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Police log 4/25

April 25, 2002

Police seek man charged with assault


Hagerstown City Police were in possession of a warrant for Carlton Floyd Briscoe on one count of second-degree assault.

Briscoe, 39, is described as black, 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 320 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in the 300 block of Henry Avenue in Hagerstown.

Briscoe's whereabouts are unknown at this time.

Anyone with information on Briscoe may call police at 301-790-3700.

Hagerstown man faces sex-related charges


A 63-year-old Hagerstown man was charged Wednesday night with the second-degree rape of his stepdaughter, Hagerstown City Police said.

The charges include second-degree rape, second-degree assault, sexual child abuse and contributing to the condition of a minor, police said.

Detective Carroll Braun said the 17-year-old victim told authorities at the Washington County Department of Social Services that her stepfather had come into the bedroom of her Hagerstown home on Feb. 19 while she was sleeping.

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The girl said her stepfather had sexual intercourse with her despite her efforts to fight him off, Braun said.

The man was awaiting an appearance before a bond commissioner Wednesday night.

Police seek information on two missing girls


Hagerstown City Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of two missing 15-year-old girls, both of whom left their homes Sunday, according to police.

Deirdre Hall Keeney and Carrie Minnick packed up their clothes and left Sunday, according to Keeney's mother, Mary Henson.

On Wednesday, Henson said a letter was dropped off at her 535 W. Franklin St. home from the girls saying they weren't coming back.

Keeney is 5 feet 4 inches tall, 106 pounds, with curly blonde hair that she usually wears in a bun. She has a heart tattoo on her leg with the word Angel in it.

Minnick is 5 feet 5 inches tall, 120 pounds, with long blonde hair. She lives at 41 W. Bethel St. with her grandfather, Henson said.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts may call Hagerstown City Police at 301-790-3700 or the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

Wednesday fire burns weekend home in W.Va.


GLENGARY, W.Va. - A fire early Wednesday destroyed an A-frame house that was being used as a weekend home, a fire official said.

The house was along Hampshire Grade Road, west of Shanghai, W.Va., said Gary White, chief of the Back Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Co.

It is not clear what caused the fire, which was reported at about 1:40 a.m., White said.

Firefighters from Back Creek, South Berkeley and South Morgan County had the blaze under control in about 30 minutes, White said.

Four-wheel vehicle is stolen in Smithsburg


SMITHSBURG - A four-wheel vehicle was reported stolen from 22917 Berry Circle Wednesday morning, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

The 1995 350 Yamaha Warrior was worth about $2,500, police said.

A lock on a shed was cut off to get to the vehicle.

Frederick delivery man is held up at gunpoint


FREDERICK, Md. - A man delivering Chinese food was held up at gunpoint Tuesday night, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said.

The delivery man, who works for China Wok, was in the 6900 block of Golden Valley Court when a man came up to him and stuck a gun in his abdomen at about 9:50 p.m., police said.

The robber took the delivery man's food, cellular phone, cigarettes and between $200 and $300.

FREDERICK, Md. - Three teenagers face drug charges after a car was stopped on South East Street on Tuesday night for missing a headlight, Frederick City Police said.

A police dog was called in because the occupants of the car looked nervous, police said.

Douglas H. Asbury, 18, of 24344 Flamingo Trail, Gaithersburg, Md.; Jeremiah W. Emswiler, 19, of 27001 Long Corner Road, Damascus, Md.; and Joseph B. Martin, 18, of 26832 Dix St., Damascus, Md., were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Asbury also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

IJAMSVILLE, Md. - A Frederick County man suffered first- and second-degree burns to his face Tuesday night when he attempted to light his furnace, Maryland State Fire Marshal Mac McGhee said.

Timothy Ogden, age unknown, called 911 at 11:51 p.m. after a build-up of gas vapors exploded at his 4432-A Prices Distillery Road residence. He was also burned on his arms and hands, McGhee said.

Ogden was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center burn unit where he was listed in fair condition Wednesday night.

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