Police log

January 24, 1997

Man is stabbed at book store

A man was stabbed in a booth at the Adult Book Store at 23 E. Washington St. early Friday, Hagerstown City Police said.

Dennis Brown, 35, of Littlestown, Pa., was listed in fair condition at Washington County Hospital Friday afternoon. He had two large gashes on his right arm and wrist and a gash on the left side of his head, police said.

A 35-year-old Hagerstown man was arrested a short distance from the store shortly after the stabbing and charged with attacking Brown.


Robert Lee Fender, of 227 Summit Ave., was charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure, according to charging documents.

A District Court Commissioner denied bond for Fender. He will have a bond review hearing on Monday.

Girl reports sexual assault

A girl, age unknown, reported Thursday afternoon that she was sexually assaulted in a room at Motel 6 at Valley Mall, Washington County sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies responding to a report of a possible assault at the motel, said they found the girl there. They said she was taken to Washington County Hospital where she was treated for injuries and released.

Deputies said they were developing information on a suspect.

Man charged with child abuse

FREDERICK, Md. - A 33-year-old Frederick man was charged with second-degree assault and child abuse Thursday afternoon after he allegedly threw a phone at his girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter, Frederick city police said.

Arrested was Dennis Shane McDougal, of the 300 block of Heather Ridge Drive, police said.

Police were called to the family's home at 2:15 p.m. The girl told them that McDougal was babysitting her while her mother was at work. She said she got into an argument with McDougal.

She said the phone was pulled from the wall and thrown at her, hitting her in the face.

Police said the girl was bleeding from a cut on the left side of her face.

McDougal was being held Friday night in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on $10,000 bond.

Arcing wires ignite blaze

FUNKSTOWN - Arcing electrical wires sparked a small fire below a trailer at 43 Frederick St., Funkstown, Friday morning, but caused no serious damage, according to firefighters on the scene.

Lt. Jonathan Gift of the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Department said electrical wires leading from an outside power box to the trailer arced and caught leaves and other debris under the trailer skirt on fire.

Gift said there was light smoke damage to the trailer, which was occupied by a woman who called fire and rescue to report wires arcing.

The woman was able to return to the trailer, Gift said.

Knoxville man hurt in accident

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A 36-year-old Knoxville, Md., man was seriously injured early Friday morning after wrecking his car along U.S. 340 near Chestnut Hill Road, police said.

Glenn Cook was thrown from the car during the accident, said West Virginia State Police.

Cook was flown to Fairfax (Va.) Hospital, where he was in critical condition Friday night.

A passenger in the car, 38-year-old Sherry Lescalleet of Knoxville, told police that she and Cook had been drinking, police said.

Additional details about the 4:25 a.m. accident were not available.

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