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Police log in March 13 Morning Herald

March 13, 2001

Police log in March 13 Morning Herald



Pizza delivery man assaulted in West End


A pizza delivery man was assaulted while making a delivery in Hagerstown's West End Monday evening, Hagerstown City Police said.

Police said a male Pizza Hut driver was run off the road by a man in a blue car around 7:30 or 8 p.m. near Lanvale Street.

The delivery man and the man got out of their cars and began fighting, police said.

The delivery man told police that during the fight, the other man yelled to a passenger in his car to get a gun.

At that point, the delivery man ran back to his car and drove away.

Probe of alleged sex acts leads to arrest of man


FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police in Frederick arrested a man during an investigation of alleged sex acts taking place at the Scenic View north on Interstate 270.

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Police said David Ozag, 38, of Frederick, was charged with fourth-degree sexual offense and second-degree assault.

He was being held pending a bond review Monday evening, police said.

Two face drug charges following traffic stop


Hagerstown City Police arrested two people on drug charges after stopping them in the 800 block of Salem Avenue Sunday morning, police said.

Antoine Charles Stanard, 31, of Washington, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana, police said.

Joseph Wyncliff Robertson, 33, of Bryans Road, Md., was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine, police said.

They were arrested at 4:10 a.m. Sunday.

A car that Robertson was driving was stopped by a police officer because of an equipment violation, police said. Robertson's license was found to be suspended, police said.

Robertson and two passengers were removed from the car so it could be towed. During a search of the car, two officers found a small bag of suspected marijuana, police said. Robertson was then placed under arrest.

While searching the other two people, an officer found a bag of suspected marijuana in Stanard's clothes, police said.

Robertson and Stanard were taken to police headquarters, where Robertson was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected cocaine, police said. Stanard was found to be in possession of suspected crack cocaine, police said.

Stanard was being held on $75,000 bond. Deputies had no information on Robertson Monday evening.

Martinsburg man charged after police search vehicle


A Martinsburg, W.Va., man was arrested on drug paraphernalia charges Sunday morning, Hagerstown City Police said.

Joshua Eric Thomas, 39, of 6388 Williamsport Pike, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and served with two outstanding arrest warrants, police said.

A police officer stopped a car, in which Thomas was a passenger, for a minor traffic violation in the 100 block of Washington Street, police said. During the stop, a K-9 search indicated there were illegal narcotics nearby, police said.

The driver and passenger were searched as was the car, police said. The officer found a suspected marijuana pipe, police said. He was then placed under arrest, police said.

The search occurred at about 3 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Blaze in Charles Town building safely extinguished


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A fire that could have resulted in extensive damage in downtown Charles Town was safely extinguished early Saturday morning.

Fire officials believe the fire may have been caused by a cigarette that was dropped onto a floor just inside a door leading to apartments along West Washington Street.

It is believed the fire burned a hole through the floor and dropped into a basement.

The apartments are above Valley Hardware store, at 121 W. Washington St. The hardware store is in a row of connected buildings downtown.

"Boy, it had a lot of potential," said Ed Smith, chief of the Independent Fire Co.

The fire was discovered by someone entering the apartments at about 12:43 a.m., Smith said.

Fire causes heavy damage to residence near Leetown


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A fire caused heavy damage to a house on Paynes Ford Road early Saturday morning, according to Independent Fire Co. Chief Ed Smith.

It was believed the 12:27 a.m. fire at the 37 Paynes Ford Road house near Leetown was caused by a defect in a chimney, Smith said.

The fire burned the back section of the house and caused damage to the attic, Smith said.

Diana Flanary and her two children escaped the house safely, Smith said.

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