Police log

July 15, 2000

Police log

Garage fire damage set at $75,000

Damage from a late-night garage fire at 16277 Spielman Road Thursday has been estimated at $75,000, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office.

The fire at the property owned by Roger and Angela Speaker was discovered at 11:09 p.m. by James Mowen, boyfriend of the Speakers' daughter.

Mowen told investigators he went to open a second-floor window in the house and saw flames coming out of the back and roof area of the garage.

In addition to the building, both of the Speakers' vehicles were lost in the fire.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Driver in crash with police car leaves hospital

The driver of a car hit by a Hagerstown City Police cruiser early Thursday at the intersection of Franklin and Prospect streets has been released from Washington County Hospital.


Marc Anthony Piper, 26, of Greencastle, Pa., was released from the hospital Friday.

Officer Todd Webster was treated and released Thursday.

Westbound on Franklin Street, Webster was in pursuit of a woman who was wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear in court on a drunken-driving charge, police said.

As Webster entered the intersection with his lights and siren activated, he hit Piper's Plymouth Neon which was moving through a green light southbound on Prospect, police said.

The woman being pursued got away, police said.

N.Y. man facing drug charges

A 28-year-old Manhattan, N.Y., man was charged Thursday night with drug and false name charges, police said.

Hagerstown City Police said 22 pieces of crack cocaine were found in the man's possession.

Adrian Lamont Mungin was taken into custody at 5:05 p.m. at the intersection of North Avenue and Jonathan Street.

Charges include possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and hindering police.

Credit, ATM cards stolen from purse

Within two hours of discovering her Discovery card and ATM card were missing from her purse Thursday evening, a woman found that thieves had charged $3,574 on the credit card at Prime Outlets, Hagerstown City Police said.

The cards were taken around 5:30 p.m. while the victim was dining at Uno's at the Centre at Hagerstown, police said.

When she called the credit card company, the victim found that the card had already been used.

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