Police briefs for Jan. 17

January 16, 2011

Charles Town man charged after traffic stop

FREDERICK, Md. — A Charles Town, W.Va., man was charged Saturday after suspected heroin was found in the man’s jacket during a traffic stop on Interstate 70 at Linganore Road, according to Maryland State Police.

Terry Lee Chamblin, 38, was taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, state police said. He was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Trooper 1st Class C. Mattingly stopped the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu that Chamblin was driving at 5:05 p.m. because of an inoperable headlight, state police said.

A K-9 unit arrived and the dog positively alerted to the presence of controlled dangerous substances in the car, state police said.

A search of Chamblin revealed a small plastic baggie containing suspected heroin, which was in a cigar pack, police said.

A Charles Town woman who was in the car with Chamblin was released.

Kitchen fire reported in Hopewell Road home

A kitchen fire was reported Sunday night in a house on Hopewell Road that is owned by developer Don Bowman, according to a spokesman for Williamsport Volunteer Fire & Emergency Medical Services Inc.

The fire at 10704 Hopewell Road, which was reported at about 8:13 p.m., started in an oven, said Fred Cole, deputy chief of the fire department.

The fire spread out of control and people in the house called for help, Cole said.

The fire was contained to the kitchen by about 55 firefighters working at the scene and the blaze caused about $10,000 in damages, Cole said.

Although Cole did not know who lived in the house, he said it is owned by Bowman, who lives in another house on the property.

The people who lived in the house where the fire started decided not to stay there after the blaze, Cole said.

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