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Police log

July 17, 1997

Hagerstown woman charged with assault

A Hagerstown woman was charged with second-degree assault Wednesday morning after she was seen punching a man on Public Square, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Ramona Marie Celestine, of 105 N. Mulberry St., was being held at the Washington County Detention Center, pending a hearing before a District Court commissioner.

At 1:35 a.m. sheriff's deputies saw a woman punch a man from behind, according to a police report. The victim was identified by deputies as residing at the same address as Celestine.

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Stolen Jeep found by business owner

A 1995 Jeep Cherokee that was reported stolen Tuesday morning was found Wednesday morning in Hagerstown, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

The owner of a business at 23 E. Washington St. called police at about 9 a.m. after he saw the vehicle at the rear of the building, police said. It had smashed windows and the ignition was popped, police said.

The Jeep also had tags that were reported stolen from Highland Way, police said.

The four-door vehicle was stolen from Cathedral Avenue between midnight and 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to deputies.

Deputies said the Jeep disappeared from the home of Joseph R. Frazier at 12901 Cathedral Ave.

Fire ignites curtains in Bunker Hill home

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - Police are investigating a small fire that started in a house on Specks Run Road Tuesday morning.

Someone tore a hole in a screen door on the house and ignited curtains in the kitchen, said West Virginia State Police Trooper J.M. Droppleman.

A 13-year-old boy inside the house put out the fire, which occurred about 6:30 a.m., Droppleman said.

The house was divided into two apartments, police said.

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