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Police log

April 13, 1998

Cigarettes stolen from 7-Eleven store

A man distracted a 7-Eleven clerk while his accomplice stole several cartons of cigarettes Sunday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The men entered the store at 19340 Leitersburg Pike at about 3:30 a.m., deputies said. While one man distracted the clerk, the other one crawled behind the counter and took several cigarette boxes.

The men then got into a dark-colored pickup truck and left the area.

No one was hurt.

Deputies are searching for men matching the following descriptions:

* A white man, about 25 years old standing 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds. He had short blond hair with a mustache and he was wearing gold-rimmed glasses, a blue and white-striped shirt and blue jeans. He also had a baseball cap.

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* A white man, about 25 years, standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He had short, dark hair and was wearing a gray Washington Redskins jacket and shorts.

Anyone with any information about the theft can call the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

Assault charge filed in Sunday incident

CASCADE - A Military Road man was charged Sunday morning with assaulting his girlfriend, Maryland State Police said.

Charles Robert Cantley, 43, was charged with second-degree assault after police documented injuries to his girlfriend.

Troopers arrived at 25464 Military Road at about 1 a.m., police said. Sherry Eckenrode left her home and went to a neighbor's to call police, authorities said.

The woman told police she had been living with Cantley for about five years.

The couple began arguing when the man struck and kicked her, Eckenrode told police.

Police went the trailer where they lived and took Cantley into custody.

Cantley was freed on $10,000 Sunday morning.

Attempted carjacking reported in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick-area man was charged with trying to force his way into the car of a pizza delivery driver Saturday night, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Keith N. Clendening, 42, no fixed address, was apprehended near McCurdy Field a short time after the incident.

The attempted carjacking occurred shortly before 8:30 p.m., police said. As the Pizza Hut driver was leaving the restaurant at 540 W. South St., a man tried to force his way into the car.

The woman was able to pull the door shut, lock it and then scream for help, police said.

Police searched the area, but could not find the man.

A short time later, a man matching the would-be thief's description assaulted the clerk at the UNIMART on South Jefferson Street, police said.

Clendening was charged with attempted carjacking, attempted theft of a motor vehicle and two counts of second-degree assault, police said.

Clendening was being held Sunday night at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on $75,000 bond.

Drugs are found during traffic stop

FREDERICK, Md. - A Baltimore, Md., man was charged Sunday after a search turned up drugs in a vehicle police pulled over when it passed through a red light at the intersection of North Bentz Street and West Patrick Street, according to Frederick Police.

Russell Joseph Jacobs, 26, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

He was released on personal recognizance.

At 2:30 a.m., police pulled over a Ford Bronco and an officer detected the smell of burning marijuana, the police report said.

A passenger in the vehicle told police he had a pipe used for smoking drugs and he removed a sandwich bag that contained suspected marijuana from his pants pocket, the report said.

A search of the passenger turned up a second bag of suspected marijuana, the report said.

Cat bite raises rabies concern

An Eastwood Court man and his 3-year-old son were bitten and scratched by a stray tabby cat on Saturday and they may have to get a series of rabies shots unless the cat is found and tests negative for the disease.

The cat is described as a large tabby with white and orange coloring. It was not wearing a collar and is not declawed, said Brad Harris, who tried to catch the cat after his son was bitten.

It has been seen in the Eastwood Court and Mount Aetna Road area near the Washington County Regional Park, Harris said.

Anyone with information about the cat can call Maryland Department of Natural Resources at 301-387-2546 or the Washington County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 301-733-2060.

Drug and assault charges are filed

SHARPSBURG - A Washington County man was charged April 4 with domestic assault and possession of marijuana after allegedly hitting his wife, according to Maryland State Police.

Ricky Dwayne Fisher, 32, was released Sunday from the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 bond, police said.

Police said Fisher allegedly struck his wife in the face, bloodied her nose and tried to choke her.

Washington County Hospital had no record of treating a Deana Marie Fisher, 31, of 37149 Limekiln Road south of Sharpsburg, a hospital spokesman said.

Toyota truck taken

A 1998 white Toyota Tacoma pickup with extended cab was reported stolen from Younger Toyota on Dual Highway late Wednesday afternoon, Maryland State Police said.

The truck was valued at $16,424 and did not have tags when it was on the lot.

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