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Police, fire briefs - June 22

June 22, 2012

Teen reported missing from Clear Spring boys home

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has issued a missing person bulletin for a 15-year-old boy who didn’t return to the Oak Hill House boys home in Clear Spring after an off-site visit last weekend.

Damon James Smith Jr. was last seen June 16, when he was dropped off for a day visit at his grandmother’s house in Baltimore, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Smith is described as a black male who was last seen wearing a blue and black T-shirt, dark blue jeans, and black and yellow New Balance sneakers. He is 5-feet, 6-inches tall, and weighs 140 pounds.

Anyone with information may call 240-313-2878, extension 6139. 


Trespassers damage vent covers on school roof

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police said they are searching for the people who caused $5,000 in damages to air-vent covers and other items on the roof of Central Fulton Elementary School in McConnellsburg.

The incident happened between 6 p.m. on June 15 and 9:30 a.m. on June 16, according to a state police news release.

Troopers said the culprits trespassed on the roof of the school at 151 E. Cherry St., and damaged eight aluminum air-vent covers, one generator and one cable wire.

Anyone with information may call police at 717-485-3131.


Garage damaged when vehicle backed into it

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — An unidentified motorist who backed a vehicle into the garage of a Southampton Township home Thursday caused $4,000 in damages, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The incident happened at an unknown time Thursday, when the motorist backed into the garage of a home at 131 Crabapple Lane and fled, according to a state police news release.

Anyone with information may call 717-264-5161.


Quincy Township barn damaged in arson blaze

QUINCY, Pa. — An arsonist caused $16,000 in damages to a Quincy Township barn on June 14, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Barn owner John Kauffman told police that his family moved the barn 70 years ago with a horse and buggy to its current location at 4730 Old Forge Road, according to a state police news release.

Troopers said the 20-foot-by-20-foot timber barn was used to store various items.

Anyone with information may call police at 717-264-5161.

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