Police log for 5/12

May 12, 2003

Two men remain in custody

Two men taken into custody late Saturday during a street-level drug operation in downtown Hagerstown remained in custody Sunday at the Washington County Detention Center.

The operation involved officers of the street crime unit, along with the Hagerstown City Police downtown walking unit.

Kairl Channing Robinson, 45, no fixed address, was charged with distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine, police said. His bond was $100,000.

Jeffery Lee Watson, 47, of 71 East Ave., Apt. 3, was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, police said. His bond was $10,000.

A confidential informant was used as a buyer for cocaine at the rear of 23 E. Washington St., police said.

Pa. mobile home damaged in fire

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A fire labeled as suspicious started Sunday night in an abandoned house along Flowing Springs Road where officials have had trouble with youngsters hanging out, a fire official said.


The house is one of two abandoned houses on what is referred to as the old Boyd Farm, a property near the Charles Town bypasss that is being cleared for development, said Ed Smith, chief of the Independent Fire Co.

Smith said kids on all-terrain vehicles have been coming from the area around Patrick Henry apartments to the houses, Smith said.

Sunday's fire, which occurred about 8:30 p.m., was spreading through a living room and attic area when firefighters arrived, Smith said.

A damage estimate was unavailable Sunday night.

A neighbor saw black smoke in the area and a vehicle leaving the scene, Smith said.

Fire at abandoned house is suspicious

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Two people escaped injury Sunday evening when a fire heavily damaged a mobile home at Staff's Mobile Home Park, 7500 Molly Pitcher Highway North, according to West End Fire Co. Deputy Chief Jeff Coombe.

The fire was called in at 6:19 p.m. and started on the stove of the home, Comb said. The man and woman living there escaped before firefighters arrived, he said.

Coombe did not have the occupants' names. He said the mobile home appeared to be a total loss.

Firefighters from the Vigilant, Cumberland Valley Hose and Pleasant Hall fire companies assisted at the scene. The last units left at about 7:15 p.m., Coombe said.

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