Police log

September 07, 1999

DARGAN - Fire spread through a kitchen and dining room of a mobile home at 2329 Aspin Drive in Dargan Saturday afternoon, a fire official said.

Ronnie Gray, chief of the Potomac Valley Volunteer Fire Co., said it is believed the fire started around a stove in the kitchen.

The state Fire Marshal's office is trying to determine the exact cause, Gray said.

The home is owned by Debbie Martz.

Donald Gay, a neighbor, tried to extinguish the fire and was treated at Washington County Hospital for smoke inhalation and a burn on his hand, Gray said. Gay was later released from the hospital.

A domestic dispute early Saturday ended with a stabbing that sent a Hagerstown man to the hospital with a collapsed lung, and a woman charged with wielding the knife, Hagerstown City Police said.


Nelson Lugo Sr., 37, of 224 N. Potomac St., was in fair condition Saturday night at Washington County Hospital.

Vanda Vonshell Mitchell, 32, of the same address, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, stab with intent to maim, reckless endangerment and a deadly weapon violation, police said.

She was released after posting $50,000 bond Saturday morning.

At 2:02 a.m., officers were called to 224 N. Potomac St., for reports of a stabbing in Apt. 2. When they arrived, they found Lugo and Mitchell in the apartment.

Initially, Lugo was admitted to the hospital's Progressive Care Unit in serious condition, police said.

FREDERICK, Md. - A 911 call at 6:31 p.m. Friday led Frederick City Police to a stabbing.

Richard Miller, 40, of Horizon Drive, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and wearing/carrying a deadly weapon.

The victim, whose name was withheld, was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital and released. Police said he had been stabbed in his forearm with a steak knife.

Miller was being held at the Frederick County Detention Center on $80,000 bond.

FREDERICK, Md. - A covert drug operation on West Third Street late Friday night resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old Frederick man on a charge of distribution of crack cocaine.

Henry Michael Crampton was also charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of crack cocaine.

Frederick City Police spotted him at 10:43 p.m. as he allegedly sold crack.

Crampton was being held at the Frederick County Detention Center Saturday on $75,000 bond.

FREDERICK, Md. - A suspicious package found leaning against the main gas valve of a building on West 7th Street Friday evening was found to contain children's clothes, Frederick City Police said.

Maryland fire marshals were called in at 6:08 p.m. and fired a stream of water through the box to disrupt any possible explosive device.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Three people were hurt Friday morning in a two-vehicle accident on Kauffman Road in Antrim Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Rhonda Kay Cornett, 28, of Greencastle, was westbound in a Ford Escort at 7:30 a.m. with two young children in child restraints in the back seat, police said.

Howard Martin Rosenberry Jr., traveling east in his 1995 Toyota 4Runner, attempted to pass a manure spreader by traveling into the westbound lane.

At the top of the hill, Rosenberry collided with Cornett's vehicle, police said.

Rhonda Cornett was in satisfactory condition Saturday night, according to a nursing supervisor at Chambersburg Hospital.

Leah Cornett, 2, and Cassandra Cornett, 4, were treated and released.

Rosenberry wasn't seen at the hospital, the supervisor said.

MYERSVILLE, Md. - A trip to a Myersville man's home Saturday morning to serve a warrant resulted in charges when Maryland State Police troopers found marijuana and a pipe in his possession.

Charles Hollis Langley Jr., 22, of the 11800 block of Loy Wolfe Road, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and taken into custody at 6:10 a.m., police said.

Langley was freed after posting a $2,400 bond, according to officials at the Frederick County Detention Center.

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