Police log

April 18, 1999

FREDERICK, Md. - A Gaithersburg, Md., man was arrested and charged Sunday morning with driving a stolen vehicle, Frederick Police Cpl. William J. Burch said.

Anthony Jerome Gardner was stopped in the 100 block of West All Saints Street, Burch said. He was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, theft greater than $300 and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Property was damaged at the Williamsport and Smithsburg high schools on Sunday, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

A custodian arriving at the Williamsport school at 6:15 a.m. Sunday discovered that 10 windows had been smashed at the front of the school, a department news release said.

The damage was estimated at $800.

At 1:34 p.m., Deputy 1st Class Johnny R. Marshall went to the Smithsburg school in response to a call. Three plate glass windows of the school gym had been damaged with a large hammer, Marshall's news release said.


Damage was estimated at $900.

No other part of the school was damaged and there was no forced entry, he said.

The department is asking anyone with information about the crimes to call 791-3020.

FREDERICK, Md. - A Middletown woman was injured in a single car accident Sunday morning, Frederick County Sheriff's Sgt. Al Caho said.

Driver Julie Graham, 40, of Middletown, was in stable condition at Washington County Hospital. Her passenger, Bruce Graham, 37, was treated and released from the hospital.

Deputy Gary Cline went to the single-vehicle accident on U.S. 40 Alternate between Dahlgreen Road and Fox Gap Road about 12:45 a.m., Caho said.

Investigation by Cline and others found that Graham's 1991 Chevy Caprice had spun aroudn and left the roadway aftershe lost control of the car on a sharp curve, Caho said.

The car hit a telephone pole, breaking the pole, and came to rest off the roadway after rolling over, he said.

Graham was trapped in the car until she was rescued by rescue personnel from the Middletown Fire Company, he said.

An investigation into the accident is continuing.

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