LINEBORO -- A man unloading clothes from a washing machine was jolted Sunday when lightning struck nearby, fire officials said.

The Grave Run Road resident was not seriously injured and did not require medical treatment, said a member of the Lineboro Volunteer Fire Company, which responded to the call.

At about 8:37 p.m. lightning struck nearby and apparently sent a surge of electricity through the man's home, fire officials said.


Crime Solvers, a volunteer group that assists police, is asking residents to help solve the Crime of the Week.

Thisweek the group is targeting an incident of property destruction thatoccurred sometime between March 30 and March 31.

Someone poured gas in the interior of a 1982 Chevrolet Camaro and a 1984 Pontiac Trans Am, and ignited the Trans Am. The incident took place on Old Fort Schoolhouse Road in Hampstead.

If you have any information about this crime or believe you may know who is involved, please call Crime Solvers at (800) 562-TIPS.

You do not have to leave name, and if your information leads to an arrest, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward.


Please report crime tips to these hot lines: 857-TIPS (drugs) and (800) 562-TIPS (Crime Solvers). All calls are confidential and you do not have to give your name.

Here is a compilation of some of the crime reported to regional and state police:

DATELINE: Eldersburg

Lafayette Drive: Theft of shutters, bi-fold doors and windows from a house under construction June 10 or June 11 was reported. Estimated loss: $961.

DATELINE: Finksburg

Loraine Avenue: Theft of atool box containing various electric tools sometime between June 12 and June 14 was reported. Estimated loss: $750.

Polarn Drive: Damage to a 1981 International S1800 truck on June 10 was reported. Windows and four headlights were broken. Estimated loss: $500.

DATELINE: Manchester

Harvey Yingling Road and Route 30: Theft of stereo equipment from a vehicle June 7 or June 8 was reported. Estimated loss: $1,215.


Old Manchester Road: Theft of three cases of motor oil, a gas grill and two sets of wrenches from a garage June 14or June 15 was reported. Estimated loss: $485.

Route 27: Damage to and theft from a vehicle parked near the intersection with Route 140 June 16 or June 17 was reported. Windows and door locks were damaged and a CB radio was stolen. Estimated loss: $425.

Old WestminsterRoad: A resident reported vandalism to a 1980 Dodge van sometime between June 1 and June 15. The damage included broken windows and bullet holes. Estimated loss: $2,000.


Here is a compilation of thefire and rescue calls to the Emergency Operations Center:

June 15

1:49 p.m., Winfield, Sykesville, Mount Airy, Lisbon and West Friendship responded to a field fire on Gillis Falls Road.

10 p.m., Manchester and Lineboro responded to a transformer fire on Miller's Station Road.

10:28 p.m., Westminster responded to an automobile leaking gas.

June 16

10:21 a.m., Winfield responded to a woods fireon Gillis Road.

4:43 p.m., Mount Airy responded to an automobile fire on Ridge Road.

6:04 p.m., Mount Airy responded to a house fire on Dolly Hyde Road in Frederick County.

7:12 p.m., Manchester, Lineboro and Hampstead responded to a house fire on Water Tank Road.

7:31 p.m., Lineboro responded to a house fire on Lynn Ridge Road.

7:39 p.m., Westminster responded to a mulch fire on Washington Road.

7:41 p.m., Hampstead assisted with a house fire on Millers Mill Road in Baltimore County.

8:31 p.m., New Windsor, Union Bridge andWestminster responded to a combine fire on Sam's Creek Road.

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