Police log

January 19, 1998

Police log

Man charged with burglary, assault

HANCOCK - A Hagerstown man was arrested in connection with a break-in and assault at a Hancock home early Sunday morning, according to Maryland State Police.

The incident happened shortly after 2:30 a.m. in the 14000 block of Roundtop Road, troopers said.

The assailant broke into the home and assaulted a male and female there, troopers said.

The male victim had a broken jaw and cuts and bruises on the right side of his face, troopers said. He was taken to Washington County Hospital.

The female victim had a bruised ear and ribs, troopers said.

Michael Anthony Divel, 26, of 18300 block of Woodside Drive, was charged with first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, trespassing, first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault, troopers said.


He posted $35,000 bond on Sunday, authorities said.

Man's hand gets caught in machine

WILLIAMSPORT - A CertainTeed Corp. employee was rushed to the hospital Sunday after his hand got stuck in a piece of machinery, authorities said.

Bo Miller, deputy chief of the Williamsport Volunteer Ambulance Service, said the employee's middle finger, ring finger and pinkie got caught in a vinyl press machine. Another employee quickly shut off the machine, preventing a more serious injury.

"Quick thinking of co-workers kept it from closing completely," he said.

Miller said medics alerted the Hand Center in Baltimore as a precaution, but added that the injury did not appear as serious. A hand specialist examined his injuries, Miller said.

The man suffered cuts and bruises, Miller said.

The accident occurred at about 3 p.m., Miller said.

CertainTeed Corp., 10131 Governor Lane Blvd., manufactures vinyl siding, accessories and window lineals, according to the 1997 Business & Industry Directory. It employees about 370 people.

Tires slashed

Vandals slashed all four tires of a 1990 silver Mitsubishi Mirage, as well as two tires the night before, some time Saturday night or Sunday morning, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The car, bearing a Pennsylvania tag, was parked at an apartment complex in the first block of Richmond Street, police said.

Two of the car's tires were slashed sometime Friday night or Saturday morning when it was parked in the same area, police said.

The owner replaced them before the second crime, police said.

Anyone with more information about this incident can call Hagerstown City Police at 301-790-3700.

Md. man charged with theft, assault

FREDERICK, Md. - A car stolen from a convenience store early Sunday was recovered by police about a half hour later and the Frederick man driving it was arrested, according to Maryland State Police.

The 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity, which was being used to deliver The Washington Post, was reported stolen from the Sheetz store at Md. 85 and Spectrum Drive shortly before 3 a.m., troopers said.

Owner Kevin L. Parrotte, of Key Parkway, Frederick, told police that the thief tried to run him over when he attempted to approach the car on Md. 85 shortly afterward, troopers said.

The car was stopped by state police and Frederick County Sheriff's deputies on Crestwood Drive about a half hour later, troopers said.

Dennis Lee Smith, 26, of Winchester Street, was charged with theft over $300 and first-degree assault, troopers said.

Man charged with assaulting woman

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was charged with robbery, second-degree assault and theft after a domestic dispute Saturday night, according to the Frederick Police Department.

During an argument, a necklace was ripped from a woman's neck, she was pushed and her arms were pulled on several times, police said.

Cameron D. Butler, 26, of the 300 block of Fieldpointe Boulevard, was charged in the incident, police said.

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