Police log

August 09, 1998

A 27-year-old man was robbed in the 200 block of East Antietam Street at 1 a.m. Saturday, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

Three men approached the victim and asked for a light. One of the men swung a silver object that appeared to be a knife at the victim, police said.

The victim was pushed to the ground. His wallet which contained an undetermined amount of cash and his shirt were taken, police said.

The victim's wallet was recovered by officers near the scene. The money in the wallet was not found, police said.

The victim had cuts on his arms and side. He was treated and released from Washington County Hospital, police said.

Due to the continuing investigation the victim's name is not being released, said police.

A 40-year-old Greencastle, Pa., man was charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of stolen property Friday night, according to Maryland State Police.


Michael Devlin McCarney of 13867 Worleytown Road was stopped for traffic violations at 11:07 p.m. Friday while driving eastbound on U.S. 40 west of Md. 144, police said.

A routine check of the registration plates on his 1983 Buick indicated the plates were stolen, police said.

A small amount of suspected marijuana and a smoking pipe were also found in McCarney's possession, police said.

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - A neighbor with a garden hose stopped a fire from spreading in an apartment on Harbaugh Church Road Saturday, Blue Ridge Summit Fire Capt. John Fleagle said.

About 7:30 p.m., an electric fan overheated and caught fire, setting ablaze the dresser it was sitting on and a pair of curtains, Fleagle said.

The fire was discovered by Terry Fogle, who lives in the first-floor apartment at 13925 Harbaugh Church Road, and his neighbor at about the same time, Fleagle said.

The neighbor squelched the flames with a garden hose before firefighters arrived and kept damage to about $150, Fleagle said.

The apartment house is owned by Russell Long.

BOONSBORO - Two McClellan Drive residents reported Saturday their vehicles were broken into, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

- Four stereo speakers valued at $400 were reported missing from a 1977 Ford F-150 parked in front of 7607 McClellan Drive, police said.

- A black woman's handbag was taken from a 1987 Plymouth Voyager parked in the driveway of 7817 McClellan Drive. The purse was valued at $20, police said.

A $150 men's burgundy briefcase was damaged. That was in a 1998 Toyota Corona also parked in the driveway, police said.

Both thefts occurred overnight, police said.

SHARPSBURG - Hand tools, a cordless drill and a set of speakers were reported stolen Saturday from two vans parked outside a Sharpsburg Pike home, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

The thefts occurred overnight at 5538 Sharpsburg Pike. The loss was estimated at $433, police said.

FREDERICK, Md. - Ten men were charged with soliciting for prostitution in the area of North Market Street in Frederick on Friday night and early Saturday morning.

The sting operation was carried out by the Frederick Police Tactical Unit, according to a press release from the Frederick Police Department.

The following men were charged:

Carl Cortez Folk, 45, of Frederick;

Donald Essex Gray, 56, of Leesburg, Va.;

James Earl Manning, Jr., 30, of Germantown, Md.;

Edward Nolan Miller, 57, of Middletown, Md.;

David Anthony Moxley, 24, of Mt. Airy, Md.;

James Dale Mullinex, 28, of Frederick, who also was charged with possession of imitation crack cocaine;

Craig Edward Punte, 34, of Mt. Airy;

Elliot Lamont Smith, 20, of Frederick, who also was charged with possession of marijuana;

Neil Everett Smith, 37, of New Market, Md.;

Ronald Wayne Thomas, 39, of Frederick.

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