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Police log 12/7

December 07, 1999

FREDERICK, Md. - The holiday shopping season has seen an increase in the number of check forgeries and credit card fraud incidents in area stores, according to Frederick law enforcement officers.

Monday around 8:30 p.m., Frederick County Sheriff's deputies were called to Circuit City on Buckeystown Pike for a reported bad check.

They found Phillip Wayne Walker, 24, of Forestville, Md., attempting to buy approximately $500 in electronic equipment with an altered check.

Also the indentification card provided by the suspected turned out to be fake, deputies said.

Walker was charged with forgery, false statement to police and cashing a forged check. A counterfeit check book and identification card were seized.

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Walker was being held this morning on $30,000 bond.

On Sunday, Frederick City Police took Edwarde Dwaine Petty into custody after he allegedly tried to purchase a large amount of groceries with a forged check at County Market on Waverly Drive.

When taken into custody, Petty was found to have three altered Maryland identification cards and a stolen credit card.

Petty, age unknown, of Gaithersburg, has been charged with 13 offenses including forgery, felony theft, and giving a false name to police. Bond was set at $90,000.

A check this morning revealed Petty was released after posting bond, officials at the Frederick County Detention Center said.




FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police in Frederick seized more than 15 grams of marijuana and $4,000 in cash after pulling over a car on Interstate 70 Sunday.

A 1999 Dodge Intrepid was found to be going more than 80 mph on Interstate 70 near Alt. U.S. 40, police alleged.

Police said officers became suspicious of drug activity and a Frederick Police Department K-9 unit was called to the scene.

During a search, a K-9 dog named Bruno detected cash and marijuana, police alleged.

Police said the driver was heading to Baltimore.

Richardo Maddox, 28, of Fairmont, W.Va., was charged with possession of marijuana.




FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick woman was being held on $80,000 bond Monday evening after two juveniles were assaulted Sunday, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies were called to a home on Beebe Court in Frederick at 9:52 p.m. to investigate a report of a sexual offense.

While the deputy was at the home, he alleged he saw the woman strike her 16-year-old son in the left eye with a closed fist.

During the investigation the deputy was told she had also hit a 14-year-old female listed as a runaway.

The woman was charged with two counts of child abuse, two counts of second-degree assault and one count each of fourth-degree sex offense, and contributing to the condition of child.

The woman's name is being withheld to protect the identity of the two juveniles.

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