Police log

February 25, 1998

Firefighters were on the scene of a garage fire in the rear of 48 East Avenue at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to fire and rescue officials.

A call came in about 10 p.m., reporting heavy smoke coming from a garage, officials said.

The fire was under control by 10:25 p.m., they said.

No other details were available at press time.

FAIRPLAY - A Fairplay, Md., man was being held in Washington County Detention Center Tuesday night after a woman told Washington County Sheriff's deputies she was threatened with a knife.

Donald Earl Bare, 19, of 7832 Fairplay Rd., was charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree assault, according to a report by sheriff's deputies. He was being held on $5,000 bond, the report said.


Angie Marie Warrenfeltz, 20, of the same address, told deputies she was threatened with a kitchen knife and struck by a motor vehicle at about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, the report said.

She was not treated at the scene and told sheriff's deputies she would seek her own medical attention, the report said.

A Hagerstown woman was charged Tuesday night after a pickup truck struck a car at the intersection of Halfway and Massey Boulevards, according to a report by the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Beverly S. Mason, 39, of 12460 Walnut Point Road West, was charged with one count of failure to yield to oncoming traffic when making a left turn, the report said.

A 1986 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck driven by Mason was heading east on Halfway Boulevard at 7:10 p.m. when it turned left onto Massey Boulevard and collided with a 1993 Mercury Topaz driven by Richard E. Dayhoff Jr., 31, of 223 Summer St., Hagerstown, the report said.

The truck struck the car disabling both vehicles, according to the report.

A 20-year-old Hagerstown man accused of pointing a rifle at another man in Smithsburg on Sunday has been charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

Philip Jason Kersh, of 10909 Crystal Fall Drive, was released Monday night after posting $5,000 bond, according to the Washington County District Court Commissioner.

The incident also led to charges of disorderly conduct against the victim, Eric T. Tomlin, 18, of 106 Tulip Court, deputies said.

An investigation revealed the altercation was one of several involving the two men.

The gun, a .22-caliber Marlin rifle, was unloaded. Several bullets and a knife were found in Kersh's vehicle, according to Deputy Valerie Weaver.

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