Police, fire briefs - March 26

March 26, 2012

Fire damages two-level shed in Smithsburg

SMITHSBURG — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that damaged a two-level shed early Saturday on Grove Creek Circle in Smithsburg, the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office said.

The fire, which was reported by a passerby at 3:41 a.m. at 5 Grove Creek Circle, caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to the structure and $5,000 in damage to the contents, according to a fire marshal’s office news release.

The fire marshal’s office said 13 firefighters from Smithsburg, Leitersburg and Longmeadow took about five minutes to get the fire under control.

Anyone with information may call the fire marshal’s office at 301-791-4758.

Incidents reported to Washington County Sheriff's Office

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


  • At 10:31 a.m., a .25-caliber pistol was reported stolen in the 13300 block of Porters Lane in Hancock.
  • At 8:23 p.m., a credit card was reported stolen and used on the Internet in the 14700 block of Mercersburg Road in Clear Spring.


  • At 7:44 a.m., tires were reported slashed in the 12000 block of Smithfield Farm lane.
  • At 10:14 a.m., an all-terrain vehicle was reported stolen in the 14400 block of Mercersburg Road in Clear Spring.
  • At 9:07 p.m., a tag was reported stolen from a motorcycle in the 13300 block of Hunterhill Drive.


  • At 6:41 p.m., two picnic tables were reported stolen in the 17600 block of Bakersville Road in Boonsboro.
  • At 8:29 p.m., a door was reported kicked in in the 11200 block of Youngstoun Drive.
  • At 9:36 p.m., cash was reported stolen in the 18600 block of Northaven Street.
  • At 11:41 p.m., a female was reported robbed at knifepoint in the 19500 block of Longmeadow Road.
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