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Police log for June 19

June 20, 2000

Three rescued from Potomac River

HARPER'S FERRY, W.Va. - Three people were rescued from the Potomac River Sunday evening after being trapped in water near Dam No. 3 Road.

Department of Natural Resources spokesman John Surrick said Michael B., and Kimberly D. Winters both of the 500 block of Prospect Boulevard, Frederick, Md. and Brandan Knill, 18, of Clarksburg, Md., were out boating near Loch 34 around 7 p.m. when their motor hit a rock and stop working.

The boat began drifting toward the dam and the three jumped off onto nearby rocks.

A Maryland State Police helicopter was used to lift the victims to safety and no one was injured.

Earlier on Sunday, DNR Police had extended a warning against boating and swimming on the upper Potomac because of high water levels caused by recent rainfalls until today.

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Crews from Washington and Frederick counties were also involved in the rescue.

Burglar damages day-care center

BOONSBORO - A burglar forced his way through a front door and damaged the contents of the Teddy Bear Daycare in Boonsboro Saturday morning, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

The incident occurred between 4:35 a.m. and 6 a.m. at the 201 Orchard Drive day-care center, deputies said.

Deputies said it also appeared that the burglar attempted to enter the building through a basement door and a window, which had been broken.

Anyone with information about the incident may call 301-791-3020.

Woman charged with simple assault

SCOTLAND, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a Texas woman was charged with simple assault after an incident early Sunday morning at the Comfort Inn, 3301 Black Gap Road.

The report said Annette Marie Phillips, no age available, of El Paso, was also charged with harassment and disorderly conduct in the 3:20 a.m. incident. Police said Mary Alice Phillips, 69, also of El Paso, was assaulted by a woman and was treated for minor injuries.

Potomac River advisory extended

A Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police advisory warning against recreational use of the upper Potomac River, creeks and streams has been extended until today.

Due to recent rainfall, river levels are at hazardous for recreational use on the main stem of the Potomac River, DNR police said in a press release.

Hazardous river levels, occur when there is wave action, high velocity or treacherous currents. These conditions not only exist on the Potomac River but also on adjacent streams and are dangerous to swimmers and those fishing because of the risk of hypothermia, DNR police said.

The warning does not apply to professionally guided river trips or teams of experienced white water paddlers, the press release said.

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