Police log for Nov 29

November 29, 2000

Police log for Nov 29

Police say man exposed himself

FREDERICK, Md. - A man in a sport utility vehicle exposed himself to a student at a Frederick County High School Tuesday morning, Maryland State Police said.

Police said a female student arrived at Urbana High School at about 7:45 a.m. and a man called her over to a vehicle.

When the student got closer to the vehicle and saw that the man was exposing himself to her, she went inside and told school officials, police said.

The incident occurred in the general parking area near the auditorium. The man was described as being white, clean-shaven, in his early to mid-20s, with short brown hair and a thin build.


He was wearing a white shirt and oval-framed glasses. The vehicle was a red sports-utility vehicle with black trim.

Anyone with information may call state police at 301-663-3101.

Police continue search for gunmen

Three men who robbed a man at gunpoint Monday evening in the foyer of an apartment building in the first block of North Mulberry Street remained at large Tuesday evening, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The victim, who had minor cuts of the mouth and face, told police he was approached at 6:30 p.m. inside the apartment building.

One of the three men displayed a gun and another punched the victim in the mouth, police said. They took an unknown amount of money and ran west on West Franklin Street.

All three were described as black males in their 20s. All were wearing dark clothes.

Anyone with information may contact Detective Wayne Shank at 301-790-3700.

County woman charged with assault

SMITHSBURG - A woman was charged Monday night after her husband was stabbed during a domestic dispute at their Whispering Hills home, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Barbara Louise Ambush, 51, of 77 Amanda Drive, was free on $5,000 bond after being charged with first-degree assault.

Deputies went to the housing development in Smithsburg at 10:40 p.m. after receiving a report of a domestic dispute that turned violent.

Duane Arnold Ambush, 46, of the same address, was taken to Washington County Hospital, where he was treated for a reported stab wound to the hand and released.

Farmhouse set on fire in Boonsboro

BOONSBORO - An abandoned farmhouse was broken into and materials inside set on fire Monday evening, investigators with the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal said Tuesday.

Investigators said the fire at the Park Hall Road home was set around 9:55 p.m.

It was discovered by a neighbor who extinguished it before firefighters arrived. Damage was estimated at $200.

A second small fire in the area of the farmhouse occurred around the same time and investigators believe it was connected.

Witnesses told investigators they saw the same vehicle in the area of both fires.

The investigation was continuing.

Anyone with information may call investigators at 301-791-4758.

Hunter hospitalized after Pa. shooting

DRY RUN, Pa. - A Pennsylvania hunter remained hospitalized Tuesday after he was accidentally shot Monday afternoon by another hunter, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission officials.

Steven J. McCartney, 30, of Doylesburg, Pa., was listed in good condition Tuesday at Chambersburg Hospital.

The incident happened at 3:02 p.m. Monday in the woods off of Back Road in Fannett Township, Pennsylvania State Police report.

McCartney was about 80 yards away when an 18-year-old hunter from Willow Hill, Pa., accidentally shot him in the lower leg with a .30-.30 rifle, said Jerry Feaser, a Game Commission spokesman.

An investigation into the shooting was under way, Feaser said.

McCartney was the only person injured in Franklin County on the first day of buck-hunting season, he said.

Man injured in Pa. traffic accident

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Fayetteville man was injured Sunday night when his car slammed into guardrails on both sides of a Quincy Township, Pa., road, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Nathaniel O. Oneal, 7060 Brownsville Road, was treated and released at Waynesboro Hospital.

The accident happened around 10:15 p.m. when the man was driving north on Pa. 316 and his car traveled onto the berm of the northbound lane and struck the guardrail, police said. The car then crossed the roadway and hit the guardrail on the southbound berm.

Oneal was the only person involved in the accident, police said.

Man charged with simple assault

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A man was charged with simple assault after his wife was kicked during an argument Monday, Pennsylvania State Police alleged.

Francis Springer, 59, Fayetteville, Pa., was arraigned before District Justice Larry Meminger Monday on a charge of simple assault and released on $2,000 unsecured bail, according to police.

The incident happened in the 100 block of East Main Street around 5:13 p.m. Monday when a verbal argument turned physical and a woman was kicked in the leg, police said.

The woman declined medical treatment, police said.

Information sought about Pa. accident

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