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Police log

August 19, 1998

Marijuana found in woman's purse

A college student got more attention than she wanted Tuesday after she went through the metal detectors at Washington County District Court.

Lauren Elizabeth Overburger, 19, of 300 E. Magnolia Ave., got through the detectors with no problem, but when bailiff C.M. Richardson did a routine search of her purse, he found a small container of suspected marijuana.

Hagerstown City Police were called and Overburger was charged with possession of marijuana.

She was released on personal recognizance.

All who enter the district and circuit courts are subject to search and passage through a metal detector.

Man injured in interstate wreck

An accident on Interstate 81 Wednesday morning sent one person to Washington County Hospital, according to rescue officials.

Williamsport fire and ambulance personnel responded to the 6:11 a.m. accident between the first and second Williamsport exits.

A Maryland State Police trooper who was first on the scene said a pickup overturned several times in the median strip and the man who was driving was thrown from the vehicle.

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He said the man was taken to the hospital.

City man charged in assault of woman

A Hagerstown man was charged Wednesday in the assault of a woman Saturday at her home in the 200 block of South Prospect Street, city police said.

Frederick Wayne Baldwin, 35, of 158 S. Prospect St., was charged with one count of first-degree assault, one count of second-degree assault, and one count of third-degree sexual offense.

Investigating officers said the woman was bitten on the chest. They said both of her eyes were swollen over her eyebrows, there were scrapes all over her body, and she had a baseball-sized knot on her chin.

Investigating officers said the victim went to Washington County Hospital for treatment. They said her assailant fled by the time they arrived.

Officers said when they went back Wednesday to see how the victim was doing, they found Baldwin at the woman's home, and took him into custody.

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