Police log

June 28, 1997

Kitchen fire put out in city

Hagerstown firefighters put out a kitchen fire at 321 Bethune Ave. in about a minute shortly before 5 p.m. on Saturday, a fire captain said.

Grease on the stove had caught fire, causing between $15,000 and $20,000 worth of damage to the kitchen, said Capt. Brian Pile.

No one was injured, Pile said.

Ice cream shop damaged by fire

MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Smoke damage from a brief fire Friday night at Carousel Ice Cream on W.Va. 9 East caused between $5,000 and $10,000 damage, according to a Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Department Inc. official.


The fire started near the gas hot water heater, said Deputy Fire Chief Bill Summers. The cause had not been determined.

The fire was already out by the time firefighters arrived around midnight, Summers said.

The Berkeley County Office of Emergency Services also responded, he said.

St. Thomas man injured in wreck

CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - A St. Thomas, Pa., man not wearing his seat belt was injured Friday when his car struck a telephone pole, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Donnie Ray Hartman was southbound on Warm Spring Road at 12:10 p.m. when he lost control of a 1983 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe and hit the pole, police said.

Frederick manfaces drug charge

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia early Saturday morning, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Richard Bradley Kennon, 25, of 597 Pumphouse Road, was released on personal recognizance, officials said.

Kennon was one of two people found near Baker Park around 5:15 a.m. sitting in the covered bridge, police said.

He allegedly had a small wooden box containing suspected marijuana and a soda can fashioned into a smoking device, police said.

Five charged in sting operation

FREDERICK, Md. - Five people were arrested Friday night on drug charges in a sting operation by Frederick police in the area of West All Saints Street and South Market Street, according to the Frederick Police Department.

The Frederick Police Department Tactical Unit, the Criminal Investigation Division, the Community Services Section and the Crime Lab conducted the undercover operation, police said.

Four people were arrested for buying lookalike crack cocaine that smelled, felt and tasted like the real thing and one person was arrested for possessing real crack cocaine, police said.

Two of the people arrested also had their vehicles seized for forfeiture, police said.

Michele Lynn Smith, 33, of Kline Boulevard, was charged with possession of cocaine, police said.

Price Adam Corley, 33, of Jubal Way, was charged with purchasing a non-controlled dangerous substance and possession of marijuana, police said.

Police said Bernice Elois Cosley, 45, of West All Saints Street, and Nathaniel Howard Johnson, 54, of Mineral, Va., were each charged with purchasing a non-controlled dangerous substance and conspiracy to purchase non-controlled dangerous substances.

Jeffrey Curtis Ramey, 35, of Seekers Walk in Walkersville, was charged with purchasing a non-controlled dangerous substance.

All five were released on personal recognizance, according to a Frederick County Court Commissioner.

Man charged in alleged assault

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was charged with second-degree assault and destruction of property on Saturday afternoon after he assaulted a woman living with him, according to Frederick Police.

Stephen Brian Miller, 34, of I 301 Elmwood Terrace, was being held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on Saturday night, officials said.

Miller allegedly vandalized the woman's vehicle with a shovel, police said.

Woman charged after accident

FREDERICK Md. - A Frederick woman was charged with failure to yield the right of way to an approaching car after a two-car collision on Friday afternoon, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Amanda Dawn Etter was westbound on Key Parkway in a 1994 Ford Tempo around 4:15 p.m. when she tried to turn left onto North McCain Drive and into the pathway of a 1993 Pontiac Grand Am eastbound on Key Parkway, police said.

The driver of the Grand Am, Kimberly Beth Stevenson, of Jefferson, Md., was taken to Baltimore Shock Trauma by Maryland State Police helicopter, police said.

Stevenson was in serious condition on Friday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Stevenson's passenger, April Stevenson, was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released, officials said.

Etter refused medical treatment, police said.

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