Police log

November 15, 1997


Woman charged with smuggling drugs into prison

Maryland State Police arrested a Landover, Md., woman Friday after she allegedly tried to pass drugs to an inmate at Roxbury Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown.

Malissa Carol Dixon, 27, was charged with possession of drugs, possession with intent to distribute drugs, distribution of drugs and delivering contraband to an inmate. She was being held Friday evening at the Washington County Detention Center on $40,000 bond.

According to a police report, the woman was visiting inmate Andre Hough at 2 p.m. when she tried to pass suspected drugs to him. Officers than recovered the suspected drugs from Hough, police said.


Dixon was arrested at the prison.

Taneytown man injured in wreck

FREDERICK, Md. - A Taneytown, Md., man was seriously injured Saturday afternoon after his car landed in a ditch, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

A volunteer firefighter responding to the accident was also injured, police said.

According to a police report, Ray W. Cain, 25, was driving his 1995 Ford Escort near the intersection of Keymar Road and Good Intent Road when he lost control of the car and spun into a ditch.

The impact threw Cain to the passenger side of the vehicle, police said. Two air bags deployed, but Cain did not appear to be wearing a seatbelt, police said.

Cain apparently lost consciousness several time as he was being treated at the scene by personnel from the New Midway Fire Company and the Union Bridge Ambulance.

Cain was flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in critical condition Saturday evening.

Meanwhile, Howard M. Cartright, 50, of Union Bridge was driving to the scene in his 1997 Dodge truck when he struck the rear of the Union Bridge Volunteer Fire Company's rescue squad vehicle, police said.

Cartright, a member of the Union Bridge company, was treated on the scene by emergency personnel who were already there for the previous accident, police said. He was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Gravestones damaged

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Approximately 50 gravestones at St. Joseph's Church were damaged sometime Friday evening or Saturday morning, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

The gravestones were pushed over, broken or damaged in some other way, police said. The cost of the damage has not been assessed.

Anyone with information regarding the crime is being encouraged to call the sheriff's office at 301-631-3747.

Tools stolen

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of the $275 worth of tools from the Town Hill Truck Plaza in Brush Creek Township.

Some type of prying device was used to force a latch from the side door of a maintenance building sometime the night of Nov. 8 or the morning of Nob. 9. Stolen were two drills and a socket set.

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