Police log

January 25, 1999

SMITHSBURG - Two men were charged with drug offenses after allegedly admitting to police they were smoking marijuana at Wolfes Den Tavern, West Water Street, Smithsburg Wednesday at 1:17 p.m., according to Officer Michael Neuland.

Terry Lee Shaffer, 31, of Washington Court, Smithsburg and Jonathan Lester Fox, 23, of 11780 Clyde Young Road, Woodsboro, Md. were charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

They were released on their own recognizance after spending the night at the Washington County Detention Center.

Smithsburg Police were called to the bar on an anonymous complaint that three men were smoking drugs there.

Police questioned the men and they admitted to having marijuana with them.

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was charged with trespassing after he allegedly was disorderly at the X-Hale Night Club, Frederick Saturday at 12:05 p.m., according to the Frederick Police Department.

James Arthur Sawitzke, 35, of the 6,000 block of Golden Valley Court, Frederick was taken to the Frederick County Central Booking and was later on his own recognizance.


Officer Steve Myer was on foot patrol in the area of the bar when observed club employees attempting to remove the disorderly man.

After Myer explained to him that had to leave he did. However, he returned a few minutes later and was arrested for trespassing, police said.

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