Police log 4/27

April 29, 2002

Md. man is killed while hang gliding

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A Greenbelt, Md., man was killed Friday in a hang gliding accident at the top of Tuscarora Mountain.

Edward Anthony Reno, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 4:05 p.m. accident, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Reno was hang gliding off the mountain, about two-tenths of a mile south of U.S. 30, when he lost control, police said.

The glider hit a tree and crashed to the ground.

Fulton County Coroner Darryl Heckman pronounced Reno dead at the scene due to massive head trauma, police said.

Four are arrested in city prostitution sting

Hagerstown Police Department arrested four men Friday night in a prostitution sting downtown.

The following were charged with solicitation of prostitution:

Richard Eugene Izer Jr., 53, of 17710 Burnside Ave., Hagerstown; Bernard Francis McKenrick, 34, of 4110 Main St., Scotland, Pa.; David Edward Wilson Sr., 64, of 12317 Delwood Ave., Hagerstown; and Robert William Schell, 38, of 3 Evergreen Terrace, Cumberland, Md.

Md. man hospitalized after motorcylce crash

MONROVIA, Md. - A Potomac, Md., man was seriously hurt when he crashed his motorcycle at the 75-80 Dragway on Friday night, Maryland State Police said.

Luxse Ky, 27, was flown by helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after the 7:10 p.m. accident, police said.

Ky was listed in serious but stable condition Friday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Ky was participating in an organized race when he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a dirt embankment, police said.

Man faces charge of selling fake drugs

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick, Md., man was charged with selling fake crack cocaine during an undercover investigation Friday night, Frederick Police said.

James Cee Douglas, 26, was taken into custody in the Elmwood Terrace Apartment complex on Waverly Drive after he allegedly sold the substance to an undercover officer, police said.

Families left homeless after fire in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. - Two families were left homeless after an early morning fire Friday that was started by cigarettes discarded next to a bedside night stand, the Maryland Fire Marshal's Office said.

No one was hurt, although several pets died in the fire.

Firefighters went to 347 E. Second St. at 2:39 a.m. to fight the blaze, which gutted James and Karen Morgan's second-floor master bedroom and spread to the adjoining duplex. The first floor sustained extensive water damage.

Both sides of the duplex were condemned, displacing nine people. They are being helped by the American Red Cross.

Damage was estimated at $150,000.

None of the battery-operated smoke detectors were working on either side of the duplex, the fire marshal's office said.

Two cats, two hamsters and a ferret died in the fire. A dog was able to escape.

Sam's Place, a bar and restaurant next door, suffered heat damage but will be able to reopen once electricity is restored, the fire marshal's office said.

Man faces charges connected with break-in

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was charged in connection with a break-in and assault at his former girlfriend's house earlier this month, Frederick Police said.

Terry Lon Bridges, 52, of 1211 Rutledge Place, Apt. 1C, was taken into custody in Berkeley County, W.Va., but waived extradition to Maryland on Friday, police said.

Police allege that, on April 18, Bridges broke into Apt. 1B, where he assaulted the occupant.

Bridges was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, third-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sex offense, theft under $500 and malicious destruction of property under $500, police said.

Bridges, who had checked himself into a West Virginia hospital, was taken into custody by West Virginia authorities upon his release, police said.

Sheriff's Department warns of paycheck scam

The Washington County Sheriff's Department is warning area businesses of a scam involving counterfeit paychecks.

A man and woman from the Chambersburg, Pa., area who are in their late 20s or early 30s have used fake payroll checks to buy items at businesses in Washington and Frederick counties, police said.

The amount of the checks has ranged between $200 and $300, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's department at 301-791-3020 and ask for Deputy Mark Hansberger, Deputy James Grimm or Deputy Christopher Howard.

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