Police briefs - Aug. 2

August 02, 2011

Teens arrested after complaints about dirt bikes, ATVs

Two teenagers were arrested Monday after residents complained to police that individuals were riding dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles in the 900 block of Concord Avenue, Hagerstown police said.

Both 17-year-old juveniles were charged and released to their parents, police said in a news release.

Police observed several individuals riding dirt bikes and ATVs in the area of Wabash Avenue near Hellane Park, the release said.

Police tried to stop two subjects on dirt bikes and one individual on an ATV but the individuals fled, police said.

Officers chased the males to an alley in the 200 block of Mont Valla Street, where two subjects abandoned their motorcycle and an ATV, and fled on foot.

The two juveniles were taken into custody in the 1000 block of Lanvale Street, police said.

It was determined that the ATV was stolen in a burglary earlier in the day, police said.

In that incident, the ATV and several motorcycles were stolen in an alley that runs between the 700 block of Maryland Avenue and Spruce Street, police said.

Someone broke into three garages along the alley and stole the vehicles, police said.

A witness reported hearing a motorcycle or an ATV running in the area about 4 a.m., and it is believed that is when the thefts occurred, police said.


Burglaries, vandalism, theft cases reported in Washington County

The following incidents were reported Monday and Tuesday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

  • A burglary in the 13900 block of Mercersburg Road.
  • A burglary in the 12700 block of Spickler Road.
  • A burglary in the 5000 block of Porterstown Road.
  • A 2011 Kia Sorrento was vandalized in the 10700 block of Brookmeade Circle.
  • A vehicle was stolen in the 100 block of Hump Road.
  • A theft in the 17300 block of Valley Mall Road.
  • A theft at Potomac and North Vermont streets.
  • A theft in the 14900 block of Bottom Road.
  • A theft from a vehicle in the 17600 block of West Washington Street.
  • A theft from a motor vehicle at Potomac and North Vermont streets.
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