Police briefs - June 30

June 30, 2011

Pickup truck driver in fair condition after rollover crash

Two people who were in a pickup truck when it rolled over Wednesday night on Burnside Bridge Road near Churchy Road south of Sharpsburg were taken to Meritus Medical Center, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.

The driver of the pickup, Brian David Fink, 22, address not provided, and his passenger, Kristin Nicole Lee, 23, address not provided, were injured when the pickup rolled over at about 9:45 p.m., a deputy said

Fink was not listed as a patient Thursday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said. Lee was listed in fair condition.

Missing Hagerstown teen sought

HAGERSTOWN — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Hagerstown teenager who has been reporting missing.

Ana Marie Schmidt, 17, was last seen by her mother on Sunday, according to a news release.

Schmidt, of Virginia Avenue, may with a Pennsylvania runaway, Kacie Wykoff, the release said.


Schmidt was last seen Sunday on Sharpsburg Road and Fairplay Road with Wykoff and several other juveniles, the release said.

Schmidt, who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 260 pounds, the release said. She has very short blond hair and hazel eyes, police said.

Any information about Schmidt can be reported to the sheriff’s office at 240-313-2100.


Hagerstown Police seek info on vandalism, thefts

HAGERSTOWN — Faced with a recent jump in vandalism to cars and thefts from vehicles throughout Hagerstown, city police are urging people to notify them if they notice any suspicious behavior.

Car vandalism and theft from vehicles is an ongoing problem in the city but police have noticed more such crimes in the last month and a half, said Sgt. Jim Hurd of the Hagerstown Police Department.

The vandalism has included windows being broken and vehicles being scratched, but no particular areas are being hit with the problem more than others, Hurd said.

Anything of value in vehicles is being targeted, Hurd said.

To help reduce the crimes, Hurd asked motorists to keep their car doors locked and their valuables out of view.

Many of the thefts have occurred as a result of vehicles being unlocked, Hurd said.

The Hagerstown Police Department can be reached at 301-790-3700. Information can also be provided by e-mail at

Burglary, thefts reported in Washington County

The following incidents were reported Wednesday and Thursday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

  • A burglary in the 17400 Wolford Avenue.
  • Nineteen bottles of Coco Chanel perfume were stolen from the 17300 block of Valley Mall Road.
  • A theft in the 14100 block of Greencastle Pike.
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