Police log

July 02, 1997

Missing woman found on river

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick area woman who was reported missing was found Tuesday on a boat in the Monocacy River, Maryland State Police said.

State troopers, the Maryland Natural Resources Police and a state police helicopter searched the river for about an hour before finding Kennie Ann Inman, 42, stranded in a 14-foot johnboat about three-quarters of a mile south of Nolands Ferry.

Inman was unharmed and did not require medical treatment, police said.

Stereo equipment taken from truck

Stereo equipment and compact discs valued at nearly $1,000 were stolen from a pickup truck on Spriggs Road near Hagerstown Tuesday afternoon, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.


The black 1988 Ford Ranger pickup truck was broken into while it was parked in the driveway of a home at 13521 Spriggs Road, deputies said.

Taken were a Sony stereo CD player, a Legacy 700 Watt amplifier, an MTX 12-inch round woofer speaker, a Pioneer 12-inch round woofer speaker and about 25 to 30 CDs.

Deputies estimated the value of the items at $975.

House fire blamed on electric problem

KEEDYSVILLE - The fire that damaged a single-story house Monday afternoon was caused by a malfunctioning electrical outlet, the state fire marshal's office ruled Tuesday.

The fire, which started at about 3:45 p.m., caused about $150,000 in damage, mostly to two back bedrooms, authorities said.

The house at 5812 Mount Briar Road south of Keedysville is owned by Bernard and Linda Baxley.

Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Charles M. Cronauer said Linda Baxley heard a smoke detector, walked into the bedroom, and saw flames coming up the wall behind the head of the bed. She quickly closed the bedroom door, choking off the fire's oxygen supply, he said.

As a result, the fire was nearly extinguished when firefighters arrived, Cronauer said.

"I thought it was very impressive, myself," he said.

Firefighters from Sharpsburg, Boonsboro and Fairplay battled the blaze.

Man charged in assault on woman

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was charged with assault Tuesday after he allegedly climbed up a balcony and assaulted a woman in the 800 block of North Market Street, the Frederick Police Department said.

Brent Edward McCoy, 30, of the first block of South Market Street, was charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and destruction of property.

According to police, a man climbed up the building to the second-floor balcony at about 1:30 a.m. and entered the apartment. The man and woman began to argue and he grabbed her arms.

The woman struggled free and called 911, but the man pulled the telephone chord from wall, police said.

Men arrested at break-in scene

SHARPSBURG - Two men were arrested late Monday after one of them allegedly was recognized by a homeowner who caught them in the act of ransacking his residence at 19228 Shepherdstown Pike, according to Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies.

Tyler Lowry Kremp, 19, of 17 S. Main St., Keedysville, and Christopher Joseph Schwartz, 18, of 20051 B Dogstreet Road, Keedysville, each were charged with first- and fourth-degree burglary, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to Sgt. Doug Mullendore.

Schwartz was being held Tuesday night on $5,000 bond. Kremp posted bond earlier in the day.

The homeowner returned home and found two people inside his house, deputies said.

The pair was expected to go before a District Court commissioner Tuesday morning for a bond hearing.

Man faces charges after traffic stop

FREDERICK, Md. - A Rocky Ridge man who was pulled over early Tuesday was found to have nearly 66 grams of marijuana in a cooler in the back seat, according to Maryland State Police in Frederick.

William Lee Monath, 32, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and driving while intoxicated, state police said.

Monath, the driver of a 1994 Dodge, was northbound on U.S. 15 near Mountaindale Road at 12:37 a.m. when Trooper Donald DeLauter pulled him over because his car allegedly was weaving over the center line.

A small amount of marijuana and a smoking pipe were found, police said.

A check of the car revealed four bags of marijuana in a cooler.

Vandals shoot BBs into truck

A delivery truck belonging to J&D Kitchens at 525 Northern Ave. was found damaged by vandals Monday, Hagerstown City Police said.

Employees found at least 10 BB holes in the windshield, police said.


Hand dryer torn from center's wall

A hand dryer, valued at $100, was torn from the wall of the restroom at the Sideling Hill Exhibit Center near Hancock Sunday, according to Maryland State Police.

Thieves steal tools from city garage

Thieves got into a basement and a garage at 1039 Dual Place Monday and stole $150 in power tools, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

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