Police log

October 29, 2003

No injuries reported in school bus crash

No one was injured when a school bus was rear-ended at approximately 1 p.m. at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Halfway Boulevard, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies said an Oldsmobile hit the back of the bus at a traffic signal and caused minor damage.

Man dies from injuries in Oct. 16 car crash

MT. AIRY, Md. - A Mt. Airy man died Friday as a result of injuries he sustained in a three-car accident on Oct. 16 on Route 144 between Bill Moxley and Woodville roads, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies said Jeffrey A. Schildt, 36, was injured when his 2003 GMC Sonoma was hit by a 1992 Ford Crown Victoria driven by Anthony N. Arnone of Mt. Airy. The Sonoma flipped over a guardrail and landed on its roof, deputies said.

Arnone, 19, allegedly lost control of his vehicle after crossing a double-yellow line to pass another vehicle, deputies said. The Crown Victoria struck Schildt's Sonoma head-on, deputies said. Deputies said the Crown Victoria also struck a 2002 Toyota Tacoma being driven by Angela M. Davis, 31, of Frederick, Md.


Man charged in Frederick bar fire

FREDERICK, Md. - The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office has charged an Elkridge, Md., man in connection with an April fire at a Frederick bar.

The Fire Marshal's office said Michael R. Murphy, 25, was taken into custody Monday evening in connection with the April 17 fire at Olde Town Tavern, at 325 N. Market St. Murphy has been charged with second-degree arson and use of a destructive device, the office said.

North Locust Street fire is ruled arson

The Hagerstown Fire Marshal's Office said Tuesday that a blaze that damaged half of a double home on North Locust Street on Saturday has been ruled arson.

The 1:37 a.m. fire caused a significant amount of fire and heat damage to the first floor, especially the living room area of the residence at 128 N. Locust St., Hagerstown Fire Department Battalion Chief Richard Hopkins said. The fire caused smoke and heat damage to the second floor.

The fire was contained to that half of the house, Hopkins said.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call 301-790-2476.

Four charged, drugs seized in police raid

The Hagerstown Police Department Street Crimes Unit arrested four Hagerstown residents Tuesday during the execution of a search and seizure warrant at 201 E. Franklin St., Apartment 4.

Police said officers seized crack cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash.

Police charged Marvis Cook, 46, Willie Ladson, 24, and Willie Ladson, 37, all of 201 E. Franklin St., with one count each of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana and two counts each of possession of drug paraphernalia. Police charged Carl Ellis, 20, of 625 W. Washington St., with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Va. man faces rape, kidnapping charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Winchester, Va., man was being held at the Franklin County Prison on rape and kidnapping charges related to a Monday incident, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.

The man was being held on $500,000 Tuesday morning, awaiting a preliminary hearing, police said.

He also was charged with unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, sexual assault and indecent assault.

Police said the man's ex-girlfriend and her daughter, who is also his daughter, were kidnapped from their Winchester home and taken to the Hampton Inn at 955 Lesher Road in Guilford Township, Pa.

The man's name is not being used to protect the woman's identity.

Police were called Monday afternoon to the motel because a woman had been tied and was calling for help. The woman said she was raped twice, police said.

Man charged with making threats

Maryland State Police obtained an arrest warrant for a man they allege threatened his wife with a handgun Monday evening.

Elliott R. Deshong, 37, who has no fixed address, was charged in the warrant with theft of a handgun and violation of a protective order, said 1st Sgt. Rick Narron of the Hagerstown barracks.

Narron said police were called at 5:45 p.m. Monday for a domestic dispute in the 5300 block of Sharpsburg Pike.

When police arrived, the woman told police that Deshong had produced a handgun in the argument, and said if she called police he would hurt her and police.

Narron said Deshong was gone when police arrived, but he was seen driving a Dodge van registered to his estranged wife.

His wife had obtained the protective order in September, Narron said.

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