Police log

April 26, 1999


FREDERICK, Md. - No charges will be filed against a Smithsburg man who was involved a traffic accident in which a Hagerstown woman died on Saturday, according to Maryland State Police.

Police said Leslie Danielle Welden, 31, of Hagerstown got into a dispute with an acquaintance while parked in a 1998 Ford Escort on the shoulder of westbound I-70 at about 11:45 p.m.

She left the car and ran across three lanes to the median strip, police said. Her dog jumped out of the car and followed her, but stopped in the fast lane, he said.


Police said Welden ran to the fast lane and picked up the dog. With the dog in her arms, she was returning to the median when she and the animal were struck by a westbound 1985 Mercedes-Benz, driven by Ronald Frederick Miller, 60, of 105 Christopher Court.

Welden was pronounced dead at the scene and her dog suffered fatal injuries.

A Hagerstown man was stabbed in a wooded area in the 400 block of Burhans Boulevard near Thomas Bennett and Hunter Inc. on Monday evening, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Police said one man was taken into custody following the 8:15 p.m. incident.

The incident may have involved an armed robbery, police said.

Additional information was unavailable.

James Otis Daniel of Decatur, Ga., remained in critical condition at Washington County Hospital on Monday after being shot in the abdomen on Saturday.

Daniel was shot during a dispute over a radio, police said.

Antonio Lambert, of 33 Avalon Ave., Hagerstown, was charged with attempted murder.


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