Police briefs for 1/6

January 06, 2001

Police briefs for 1/6

Phone lines cut at State Police barrack

The Maryland State Police barrack south of Hagerstown was without regular telephone service for about 10 hours Friday after a construction crew cut a main telephone line at about noon, state police Cpl. M. Shank said.

Phone service was restored around 10 p.m. The outage didn't affect 911 or other emergency calls, because those calls go to a different location.

Shank said the phone lines and a gas line were damaged by the construction crew. He did not know the name of the crew.

Police officers used cell phones during the outage, he said.

"We've been conducting business all day the hard way," said Shank.

"Thanks to the grace of God it was a quiet Friday," he said.

- Richard Belisle and Dan Kulin

Dodge Caravan reported missing

The owner of A gray 1990 Dodge Caravan was discovered to be missing from the parking lot of Citicorp, at 14700 Citicorp Drive, Friday morning at 1:30.


The keys had been left in the van, Washington County Sheriff's deputies reported.

County-owned trailer stolen

Washington County Sheriff's deputies are looking into the theft of a county-owned trailer from the old Washington County Landfill on Resh Road.

Sgt. Mark Faith said a man contracted to purchase a junked trailer from the landfill on Wednesday but he hooked up the county trailer instead and drove it away.

The 5- by 8-foot trailer is valued at $600 and had county tags on it, Faith said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 301-791-3300.

Three charged with possession

FREDERICK - Three arrests were made Thursday by Frederick City Police drug enforcement unit.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> At 246 W. Patrick St., police charged James Aaron McDaniel, 51, with possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Robert Stanley Fritz Jr., 38, of the 400 block of West Patrick Street, was charged with possession of fake drugs after he allegedly made a purchase from an undercover officer at the John Hanson Apts.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Brenda Lee Staub, 32, of the first block of Frederick Avenue, Emmitsburg, Md., was charged in a traffic stop on North Market Street with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Two charged with burglaries

FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police in Frederick arrested two men Thursday in connection with numerous burglaries that occurred in the fall of 1999 and the spring of 2000.

David Richard Myers, 27, of Frederick and Edward James Rollins, 21, of Frederick, were each charged with six counts of second degree burglary, six counts of theft over $300 and three counts of burglary of a research facility.

Myers and Rollins were being held in Central Booking, police said Friday.

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