Police log for 2/3

February 03, 2003

Four charged by police in Frederick raids

FREDERICK, Md. - Police arrested three adults and one juvenile Saturday during covert operations at Carver Apartments and on West All Saints Street, Frederick City Police said Sunday.

Burt Anthony Tanner, 25, of the first block of East South Street, was charged on a warrant for failure to appear in court on cocaine and marijuana charges, police said. He was also wanted for giving a false name to a police officer.

He was being held on $91,000 bond at the Frederick County Detention Center Sunday night.

Taken into custody with Tanner shortly after 7:30 p.m. was a 17-year-old boy who was charged with cocaine possession and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, police said.

He was taken to the Noyes Detention Center in Rockville, Md., to await a juvenile hearing on his charges, police said.


A short time after those arrests, police apprehended John Edward Klipstein, 49, of the 4300 block of Buckeystown Pike, and charged him with the purchase of fake drugs, police said.

Duane John Ventimiglia, 19, of the 300 block of East Patrick Street, was charged with misdemeanor theft, giving a false name to a police officer and on a warrant for probation violation on a prior theft charge, police said.

Klipstein and Ventimiglia were taken into custody later Saturday night on West All Saints Street at South Market Street, police said. They were being held Sunday night on $2,000 and $5,000 bonds, respectively.

Thurmont man charged after brief police chase

FROSTBURG, Md. - After a brief chase that ended on the campus of Frostburg State University Sunday morning, Maryland State Police charged a driver with drug, alcohol and traffic offenses.

Nicholas Young, 19, of Thurmont, Md., was charged with fleeing and eluding police, driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of marijuana and underage possession of alcohol, police said.

The incident began at 2:45 a.m. Sunday when Trooper J.D. Crowe attempted to stop a 1990 Chevrolet at Center and Oak streets in the City of Frostburg for traffic violations.

The driver failed to stop and fled through Frostburg before stopping on the FSU campus.

Young was being held on $1,000 bond Sunday evening, officials at the Allegany County Detention Center said.

Police seek help in home burglary case

A burglary and theft of several valuable collectibles from a Hagerstown home in early January is the topic of this week's Crime Solvers case in Washington County.

Between Jan. 4 and 5, someone broke into the residence on Maryland Avenue and took several collectible model train cars, NASCAR items including die-cast cars of Dale Earnhardt Sr., and G.I. Joe collectibles.

A quantity of handmade cherry and ebony inlay for woodworking was also taken, according to Detective Steve Hoover of the Hagerstown City Police.

All leads in this case have been exhausted and Crime Solvers is seeking the help of the community.

If anyone knows the person or persons responsible for the crime, Crime Solvers wants to hear about it.

Call Crime Solvers at 1-301-733-4141. Phone lines are open 24 hours a day.

Callers need not give their names, only the information. If the information leads to the arrest and indictment of the persons responsible for the Crime of the Week, a reward of up to $1,000 will be paid.

Cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 are also given for information leading to arrests on other crimes.

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