Police log

November 09, 2003

Pot plants, cocaine found

FREDERICK, Md. - After a monthlong investigation, officers with the Frederick Police Department searched a barbershop and home where they found $5,800 worth of suspected cocaine, marijuana plants and a lighting system commonly used to grow marijuana.

John Ross Lindsay, 23, of 511 N. Market St., Frederick, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana,

Officers with the Special Operations Division also seized $1,700 found in the barbershop and home.

Man sought in exposure case

FREDERICK, Md. - Officers with the Frederick Police Department are looking for a man who exposed himself to a woman Friday, grabbed her and said he wanted to have sex.

The woman described the man to police as a thin, light-skinned black man, between 18 and 25 years old and wearing a gray sweat suit with a hood. After she was grabbed, the woman screamed and the man fled, Sgt. Clark A. Pennington said.


The incident happened in the Potomac Commons apartment complex area.

Anyone with information can call the police department at 301-694-2100.

Officer stops possible fight

FREDERICK, Md. - An off-duty officer who witnessed an argument he believed was about to escalate into a fight calmed the people down, but one belligerent man had to be arrested, police said.

Dennis William Williams, 53, of 191 W. All Saints St., Frederick, was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer.

After Officer 1st Class Steve Petruzzello told the group of people to lower their voices, Williams said he did not have to listen to police and made several aggressive moves toward the officer, police alleged.

The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of West South Street.

Driver swerves, hits guardrail

FANNETT TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Nobody was injured Friday evening when a man swerved to avoid hitting another car and smashed into a guardrail, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The single-car accident happened on Pa. 75 at Robertson Road at 6:50 p.m.

Benjamin Wolfe of Port Royal, Pa., was driving a 1997 Mercury Cougar when another car pulled out from Robertson Road. Wolfe was wearing his seat belt, and air bags deployed, police said.

Two face DUI charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police arrested two people who were allegedly driving drunk early Saturday morning.

Kevin Kennedy, 28, of Greencastle, Pa., was stopped for a traffic violation at 12:07 a.m. and charged with DUI, police said.

Jamie Danzberger, 25, of Shippensburg, was stopped for a traffic violation at 2:41 a.m. and charged with DUI, police said.

Tires slashed, window broken

FREDERICK, Md. - Two tires were slashed in the 500 block of North Market Street and an apartment window was broken, a license plate was stolen and a car was damaged in the 1000 block of Heather Ridge Drive, police said.

Police said the incidents are not related.

The tires were slashed between 4:15 p.m. Friday and 4:40 a.m. Saturday.

The damage on Heather Ridge Drive happened between 2:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.

Anyone with information may call the Frederick Police Department at 301-694-2100.

W.Va. men held in theft

GUILFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Two Hedgesville, W.Va., men have been charged with stealing money from vending machines at the Hampton Inn in Guilford Township, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg, Pa., said.

Police said Mark Anthony Avella, 27, of 140 Rustic Tavern Road and Michael Lee Myers, 24, of 500 Baxter Road are accused of entering the Hampton Inn at 955 Lesher Road in Franklin County, breaking into numerous vending machines and stealing money from them. They were charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

Avella and Myers were stopped by state police for a burned out headlamp. During the stop, police saw tools and money in the vehicle, which lead to charges being filed against them, police said.

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