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Police briefs - Dec. 22

December 21, 2011

Hagerstown Police respond to incidents

The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following incidents, according to spokeswoman Barbara Pickett:

Dec. 16:

  • A hit-and-run crash was reported at 626 Salem Ave. The suspect in the crash was driving a white van.
  • Check fraud was reported in the 1300 block of Lindsay Lane.
  • Tools were stolen from a vehicle in the first block of West Franklin Street.
  • Disorderly conduct was reported at North Hagerstown High School. A juvenile was arrested.
  • A juvenile was charged with distribution of a fake controlled dangerous substance at Western Heights Middle School at 1300 Marshall St.
  • An assault and resisting arrest incident occurred at Antietam Academy at 40 W. Oak Ridge Drive.

Dec. 17
  • A failure to obey incident occurred at Cancun Cantina on Dual Highway. An arrest was made.
  • An assault occurred at the Walmart on Garland Groh Boulevard. The suspect fled from police on foot and was later apprehended in some woods behind the Bulldog Credit Union.
  • Counterfeit money was discovered at Roxy Liquors at 761 E. Wilson Blvd.
  • A blue and green Tomos moped with orange duct tape repairs was stolen in the 1500 block of Potomac Avenue.

Man charged with assaulting his mother

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A 71-year-old woman told police her son assaulted her at her home in the 200 block of North Board Street.

Michael Spangler, 47, was charged with simple assault, police said in a news release.

The victim said Spangler "pushed her up against the wall and repeatedly slapped her head, bending her glasses," police wrote in the news release.

He also allegedly hit her in the ribs and pushed her into a table, police said.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 29, according to online court records.

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