Police log

April 19, 1997

Police log

Family escapes uninjured from fire

BRUNSWICK , Md. - A family escaped uninjured Saturday morning when a fire caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette swept through their Boss Arnold Road home.

Charles Green, his wife and children are staying with relatives, according to Brunswick Fire Chief Roy Lipscomb.

Damage to the single-story brick home was estimated at $95,000. The family is insured.

Lipscomb said the fire was reported around 10 a.m.

"Mrs. Green said she had just emptied an ashtray in the bathroom wastebasket and then went into the kitchen to talk on the phone,'' Lipscomb said.

When she heard the smoke detector go off, she tried to put the fire out but was unsuccessful, Lipscomb said.

Responding with Brunswick were firefighters from Jefferson, Lovettsville, Va., and Carroll Manor.

One Brunswick firefighter suffered a minor burn but was treated on the scene, Lipscomb said.


State Fire Marshal Frank Rauschenberg investigated the fire.

Four people hurt in Frederick wreck

FREDERICK, Md. - Four people were injured Saturday afternoon in a head-on crash on Md. 31 at 3:45 p.m., according to Maryland State Police.

Robert Evan Franklin, 49, of Frederick, was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, crossing the center line and driving while intoxicated, police said.

His 1978 Ford F-150 was eastbound on Coppermine Road approaching Md. 31 when he ran the stop sign and then attempted a right turn, police said.

He crossed the center line and hit a 1992 Oldsmobile 88 that was traveling on Md. 31, police said.

Franklin was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released, police said.

Roy Edward Vanderlindon, 67, and Clara Vanderlindon, 63, both of Frederick, and Janet Rupp, 34, of Westminster, were also taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital. All three were treated and released, police said.

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