Police log for Friday, April 30

April 29, 1999

Bomb threat still being investigated

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - State police continued to investigate a bomb threat that was called into Jefferson High School on Wednesday.

Trooper E.D. Widmeyer, who is investigating the case, said he did not expect any arrests on Thursday.

The estimated 1,600 students who attend the school along Shenandoah Junction Road were sent home for the day Wednesday after someone called in a bomb threat about 8 a.m.

A bomb-sniffing dog was taken through the school but it did not detect any explosives, school and police officials said.

3 face drug charges

Hagerstown's Street Crimes Unit charged three men with drug offenses Wednesday evening.

Leroy Tim Addison, 31, of the first block of Murph Avenue, was picked up near his home at 8:20 p.m. Charges include distribution of fake drugs and possession with intent to distribute fake drugs, police said.


Michael Lee, 39, of 149 N. Potomac St., and Thomas Kenyon Miller, 31, of 21 N. Locust St., were both taken into custody at 9:31 p.m. in the first block of East Franklin Street.

Lee's charges include possession of crack cocaine, conspiracy with intent to distribute crack, distribution of crack and possession with intent to distribute crack, police said.

Miller was charged with distribution of crack, possession with intent to distribute crack, conspiracy to distribute crack, and two counts of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Stabbing victim out of hospital

A man who was stabbed Monday evening in an apparent dispute over money was released from the hospital Wednesday.

Carlton Francis Marsh, 39, of no fixed address, had been treated at Washington County Hospital for his injuries since Monday.

The 7:15 p.m. incident occurred along the railroad tracks behind the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County, 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. He was being held on $20,000 bond.

Woman assaulted, robbed at state park

GAMBRILLS, Md. - A Frederick, Md., woman escaped serious injury late Wednesday when she was attacked and robbed by two men at the North Frederick Scenic Overlook in Gambrill State Park, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies said.

The victim said the two young men approached her from the rear around 9:45 p.m. One man punched her twice in the face and then she was hit in the back of the head with a hard object, deputies said.

When she fell to the ground, the men took $50 out of her back pocket and fled into the woods, deputies said.

The victim drove home and told her husband what had happened. He called 911 about an hour later.

A search of the area turned up no one.

Man hurt in crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The driver of a Waste Management garbage truck was cited for a traffic violation Wednesday after another driver was cut off and a collision ensued, said Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Ashley Knepper, 23, of Waynesboro, Pa., was driving south on Pa. 316 and swung left to make a sharp right turn onto Five Forks Road at 8:35 a.m.

A 1995 BMW driven by Philip Sabri, 46, of Chambersburg, was behind him. Police said Knepper's truck hit the left front of Sabri's car.

Knepper was taken to Waynesboro Hospital with minor injuries. He was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Thefts, vandalism are reported

A 2-foot-tall concrete Henri fountain was removed from a yard at 1049 Glenwood Ave. in Halfway on Wednesday, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The fountain depicts a boy with a lollipop, police said.

* Also Wednesday, a woman's car was sprayed with yellow paint in the 100 block of Fairground Avenue, city police said.

* For the third time in as many weeks, the Pangborn Co. was the victim of a breaking and entering. This time, someone got into a desk drawer and got $3, city police said.

Park vandalized

HALFWAY - The Martin L. "Marty" Snook Park on Halfway Boulevard was vandalized Wednesday or Thursday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies said the vandals damaged several soda machines and lights and overturned picnic tables.

Damage was estimated at $1,000.

The incident occurred between 10:10 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday.

Anyone with information may call 301-791-3020.

Guns stolen

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating the Wednesday theft of guns from a Quincy Township home.

Police said the guns were owned by Neal Ernest Mishler, of South Mountain, Pa.

The weapons were taken from 7909 Old Forge Road between noon and 4 p.m.

Police said the thief entered the home through a rear door and took two Winchester 12-gauge shotguns and a .30-30 Winchester rifle with scope from a gun cabinet.

Store robbed

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department is investigating a Thursday evening robbery at the Flights of Fancy store at 20 East St.

Police said a man entered the store and asked the clerk for change at 5:56 p.m. When the cashier opened the drawer, the man displayed a gun, reached across the counter and took the money.

He ran from the store, heading south on East Street.

The robber was described as black, 6 feet tall, with a thin build. He is 25 to 30 years old and was wearing a long-sleeved white shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information may call police at 1-301-694-2100.

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