Crime Scene: Frederick


Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Jury deliberating in Frederick stun gun death case

The parents of 20-year-old Jarrell Gray are seeking $145 million for what they claim was an excessive use of force against their son.

By the Associated Press  |  08:49 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Closing arguments due in Md. stun gun death case

The parents of 20-year-old Jarrell Gray are seeking $145 million.

By the Associated Press  |  08:13 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Trial to start in Md. after stun gun death

The parents of Jarrel Gray are seeking more than $100 million.

By the Associated Press  |  08:11 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Frederick

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Two garage fires investigated in Urbana

Officials say both fires were contained by about 11:30 p.m.

By the Associated Press  |  08:03 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 12/23/2011

2 charged with abandoning dogs in Md.

They face charges alleging that they failed to provide proper veterinary care for eight dogs.

By the Associated Press  |  09:04 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Frederick

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Arson warrant for Md. woman after Mount Airy fire

Authorities seek forty-seven-year-old Patricia Jane Cullop.

By the Associated Press  |  08:25 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Gaithersburg man charged in Frederick bank robbery

Police charged Ashref Adii Bannaga, 31, with armed robbery and other offenses.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Frederick Co. traffic stop leads to drug charges

The car was pulled over Saturday for lack of working rear tag lights.

By the Associated Press  |  11:16 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Memorial garden planted after Frederick Co. killings

The butterfly meadow at the Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center will be dedicated in May.

By the Associated Press  |  08:57 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Frederick Co. town approves youth curfew

It was approved unanimously this week and takes effect Dec. 18.

By the Associated Press  |  03:48 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Sentencing on deportation violation for Md. murder suspect

Jose Mejia-Varela is due in court in Baltimore Wednesday morning.

By the Associated Press  |  08:38 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 11/26/2011

2 dead in morning crash on I-70 in Md.

A van headed eastbound on I-70 rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped in traffic, police said.

By Carol Morello  |  09:59 AM ET, 11/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Traffic Accidents, David P. Marino-Nachison

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 11/26/2011

Robbery at gunpoint in Frederick

It happened Thursday about 7:50 p.m. on Sage Hen Way.

By the Associated Press  |  09:51 AM ET, 11/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 11/24/2011

Driver of car reported stolen dies in Md. crash

Witnesses told police the car ran off the road, hit several trees and burst into flames.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  10:18 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, David P. Marino-Nachison, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Md. man faces jail in Frederick extortion scheme

The sentencing of 55-year-old Patrick Plunkard is set for Monday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:16 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Frederick pondering 2-year police contract

The contract would delay a 4 percent wage increase until 2012.

By the Associated Press  |  08:29 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Frederick court clerk retires after 22 years

For Carrie Dillard, managing the daily affairs of Frederick County’s District Court has been a matter of leading by example.

By the Associated Press  |  07:48 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Frederick

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Arrest in March Frederick killing at Burger King

A man already in federal custody awaiting sentencing on immigration charges has been charged with murder in a March killing in Frederick, authorities said Friday.

By Erica W. Morrison  |  04:47 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Year for mother of baby girl who died from father’s abuse

The mother of a baby girl who was fatally abused by the child’s father has been sentenced to a year in jail for failing to protect her daughter.

By the Associated Press  |  08:30 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Md. man charged in battle ax attack

By Associated Press  |  11:47 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Offbeat

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Mom sentenced for robbing bank to buy Christmas gifts

A woman who robbed a bank to buy Christmas presents for her three children has been sentenced to a year in jail.

By The Associated Press  |  09:18 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Investigation continues in Frederick killing

Police in Frederick are reaching out to neighbors of a woman whose slaying more than two weeks ago has yet to yield an arrest.

By the Associated Press  |  07:49 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Drug charges for 2 men after Md. traffic stop

Two men have been charged with drug offenses after heroin, cocaine and pills were found in their car during a Frederick traffic stop.

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  07:39 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 06/25/2011

Man charged with early morning Frederick stabbing

A man has been arrested for stabbing another man in the chest early Saturday morning in Frederick, police said.

By June Q. Wu  |  11:01 AM ET, 06/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Police: Man wielded sword on Md. street

Authorities say a Frederick man has been charged with brandishing wielding a 3-foot sword.

By Associated Press  |  10:04 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Offbeat

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Police: Woman left poodle in hot car to go to tanning salon

A woman was cited in Frederick Wednesday for allegedly leaving a poodle locked inside a hot car with the windows rolled up while she went to a tanning salon, Frederick County police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:10 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Animal Stories

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Frederick man dies in car crash

A Frederick man who crashed his car into another vehicle Wednesday died at an area hospital, officials said. Police believe he had a medical emergency as he was driving.

By Allison Klein  |  10:06 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Child abuse charges for mother after baby’s death in Md.

The mother of a slain infant is behind bars in Frederick, charged with second-degree child abuse.

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  08:55 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 06/02/2011

1 dead, 2 hurt in Frederick fire

Authorities are on the scene of a house fire in Frederick that has killed one person and injured two others, including a firefighter.

By The Associated Press  |  08:26 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Frederick

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 05/28/2011

Man shot in Frederick

Frederick police say a 43-year-old man has been shot downtown.

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  10:55 AM ET, 05/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Remains found in N.Y. may be student from Md.

Authorities say they’ve recovered human remains they believe to be those of a college student from Maryland who’s been missing for more than a month.

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Categories:  Frederick, Missing Persons

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 04/18/2011

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Categories:  Frederick, Missing Persons

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/13/2011

DNA match helps catch suspect in Frederick rape

A DNA match helped catch a suspect who allegedly raped a woman near a Frederick park in 2004, police said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sex Crimes, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Help sought finding Md. woman’s killer

Frederick police are handing out fliers and putting up two electric signs asking the public for information that could lead to the killer of the manager of a fast-food restaurant last week.

By The Frederick News-Post  |  07:39 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Homicide

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 03/18/2011

3 Frederick fires believed arson

Frederick officials say three arsons believed to be related have left one person injured and another displaced.

By The Associated Press  |  07:52 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Frederick

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Md. man killed in I-70 accident

Maryland State Police say a Baltimore man was killed when the truck he was driving hit a guardrail on Interstate 70 and rolled, ejecting him from the vehicle.

By The Associated Press  |  07:41 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 01/28/2011

20 yrs. for Md. drug sale to informant

A Frederick man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for selling $100 worth of crack cocaine to a police informant. Fifty-one-year-old Timothy Carmon was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to the felony charge....

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  07:49 AM ET, 01/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 01/21/2011

Lost elderly couple died of exposure

An elderly couple found dead in a field in Frederick after getting lost while trying to drive to their Pennsylvania home each died of hypothermia, the Maryland State Medical Examiner has ruled. William Fresch 85, and his wife Betty, 79,...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  12:40 PM ET, 01/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 01/13/2011

1 dead, 3 hurt after Frederick-area shooting

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says one person is dead and three are hurt after a shooting south of Frederick. Capt. Tim Clarke says the three injured people were flown Thursday morning to the University of Maryland Medical Center's shock...

By The Associated Press  |  09:29 AM ET, 01/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 01/12/2011

3 arrested after Frederick bar brawl

Frederick police say three men were arrested after a brawl outside a bar that left one of the men injured. It happened early Monday outside the Olde Towne Tavern on North Market Street....

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  07:59 AM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/06/2011

Man drives car into Md. living room

Fire officials say a man was injured when his car drove into the living room and dining room of a Frederick condominium. It happened Tuesday about 9 p.m. on Wade Court....

By Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 06:41 AM ET, 01/04/2011

Police: Robber flees store with cash register

Frederick police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in the robbery of a downtown convenience store. The warrant was issued Monday for 39-year-old Aaron Rupert....

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  06:41 AM ET, 01/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 01/03/2011

Man in critical after Frederick crash

A Jeep with a snow plow owned by the the City of Frederick Parks and Recreation Division hit a man crossing the street early Monday morning, Frederick police said. Three people were crossing W. Patrick St. around 3 a.m., according...

By David P. Marino-Nachison  |  08:56 AM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 12/23/2010

No bail for Md. man in deadly 2006 crash

A Frederick County Circuit judge has ordered a man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and drunken driving in 2007 held without bail because he allegedly violated the conditions of his probation. Prosecutors say 48-year-old David Helms of Bethesda has been...

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  07:37 AM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 12/16/2010

2 men hurt in Frederick Co. crash

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says two men were critically injured when the car they were in left the road, struck two trees and rolled over several times. Twenty-year-old Robert J. Munsey of Monrovia and 19-year-old Joseph A. Ingegneri of...

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  07:35 AM ET, 12/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 12/13/2010

Md. woman works against 'idle hands'

Barbara Allen left her job in a Frederick church about five years ago and went to work in a Washington County, Md., prison. Helping inmates prepare to re-enter society as a volunteer activities coordinator has led the Frederick resident to...

By The Associated Press  |  07:32 AM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 12/08/2010

2 charged in Frederick robbery case

Frederick police have arrested two men they say robbed a third man of $9,000 worth of items. Eighteen-year-old Russell Smith of no fixed address, and 21-year-old Joshua McDonald of Frederick, were charged late Sunday with robbery, theft and assault....

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  07:38 AM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 11/30/2010

18 years for terrorizing teen campers

Prosecutors say a man who terrorized four teenage campers in the spring has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. George Carroll was sentenced on Monday in Frederick County Circuit Court....

By The Associated Press  |  07:48 AM ET, 11/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 11/30/2010

Arrest in death of Md. infant

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says a man has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and child abuse in the death of his infant daughter. Twenty-five-year-old Jason Zirinsky of Brunswick was arrested Monday in the death of his 2-month-old...

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  07:46 AM ET, 11/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 11/25/2010

Not guilty plea in alleged attack on son

A man who allegedly tried to suffocate his 19-month-old son in September has pleaded not criminally responsible. Thirty-three-year-old Alton Ambush of Frederick entered the plea Tuesday. He is charged with second-degree assault and other offenses in the Sept. 17 attack...

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  02:20 PM ET, 11/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/25/2010

13 years for man in girl's rape

A Frederick man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for the New Year's Eve rape of a 14-year-old girl. Thirty-three-year-old Demond Coleman was also ordered to register as a child sex offender for life at Tuesday's sentencing....

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  09:30 AM ET, 11/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 11/23/2010

Video game heist at Frederick Wal-Mart

Frederick police say two shoplifters trying to steal video games escaped after one pulled a knife on a store employee. It happened Saturday about 5 p.m. at the Wal-Mart on Monocacy Boulevard....

By The Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  07:29 AM ET, 11/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 11/21/2010

Arrest made after body found in box

A Hyattsville man was arrested Saturday for allegedly shooting a fellow employee at their workplace in the District and dumping his body in a cardboard box 50 miles north of the city.

By Paul Duggan  |  12:47 PM ET, 11/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/18/2010

Body in box on Md. highway identified

A body found Monday in a cardboard box in Frederick County was that of a District man who had been shot to death, according to D.C. police, who said they have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in...

By Paul Duggan  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 11/12/2010

Deputy can be tried in Taser death case

A federal appeals court says a Frederick County sheriff's deputy can be tried for allegedly using excessive force by firing an electronic stun gun at a Frederick man who later died. The Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., ruled Wednesday...

By the Associated Press  |  07:41 AM ET, 11/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/12/2010

20 years for abusing Md. girl, 9

A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a 9-year-old Frederick girl. Twenty-nine-year-old Gerardo Cervantes Mendosa was sentenced Wednesday in Frederick County Circuit Court....

By the Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 11/11/2010

30 years in Md. child sex abuse case

A Frederick man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing a girl in the 1990s. Seventy-four-year-old Donald Webb was sentenced Tuesday in Frederick County Circuit Court....

By the Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  07:53 AM ET, 11/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 11/11/2010

Md. cabbie killing trial rescheduled

A new trial for a man accused of killing a Frederick cabdriver in Baltimore has been rescheduled. Twenty-three-year-old Robert Lee Murphy is charged with first-degree murder, robbery and other offenses in the January 2009 death of 47-year-old Stephen Mauk....

By the Frederick (Md.) News-Post  |  07:50 AM ET, 11/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 10/21/2010

Man who shot girlfriend gets 50 years

A man who shot his pregnant estranged girlfriend in the head has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for attempted murder. Forty-two-year-old Lewis Weedon Jr. said he was sorry at sentencing Tuesday in Frederick County Circuit Court....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:46 AM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 10/11/2010

Frederick deputy is also Navy sailor

As a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve, Brian Mullennex has served on combat missions in Iraq. And as a deputy with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, he’s encountered his share of gun-toting criminals. But it’s his wife, Jennifer, who...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:40 AM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 10/04/2010

Man, 31, shot dead in Frederick

Frederick police say a 31-year-old Frederick man is dead following an early Sunday morning shooting. Police say officers responding to a report of shots fired about 3:20 a.m. Sunday found a man suffering from what appeared to be a single...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:47 AM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 09/20/2010

Police shoot, kill man in Frederick

Frederick police have identified a man who was shot to death during an encounter with police after a domestic disturbance. The man was 28-year-old Olivier Cohen of Frederick....

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:13 AM ET, 09/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 09/16/2010

Man, 66, convicted in Md. murder

A jury in Frederick has convicted a 66-year-old man of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his estranged wife. The jury delivered its verdict against Marshall Metz Sr. Wednesday, the second day of deliberations....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:58 AM ET, 09/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 08/26/2010

Inmate attacked sex offender, gets year

An inmate who assaulted a child sex offender in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center has been sentenced to a year in jail. Twenty-year-old Denver J. Owens was sentenced on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in the June...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:45 AM ET, 08/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 08/24/2010

Counterfeiting, drug charges in Md.

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says a California man has been charged with making counterfeit money and possessing drugs. Twenty-five-year-old Ward Hoye of Pittsburg, Calif., was arrested Thursday....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:55 AM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 08/19/2010

Third death in Md. church crash

A third person has died from injuries sustained after a car struck a group of people leaving an Emmitsburg church. Police say 89-year-old Marian Derosa of Emmitsburg was hit by another parishioner's Mercury Mountaineer Aug. 8 as she left Mass...

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:34 AM ET, 08/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 08/02/2010

New Market man dies in cart crash

A Maryland man is dead after losing control of his golf cart in a park and plunging over a 15-foot embankment into the Potomac River. Sixty-year-old Marshall Marks of New Market died early Sunday....

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:27 AM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 07/14/2010

30 years for Md. killer in 2008 case

A convicted rapist has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing a Baltimore woman and leaving her body in a parked vehicle in Frederick. Thirty-five-year-old Ronnie Winkler still faces charges in his hometown of Baltimore that he murdered...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:13 PM ET, 07/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/14/2010

Sex crime conviction for Md. teacher

A former kindergarten teacher has been convicted in Frederick of a third-degree sex offense with a 5-year-old boy. Thirty-two-year-old Matthew Berresford of East Berlin, Pa., was convicted Tuesday as part of Alford plea agreement. In an Alford plea, the defendant...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 06/24/2010

20 years for fake cop, Md. rapist

A Frederick man accused of raping a woman while impersonating a police officer has pleaded guilty to a second-degree sex offense and has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Thirty-seven-year-old Michael Barnwell entered the plea on Wednesday. His trial...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:59 AM ET, 06/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 06/17/2010

Psych. hospital for Md. gas attacker

An Adamstown man is being committed to a state psychiatric hospital after a Frederick County judge found him guilty but not criminally responsible for dousing an acquaintance with gasoline and setting him on fire. Twenty-seven-year-old Joshua Mashburn entered an Alford...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:21 PM ET, 06/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 06/17/2010

Deadly standoff in Frederick Co.

A woman is dead in Libertytown after a 4 1/2-hour standoff, the Maryland State Police say. First Sgt. David Kitzinger told The Frederick News-Post that the unidentified woman suffered two wounds....

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:12 AM ET, 06/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 06/15/2010

Cop's charges bedevil Md. drug cases

Allegations of perjury against a Frederick Police Department officer have caused nine drug cases to be dropped, according to a report in the Frederick News-Post: In addition, a 10th case, previously concluded with the sentencing of a defendant, has been...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:50 AM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 06/09/2010

18 mos. in fake hostage incident in Md.

A former waiter in Frederick is spending 18 months in jail for robbing his workplace by pretending to take an alleged accomplice hostage. Twenty-one-year-old Zachary Saltzman was sentenced Tuesday in Frederick County Circuit Court....

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:51 PM ET, 06/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 06/09/2010

Police: Mom left girl to use heroin

A Virginia woman is accused of leaving her 3-year-old daughter in a car outside a motel in Frederick while she used heroin inside. Frederick police say officers were called to the motel about 7 a.m. Tuesday, where they found the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:16 AM ET, 06/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 06/08/2010

Four months for Md. man who threw Chihuahua off bridge

A man who threw a stranger's 4-pound Chihuahua off a bridge to her death in a fit of anger told the owners Monday that he “was wrong, plain and simple,” before a judge sentenced him to four months in jail....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:48 AM ET, 06/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 06/07/2010

Frederick Co. woman charged in attack on pregnant woman in Montgomery

Montgomery County police say a Frederick County woman is accused of attacking a pregnant woman in her home near Damascus. Police say 38-year-old Christine Renee Devaux, of Monrovia, was arrested late Friday night at a Frederick motel....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:57 AM ET, 06/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 06/07/2010

Sentencing for Md. man who threw Chihuahua off bridge

A Brunswick man who threw a stranger's teacup Chihuahua off a bridge, apparently to its death, faces sentencing in Frederick. Prosecutors are seeking jail time for 35-year-old David Beers at his sentencing Monday....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:53 AM ET, 06/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 06/02/2010

Sentencing set for neglectful Md. caretaker

It's sentencing day for a former caretaker who left three severely disabled men locked in a car outside a Frederick diner while he ate lunch. Forty-seven-year-old Brian Fleming could get up to 18 months behind bars Wednesday. He pleaded guilty...

By Mike McPhate  |  06:55 AM ET, 06/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick | Tags:  Brian Fleming, caretaker, frederick, maryland, sentencing

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 06/01/2010

Frederick courts' urinalysis program at center of recent court cases

Four little words can strike fear in the most seasoned of criminals: Pee in this cup. For the thousands of people monitored by the Maryland Division of Parole and Probation, the urinalysis program is a reality they face on a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:50 AM ET, 06/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 05/14/2010

Shots fired at Frederick home injure teen girl

Police in Frederick say a 14-year-old girl suffered a minor head wound from a bullet that was fired at a home in the 400 block of Heather Ridge Drive. Police say someone fired a number of shots at the residence...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:15 AM ET, 05/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 05/12/2010

Former student pleads guilty to Md. dorm room attack

A former student wrestler at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick has pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in an alleged sexual attack in a dormitory room. Twenty-year-old Tyler Dilks, of Whiteford, entered the plea Wednesday in district court...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:18 PM ET, 05/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 04/27/2010

Assault charges for Md. men said to have robbed teen campers

Three men who allegedly held machetes to the throats of some teenage campers face assault and robbery charges in Frederick County. Twenty-one-year-old Zachary Lee of Hagerstown, 21-year-old Nicholas Cann of Frederick and 22-year-old George Carroll of Frederick are charged in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:52 PM ET, 04/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/22/2010

Man to plead guilty to taking, wrecking plane in Md.

A homeless man is pleading guilty to stealing a single-engine airplane he later crashed. As part of a deal with prosecutors, 51-year-old Calvin Cox is pleading guilty Thursday in Frederick County Circuit Court to one count of second-degree burglary. In...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 04/16/2010

Frederick Co. man gets 17 1/2 years for drug trafficking

One of five people charged in a witness killing case has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in federal prison on two drug-trafficking charges. Twenty-eight-year-old Jesse Dorsz of Walkersville was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The charges...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:24 AM ET, 04/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 04/05/2010

Montgomery man shot after chasing armed robber

A Poolesville man is recovering after he was shot during what Frederick police say was a robbery scheme that turned violent. Police said Monday that 20-year-old Steven Beitzel was shot in the upper torso after confronting a man who had...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:31 AM ET, 04/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 04/05/2010

Frederick Co. barn fire kills 114 cows

The Frederick County Fire Marshal's Office says 114 cows have been killed by a barn fire near Woodsboro. Fire Marshal Mike Dmuchowski says the fire occurred Sunday afternoon in the 10200 block of Oak Hill Road....

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:50 AM ET, 04/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 04/02/2010

Frederick police seek man who led high-speed chase

Frederick police are looking for a 27-year-old man who they say led officers on a high-speed chase and crashed into another car, injuring the driver. Police say Chad Wayne Abshire failed to pull over for a traffic stop Thursday evening...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:17 AM ET, 04/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 03/30/2010

Driver who struck, killed Md. jogger fined $500

A driver who fatally struck a jogger running in the road near Emmitsburg, Md., has been fined $500 under a plea agreement. Twenty-nine-year-old Joshua Cool pleaded guilty Monday in Frederick to failing to exercise care to avoid a pedestrian. In...

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:49 AM ET, 03/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 03/29/2010

Frederick Co. man pleads guilty to tossing Chihuahua off bridge

A Brunswick man has pleaded guilty to tossing a Chihuahua off a bridge. Thirty-five-year-old David Beers, whose trial was set to begin Monday, pleaded guilty to aggravated animal cruelty, a felony, and theft under $500....

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:28 PM ET, 03/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/23/2010

Death of man found in Frederick lake ruled accidental

Frederick County authorities say the death of a New Market man found near the base of the Lake Linganore dam about two weeks ago has been ruled an accidental drowning. Sheriff's Cpl. Jennifer Bailey said Tuesday the state medical examiner...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frederick, Frederick