Police log

March 30, 1997

Abuser charged with violating probation

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man on probation for sexual child abuse was arrested Thursday for allegedly walking children to North Frederick Elementary School - a probation violation - according to the Frederick Police Department.

Richard Ernest Roberts, 49, of 33 Stewart Manor Apartments, was charged with violation of probation.

Roberts is being held in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on $50,000 bond.

Police: Two robbed in Hagerstown

Hagerstown police were investigating an armed robbery on a downtown street Sunday night, Sgt. Dennis Ballam said.

Two people reported that they were robbed at gunpoint shortly before 9 p.m. in the 400 block of Sumans Avenue, Ballam said.

The victims gave police a description of the suspects and their vehicle, he said. They were not injured.

Police found the vehicle in Noland Village shortly afterward, Ballam said. A semi-automatic weapon was recovered.

The criminal investigation department was investigating the crime late Sunday, he said.


Police were not releasing the identity of the victims or any details of the crime late Sunday, Ballam said.

Teen leads police on high-speed chase

SHANNONDALE, W.Va. - A 16-year-old Jefferson County boy led Jefferson County sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase down Mission Road late Saturday before his car ran out of gasoline forcing him to stop.

The chase started on Mission Road at John Brown Road after Deputy R.J. Jenkins noticed the tail lights were out and there were no tags on the car.

The chase ended next to the entrance of Gate 3 at Shannondale, Jenkins said.

The unregistered 1982 Cadillac reached speeds of about 85 mph, Jenkins said.

The boy, who did not have a driver's license, was released to the custody of his parents, Jenkins said.

Teen charged with assault in shooting

FREDERICK, Md. - A 16-year-old Frederick youth was arrested Friday night in connection with an incident in which a 12-year-old was shot with a pellet gun on March 23, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Gerald Frederick White, 16, of Rock Creek Drive, was charged with 1st degree assault, 2nd degree assault, reckless endangerment, intimidating a witness and wearing/carrying a dangerous deadly weapon with intent to injure.

Due to the seriousness of the crime, White was charged as an adult, police said.

White allegedly shot an acquaintance in the arm with a pellet gun. The pellet lodged next to a bone in the 12-year-old's arm, police said.

Afterward, White allegedly threatened he would kill the victim if anyone was told of the incident, police said.

White is being held on $50,000 bond in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, authorities said.

Two women face drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - Two West Virginia women were arrested on drug offenses early Thursday after their vehicle was stopped while going the wrong way on a one way street, Frederick City Police said.

Lisa Michelle Ambrose, 25, of Kearneysville, was the driver of the car stopped at 1:09 a.m. on East Church Street, police said. She was charged with a traffic offense and driving while intoxicated.

When police searched the car, they found marijuana hidden under the passenger seat, police said.

The passenger, Lisa Kay Hurst, 22, of Hedgesville, and Ambrose were both charged with possession of marijuana, police said.

Infant, two others, injured in wreck

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Three Stone Point, N.Y., residents, including a 1-month old infant, were injured early Sunday in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 81 near Martinsburg, said West Virginia State Police.

John Goldstine was traveling north on I-81 about 4:15 a.m. when the pickup truck ran off the right side of the road and then rolled several times before coming to a stop on its roof, police said.

Two passengers, Jay Goldstine, 1 month, and John Rivera, 25, also were injured in the accident, police said.

None of the three were wearing safety belts and the child also was not in a safety seat, police said.

John Goldstine was treated at City Hospital and released, an official said.

John Rivera was listed in good condition at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia, a spokeswoman said.

Jay Goldstine was transferred to Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C., and his condition was listed as fair Sunday night, a spokeswoman said.

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