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October 26, 1998

Fire destroys shed

An early-morning fire in the 9300 block of the Sharpsburg Pike destroyed a shed before firefighters had even gotten on the scene.

The fire was called in at 6:49 a.m. When firefighters from Fairplay and Funkstown arrived on the scene, the shed was engulfed.

No information was available this morning on the cause of the fire, owner of the shed or its contents.


Power, hand tools stolen

Power and hand tools valued at $300 were taken Sunday from a residence in the 1100 block of Wolfsville Road, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.


Also taken was a Sony boombox.


Hammer attack victim 'serious'

FREDERICK, Md. - The 35-year-old Hagerstown man accused in Thursday's hammer attack on his estranged wife and a 27-year-old Middletown, Md., man at the wife's home continues to be held without bond.

Lloyd Dewitt Jackson was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, carrying a deadly weapon and daytime burglary, according to Frederick City Police.

Eric J. Buhrman was listed in serious but stable condition this morning at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, according to a hospital spokesman.

Michelle L. Jackson, 29, of 777G Wembley Drive, was discharged Sunday from Frederick Memorial Hospital, according to a hospital spokesman.

Lloyd Jackson was stopped by police within minutes of the 10:17 a.m. incident about a mile away during a traffic stop, police said.

The hammer was recovered around noon Thursday in a wooded area near Michelle Jackson's apartment, police said.


Car hits pole, woman hurt

CLEAR SPRING - A Clear Spring woman was injured Sunday morning when she ran her car into a utility pole off Md. 56, Maryland State Police said.

Debra Kay Gladhill, 35, was treated at Washington County Hospital and released, according to a hospital spokesman.

Gladhill's Dodge Shadow was headed east on Md. 56 at about 7:10 a.m. when she lost control while trying to roll down the passenger side window, police said.

Unable to regain control, Gladhill skidded into the pole, police said.


Man charged in break-in, assault

BOONSBORO - A Boonsboro man was charged with burglary and assault Sunday after his ex-girlfriend's house was broken into and she was assaulted, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Dwayne Mitchell Hines, 30, of 10 S. Main St., was charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property, deputies said.

Hines posted $25,000 bond on Sunday and was released.

Deputies and Maryland State Police officers were sent to 14 Potomac St. in Boonsboro at about 4:30 a.m., authorities said.

A man had forced his way into the home, damaging the back door, deputies said. The man then assaulted Beth Ann Demers, deputies said.


Crash victims still in hospital

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Chambersburg, Pa., woman and child injured in a Friday evening accident remained hospitalized this morning, according to hospital authorities.

Angela Joy Harrison, 21, was in fair condition at Washington County Hospital, according to a hospital spokesman.

Tayama J. Harrison, 3, was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. A hospital spokesman said the child was in fair condition this morning.

Pennsylvania State Police said both were ejected from a 1988 Isuzu Trooper that Angela Harrison was driving north on Interstate 81 near Exit 3 at 6:55 p.m. Friday.

For unknown reasons, police said the vehicle went into the median and rolled over several times before coming to rest in the southbound lanes.


Man charged after accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police charged a Shippensburg, Pa., man with driving under the influence and other offenses after a one-vehicle accident Friday morning in Greene Township, Pa.

Harold Lee Miller, 29, was also charged with resisting arrest, simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct, according to police.

Police said the driver of a 1990 Ford Probe was traveling east on Walker Road near Nolts Drive at 2:25 a.m. when he lost control of the car and went down an embankment.

The police report said the driver became combative with police when he was taken to Chambersburg Hospital for treatment of injuries.

Miller was arraigned before District Justice David Hawbaker and was being held today at the Franklin County Prison on $10,000 bond.


Teen hurt when joyriding

FREDERICK, Md. - A 16-year-old boy received head injuries after joyriding on the hood of a moving vehicle at the intersection of Lee Hill Drive and Linganore Woods Road Sunday, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Jason Penington, 16 of Davidsonville and a 15-year-old were riding on the hood of a 1989 Chevrolet Bereta, driven by Jennifer Nazerod, 21 of Woodbine, deputies said.

Both teens fell off while the car was making a turn, deputies said. The other joyrider was not injured, according to deputies.

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