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W.Va. Police and Fire Briefs

May 25, 2012

Firefighters contain kitchen fire

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Co. firefighters were able to contain a fire to the kitchen of a mobile home Friday morning, but there was extensive smoke and heat damage to the structure.

The fire occurred at about 6:30 a.m. on Caplinger Drive and took about 10 minutes to bring under control, Deputy Fire Chief Tim Sprouse said.

A man living in the mobile home was cooking breakfast and left it unattended, Sprouse said.

A smoke detector woke a woman who was sleeping in the mobile home, he said.

The damage left the home uninhabitable, and the Red Cross was contacted to assist the couple, Sprouse said.


Hagerstown couple charged with possession

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Hagerstown man and a woman were arrested Friday morning after city police stopped their vehicle and found a mixture of heroin and cocaine, according to the Martinsburg Police Department.

William Dewey Timmons Jr., 43, of 15 Avalon Ave., Hagerstown, and Kayla Mae Myers, 21, no fixed address, were both charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled dangerous substance, criminal conspiracy and transporting a controlled dangerous substance into the state, police said.

At 2:23 a.m. a patrolman stopped the vehicle at the 7-Eleven store on Winchester Avenue for suspicious activity, police said.

The patrolman saw drug paraphernalia in plain view, and a search of the vehicle turned up syringes, crack pipes, a digital scale and 2.2 grams of a substance that tested positive for heroin and cocaine, police said.

Timmons and Myers allegedly told police the drug was called “peanut butter” and had been purchased in Baltimore.

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