Police briefs - Jan. 22

January 22, 2012

Walmart evacuated after bomb threat

The Walmart in Spring Mills, W.Va., was closed temporarily after someone called in a bomb threat at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department said.

The store was evacuated while deputies and a K-9 unit from the Federal Emergency Management Agency searched the building at 5680 Hammonds Mill Road (W.Va. 901), according to a news release from the sheriff’s department. A West Virginia State Police bomb technician also was called to the scene.

Deputies said the store was reopened at about 7:30 a.m. after law enforcement officials determined there wasn’t a threat.

Anyone with information about the incident may call Lt. B.F. Hall at 304-267-7000 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

Hagerstown Police Department responds to burglary, assault calls

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

Jan. 16

  • A burglary was reported at an apartment in the 12000 block of Little Elliot Drive.
  • A disorderly conduct incident was reported at Cancun Cantina on Dual Highway. An arrest was made.

Jan. 17
  • A burglary and vandalism were reported at the Gateway Crossing maintenance building at 826 Main Ave.
  • A vehicle was reported stolen from Pope Tire at 261 Frederick St.
  • An assault was reported at South Hagerstown High School.

Traffic accident, fire reported in Pa.

The following incidents were reported by Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services:

  • At 11:03 p.m., a traffic accident at the intersection of Warm Spring and Valley Camp roads.

  • At 2:45 a.m., a commercial fire alarm in the first block of Beistle Plaza in Cumberland County.
  • At 5:53 a.m., a chimney fire in the 100 block of Airport Road in Cumberland County.

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