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Police log

August 11, 2003

Outdoor grill causes fire in Martinsburg


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An outdoor grill set too close to siding was the cause of a fire Sunday night at the Martin's Landing apartment complex off Dry Run Road, according to Lt. Donald Shirley of the Martinsburg Fire Department.

The fire started about 8:45 p.m., according to Shirley. A grill on an open stairwell caught the siding on fire and set off the sprinkler system, limiting the damage, he said.

Shirley said no one was injured. He estimated the damage at about $2,000.




Man, juvenile face drug charges


FREDERICK, Md. - Members of the Frederick City Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit allege they observed Brandon Michael Morris, 21, of Walkersville, Md., and a 15-year-old juvenile smoking a marijuana cigar in the Sagner apartment complex on Pennsylvania Avenue, police said Friday.

Morris was charged with possession of marijuana and trespassing. He was found to be on Housing Authority property after being listed on the city's trespass log, police said.

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A quantity of suspected crack cocaine and $200 in cash was found on the juvenile, police said. He was charged and released to his parents.




Seven go to hospital after Saturday crash


FREDERICK, Md. - Two cars collided at U.S. 15 and Willow Road Saturday, sending seven people to the hospital, Maryland State Police in Frederick said.

At about 2 p.m., a Cadillac driven by Sung Hee Yoon of Gaithersburg, Md., struck a Toyota Corolla driven by April Berinde of Baltimore, police said.

The Cadillac had the right of way, police said.

An employee at Washington County Hospital said Saturday night that Yoon was discharged, but would not explain further, citing a federal privacy law.

Berinde was listed in good condition at Frederick Memorial Hospital Saturday night.

Police said that two passengers in Yoon's car were flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and one was taken to Washington County Hospital. They were not identified Saturday.

Two unidentified passengers in Berinde's car also were flown to the Shock Trauma Center.

A state police spokesman said he did not have a report on the incident and was unable to give the names of any of the injured parties.




Police seeking man who robbed bank


FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department and the FBI are searching for clues to apprehend the man who robbed the M&T Bank Friday.

A man, whose face was covered, wearing a T-shirt and a baseball hat, robbed the bank, located in the College Park Plaza in Frederick, at 10:49 a.m., according to police. Police say the man likely drove away in a light green, newer-model minivan last seen heading south on U.S. 15.

Police are urging anyone with information on the robbery to call the Frederick Police Department at 1-301-694-2100 or the FBI at 1-410-265-8080.

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