Police log for 2/8

February 08, 2002

Police log for 2/8

The same day his picture and charges were publicized, Butch James Strickland turned himself in to Hagerstown City Police at 8:26 p.m. Wednesday.

Police had been in possession of two Washington County District Court bench warrants charging Strickland with violation of probation.

The violations stem from probation in relation to an April 2001 incident in which Strickland assaulted and threatened his girlfriend with a knife, police said. He was convicted on two counts of second-degree assault.

Strickland, 22, of 50 Skyline Village, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., was released later Wednesday night after posting a $16,000 bond, police said.

A Hagerstown couple contacted Maryland State Police Wednesday to report an apparent identity theft of more than $300 in cell phone charges on an unauthorized World Com Wireless account.


The couple contacted World Com and learned that the firm had the correct date of birth and driver's license number of the victim when the account was opened in August. Calls were made in the Baltimore area and then the account was closed in October.

Unable to deliver the bills, the company did a credit check and came up with the victim's correct address.

State police were working with the U.S. Secret Service to trace the calls made from the cell phone account, police said.

Victims of such thefts may notify the listed agencies of "Fraud Alert" on credit reports.

Those agencies include:

- Equifax Credit Information Services, Inc., 1-800-525-6285,

- Experian Information Solutions, Inc., 1-888-397-3742,

- TransUnion, 1-800-680-7289,

The national theft data clearinghouse is 1-877-ID-THEFT.

FREDERICK, Md. - A search and seizure Wednesday night at 201 Phebus Ave. resulted in three arrests and the seizure of nearly $6,000 in drugs and $4,500 in cash along with a vehicle, a rifle and a shotgun.

Frederick City Police said four ounces of crack cocaine that was confiscated was worth $5,200.

- David Elliott Thrower, 21, the resident of the house, was charged with distribution of cocaine, two counts each of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

He was released after posting a $95,000 bond.

- Troy Andrews, 28, of Washington, D.C., was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana, and possession of cocaine and marijuana.

His bond was $55,000 and he had been released by Thursday, jail officials in Frederick said.

- James C. Douglas, 25, of Bosgrove Way, was charged on an outstanding warrant on afailure to appear in court on previous drug charges.

He was being held Thursday night on $7,000 bond.

FREDERICK, Md. - A motorist found out Thursday afternoon that Frederick City Police are serious about crosswalk safety around two schools when she was stopped for failing to yield for a pedestrian.

Susannah Gale Anderson, 35, of the 500 block of Fleming Avenue, initially was charged with failure to stop for a pedestrian. She refused to sign the citation and tried to pull away from officers, police alleged.

She then was charged with failure to sign a citation and resisting arrest.

Police were involved in an operation targeting vehicles for not yielding to walkers, especially around Frederick High and West Frederick Middle schools at 2:38 p.m. Thursday.

Officer Scott Stinnett was not in uniform as he walked across the street. When he was halfway across, a green minivan failed to yield for him, police said.

Anderson was stopped by Cpl. Thomas Pharr on West College Terrace.

BRUNSWICK, Md. - A month-long investigation prompted by neighbors' complaints of disturbing conduct at a Brunswick home led to the arrest Thursday of Darryl Len Burrow on a charge of keeping a disorderly house.

Burrow, 19, of 5 Tenth Ave., also was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, said Brunswick Police Chief C.R. Price.

Two of the three juveniles found at Burrows' address were cited for underage possession of tobacco products, police said.

The arrests were made with the cooperation of the Frederick County Narcotics Task Force and the underage alcohol/tobacco enforcement program of the Frederick County Health Department.

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