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Police log

August 16, 2003

Three charged in Frederick robbery


FREDERICK, Md. - Three men, including a Frederick, Md., man, were charged with an armed robbery that was reported on Heather Ridge Drive while police were in the neighborhood, the Frederick Police Department said.

The robbery was reported at 1000J Heather Ridge Drive around 1 a.m. Friday as members of the Drug Enforcement Unit were serving a warrant nearby, police said.

Two men were detained after they passed police who had just received descriptions of the suspects, police said. The third man was arrested after a cell phone he was carrying rang while he was standing near police as they called the number of a stolen cell phone.

Eric Davon Carter, 25, of 157 Fairfield in Frederick; Torreon Javon Harris, age unavailable, of Oxon Hill, Md.; and James Carl Johnson, age unavailable, of LaPlata, Md.; were charged with armed robbery, robbery, theft, reckless endangerment, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony, police said.

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Carter also was charged with possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, police said.

A 9 mm handgun was recovered at the scene, police said.




Police seize crack in Martinsburg raid


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg Police Department officers and the Special Response Team seized a small amount of suspected crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia from a West King Street residence on Friday evening but made no arrests, police said.

A search warrant was executed at 7:39 Friday night as part of an investigation into the sale of illicit drugs in that area, police said. There were several people in the home at the time of the search, police said.




Five held on drug charges in Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. - Three teenagers and two Frederick men were arrested late Thursday and early Friday by the Frederick Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit, police said.

A 14-year-old Frederick boy was charged with possession of marijuana and a 15-year-old Frederick boy was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine, police said.

They were arrested after leaving the Sagner Housing Complex on Pennsylvania Avenue, police said.

The 14-year-old was released to family members. The 15-year-old was taken to the Thomas B. Finan Center in Cumberland, Md., police said.

A 14-year-old Baltimore girl was charged with making a false statement to police officers concerning her name and birth date, police said. The juvenile was in the Carver Housing Complex. She was released to family members, police said.

Roger Francel Evans Jr., 18, of 206 Phebus Ave. in Frederick, was charged with distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Juan Ramon Diaz, 23, of 1463 Key Parkway, Apartment A4 in Frederick, was charged with distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy and two counts of possession of cocaine, police said.

The arrests occurred between 7:45 p.m. Thursday and 1:10 a.m. Friday, police said.




Hagerstown City Police received the following crime reports Friday:

  • On the 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. shift, police found a loaded .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun above ceiling tiles in a vacant apartment Friday afternoon. The weapon was found inside 138 E. Franklin St., police said. It was blue with wood grips.

  • A 1996 Ford van reported stolen between 8 p.m. and 4 p.m. from the Burger's Texaco, 890 Pennsylvania Ave., was found in West Virginia.

  • On the midnight to 8 a.m. shift, a purse, cell phone and cash were reported stolen from a vehicle in front of 913 Maryland Ave.





Brunswick man charged with burglary


BRUNSWICK, Md. - A Brunswick man was charged with two burglary counts Friday after he allegedly startled a married couple and their child by demanding money from them while they were moving into a West B Street home, according to a press release.

Anthony Joseph "Tony" Twigg, 45, 19, North Virginia Ave., Brunswick, was charged with one count each of third- and fourth-degree burglary.

The couple was moving into a house on the 100 block of West B Street when a man opened their front door, walked in and demanded money for beer and cigarettes.

The wife ran to a neighbor's home and dialed 911.

Police arrested Twigg and took him to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center where he was being held Friday evening on $10,000 bond.




Residents warned about door-to-door scam


FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick City Police are warning residents about a possible door-to-door sales scam targeting senior residents after a woman received unauthorized charges to her credit card just after she was visited by someone who claimed they were a salesperson.

On Wednesday, a 75-year-old woman who lives on Murdock Court was visited by a woman who claimed to be selling carpet cleaning solution, Cpl. Dennis K. Dudley said. The visitor introduced herself as "Tracey."

When the visitor left, the resident noticed her credit card was missing. Almost immediately, unauthorized charges showed up on the resident's account, Dudley said.

Dudley said residents, especially the elderly, should be wary of allowing unfamiliar visitors to their homes.

Police asked that anyone with information about the incident call Frederick City Police Officer Steven Brown at 301-694-2100.

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