pointed the firearm at the deputies at 11 a.m. on Sept. 15 at his home along Tomstown Road, state police said.

    On Monday, charges were filed against Atkins and on Tuesday, the state police Special Emergency Response Team assisted state police from the Chambersburg barrack and the sheriff's department in serving the arrest warrant, the release said.

    Atkins was taken into custody without incident, the release said.

    Woman arraigned on three felony counts of shoplifting

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Martinsburg woman who has been arrested at least 15 times on shoplifting and larceny charges in three states was arraigned Wednesday on three felony counts of third-offense shoplifting, according to court records.

    Debra Kay Cook, aka Deborah Kaye Cook, of 114 W. Race St., was arraigned by Magistrate W. Randy Smith, according to court records.

    On Tuesday evening, West Virginia State Police Trooper J.B. Flanigan arrested Cook at the Spring Mills Wal-Mart, where police allege she attempted to steal 11 packages of infant bodysuits, clothing and blankets with a value of $81.30, according to a complaint filed by Flanigan.

    Flanigan found in a criminal history check that Cook had been arrested in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

    Cruiser collides with motorcycle

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A man driving a motorcycle avoided serious injury Tuesday night after the bike collided with a West Virginia State Police cruiser on Edwin Miller Boulevard, according to 1st Sgt. E.D. Burnett.

    David Lowell Miller was treated for minor injuries at City Hospital in Martinsburg and was cited for failure to yield the right of way, according to a news release issued Wednesday by Burnett.

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