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Police briefs - Aug. 11

August 11, 2011
  • The Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a man who used a stolen credit card to purchase cigarettes from the Martin's store on Dual Highway on July 25.
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Sheriff's Office seeking man who used stolen credit card

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a man who used a stolen credit card to purchase cigarettes from the Martin's store on Dual Highway on July 25.

The man may have also used the credit card to purchase fuel at the AC&T on Dual Highway, according to Sgt. Daryl Sanders.

The man was described as white, with a light goatee and in his mid 20s to early 30s, Sanders said.

He was last seen wearing a blue tank top and dark jeans with a striped shirt on his shoulder, Sanders said. The man has a multi-colored tattoo on his upper left arm, he said.

Anyone with information about the man can contact Sanders at 240-313-2171.


Thefts from vehicles reported in Colonial Park area

There were numerous reports of thefts from vehicles in the Colonial Park area in the eastern end of Hagerstown Tuesday and Wednesday, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.

Most of the thefts occurred on Cornell Avenue, North Colonial Drive, Stanford Road, Whittier Heights and Sweet Briar Lane, Deputy 1st Class Bryan Teets said Wednesday in a news release.

It is believed the thefts occurred between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 5 a.m. Wednesday, Teets said.

In most cases the thefts occurred from unlocked vehicles, but there were a few instances where car owners believed they had locked their vehicles, Teets said.

Items taken from the vehicles included money, iPods and GPS units, Teets said.

Teets is recommending that people always keep their vehicles locked.

Anyone with information about the thefts or who might have observed any suspicious activity in the Colonial Park area can call Teets at 240-313-2878, ext. 6179.

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Hagerstown Police respond to incidents

The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following incidents July 30 through Aug. 2, according to spokeswoman Barbara Pickett:

July 30

  • A sick, injured person was helped in the 900 block of Frederick Street.
  • A domestic violence referral was made in the 1800 block of Meridian Avenue.
  • A deceased person was reported in the 400 block of George Street.
  • A burglary was reported on East Irvin Avenue.
  • Damage to property was reported in the 800 block of Monet Drive.
  • A theft was reported in the 1100 block of Beechwood Drive.
  • A dog bite was reported in the 1200 block of Outer Drive.
  • A controlled dangerous substance violation was reported at North Burhans Boulevard and Franklin Street. An arrest was made.
  • A wanted person was apprehended at an apartment in the 100 block of North Potomac Street.
  • A pellet gun was confiscated in the 200 block of Summit Avenue.
  • A burglary was reported in the 30 block of Randolph Avenue.
  • An assault was reported in the 300 block of Merrbaugh Avenue.
  • A hit and run crash was reported at the Sunoco on Dual Highway.

July 31

  • A theft of bicycles was reported at an apartment in the 1000 block of Noland Drive.
  • Telephone misuse was reported on Elizabeth Street. An arrest was made.
  • A domestic violence referral was made in the 100 block of East Baltimore Street.
  • A domestic assault was reported in the 200 block of High Street.
  • A failure to obey incident occurred in the 100 block of East Washington Street. An arrest was made.
  • A domestic violence referral was made in the 800 block of Mulberry Avenue.
  • A knife was found in the 60 block of Elizabeth Street.
  • A theft was reported in the 100 block of Chantilly Court.
  • A gold girls bike was stolen in the 1000 block of Salem Avenue.
  • A domestic violence incident was reported in the first block of Randolph Avenue.
  • Damage to a vehicle was reported at Divi’s at 431 Dual Highway.
  • A purse was found at Summit and Antietam Streets.

Aug. 1

  • Damage to a vehicle window was reported in the 200 block of South Prospect Street.
  • A window was damaged by a brick in the 600 block of Young Avenue.
  • Damage to a vehicle was reported in the 1200 block of Virginia Avenue.
  • Two televisions were reported stolen in the 30 block of Fairground Avenue.
  • A rental truck was reported spray painted with graffiti in the 700 block of Monet Drive.
  • A red, white and blue 2006 Suzuki 600 cc motorcycle was reported stolen in the 100 block of Doub Way.
  • A fraud was reported in the unit block of Walnut Street.
  • Ten school buses were reported sprayed with graffiti at South Hagerstown High School.
  • A theft of a Maryland tag of 1AH8639 was reported in the 20 block of North Burhans Boulevard.
  • An assault was reported in the 30 block of Fairground Avenue. An arrest was made.
  • Two Honda motorcycles were stolen from Antietam Towing at 334 S. Burhans Blvd.
  • A 26-inch Ross girls bicycle was stolen in the 1000 block of Salem Avenue.
  • A vehicle was reported spray painted in the 200 block of South Locust Street.

Aug. 2

  • A domestic violence assault was reported in the 800 block of Lanvale Street. An arrest was made.
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