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Police log 12-16

December 16, 2000

Police log 12-16



Hagerstown woman shot on Locust St.


A Hagerstown woman was shot Friday night, Hagerstown City Police Lt. Gary Spielman said.

Police were flagged down at 6:45 p.m. with reports of a woman shot in the first block of Locust Street, he said.

A suspect had fled by foot but was apprehended nearby, Spielman said. The suspect produced a handgun but surrendered without shooting the weapon.

The victim, Oranda Cardwell, 39, of Hagerstown, was taken to Washington County Hospital for two gunshot wounds, Spielman said.

No condition was available before The Herald-Mail went to press. A hospital official said Cardwell was still in the emergency room.

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It appears the shooting was a "domestic-oriented assault," Spielman said.

Taxi driver robbed at gunpoint by teens


A taxi driver was the victim of an armed robbery about 7:15 p.m. Friday, Hagerstown City Police Lt. Gary Spielman said.

The driver picked up a fare near an apartment complex in Doub Meadows near Sharpsburg Pike and Potomac Street, Spielman said.

After the fare got in the car, there was a knock on the driver's door and he saw two people pointing handguns at him, he said.

The driver described the suspects as black males, 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-7, 14 or 15 years old. Both were wearing black ski masks and dark jackets, one with yellow and red striping, Spielman said.

The cab drive surrendered an undetermined amount of cash to the robbers, who fired multiple rounds into the area before fleeing. There were no injuries, Spielman said.

Police asked that anyone with information about the crime call the police criminal investigation division at 301-790-3700 ext. 234.

$182 discovered missing from box


An apartment dweller in the 200 block of Summit Avenue discovered early Friday that she was missing $182 from a locked cash box next to her bed, Hagerstown City Police said.

Frederick man faces charges


FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man faces theft and related charges after being stopped by Frederick Police in a car reported stolen from Montgomery County, police said.

Officer Dennis Dudley was patrolling the Carroll Park Manor area around 1:45 p.m. Thursday when the driver of a gold Honda pulled alongside his patrol car and asked directions, police said. Due to a recent rash of car thefts, Dudley checked the Honda's tag and determined the vehicle was stolen.

The driver fled when Dudley activated his emergency lights, but was caught after a brief pursuit by vehicle and on foot, police said.

Anthony Frazier, 39, was charged with theft of more than $500, theft of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, possession of burglary tools, fleeing and eluding in a vehicle and on foot, running a red light, failing to stop at a stop sign and speed greater than reasonable, police said.

He was being held Friday on $50,000 bond at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.

Electrical fire damages Pa. home


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An accidental electrical fire damaged a home on South Main Street in Chambersburg Thursday morning, firefighters said.

When members of Chambersburg Fire Dept. arrived at 575 S. Main St. at 9:24 a.m. they found heavy smoke and fire coming from a second-story bedroom, firefighters said.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze and vented the home within 10 minutes.

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