Police log

July 05, 1998

Someone broke into a recreational vehicle parked near The Storage Bin on Eldridge Drive between June 26 and July 3, according to a report from the Hagerstown Police Department.

After breaking a side window and unlocking the vehicle, the burglar entered and stole a television, VCR, silverware, blankets and a jacket.

The value of the stolen property is estimated at $1,060.

FREDERICK, Md. - Two more men were charged with indecent exposure Friday morning at the Interstate 270 scenic overlook, according to a report from Maryland State Police.

Fernando C. Ymbert, 34, of Forestville, Md., and Frank C. Delvaux of Frederick were taken into custody by Maryland State Police. Both were charged with indecent exposure and committing an unnatural and perverted sex practice. They were released on personal recognizance.


At least five men have charged with committing similar crimes at that location in the past two weeks.

Cpl. Chris Sasse of the Maryland State Police identified the overlook as a problem area and said police are cracking down in the area. "It's a persistent thing that we're trying to remedy," he said.

FREDERICK, Md. - Two men were charged early Friday with possession of crack cocaine, according to a report from Frederick City Police.

Police arrested the men at about 1 a.m. near South Market and South streets.

Hank William Burress, 37, of Gaithersburg, Md., and Todd James Early, 35, were charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Their bond hearings are pending.

One night later at approximately 12:15 a.m., two more men were arrested at South Market and All Saints streets, according to police reports.

Michael Dwayne Williams, 19, of Frederick, was charged with distribution and possession of cocaine. Robert Dale Crampton, 36, of Walkersville, Md., was charged with possession of cocaine.

Bond hearings for both men are pending.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A two-alarm apartment fire in Chambersburg early Saturday injured two residents and displaced six others, according to Fire Chief Allen Baldwin of the Chambersburg Fire Department.

Baldwin said the fire was accidental, caused by smoking materials that were not disposed of properly.

The fire department received the call at 3:51 a.m. and firefighters were on the scene within minutes, finding flames coming from the front and left side of the building, Baldwin said. They extinguished the fire within 10 minutes.

After the building's smoke alarms went off, two residents remained to try to rescue their cats. A man was treated for second- and third-degree burns to his hands and smoke inhalation. A woman also suffered from smoke inhalation.

Both were treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released.

The building is uninhabitable and its six residents have been relocated, Baldwin said. Firefighters remained on the scene until Saturday afternoon, helping to salvage personal belongings.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police are seeking a man in connection with an unarmed robbery at a 7-Eleven store early Saturday, according to a release from the Martinsburg City Police Department.

At 5:30 a.m. Saturday, a man entered the store at 846 E. Moler Ave. and told the clerk to give him the money from the register. He took the money and ordered her to the back of the store, the police report said.

He left in a car parked in front of the store, the report said.

A warrant has been issued for a 42-year-old man described as black with short hair and standing approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall, police said.

Anyone with information should call Martinsburg City Police at 1-304-264-2100.

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