Police log

July 25, 1997

Two men are sought in Dagmar robbery

Two men forced the night desk clerk of the Dagmar hotel to the floor of the lobby at 4 a.m. Thursday and escaped with an undetermined amount of cash, Hagerstown City Police said.

The men, described as black with medium builds, displayed no weapons, the clerk told police.

They were wearing dark sweatshirts and dark veils over their faces, police said.

The clerk, who was uninjured, told the police the men fled on foot from the 50 Summit Ave. hotel.

Three motorists hurt in accident

KEMPTOWN, Md. - A Monrovia, Md., woman and her two passengers were hurt Wednesday morning after their car collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Sugarloaf Drive and Fingerboard Road, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

Sallie Vandeusen Fredericks, 43, of 12302 Farmfield Drive, was charged with failure to yield right of way in the 9:30 a.m. accident, police said.


She and her passengers, Carolyn Natasha Fredericks, 8, and Jessica Rodriguze, 17, of 3903 Sugarloaf Drive, were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital.

They were all treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

According to deputies, Fredericks pulled in front of the other vehicle, driven by Rodger Walter Williams, 56, of 5463 Aylor Driver in Frederick.

Father and son facing sex charges

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man and his son were charged Thursday with sex offenses, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said.

Herbert Eugene Miss, 58, was charged with two counts of third-degree sex offense and two counts of child abuse, deputies said.

Kenneth Wayne Miss, 33, was charged with second-degree rape, three counts of second-degree sex offense and one count of third degree sex offense, deputies said.

Both men were released on personal recognizance. According to deputies, the charges against Herbert Miss stem from incidents that occurred between 1978 and 1981 and again in 1988.

The same victim, who is now an adult, also was victimized by Kenneth Miss, deputies said. His charges stem from incidents that occurred between 1982 and 1986

Four are charged in burglary of home

FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police charged three women and a girl with breaking into a house on Ballenger Creek Pike at about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, authorities said.

Charges were placed against the following:

Cheryl A. Boswell, 58, of Frederick, was charged with first-degree burglary and fourth-degree burglary.

Jessica L. Boswell, 18, of Frederick, was charged with first-degree burglary and fourth-degree burglary.

Regina M. Shifflett, 18, of Damascus, Md., was charged with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, theft under $300, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

One of the suspects, a juvenile, was released to her parents' custody.

Both Boswells were being held on $3,000 bond in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center Thursday night. Shifflett was released on personal recognizance.

According to police, troopers responded to a burglary alarm at 5320 Ballenger Creek Pike and saw a vehicle parked along the house.

When the home was checked, the trooper saw four women leaving the via a first-floor window, police said.

The vehicle was searched and marijuana and several marijuana pipes were found, police said.

Police investigating criminal reports

Several break-ins and thefts Wednesday are being investigated by area police.

A break-in at the Big Dipper, 1033 Virginia Ave., netted thieves about $10 in change, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Maryland State Police were sent out to investigate a break-in just south on Virginia Avenue at the Greensburg Market.

Hagerstown City Police were called Wednesday about the theft of a $50 fern from 133 E. North Ave.

Washington County Sheriff's deputies are investigating damage to the back window of a Ford Taurus in the parking lot of the Valley Mall theaters.

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