Police log

May 18, 1999

Adelphi man hurt in Interstate 70 wreck

CLEAR SPRING - An Adelphi, Md., man was hurt Monday morning when he lost control of his car on Interstate 70, Maryland State Police said.

Dennis Ira Ruck, 55, was eastbound on I-70 about two miles west of Clear Spring when the accident occurred at 11:39 a.m., police said.

Ruck was taken by helicopter to Washington County Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition Monday evening.

A passenger, Don R. Andrews, 66, of LaVale, Md., was not hurt, police said.

Ruck was not cited, police said.


166 gallons of diesel stolen

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of 166 gallons of diesel fuel Monday from the Travelport, 10835 John Wayne Drive.


The report said someone pumped the fuel into a truck at about 12:20 a.m. and then left without paying. Police said the fuel was worth $188.


Counselors treated after inmate assault

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an assault on two counselors that occurred Saturday at the Abraxas Group Inc., 10058 South Mountain Road.

The assault at the facility for youthful offenders occurred at about 3 p.m., police said. Two inmates initiated a fight with counselor Mike Longo of Chambersburg, punching him in the face, knocking him to the ground and kicking him.

The report said a third inmate joined in the assault. All three were subdued and restrained, police said.

Longo and another counselor, Ed Reagan, of Chambersburg, were treated at Chambersburg Hospital for injuries received in the scuffle, state police said.

The report said charges are pending against the three inmates, two of whom are over 18.


City duplex fire called 'suspicious'

A fire that extensively damaged an East Avenue duplex early Sunday was being investigated as suspicious, Hagerstown Fire Marshal Tom Brown said Monday.

The fire started on the first floor of 133 East Ave. around 1:27 a.m., Brown said.

No one was hurt. The tenants of the apartment, Mary Keeney and Edward Henson, had moved out two weeks ago, but some of their belongings were damaged in the fire, he said.

Cynthia Mock, who lives in the other half of the duplex at 135 East Ave., got out safely, although the fire caused extensive smoke damage, said Hagerstown Battalion Chief Richard Hopkins.

The building is owned by Mock's father-in-law, Benjamin Mock Sr., of Hagerstown, Brown said.

One firefighter twisted his ankle and another was burned slightly fighting the fire. Neither was taken to the hospital for treatment, Hopkins said.

About 25 firefighters stayed on the scene until around 4 a.m.

Anyone with information can call Brown at 301-790-2476.


Woman charged with knife threat

A Hagerstown woman was taken into custody early Monday after a knife was held to her boyfriend's throat at Motel 6 off Massey Boulevard, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Stephanie Lynn Davis, 20, of 1339 Jay Drive, was charged with second-degree assault about 4:30 a.m., police said.

A threat was made to cut the throat of Bryan James Sprankle, 18, of 17966 Garden Lane, Apt. 32, Hagerstown, police said.

Davis posted $5,000 bond.


Couple charged with assault after dispute

The Washington County Sheriff's Department charged a Hagerstown area couple with second-degree assault after a fight at their home early Monday.

Police said they arrived at 17407 Apple Blossom Court shortly after 1 a.m. to find Vikki Dawne Nalley and Melvin Todd Nalley fighting.

Bond information was unavailable.


Brick thrown through windshield

WILLIAMSPORT - A brick was thrown through a vehicle windshield on Byrkit Drive, causing $100 damage, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.


Frederick man faces cocaine charges

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was charged with selling cocaine Sunday night after police arranged a controlled buy, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Shawn Ivar Grant, 28, was charged with two counts of distribution of cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and two counts of possession of cocaine, police said.

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