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December 16, 2002

Frederick man dies after crash

FREDERICK, Md. - A 70-year-old Frederick man who died after a car accident Friday afternoon may have suffered a heart attack prior to the crash, Maryland State Police said.

John Powell, 70, of Frederick, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup trick east on U.S. 40A when the vehicle went off the right side of the road and struck a fire hydrant and a parked 1992 Plymouth van, police said.

Powell was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital where he later died, police said.

An investigation into the accident is continuing, police said.

Mobile home isdamaged in fire

A fire damaged part of a single-family mobile home in Washington County Friday evening but nobody was home at the time, said Fairplay Volunteer Fire Co. Assistant Chief Ira Heller.

The 6 p.m. fire was at 8434 Tusings Way, off Md. 68 near the state prison complex.

The cause of the fire is unknown and will be investigated by the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, Heller said.


The 12- by 28-foot structure is considered a total loss, with damages totaling about $10,000, according to the Fire Marshal's Office.

There was initial concern that a 12-year-old boy who lived at the house was inside at the time of the fire but that turned out not to be the case, Heller said.

Falling Waters man charged in shooting

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Falling Waters, W.Va., man was charged in connection with a Thursday night shooting.

A magistrate arraigned Clayton Lee Shamburg, 43, on charges of malicious wounding and wanton endangerment, both felonies. Shamburg was in Eastern Regional Jail on $20,000 bail.

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Thursday on Garlic Lane within Sportsmen's Paradise in the northern part of Berkeley County.

According to court papers, when West Virginia State Police Troopers J.M. Droppleman and K.E. Plumer arrived at the home, David Lidie told them Shamburg shot him in the left leg, records show.

Police went to Shamburg's home and arrested him without incident.

Police said Shamburg told them he shot Lidie accidentally after Lidie refused to leave his home.

Stabbing victim out of the hospital

A 17-year-old Hagerstown girl whose throat was cut during a robbery Wednesday night was released from Washington County Hospital on Friday, Hagerstown Police Lt. Rick Johnson said.

The girl, whose name was not released, was robbed and assaulted by two men while walking in an alley off Randolph Avenue, police said.

Man is charged in robbery, assault

A man armed with a box cutter-type knife assaulted and robbed a woman in downtown Hagerstown late Thursday afternoon, the Hagerstown Police Department said.

The man approached a woman standing in front of 48 E. Franklin St. about 5:30 p.m., punched her in the face and took $10 from her pocket, police said.

The woman chased the suspect to a porch at 50 E. Franklin St. where he grabbed her and pushed her face into the front window of the door, breaking the glass and cutting her nose, police said. The man then fled into the apartment building and onto the roof before jumping into an alley.

Hagerstown police apprehended the man and a juvenile - who was not involved in the robbery - in the alley off the 200 block of East Avenue.

The man was seen throwing a box cutter-type knife as he ran, police said. He also had crack cocaine in his possession, police alleged.

Jason Kison Bucks, 19, of no fixed address, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, robbery, carrying a concealed weapon, destruction of property, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of paraphernalia.

He was being held on $500,000 at the Washington County Detention Center.

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