By Richard Clements
The homeless pair that have graced the corner of Ostego St. and Rt. 40 for a few years now have been arrested by Havre de Grace police. These women have been called the invisible women and the ladies on the highway. Jim Newby, public information officer for the office of the Mayor, City of Havre de Grace, has released the following information for publication in the Dagger.
The homeless pair, whose names are Mary Ann Pugh and Fatima Inez Haney of no fixed address, were arrested without incident at approximately 6:30 am on Friday Oct, 16 2008. They were arrested on warrants for failure to obey a lawful order, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace by hindering passage.
The arrest was without incident. An ambulance from the Susquehanna Hose Company was standing by in the event medical assistance was needed. Their cart and other items from the corner are being stored by the Havre de Grace police. They were processed at the Havre de Grace police station and later brought in front of a District Court Commissioner for initial appearances. Each has been remanded to the detention center on bond of $2,500 and $3,000 dollars.