coplog for jan 14

January 14, 1997

W.Va. worker injured at plant

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Royce Hosiery worker was burned Monday morning while he was adding a chemical to boiling water, according to a Martinsburg Fire Department official.

When Bob Nadenbousch, 40, of Bunker Hill was combining the two ingredients about 11 a.m., the liquid splashed on his stomach and legs, said fire department spokesman David Hess.

Nadenbousch suffered second-degree burns, and was treated and released from City Hospital in Martinsburg, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Royce Hosiery, a knitting factory that makes socks, is located on Baltimore Street.

Collision injures 2

A two-car collision on South Potomac Street Monday afternoon sent two people to the hospital, police said.

A Dodge Ram traveling south on the street crossed the center line for some unknown reason and crashed head-on into a blue van, officer Jeff Shifler said. The accident occurred at 3:50 p.m. across next to South Hagerstown High School.


The Dodge driver, Randall Lee Spangler, was taken to Washington County Hospital, Shifler said. He said he did not have any more information about Spangler or the driver of the other vehicle, who was also taken to the hospital.

Spangler was still being evaluated at the Emergency Room at 11:30 p.m., a hospital spokeswoman said.

Woman reports Pontiac stolen

A Hagerstown woman reported her car was stolen from her home Saturday night or Sunday morning, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

Dorothea Myers discovered the car, a burgundy 1989 Pontiac Grand Am, was missing Sunday morning, police said.

Myers said the theft occurred between 9 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.

The car, bearing Maryland tag CPA546, has a large heart sticker with the words "Paul and Dee" in its back window, police said.

It been parked at Myers' home, located at 364 Central Ave., police said.

Purse reported stolen from home

WILLIAMSPORT - A South Artizan Street woman reported her purse stolen early Sunday, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

The purse was taken from her home at about 1 a.m., deputies said. It contained no money, but did contain checks, store credit cards and other major credit cards. All accounts have been closed, police said.

Grand jury indicts man on drug charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was indicted by a federal grand jury on federal crack cocaine drug charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

David Price, of the 300 block of North Maple Avenue, was charged with one count of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and one count of distribution of crack cocaine to a person under the age of 21, according to federal prosecutors.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Marshal's Service and the Martinsburg Police Department.

If convicted of the offenses from the Oct. 30, 1996 incident, Price could face a maximum of 40 years in prison and a fine of $2 million, prosecutors said.

Man discovers his fishing gear

A trip to Royal Estate Buyers Saturday turned out to be illuminating for a Hagerstown man, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The man saw his fishing gear there for sale, and he hadn't even known it had been stolen.

Police said the man went home to 252 Daycotah Ave. to check and found three fishing poles and other fishing equipment missing.

The man told police he has an idea who took the items and pawned them. Police are following up on the allegations.

Van, bus collide

A white van collided with a County Commuter bus at the 600 block of West Washington Street Monday afternoon, sending one woman to the hospital, police said.

Officer Wayne Hose said the bus hit the van at about 3:15 p.m., but added that he has not determined the cause of the accident.

The driver of the van, Rhonda Lynn Myerly, was taken to Washington County Hospital, Hose said.

Myerly was still being evaluated at the Emergency Room at 11:30 p.m., a hospital spokeswoman said.

In other incidents:

  • A pair of Simmons binoculars and a knife, valued at $55, were taken Sunday from a 1983 Ford that was parked at 807 Forest Drive, Hagerstown City Police said.
  • Thieves took a stereo and CD player Sunday from a 1987 Nissan parked at Milestone Terrace in Williamsport. Loss was estimated at $300, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.
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