Police log for 8/1

August 01, 2000

Police log for 8/1

City man attacked in his home

A Hagerstown man was attacked early Sunday by a man who entered his home looking for drugs, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The resident was sitting in his living room watching television around 2 a.m. Sunday when a Hispanic man walked into the unlocked home in the 800 block of Summit Avenue, police said.

When the suspect said he was there to rob the resident, police said the 38-year-old resident told him he had the wrong house.

The suspect asked the man if he had any drugs, police said.

When told the man didn't do drugs the suspect began swinging punches, police said.

The intruder then said he was going to steal the television, leading to another scuffle before the suspect fled, police said.


The resident said he had knife wounds, but never saw a knife, police said. The man refused to be taken to Washington County Hospital, then called for Community Rescue Service to take him to the hospital before changing his mind again and refusing treatment, police said.

The suspect was described as a 6-foot-tall Hispanic man with brown hair, weighing 185 pounds, and from 20 to 32 years old, police said.

The man told police he had never seen the intruder before.

Burglary charges filed in city

A Hagerstown man was charged with fourth-degree burglary Monday morning after Hagerstown City Police found him in St. John's Lutheran Church.

William Burnel Nulph, 29, of 159 S. Potomac St., Apt. 5, was charged after police saw a man try to get into the 141 S. Prospect St. church around 12:45 a.m.

When the man disappeared around the corner a citizen told police he went into the church through another door, police said.

The man, carrying a 12-ounce bottle of Budweiser, was found walking out of the sanctuary, police said.

Thefts, break-ins are reported

The following crimes were reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department on Sunday:

- Stereo equipment, value unknown, was stolen from a 1994 Ford car and a 1993 Ford in the 11400 block of Greenberry Road in Halfway.

- A video camera and $5 worth of quarters were stolen from a Mazda in the 17600 block of York Road.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Someone broke into Valley Little League's concession stand on Twin Springs Drive, causing $300 worth of damage.

- A generator was stolen off the back of a work truck in the 11300 block of Dogwood Road.

Structures damaged by fire, official says

NEW MARKET, Md. - A one-story house heavily damaged by fire Friday night was struck by lightning and a barn in Keymar, Md., was struck shortly after, according to the State Fire Marshal's Office.

On Saturday New Market Fire Co. Chief David Yankey said he wasn't sure if a house fire in the 6400 block of Boyers Mill Road had been caused by lightning or electrical problems because the fire marshal had to leave quickly for the barn fire.

No one was home when lightning struck the front bedroom shortly before 7:30 p.m., but a dog and cat died in the fire, fire officials said. The fire caused $30,000 worth of damage.

A pet snake survived that fire.

The barn fire in the 10400 block of Gruber Road in Keymar caused $5,000 worth of damage, according to the Fire Marshal's Office.

Frederick man remains critical

CLEAR SPRING - A Frederick, Md. man remained in critical condition at a Pennsylvania hospital Monday evening after the car he was a passenger in crashed on Interstate 70 Sunday, Maryland State Police said.

Jason Foster Wilson, 23, of Bridgeport, Conn., was pronounced dead at Washington County Hospital.

His passenger, Jeffrey Jerome Foulks Jr., 23, of Frederick, Md., was initially taken to Washington County Hospital and later transferred to Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.

Police said they were unsure why Wilson lost control of his 1999 Mitsubishi sedan on I-70 east of Ashton Road in Clear Spring.

When police arrived they found Wilson had driven his car into a tree at 6:10 a.m. and was ejected.

Foulks was trapped in the car and had to be extricated by rescue personnel, police said.

Police are continuing their investigation of the accident.

Passenger listed fair following wreck

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Passenger Ryan Dover, of Fayetteville, Pa., was in fair condition Monday evening at Washington County Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said following a Sunday accident.

Christopher Baker, of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. - also a passenger in the accident - was treated at Waynesboro Hospital and released Sunday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Driver Jennifer Flohr, of Waynesboro, allegedly failed to negotiate a curve and lost control on Slabtown Road about one-tenth of a mile east of Pa. 997 in Quincy Township, police said.

According to the report, the 1993 Eagle Talon went through a yard owned by Jerry Saling where it hit a PennDot road sign.

Dover and Baker were passengers in Flohr's vehicle, state police said.

The car continued through an intersection into the First National Bank parking lot, striking shrubs and an Allegheny Power guy wire, police said.

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