Police log

June 21, 1997

Frederick man held in knifepoint assault

A 35-year-old Frederick, Md., man was taken into custody early Saturday morning by Hagerstown City Police after he allegedly broke into a woman's home, held a knife to her throat and tried to sexually assault her.

Charles Eugene Giles was charged with breaking and entering and assault. He was jailed without bond.

Police responded to the 100 block of East North Avenue after a neighbor frightened the man away when the victim's screams brought him to her aid.

Giles was apprehended in the 400 block of North Mulberry Street, police said.

The victim, who identified Giles as her attacker, told police he was the one who broke into her home and put the knife to her throat.


Two men hospitalized after fight outside club

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two men were hospitalized early Saturday morning after a fight outside the Alibi's Club on U.S. 11 south of Martinsburg, according to West Virginia State Police.

Trooper T.C. Kearns is investigating the 2:30 a.m. incident which apparently involved several people in the bar parking lot.

One man was taken to City Hospital and then transferred by ambulance to Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries, police said.

Another was taken to City where he was treated and released, according to a nursing supervisor.

Kearns wouldn't release either man's name, saying it was too early in his investigation of the incident.

He did say no one was in custody in connection with the fight.

Emmitsburg store robbed at gunpoint

EMMITSBURG, Md. - The Getty Mart was robbed at gunpoint early Saturday by a man with a bag on his head.

Frederick County Sheriff's deputies said the man entered the convenience store at 1:53 a.m. and demanded money. He fled on foot.

The robber was a white man, possibly in his 20s. He was wearing a white shirt, dark pants and a white see-through bag over his head.

A land search by deputies and air search by Maryland State Police helicopter came up empty, police said.

Motorcyclist in fair condition after crash

A motorcyclist who hit a curb and crashed into a drainage area on Halfway Boulevard Friday evening was in fair condition Saturday at Washington County Hospital.

Charles Allen Gordon, 37, of 10812 Downsville Pike, was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed near Meadowood Drive around 8:51 p.m. Friday when he lost control of his motorcycle while weaving in and out of traffic, deputies said.

Deputy Richard Peacock is continuing his investigation into the accident.

Burglary suspect arrested near school

FREDERICK, Md. - A 34-year-old man with no fixed address was caught outside Thomas Johnson High School late Friday night and charged with burglary, trespassing and destruction of property.

Michael Scott McElyea was captured by Frederick City Police just before midnight after officers had responded to a burglar alarm at the school on North Market Street.

The officers found a broken window and then spotted McElyea who ran from them. He was caught after a brief chase on foot.

Prostitution sting leads to five arrests

FREDERICK, Md. - Five men were caught up in a prostitution sting late Friday night in downtown Frederick, according to Frederick City Police.

  • Daniel Raymond High, 34, of Ridgewater Court, was charged with solicitation for lewdness.
  • Michael Eaves Shoemaker, 30, of Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville, was charged with solicitation for prostitution.
  • Kelly Ray Allen, 18, of Denton, N.C., wac charged with solicitation for lewdness and prostitution. He was jailed on $2,000 bond.
  • Robert Lee Creasey, 31, of Denton, N.C., was charged with solicitation for lewdness and prostitution. He was jailed on $2,000 bond.
  • Walter Herman Mathesius, 45, of East South Street, was charged with solicitation for prostitution and driving while intoxicated.

All were arrested at or near the intersection of West South Street and South Bentz Street, police said.

Frederick men face numerous drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - Two Frederick men were arrested on numerous drug offenses early Saturday at the Carver Apartments when Frederick City Police officers raided the residence as part of an ongoing drug investigation.

Cedric Roel McNab, 36, of Madison Street, and Robert Taylor Hering Jr., 28, of East 3rd St., were both charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

They were also charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

When police arrived at 1:20 a.m., they found the two men in the apartment, along with a half pound of marijuana, scales and rolling papers, police said.

Martinsburg police break up burglary ring

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg police reported this week they broke up a burglary ring they suspect were involved in a rash of break-ins into storage sheds and automobiles in the last few weeks.

The sweep ended in charges against six people, including a 17-year-old juvenile, police said.

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