Police log

May 02, 1997

Girl struck by auto

A 9-year-old Hagerstown girl was struck by a car about 7:30 p.m. Friday in front of her home in the 500 block of Frederick Street.

The child, who neighbors identified as Holly Reed of 549 Frederick St., was taken by ambulance to Washington County Hospital, where she was listed in fair condition Friday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Hagerstown City Police did not have any information available on the accident Friday night.

Fire damages W.Va. home

BAKER HEIGHTS, W.Va. - Firefighters blamed an electrical problem for a fire that did minor damage to a Paradise Avenue house here Friday morning.


Homeowner Lawrence Wolford was outside filling his pool with water when he smelled smoke and called for help at 10:08, said the Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Department.

The fire started in the area of a water heater and well water holding tank behind a kitchen wall. It spread to the kitchen ceiling before firefighters put it out, said Capt. Ken Kalbaugh. No one was hurt.

Stolen vehicle is recovered

A 1988 Chrysler LeBaron, stolen in Texas, was recovered Friday on West Washington Street at Public Square, Hagerstown City Police said.

Russell Lane, of Texas, was charged with theft and placed in the Washington County Detention Center on $10,000 bond, according to police officials. The car was valued at about $1,500, police said.

SIDS suspected in death

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome probably was to blame for Thursday's death of a 10-week-old baby, authorities said.

Olivia Joy Mixell, the daughter of Penny and John Mixell, was found dead at her home about 3:15 p.m. Thursday, said Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg.

No signs of physical abuse were found during an autopsy on Friday, police said.

Although further tests are pending and police are obligated to investigate the death, the cause will likely be ruled Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, police said.

Two are charged in fight

FREDERICK, Md. - Police charged two men who were fighting with employees of the Alpenhoff restaurant Thursday night, Frederick City Police said.

Romeo Allen Shelton, 21, of Monrovia, Md., and James Nicholas Fox, 24, of Frederick, were charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct after the 10:30 p.m. incident, police said.

Police said they saw the men fighting with a doorman and a bouncer at the restaurant, 137 N. Market St.

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