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Police log 4/28

April 29, 2002

Man loses tip of finger at Fort Frederick event


FORT FREDERICK STATE PARK, Md. - The tip of a man's middle finger was accidentally amputated Saturday afternoon at the Market Fair and Rifle Frolic, Fort Frederick State Park Manager Ralph Young said.

The man's finger was under a rocking chair when apparently someone rocked, Young said.

He lost about 1/4-inch of the fingertip, Young said. The man's finger was iced and he was taken to Washington County Hospital.

No further information was available.

State Police seeking youths in station wagon


Maryland State Police were looking for four youths in a station wagon Saturday night after the driver flashed what appeared to be a gun at the Taco Bell drive-through off Maugans Avenue.

The driver had just received his order and change when he flashed the weapon, causing the restaurant manager to jump out of the way, shortly after 7:30 p.m., Trooper 1st Class Doug Bittinger said.

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The driver yelled "bombs away" and tossed his soda through the drive-through window, Bittinger said.

It was unclear whether the driver flashed a real gun, but the manager saw what appeared to be the barrel of a firearm, Bittinger said.

The driver was described as a black male, about 16 years old, with braces, police said. He was wearing a red baseball cap.

There were two white male teenagers and a young white boy estimated to be about 10 in the gray station wagon, Bittinger said.

The station wagon took off toward Interstate 81, police said.

Four in Frederick face drug charges


FREDERICK, Md. - Four Frederick residents were charged with drug offenses after police searched their car early Friday morning.

Tyhe L. Smith, 18, Peter A. Nicholson, 18, and Alan J. Dorsey, 18, were charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Ryan L. Ritter, 20, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Two officers on bike patrol in the Brookside Apartment complex stopped to investigate the smell of marijuana coming from a parked car, police said. A search of the car turned up 17 grams of suspected crack cocaine, a marijuana cigarette and other drug paraphernalia, police said.

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