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Police Log 5/15

May 15, 2002

Deputies investigating alleged sexual assaults


WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Four days after two alleged sexual assaults on youngsters at a playground in the Discovery subdivision, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies released information to the public Tuesday.

Detective David DeWees said deputies began their investigation Friday into one case involving a young boy. That uncovered another victim, also a young boy, both of whom told deputies they were coerced into performing sexual acts with offers to buy them candy.

DeWees said deputies believe the suspect is a white male, possibly in his teens.

Anyone with information is urged to contact DeWees at 1-301-631-3677.

W.Va. man charged with delivering crack


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was accused of delivering crack cocaine to a police informant during a controlled drug buy Tuesday afternoon.

Lavester Dimples White, 39, of 300 W. Race St., Apt. B, was charged with delivery of crack cocaine, police said.

The purchase allegedly occurred at 3 p.m. in the 200 block of East King Street. White was taken into custody near the intersection of Spring and Stephen streets, Martinsburg City Police said.

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A check with the Eastern Regional Jail Tuesday evening revealed White was in custody and still awaiting an appearance before a magistrate.

Police allege that teen possessed marijuana


HANCOCK - The parents of a 15-year-old student at Hancock Middle-Senior High School brought their son, a green weedlike substance and a handmade smoking bowl to the attention of school and police authorities last Friday, Hancock Police Chief Donald Gossage said Tuesday.

Gossage said his department was contacted at 8 a.m. and met with the parents and school officials. The boy had allegedly been found in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the family home, the chief said.

Hancock police learned through their investigation that the marijuana was on school property on Thursday and Friday.

The investigation is continuing, Gossage said.

D.C. man charged with felony auto theft


FREDERICK, Md. - Moments after police were flagged down Tuesday afternoon by a motorist for reports of shots fired at a vehicle, a man was in custody - not the shooter but the man driving the car that turned out to be stolen.

Melvin Randolph Davis, 27, of Washington, D.C., was being held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center Tuesday night awaiting an appearance before a bond commissioner on a charge of felony auto theft.

Officer Steven Cirko was on South Market Street at 2:41 p.m. when he was approached by Davis and another man who told him they had just been shot at in the Sagner development.

One bullet hole was found in the trunk of the vehicle, Cirko said.

While investigating the incident, Cirko learned the car was stolen from Prince George's County, police said.

The shooting is still under investigation.

Burn victim's condition listed as critical


CLEAR SPRING - A man who was burned on the torso Monday while burning twigs and leaves in the 11800 block of Boyd Road was in critical condition Tuesday night at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.

Clear Spring fire and ambulance personnel responded at 6:30 p.m. to the scene, as did the Maryland State Police medevac helicopter, which flew the victim to Baltimore.

Girl struck by car is treated and released


A 9-year-old girl who was hit by a car in the 300 block of Jefferson Street Monday evening was treated at Washington County Hospital and released, hospital officials said.

Hagerstown City Police Sgt. Mark Renner said Kierra Carter, of 310 N. Cannon Ave., ran out from between some parked cars and was hit by an eastbound vehicle at 5:39 p.m.

Community Rescue Service transported the child to the hospital.

No charges were filed against the driver of the vehicle, police said.

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