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Arrests made in recent graffiti-related incident

By Staff | May 12, 2011

The Shepherdstown Police Department has made arrests in a recent graffiti-related incident.

Tobias Baron Dyroff, Glenn Kelly Houghton and Joshua Scott Hawkins are charged with fleeing (no vehicle) with additional charges pending with the Washington County (Maryland) Sheriff’s Office. They were transported to the Eastern Regional Jail.

According to a report, at around 7:45 p.m. on April 30, Cpl. J. Cummings received a call from dispath that three subjects were spray painting graffiti on the Maryland side of Rumsey Bridge. Washington County Sheriff’s Department requested Cummings respond to the situation until their deputies arrive on scene, according to the report.

A Shepherdstown resident walking along the bridge observed the scene, and as he approached the three subjects they took off running, according to the report. Cummings found the three subjects walking along North Duke Street in Shepherdstown. As he approached, they took off running again, according to the report.

As the subjects ran onto Shepherd University campus, Cummings advised them to stop, according to the report.. Dyroff and Houghton were found hiding in a shed behind the the campus maintenance building, and Hawkins turned himself in a short time later at the police department.

According to the report, Shepherd University Police and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department assisted.