Police log in February 18 Morning Herald

February 19, 2002

Police log in February 18 Morning Herald

Williamsport man is jailed after alleged assaults on his children

A Williamsport man, charged with assaulting his son and stepdaughter Saturday evening, has been jailed on $5,000 bond, said a spokesman at the Washington County Detention Center Sunday.

Timothy Paul Lady, 42, of 16003 Spielman Road, is facing two counts each of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment/intoxication.

Deputy 1st Class Thomas Routzahn of the Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the residence Saturday at 7:39 p.m. along with Trooper 1st Class George Fockler of the Maryland State Police.

The investigation revealed Lady allegedly assaulted his 11-year-old son and 17-year-old stepdaughter while he was extremely intoxicated, Routzahn said in his report.

Neither required medical treatment, Routzahn said.

Taken into custody, Lady was temporarily committed when it was determined he was too intoxicated to see a bond commissioner.

On Sunday, Lady went before a bond commissioner and bond was set at $5,000.

Porch receives minor damage in fire on Sandy Hook Road

KNOXVILLE, Md. - When the call came in Sunday morning for a fire on a porch in the 18800 block of Sandy Hook Road, state fire officials feared a repeat of a firebombing incident earlier this month.

But Allen Gosnell, Western Regional Commander of the State Fire Marshal's office, said this latest fire appears to be accidental.

"It was in close proximity to the other incident but that's all that is similar," Gosnell said.

Sunday morning's incident was reported at 7:52 a.m. Deputy Maryland State Fire Marshal Bruce Shafer reported back to Gosnell that there was apparently no connection between the two fires.

Damage to the porch was minor in Sunday's incident, Gosnell said.

Shafer is also heading the investigation into a Feb. 8 incident in which first-degree arson charges were filed against a Knoxville woman after three Molotov cocktails were thrown at a nearby home, causing $1,000 damage.

Three devices were thrown at the 18832 Sandy Hook Road home around 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 8. No one was injured.

Police investigate incidents in which men passed fake bills

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Three men passed counterfeit $20 bills at a Hamilton Township store Saturday evening, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The three men entered the Dollar General Store, 994 Lincoln Way West, around 6 p.m. and each used a counterfeit $20 bill to pay for items totaling about $1 and received change, police said.

The men allegedly waited until the cashier was busy to get in line and spaced themselves among other customers, police said.

Police believe the incident was related to one Friday when someone passed a counterfeit $20 bill at a Sheetz station in Greene Township with the same serial number.

The first suspect is described as a heavy-set white man in his 40s, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He had either long hair or a long beard and was wearing jeans and a plaid shirt, police said.

The second suspect was a black male in his mid-30s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a medium build and dark complexion, police said.

The third suspect was described as a black male of an unknown age, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a medium build and light complexion, police said

Police continue to investigate both incidents.

Car windows are shot out along Jefferson Boulevard

Reports were coming in to Hagerstown City Police Sunday morning of car windows being shot out along Jefferson Boulevard.

Other victims who live on Woodland Way had also been hit overnight, police said.

In each case, the windows had apparently been broken out by a pellet gun, police said.

Police seek information on destruction of four mailboxes

STATE LINE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the destruction of four mailboxes on Mason Dixon Road early Saturday.

Someone smashed the mailboxes between midnight and 12:30 p.m. and fled, police said.

Anyone with information on the crime can call Pennsylvania State Police at 1-717-264-5161 and reference case H03-1243113.

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