Police log

April 15, 1997

Man arrested on drug charges

A Germantown, Md., man was arrested Friday when he took possession of a package containing 10 pounds of marijuana after it was delivered to a Hagerstown address, authorities said Monday.

Curtis Antonio Robert, 20, of 11258 Valleybend Drive, was being held Monday on $100,000 bond on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to Trooper 1st Class Jeff Hewett of the Maryland State Police/Drug Enforcement Administration Tri-State Task Force.

Hewett said authorities received a tip that a local courier company was to deliver the package to a Mitchell Avenue address.


Armed with that information, Hewett and several agents from DEA and the Washington County Narcotics Task Force staked out the address.

After the package was delivered, Robert showed up around 12:30 p.m. Friday, Hewett said.

After he took possession of the package, he was arrested, as was the driver of the car he was in, Hewett said.

Amy Renee Vollmer, 19, of 19916 Sweetgum Circle, Germantown, was charged with possession of marijuana - a small amount allegedly found in her purse, Hewett said.

Also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, Vollmer was later released on personal recognizance, according to Washington County District Court officials.

Two charged with drug possession

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - After a six-month investigation by police officers from the Waynesboro/Washington Township Drug Unit and the Franklin County Drug Task Force, two Waynesboro residents were arrested Monday for possession of drugs, according to a police report.

Willie Weakfall and Tammie S. Fitzgerald, both of 16 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, were arrested for possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy, police said.

The two were taken before District Justice John Weyman and sent to Franklin County Prison on $50,000 bond, according to the police report.

A third man, Aaron Ford, unknown address, who was at the residence when the search warrant was executed, was arrested on a warrant from the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, police said. He was also placed in Franklin County Prison, police said.

Police found approximately $350 to $400 worth of crack cocaine along with drug paraphernalia, cooking spoons and a small amount of marijuana in the search of the residence, the police report said.

Trucker injured following wreck

A trucker was injured and traffic on Interstate 70 and Md. 66 was slowed for several hours following a wreck and fire late Sunday.

Traffic was slowed following the 11:12 p.m. accident while firefighters, Hazardous Incident Response Team personnel and state environmental authorities tried to determine if the truck was hauling hazardous materials. Investigators discovered the white substance that spilled onto the road was soap, Maryland State Police said Monday.

Washington, D.C., trucker Douglas Edwards, 42, was treated at Washington County Hospital and released Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Maryland State Police said the truck was westbound on I-70 when it ran off the right side of the road, careened down an embankment and overturned.

The truck's fuel tank came off in the accident and ruptured, and burning fuel was sprayed over a wide area, police said.

The truck cab and all records of the contents of the trailer were destroyed in the fire, making it difficult for Hazardous Incident Response Team personnel to know the truck was hauling.

Four boys charged with Md. burglary

FREDERICK, Md. - Four youngsters were nabbed late Sunday for allegedly breaking into the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center and stealing tools worth $210, Frederick City Police said.

The boys, ranging in age from 11 to 13, were released to their parents after being charged with burglary and misdemeanor theft, police said.

The building on South Carroll Street is being renovated, according to police, who were alerted by a witness who saw the boys playing on heavy construction equipment.

The tools were recovered.

Fire burns half acre

HALFWAY - A small brush fire broke out at the site of September's planned Civil War re-enactment Monday afternoon, fire officials said.

Halfway Volunteer Fire Co. Assistant Chief Jeff Ringer said firefighters put out the fire in about 20 minutes and then hosed down the area to make sure it did not ignite again. The fire, which broke out on the edge of the Artz farm just before 5 p.m., burned about a half acre, he said.

Ringer said maintenance workers from the Norfolk & Western Railway had been working on tracks that run along the edge of the property near Rench Road. He said a spark apparently started the blaze.

"The wind picked up and it ignited," he said.

Ringer said the fire did not damage the tracks.

The driver of a Department of Natural Resources brush fire truck, which happened to be in the area, stopped to assist, Ringer said.

Police search for missing teen

SMITHSBURG - The Washington County Sheriff's Department is looking for help finding a 17-year-old girl who ran away from home Monday, authorities said.

Elizabeth Anne Raubach, of 12119 Wolfsville Road, was last seen wearing jeans, an unknown top and black shoes, deputies said.

She is described as standing 5 feet, 7 inches, weighing 150 pounds with reddish blonde hair, below shoulder length.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts can call the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 791-3020.

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