Police log

September 09, 1998

Md. woman faces drug charges

A Baltimore woman was apprehended Sunday with marijuana and heroin hidden in her bra as she tried to visit an inmate at the Roxbury Correctional Institution, authorities alleged.

Emma Lee Lawrence, 65, was charged with possession of marijuana and heroin, possession with intent to distribute both drugs, and bringing contraband into a prison, Maryland State Police said.

Lawrence was released Monday from the Washington County Detention Center after posting $5,000 bond.

Police said a dog alerted on the woman as she entered the medium-security prison south of Hagerstown. Some drugs were found in the pocket of a coat, police said.


A strip search turned up more drugs hidden in her bra, police said.

Vandals damage Williamsport Pool

Vandals caused more than $2,000 in damage to the Williamsport Swimming Pool in Byron Park and set a $1,000 stolen moped on fire early Monday, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Deputy Tom Routzahn arrived at the pool shortly after 7 a.m. and discovered that someone had climbed the fence to gain entry to the pool.

Eight wind-up umbrellas, a water fountain, clock, thermometer, two loudspeakers, three signs, 14 hanging plant baskets and a concrete table and bench set were destroyed, Routzahn said.

Plastic chairs and trash containers were thrown into the pool, along with pieces of broken concrete from the table and benches and one of the loudspeakers.

Also found at the pool site was the burned moped, stolen earlier from 124 W. Salisbury St., Williamsport.

Police are being assisted in their investigation by Deputy State Fire Marshal Jim Woods, who responded to the scene and collected evidence.

Also over the weekend, a home was entered on West Church Street and food was taken; two homes on West Frederick Street were broken into; and vehicles at Colonial Heights were burglarized, deputies said.

Cash stolen from Home Depot

FREDERICK, Md. - An unknown amount of cash was stolen from the Home Depot store at 5517 Urbana Pike Saturday night, according to a Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff's report.

While two suspects distracted store employees, two others forced their way through security doors to an office where money was kept, according to the report. The theft occurred around 8:30 p.m. but wasn't discovered by employees until after closing, the report said.

Two of the suspects were male and two were female, according to the report. The investigation is continuing, the report said.

Sharpsburg woman charged with DUI

SHARPSBURG - A Sharpsburg woman was charged with driving under the influence after running into a parked car on main Street in Sharpsburg on Sunday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Tammy Nicole Crampton of Mills Road, Sharpsburg, was charged after her car ran into a parked car owned by Jorge Julio Vides in the 200 block of West Main Street, according to a press release from the sheriff's department. The accident occurred about 2:20 a.m., the report said.

Tools stolen

The theft Sunday of more than $1,100 worth of tools from 20807 Old Forge Road is being investigated by the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The hand tools were in a Craftsman tool box.

High winds snap utility pole in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Traffic was rerouted for about an hour and a half Monday morning after high winds snapped a utility pole with a transformer in the 500 block of South Main Street, according to a Franklin County emergency dispatcher.

The incident happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.

Allegheny Power spokesman Debbie Beck said while there no reports of power outages because of the incident, a thunderstorm later in the day caused outages and set off numerous alarms throughout the Tri-State area.

Hagerstown man charged with DWI

A Hagerstown man was charged with driving while intoxicated after crashing a 1998 Chevy truck into a concrete wall Saturday at 6836 Tommytown Road, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Department report.

Daryl Lynn Keadle, 18, of 1028 Noland Drive, and two passengers, Jeremy Keadle, 18, and Thomas Vance, 18, were taken to Washington County Hospital after the 5:54 p.m. accident, deputies said.

Washington County Hospital officials said Jeremy and Daryl Keadle were released from the hospital.

Thomas Vance was in fair condition Tuesday night, hospital officials said.

The passengers told police Keadle had been drinking most of the afternoon, according to the sheriff's department report.

Two injured in I-70 accident

A Silver Spring, Md., man and his passenger were seriously injured Sunday when their car flipped over on Interstate 70 east of U.S. 40 in Washington County, according to a Maryland State Police report.

Antonio Prata of 3833 Brightview St., was driving westbound when he lost control of his car because of a flat tire, the report said. The car traveled up an embankment, flipped and came to rest in the eastbound center median, according to the report.

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