- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Marijuana likely found in ambulance

Fire Chief Dennis L. Rubin said the agency will conduct a full investigation into the discovery Monday morning of what appears to be a small bag of marijuana.

The bag was found by a firefighter/paramedic at about 8:30 a.m. in the “patient treatment compartment” of ambulance No. 33. Chief Rubin said the discovery was made while emergency medical technicians and at least one member of Paramedic Engine 15 were attending to a patient. The person who found it immediately notified his supervisor, as he is required to do, and the police department and the fire department’s internal affairs division.

Small fire closes McPherson station

The Metro station at McPherson Square in downtown was temporarily closed Monday because of heavy smoke coming from an underground equipment room.

The fire was detected at about noon. Blue and Orange line trains were turning back in each direction and shuttle bus service was provided to passengers.

A D.C. fire department spokesman said the fire was in the tunnel power room. No injuries were reported.



Son, parents held in attack on officers

A man and his parents assaulted and tried to stab officers when they responded to a report of the family arguing, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police said Jeremy Glodek, 20, of Severn, and his parents, Jerald and Debra Glodek, were arguing in a car in the 1400 block of Severn Road at about 11 a.m. Sunday.

When officers approached the car Jeremy Glodek assaulted the officers. And when two more officers arrived, his father pulled out a butcher knife and tried to stab an officer, police said.

Police drew their weapons and the man dropped the knife. However, Mrs. Glodek then tried to grab the knife before assaulting the fourth officer.

Jeremy Glodek and his mother are charged with assault, Jerald Glodek with attempted murder and assault.


Off-duty firefighter saves man in river

An off-duty Prince George’s County firefighter jumped into the South River near Edgewater to rescue a 61-year-old man who had fallen into the frigid water.

Witnesses saw the man lose his balance and fall into the water about 1 a.m. Sunday. One witness helped the man to a nearby piling in the river while the second called 911.

Firefighter Rachel Edney ran to the pier and jumped in the water. She swam to the man and lifted him onto a boat before others helped the man onto the pier.

The man was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Cener in Baltimore in critical condition.



Man faces carjacking charges

A Sterling man who led police on chase faces several charges.

The Loudoun County sheriff’s office said Victor Quinteros, 21, stole a car Saturday night that was parked in front of a store in Sterling. Officials say he displayed a knife and ordered three children and another person to get out.

A sheriff’s deputy later noticed Mr. Quinteros driving erratically and caught him after he lost control of the car, ran into a median and traveled into opposing traffic lanes.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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