Frederick Police Department is investigating a property damage hit and run accident where the driver struck a gas meter, causing a gas leak and damage.
On 02/19/2012 at approx. 1952 hrs, The Frederick Police Department and Junior Fire Company responded to the area of W 7th and N Bentz Sts for a reported accident. Upon arrival, it was found that the suspect vehicle struck the rear of the shopping center there, causing damage to the natural gas service line and electrical service, resulting in a significant gas leak, that was quickly secured by Junior Fire Co.
The investigation determined that the suspect vehicle was traveling south bound in Linton Alley when the facile struck the building. The vehicle then fled from the scene. The suspect vehicle is described as a black SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer or Jeep Cherokee. The suspect vehicle should have heavy front end damage.
The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact The Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2102 or the FPD Tips Line at 301-600-TIPS