Police, fire briefs

August 12, 2010

Decorations on porch set afire in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT - Someone set fire to decorations Wednesday afternoon on a porch on East Church Street and the State Fire Marshal's Office is looking for information about the arson, according to a news release.

The fire occurred at about 1 p.m. and burned itself out, according to Deputy State Fire Marshal Ed Ernst.

The fire was discovered by the owner of the property, Ernst said.

Anyone with information about the fire may call the State Fire Marshal's Office at 301-791-4758.

Washington County deputies respond to calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to the following incidents Tuesday, according to Lt. Mark Knight.

o A GPS unit was stolen from a vehicle at Tops Buffet on North Village.

o A work bag containing miscellaneous items was stolen from a vehicle in the 16000 block of Broadfording Road.

o An MP3 player and loose change was stolen from a vehicle in the 158000 block of Broad Creek Drive.


o Damage to a construction site was reported on Medical Campus Road.

o An attempted burglary was reported at a home in the 17400 block of Millers Sawmill Road.

o A window was broken on a vehicle in the 11500 block of Selema Drive.

o A building was spraypainted in the 10500 block of Peach Tree Lane.

Woods fire reported in Hancock area

HANCOCK - Firefighters on Wednesday night battled a woods fire off Potomac View, according to 911 dispatchers.

The fire, which was reported at 6:07 p.m., spread across about two acres, the dispatcher said.

The fire appeared to be under control by 10:15 p.m., the dispatcher said.

Greens damaged at Waynesboro golf course

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Someone did "donuts" on greens at Waynesboro Municipal Golf Course and greens on holes two through five were driven on with a golf cart, according to the Waynesboro Police Department.

A flag stick was broken at one of the holes, police said.

An investigation revealed two juveniles committed the criminal mischief, police said.

The juveniles and their parents were told that the boys would be charged with criminal mischief and that they would be held responsible for any restitution for the damages, police said.

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