Police log

May 06, 1997

Police search for assailants

Maryland State Police are looking for two men who assaulted a Williamsport man early Sunday in the parking lot of College Plaza off Robinwood Drive.

Richard Lampard, 34, was treated at Washington County Hospital and released after the 2 a.m. incident, police said.

He and his brother, Kenneth Lampard, of Hagerstown, and Matthew Long of Chevy Chase, Md., told police they were in a cab leaving the plaza when a white vehicle drove by and one of its occupants shouted an obscenity at the cab driver.

When Richard Lampard got out of the cab, the two occupants of the white car also stopped and the melee began, police said. It ended when Lampard's two companions came to his aid.


One of the male suspects was black and the other was white, police said. Both were 6 feet tall with dark hair.

Couple escape serious injuries

A Fairfax, Va., couple escaped serious injuries early Sunday when their 1979 Mazda was hit from behind on northbound Interstate 81 and forced into a concrete bridge over the railroad tracks just north of Halfway Boulevard.

Michael and Deborah Grinage, both 51, were treated at Washington County Hospital and later released, after the 3:23 a.m. accident.

The driver of the other vehicle, David Kelly Mathias, 27, of Durberry Road, Smithsburg, was charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.

The right northbound lane was closed for about 11/2 hours. Traffic was able to pass in the left lane, according to Trooper 1st Class James B. Hovis.

Girl improves to fair condition

A 9-year-old Hagerstown girl hit by a car Friday evening in front of her Frederick Street home had improved to fair condition Monday at Washington County Hospital.

Holly Reed was taken to the hospital shortly after the 7:30 p.m. accident.

Hagerstown City Police said the driver of the car wasn't at fault.

Man held in attempted robbery

A Hagerstown man was being held on $10,000 bond Monday in connection with the attempted robbery of the 7-Eleven Store in the 200 block of West Franklin Street over the weekend, Hagerstown City Police said.

James Grove Powell III, 35, of 251/2 W. Franklin St., was charged with attempted robbery.

A man entered the store at 2:54 a.m. Saturday and said "give me all your money," police said.

When the clerk refused, the man walked out of the store. Powell was picked up a short time later by police.

No weapon was displayed, police said.

Frederick Mobil station robbed

FREDERICK, Md. - The East Street Mobil Station was robbed at knifepoint Sunday at 9 p.m., according to Frederick City Police.

A man wearing sunglasses and with a bandanna over his hair entered the station and accosted the clerk with a knife, police said.

He was black, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches tall, with a thin build.

The amount of money taken wasn't revealed by police. The clerk wasn't hurt.

Thieves steal 21 tires in Hagerstown

Thieves broke into Grove Trucking at 686 Pennsylvania Ave. early Sunday and stole 21 tires, valued at $5,700, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The thieves got in by breaking a door, police said.

Fire department 1992 van stolen

CLARKSBURG, Md. - A $38,000 van belonging to the Hyattstown Fire Department was stolen early Sunday from the 2100 block of Sugarloaf Parview Lane, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies said.

The red and white 1992 Dodge 3/4-ton truck has an emergency light on top.

Police search for car in accident

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Police are looking for a bright yellow passenger car that sideswiped another vehicle Sunday at 9:45 p.m. near Cowans Gap and kept going.

Pennsylvania State Police said the victim was southbound on Pa. 1005 just north of Cowans Gap Park when the oncoming car crossed the center line and hit the driver's door, causing the 1986 Dodge Daytona to run off the road and hit a tree.

The driver received minor injuries.

Police are looking for a car that would have maroon-colored paint on the driver's side.

Car damaged in Pa. bar lot

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A patron of Crackers Bar in Quincy Township returned to his vehicle just before noon Sunday and found $230 damage.

Two windows were broken, a turn signal lever was damaged and the paint was scratched, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.

House fire reported

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Several Frederick County fire companies responded to a house fire at 4219 Fishers Hollow Road east of Myersville on Monday night, according to Frederick County emergency communications.

No one was sent to the hospital, officials said.

Firefighters from Myersville, Middletown, Wolfsville and Frederick as well as the state fire marshal's office responded to the 8:44 p.m. fire, officials said.

No further details were available on Monday night.

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