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Police briefs - March 21

March 20, 2013
  • Hannah McKenzie Elizabeth Gossard
Hannah McKenzie Elizabeth Gossard

Police looking for missing teen

Police are looking for a 15-year-old girl who walked off from the Sylvan Learning center on Northern Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.

Hannah McKenzie Elizabeth Gossard was taken to the center at 4 p.m. for a tutoring session, said Deputy First Class Marc Albowicz of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Hagerstown Police Department officers, police from Hancock and a bloodhound team from the Maryland State Police helped the sheriff’s office in the search for Gossard, Albowicz said.

Albowicz said Gossard may be in the west end of Hagerstown.

Gossard is described as a light-skinned black female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 107 pounds.

Anyone with information about Gossard can call the sheriff’s office at 240-313-2172.

Purse snatching reported

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A female victim reported to police at 6:45 p.m. Monday that several male subjects ripped a purse from her shoulder and took off running from 118 E. Third St.

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Police said they investigated and charged John Michaud of 104 E. Fifth St., Waynesboro, with one count of robbery and two counts of corruption of minors.

Jordan Stambaugh, of 125 Tritle Ave., Waynesboro, was charged with one count of robbery and one count of criminal conspiracy, police said.

Two male juveniles each have been charged with one count of robbery and one count of criminal conspiracy, police said.

Three wanted in home invasion found in Jefferson County

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. — Three men wanted in connection with a home invasion in Howard County, Md., which involved a shooting were found Wednesday by police at a home in Kearneysville, police said.

A Jefferson County SWAT team was used to search the home on Bunkhouse Road where they found Kevin James Russell, 18, Robert Terrance Mobley Jr., 44, and Robert Terrance Mobley III, 18, said Cpl. V. Tiong of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

Each of the men were charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, firearm use/felony violent crime, handgun on person, first- and third-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary dwelling, malicious destruction of property more than $500 and reckless endangerment, Tiong said.

The men had a last known address of 7768 Jessup Road in Jessup, Md.

Tiong said he was contacted at about 3:14 a.m. Wednesday to help police in Howard County with a “high risk search warrant” at the house on Bunkhouse Road, which is off Charles Town Road.



Cash register stolen

A cash register was stolen during a burglary at Sweet Dreams Neighborhood Deli and General Store at 640 George St. in Hagerstown, a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman said Wednesday night.

It is unclear how much cash was in the register, said Sgt. John Lehman of the criminal investigation section.

The register was later found in an alley behind 318 McDowell Ave., Lehman said. The register was damaged and there was no money it, Lehman said.

The register was reported stolen at about 9:15 a.m.

Anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious around the business can contact city police at 301-790-3700 or by e-mail at crimetip@hagerstownpd.org.



Incidents reported in Washington Co.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents Monday and Tuesday:

• A burglary in the 13700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.

• Twelve mailboxes were reported damaged in the 16400 block of Heather Ridge Road on Monday. Heather Ridge Road is off Broadfording Church Road north of Hagerstown.

• electronics were stolen in the 13800 block of Exeter Court.

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