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Police log

September 07, 1997

Vandals spraypaint Cascade Elementary

CASCADE - Vandals spray-painted obscenities on the outside of Cascade Elementary School over the weekend, causing several thousand dollars damage, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The damage, estimated at $2,000, occurred between Friday and Sunday, deputies said. Several different colors of paint were used, deputies said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

City man injured in 2-car accident

HALFWAY - A traffic accident at the intersection of Halfway and Massey boulevards Saturday sent a Hagerstown man to the hospital, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

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A 1991 Ford Probe was traveling west on Halfway Boulevard at about 6:45 p.m. when a 1990 Dodge Ram struck the vehicle from behind, deputies said. After the impact, the truck collided with a traffic pole, deputies said.

The driver of the truck, Matthew Wayne Wiles, 36, of Marion Street in Hagerstown, suffered a seizure, according deputies. He was treated at Washington County Hospital and released, deputies said.

The driver of the Probe, Cynthia Langmyer of Hagerstown, and passenger Mary Hubbs of Moundsville, W.Va., refused medical treatment, deputies said.

2 men charged in W.Va. robbery

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two men who allegedly overpowered a Martinsburg man and stole his car Friday night have been charged in connection with the robbery, West Virginia State Police said Sunday.

Marc Rollings, 28, of Route 5, Box 165 in Martinsburg and Raymond Leach, 30, of 4412 23rd Parkway in Hillcrest Heights, Md., were charged with strong-armed robbery. Rollings also was charged with giving false information to police and driving without a license. Bond was set at $20,000 for each.

Leonard Randolph gave two men a ride at about 10 p.m. Friday night when one of the men became angry, police said. Randolph, who was in stable condition at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Sunday night, told authorities that the men beat him up, left him at the side of the road and drove away in his vehicle, police said.

A trooper who was enroute to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg on Saturday spotted a man who matched the desription of one of the suspects. The man - later indentified as Rollings - initially gave the officer a false name, police said.

Sgt. Rob Blair said the men are believed to be originally from the Washington, D.C., area. Both apparently were staying at a home in the Martinsburg area, he said.

Randolph's vehicle was recovered Saturday morning about a quarter-mile from that house, police said.

Man charged with assaulting deputy

POINT OF ROCKS, Md. - A Frederick County, Md., man was charged with assault after he allegedy struck a sheriff's deputy who was investigating a report of a disturbance in Point of Rocks Community Park Sunday, authorities said.

David B. Luman, 47, of Kanawha Avenue, was charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and destruction of property. He was being held Sunday night at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on $5,000 bond.

Deputy Randy Dorsey was sent to the park to investigate a complaint of an intoxicated and disorderly man, deputies said. When he arrived, he saw a man running through the park screaming and cursing, deputies said.

The man began screaming at Dorsey and charged toward him with a clenched fist, deputies said. When he reached Dorsey, the man punched the deputy in the chest, authorities said. After a brief scuffle, Luman was arrested, police said.

Clear Spring High evacuated for haze

CLEAR SPRING - Clear Spring High School's roughly 430 students and 42 staff members were evacuated Friday afternoon for roughly an hour as firefighters cleared haze from the building, said Principal John Peckyno.

Peckyno said some teachers smelled electrical wire smoldering, but firefighters found nothing burning after the 1 p.m. evacuation.

The school's air conditioning motors were shut off as a precaution, Peckyno said. As of early Friday evening, maintenance workers had found nothing wrong with the air conditioning system, he said.

The cooling system was turned back on after school was dismissed at 3:30 p.m. in an attempt to find the source of the problem, he said.

Maintenance crews will make sure the air conditioning system is secure before school starts this morning, Peckyno said.

City woman charged with endangerment

A Hagerstown woman was charged with reckless endangerment and being disorderly in a public place after arguing with her ex-boyfriend at a Sealy Mattress store on Thursday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Nadine Washington, of 453 Mitchell Ave., allegedly entered the store searching for her ex-boyfriend with a pair of scissors in hand, according to witnesses, police said.

The argument, which included profanities, continued outside, police said.

Man charged with sex offense

FREDERICK, Md. - A Gaithersburg, Md., man was charged with a fourth-degree sex offense after assaulting a woman at a 7-Eleven early Friday morning, according to Maryland State Police.

Abajah Tom Price, 36, of 511 Frederick Ave., was also charged with assault, indecent exposure and theft less than $300, police said.

Price allegedly pulled his pants down and forced himself on top of a 34-year-old woman, police said.

Police said Price also stole a candy bar and some petroleum jelly from the convenience store at Md. 85 and Grove Road at 3:53 a.m.

Price was being held in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on Friday night in lieu of $65,000 bond, police said.

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