Crime watch - Nov. 2

November 01, 2011

North End properties vandalized on Tuesday

Hagerstown police said several properties were reported vandalized Tuesday in the city's North End.

The incidents primarily occurred in the 100 block of West North Avenue, where windows were shot out with a BB gun, according to a police news release.

Property also was damaged in the first block of Broadway, the first block of Fairground Avenue, the 200 block North Locust Street, the 1000 block of Valleybrook Drive and the 500 block of Security Road, police said.

Sgt. Stewart Heckman said Tuesday that police weren't sure whether the incidents were related, or the result of vandalism associated with Halloween.

Attempted vehicle theft fails near Chewsville

CHEWSVILLE — Someone tried to steal a vehicle in the 12400 block of Little Antietam Road on Sunday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

The vehicle's steering column was damaged in the attempted theft, which was reported at 1:06 p.m., according to the sheriff's office.

Little Antietam Road runs between Jefferson Boulevard and Leitersburg Pike near Chewsville.

Sunflower seeds possibly put in auto's gas tank

HALFWAY — A vehicle was damaged in the 17900 block of Hickory Lane when someone possibly put sunflower seeds in the gas tank, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

The malicious destruction of property incident was reported Monday at 3:07 p.m., according to the sheriff's office.

Hickory Lane is off Oak Ridge Drive near Hagerstown.

— Dan Dearth and Dave McMillion

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