Police log 4/15

April 15, 2002

Damage amounting to several hundred dollars was discovered Friday in the group shower/bathroom facility at the Mt. Aetna Camp and Retreat, said Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Responding to a reported burglary, deputies went to 10100 Academy Lane and discovered the damage. Mirrors were smashed, holes were punched in walls and several shower curtains were destroyed.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Deputy First Class C.S. Howard at 301-791-3020 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.

FREDERICK, Md. - The death of a 70-year-old Thurmont, Md., man in a plunge from the top floor of the five-story parking deck at Frederick Memorial Hospital Thursday morning has been ruled a suicide, Frederick City Police said.


The man, who had been scheduled for an appointment at the hospital, was seen falling to the street by a hospital employee driving toward the deck entrance, police said.

FREDERICK, Md. - Damage was estimated at $2,000 from a Thursday morning fire in a locker at Frederick High School but no official cause has been released yet, said Maryland State Fire Marshal's office.

The 9:34 a.m. fire was discovered by a student on the first floor near the school's administrative offices. The building was safely evacuated after a teacher pulled the fire station box.

Firefighters from Independent, Junior, United and Citizens responded.

A Florida man charged after Hagerstown City Police recovered 153 pieces of suspected crack cocaine from a Hagerstown hotel room last week remained in jail Sunday night on $100,000 bond.

Termaine Navareus Timothy, 23, of Fort Pierce, Fla., was charged with two counts of possession of crack cocaine, two counts of possession of drugs with intent to distribute, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of second-degree assault and one count of resisting arrest.

Police said officers were on foot patrol in the Jonathan Street area Thursday evening looking for the man who had robbed the Market Lot Liquor store minutes earlier when they stopped two men walking on North Avenue, one of whom matched the description of the robber.

As officers talked to the man, he appeared to be concealing something in his mouth, police said.

Police said when the officer asked the man to open his mouth, he noticed what appeared to be a small piece of a clear plastic baggie on the left side of the man's mouth. When the officer went to advise the man about what was in his mouth, the man allegedly pushed the officer and fled on North Avenue, then tried to jump a stone wall.

He was apprehended by the officers without further incident.

Police found a hotel room key on the man and he said it went to his room at the Venice Inn.

During a search of the room, police said they found the large quantity of drugs.

Police Sunday said the suspect in the liquor store robbery was still at large.

Bond has been denied for a 28-year-old man after police in Frederick and Washington counties found cocaine, Ecstasy and 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana in his Holiday Inn room in Frederick.

Ethan Lewis, of no fixed address, was being held Sunday night at the Washington County Detention Center, jail officials said.

Drug charges include possession and possession with intent to distribute all three drugs, possession of more than 50 grams of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies said.

In Washington County, agents with the Narcotics Task Force charged Lewis with possession of a handgun, and being a convicted felon and a convicted drug felon in possession of a handgun.

On April 10, agents learned that a man named "Shy" had a gun and was in downtown Hagerstown in a white Dodge Neon. Hagerstown City Police stopped the vehicle at 3:45 p.m. in the 800 block of Washington Avenue.

A .38-caliber handgun was found under the carpet of the front passenger seat where Lewis had been seated. A fully loaded magazine was in the back seat, police said.

A search of Lewis turned up a key and receipt for a room at the Holiday Inn in Frederick, police said. A search turned up the drugs.

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