Police log for Thursday, April 29

April 28, 1999

Teens charged after bomb threat at Frederick school

FREDERICK, Md. - Two teenage boys were apprehended by the Frederick Police Department after bomb threats were made to Heather Ridge School on Taney Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.

The 14-year-olds were charged with making a threat of arson, police said.

Officer Tom Pfarr was conducting a routine walk through the school when he was notified of the threats at 1:12 p.m.

Pfarr said a teacher told him that two students had said the school "needed to be blown up," and that one had 10 pounds of explosives in his locker.


Police searched their lockers but found no explosives.

The boys were taken before Frederick County Circuit Judge G. Edward Dwyer Jr. for a detention hearing. They were ordered detained for 30 days at the Alfred D. Noyes juvenile detention center in Rockville, Md., police said.

Girl injured in fall from railroad bridge

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - An 11-year-old girl suffered multiple injuries Wednesday evening when she fell from a railroad bridge off Camp Baldwin Road.

"She was conscious and talking to us the whole time," Bedington Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Robbie Robertson said. He said the unidentified girl suffered leg fractures, a broken right arm and a possible broken shoulder in the 25-foot fall.

The girl was flown to Washington County Hospital by Maryland State Police helicopter. A nursing supervisor said she was still being treated in the emergency room at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Robertson said the girl and a friend were watching two dogs play in the creek below when she lost her balance. He said the water was shallow, and she fell among some large rocks in the creek bed.

The bridge has no railing, he said.

The accident was reported at 7:44 p.m.

It took about 15 minutes to stabilize the girl and get her out of the creek. She was then taken to the 76 Truck Stop on W.Va. 901 at Exit 20, where a landing site for the helicopter had been set up, Robertson said.

Stabbing victim still hospitalized

A man who was stabbed Monday evening in an apparent dispute over money remained hospitalized Wednesday.

Carlton Francis Marsh, 39, of no fixed address, was listed in fair condition Wednesday evening at Washington County Hospital.

The 7:15 p.m. incident occurred along the railroad tracks behind the Hagerstown Boys Club off Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown City Police said.

George S. Cornell, 40, of 178 S. Prospect St., was charged with first- and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment, police said. Bond information was not available.

Witnesses told police that the two men got into a fight on the tracks and Marsh got stabbed. Those witnesses also told police that the two men knew each other and were fighting over money that Marsh reportedly owed Cornell.

Pa. boy charged with making terroristic threats

WILLOW HILL, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police have charged a Fannett-Metal Middle School student with making terroristic threats for incidents that occurred Wednesday, April 21, and Monday, April 26.

Police filed the charge Tuesday with the Franklin County Juvenile Probation Department, according to the report.

According to the report, last Wednesday the boy made threatening gestures toward two girls and said if he had a gun they would be "the first to go."

On the way to school Monday, the boy made an additional threat on the school bus, police said. The report said he had what was described as a mini-energy cell containing butane.

Trooper Chris Manetta said only one charge encompassing the two incidents was filed against the boy.

Kentucky man charged with aggravated assault

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police have charged a Campbellsville, Ky., man with aggravated assault after an attack early Wednesday on another Kentucky man in the parking lot of the Greencastle Livestock Auction, 720 Buchanan Trail East.

The report said Charles Brockman, 50, also was charged with simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. He was arraigned before District Justice Shirley Shatzer and jailed in Franklin County Prison on $15,000 bond.

Brockman was released on bond later in the day, according to a prison official.

Police said the incident was reported at 12:30 a.m. Archie Brown, 53, of Campbellsville, and another man got into an altercation that escalated into a fight. The assailant fled before police arrived, the report said.

Brockman was found nearby at the Buckhorn Family Restaurant, 10835 John Wayne Drive. Police said Brockman and Brown knew each other.

Brown was admitted to Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital with a broken jaw, broken teeth and bruises to his head and face, according to police. A hospital spokeswoman said he was in satisfactory condition Wednesday.

Woman's hand injured in treadmill

A woman injured her hand when she got it caught in a treadmill machine on Wednesday evening, according to a dispatcher with Washington County Emergency Services.

The incident took place at 19713 Spring Creek Road at 4 p.m., the dispatcher said.

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