Police log for 7/24

July 24, 2002

Man climbs in window, assaults girl, cops say

A young girl was sexually assaulted by a man who entered her Winter Street home through an unlocked kitchen window, then fled naked through the same window Tuesday morning, Hagerstown City Police said.

The girl, whose name and age were not released, was treated at Washington County Hospital for minor injuries and released, police said.

Police said the girl was in her upstairs bedroom asleep when the assault took place at 1:50 a.m.

The only description of the burglar was of a naked, white male, police said.

The Hagerstown City Police Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the incident. Anyone with information may call police at 301-790-3700, ext. 234.

Fire Marshal: Girl, 13, pulled fire alarm

A 13-year-old girl has been implicated in Monday night's false fire alarm at Elizabeth and Leroy streets, Hagerstown Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven said.


Witnesses told DeHaven they saw four youngsters at the street alarm, which was pulled at 7:34 p.m.

"Two of those witnesses said a girl was the one who actually pulled the alarm," DeHaven said. Then the children ran away.

Based on the witnesses' information, the girl was located later at her home.

"I have referred the matter to the Department of Juvenile Justice," DeHaven said.

Area resident charged with domestic violence

ROHRERSVILLE - A Rohrersville man was charged with domestic violence after allegedly trashing his home and cutting himself Saturday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Terry Lee Jacobs, 41, of 4402 Main St., Rohrersville, was also charged with child abuse, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct and malicious destruction of property more than $500.

Police said they were called to the home Saturday for a report of a domestic dispute. While officers were en route, they were advised by a dispatcher that a male in the home was cutting himself with a knife and tearing up the place.

When they arrived, the deputies were flagged down by some of the residents who fled the home.

The man briefly resisted leaving the home before turning himself in, police said.

Police called the Washington County Special Response Team to the scene, but later canceled the request because the man gave himself up, police said.

Jacobs and his alleged victims refused treatment by Boonsboro medics at the scene.

The sheriff's deputies were assisted at the scene by Maryland State Police.

Pa. driver charged following accident

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following an accident Saturday night, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Kyle Ditch, 20, was driving a 1991 Honda south on Mont Alto Road when the car crossed into the oncoming lane and then into a berm, striking an embankment and coming to rest in the roadway facing north at 11:25 p.m., police said.

Ditch then drove to a nearby gas station and then to the rear of Pentz Auto Sales on U.S. 30, where he was found by police and taken into custody, police said.

Ditch was charged with driving under the influence, with a blood-alcohol concentration of .19 percent, police said.

Tobacco products stolen from restaurant

NEWBURG, Pa. - Someone stole cigarettes and tobacco products from a Lurgan Township restaurant Friday night, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Someone entered Johnnie's Restaurant, 17680 Cumberland Highway, by breaking a window sometime between 8 p.m. Friday and 5:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The person removed 65 packs of cigarettes and an unknown number of cans of snuff and chewing tobacco, police said.

Anyone with information on the burglary can call police at 717-264-5161 and reference case H3-1271282.

Toddler who nearly drowned out of hospital

A child who was resuscitated after nearly drowning Monday afternoon was no longer a patient at Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital in Baltimore, hospital officials said Tuesday.

Ashley Godlove, 2, of the 9700 block of Sharpsburg Pike, was a near-drowning victim Monday afternoon, according to rescuers. The child was flown to Hopkins by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter after the 2:42 p.m. incident.

Ashley was apparently in a backyard pool at the home when the incident occurred, said paramedic Brent Bankson, who responded to the call on a Halfway Fire Co. ambulance.

It wasn't known how long she was in the water or how the incident occurred.

She was in fair condition Monday night at the hospital, officials said.

Three fined for park service violations

According to court records, the following people appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas DiGirolamo July 19 on charges brought by National Park Service rangers on C&O Canal property:

  • Frank Corsi, 36, 33 Richmond St., Hagerstown, possession of a handgun, $100 fine.

  • Grayson Degrange, 34, 9629 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown, possession of a weapon, $100 fine.

  • Michael Gordon, 20, 13736 Worleytown Road, Greencastle, Pa., illegal fire and illegal camping, $100 fine.

Two facing drug charges remain in jail

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