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Police log 10-6

October 06, 2000

Police log 10-6



Smoke detector alerts girl to fire in family's home


A smoke detector alerted a 12-year-old Hagerstown girl to a fire in her family's home Friday afternoon.

Jessica Stottlemyer had just arrived home from school when she heard the smoke alarm, Hagerstown Fire Marshal John Hersh said.

Firefighters arrived at 109 High St. shortly before 3 p.m. and found that curtains in a bedroom had caught fire after becoming tangled around a lamp that was left on by an open window, Hersh said.

Hersh said the fire did several thousand dollars worth of damage to the single-family frame home, which is owned by Jessica's parents, Donald and Ruth Ann French. The family has insurance, he said.

Front-end loader traps man's feet, injuring him


WILLIAMSPORT - A 24-year-old man was injured Friday morning when his feet became trapped in a front-end loader on a Williamsport area farm.

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When help arrived shortly after 10 a.m., other workers on the dairy farm at 14641 Big Bend Way had freed the man from the equipment, said Paramedic Chuck Singleton of Williamsport Ambulance Service.

The man was operating the equipment when a heavy load tipped the front end forward and he slipped down. His legs were pinched between the bucket and the arms of the loader.

The man appeared to have broken bones, Singleton said.

The ambulance took him to Washington County Hospital, where his condition was unavailable.

Police seize marijuana, crack, charge two men


RANSON, W.Va. - Two men were charged with drug possession Thursday night after police seized 94 pieces of suspected crack cocaine valued at about $3,700, suspected marijuana and cash, said Ranson Police Chief William Roper.

Troy Lamonte Jenkins, 28, of 221 North Seminary St., Charles Town was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to deliver, Roper said. Tommy Maurice Murray, 29, 11 Hebb Road, Hagerstown, was charged with possession of marijuana.

As Officers Stephen Cox and Robbie Roberts drove past a van parked along North George Street, they noticed a passenger acting suspiciously, Roper said. The officers stopped, approached the van and asked for identification from two people inside.

At that time they seized the suspected drugs and $2,210 in cash, Roper said.

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