Police log

May 14, 1999

Frederick teen charged with making bomb threats

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick County teenager was charged on Friday with making false bomb threats, according to the Frederick Police Department.

The 16-year-old, whose name was withheld because he is a juvenile, allegedly e-mailed the threats to the Maryland School for the Deaf.

Information provided by the boy's Internet service provider linked him to two false bomb threats, police said.

The boy was charged with two counts of making false statement of bomb threat and two counts of making threats of arson, police said.


House fire ruled accidental

POINT OF ROCKS, Md. - A fire that damaged a Frederick County home on Thursday night was accidental, fire investigators ruled Friday.

The single-story house at 1598 Bowis Drive caught fire as a result of food left unattended on a stove, according to the state fire marshal's office.

Firefighters from the Brunswick and Middletown volunteer fire departments arrived shortly after 7:45 p.m.

The fire was contained to the kitchen, which sustained about $75,000 damage, fire officials said.

No one was hurt.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Firefighters responded to a report of a building fire in Sportsmen's Paradise on Friday afternoon.

There were no injuries in the fire, which began in a vacant building, emergency dispatchers said.

No further information was available.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 9 mm handgun was taken from the home of a Martinsburg teenager Friday morning, according to Martinsburg Police.

The gun was an Intratec Luger with a 30-round magazine, police said. Also seized was a marijuana smoking device and an alcoholic beverage, police said.

Police did not give a location for the house.

The 17-year-old boy was charged with possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of an alcoholic beverage., police said.

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