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Police briefs - August 10

August 09, 2012
  • A surveillance photo at Target entrance of possible suspect in use of stolen credit card.
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Woman uses stolen credit card at Target

A woman used a stolen credit card to buy more than $600 worth of merchandise from Target on Cole Road, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

The purchase was made after the credit card was stolen July 30 from an employee at Dollar Tree at 11305 Massey Blvd., according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Anyone with information about the identity of the woman may call the sheriff’s office at 240-313-2878.

Big Pool Road fire being investigated

CLEAR SPRING — A Wednesday night fire on Big Pool Road that caused $3,000 in damages to a 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse is being investigated by the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office.

The fire in the 13000 block of Big Pool Road occurred at about 7:20 p.m., according to a fire marshal’s office news release.

The fire, which was noticed by a passer-by, took about 10 minutes to bring under control, according to the release.

Ten firefighters extinguished the fire, the release said.

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Chemical device explodes on Norman Drive

FAIRPLAY — A chemical reaction device exploded Thursday at about midnight on Norman Drive, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office.

The incident was observed by a neighbor, according to a fire marshal’s office news release.

Evidence was collected and an investigation is ongoing, the release said.

Anyone who might have seen or heard anything relevant to the explosion may call the fire marshal’s office at 301-766-3888.

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