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Police arrest 3 people following argument

April 22, 2002

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department arrested three people after an argument led to gunshots being fired at Thomas John High School around 1:11 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The three arrested were Patrick Franklin Perish, 22, Michael David Bosley, 18, and Amanda Elizabeth Hildebrand, 17, who was charged as an adult. All are of Frederick.

They were charged with attempted first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of first and second degree assault, four counts of reckless endangerment with a vehicle, four counts of reckless endangerment, possession of a deadly weapon on school property, possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure and discharging a firearm within city limits, police reported.

The charges stem from an argument that occurred between two groups of people in the parking lot of the school. A 12-gauge shotgun was produced and at least two shots were fired in the direction of several people, police said.

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No one was injured, police said.

Three people who were allegedly part of the group that fired the gun fled in their vehicle and were followed by the victims who made contact with the police via a cellular phone, police said.

Police officers stopped the vehicle on Key Parkway in the area of Bel Aire Lane. The loaded shotgun was recovered from the vehicle.

Five arrested in prostitution sting

Hagerstown Police officers conducted a prostitution sting that lead to the arrest of five people early Saturday morning, police said.

Philip Allison Damasiewicz, 34, of 909 Marion St., Hagerstown; Paul Gilmore Price, 58, of 816 Guilford Ave., Hagerstown; Marvin Richard Lescalleet, 53, of 4437 Locust Grove Road, Rohrersville, Md.; Anthony Edward Whitehead, 26, of 2007 Clinton Ave., Chambersburg, Pa.; and Phillip David Dillard, 33, of 839 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, were charged with solicitation for prostitution, according to police reports.

The operation was conducted using an undercover female police officer on North Prospect Street, police reported.

Man, 65, charged with burglary, assault

FREDERICK, Md. - A 65-year-old man has been charged with breaking into a house on his street and assaulting a 13-year-old boy he knew.

Frederick Police said William Frank Smith of Wheyfield Drive, Frederick, is accused of forcing the front door open, grabbing the boy and pushing him against a wall.

The boy struck his head, but was not seriously hurt, police said.

Smith was arrested at a local department store. He was charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property, police said.

Man charged with DUI, assaulting police officer

FREDERICK, Md. - A man who was stopped on West Key Parkway for erratic driving Saturday is accused of assaulting a Frederick police officer and running away.

The officer caught up to the man and, with help from another officer, arrested him, Frederick police said.

Juan Francisco Hernandez, 27, of 160 Willowdale Drive, Frederick, was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving without a license, second-degree assault, resisting arrest and fleeing and eluding on foot.

Police said Hernandez started to walk away after his vehicle was pulled over. The officer told him to stop and tried to apprehend him, but Hernandez allegedly attacked the officer and ran off, police said.

Boy charged with possessing marijuana

FREDERICK, Md. - A boy was arrested Saturday after a police officer saw him holding a suspected marijuana cigarette, Frederick police said.

The officer reportedly saw a group of people smoking on Sagner Drive.

The boy was charged as a juvenile with being a minor in possession of tobacco and with possessing marijuana. He was released to his parents, police said.

Man charged with failure to control speed

EMMITSBURG, Md. - A Potomac, Md., man was ticketed after crashing into the back of a car on U.S. 15 Saturday afternoon, police said.

Maryland State Police in Frederick, Md., said Don Gladstone, 44, was charged with failure to control speed to avoid a collision.

Gladstone was driving a 2002 Mercedes Benz CLK430 north on U.S. 15, south of Mount St. Mary's College.

He was following a 1995 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Robin Watson, 37, of Burkittsville, Md.

At about 4:20 p.m., as Watson slowed to change lanes, Gladstone's Mercedes struck the back of Watson's Camaro, police said.

Gladstone and two passengers - George Brown, 77, and Elizabeth Brown, 72 - were taken to Gettysburg Hospital. All were treated and released.

Watson, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured, police said.

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