He said that the year-long investigation was performed jointly by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Locally, he said, the Maryland State Police and the Frederick County Narcotics Task Force helped in the investigation.
He said Sean Cao, 35, of 4924 Sutherland Drive in Frederick, was charged in the indictment with conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Mitesser said four semi-automatic pistols and $44,000 in U.S. currency were found at his Frederick home.
Car collides with cow on Pa. road
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A West Virginia woman was unhurt but a cow was killed Tuesday morning when her van collided with the animal in Warren Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.
Police said Patti Leasure, 44, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., was driving a 1991 Ford van south on Little Cove Road at 12:56 a.m. when the cow walked into the road.
"The cow had to be terminated due to the injuries sustained in the crash," police said.
CB radios, keys stolen at Pa. landfill
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating the theft of keys and CB radios over the weekend from earth movers at Blue Ridge Landfill on White Church Road.
Police said four Cobra and one Uniden radio and keys were stolen from several earth movers between noon Saturday and 6 a.m. Monday. The earth movers belong to National Earth Services of Lemasters, Pa., police said.
Anyone with information about the thefts can call police at 717-264-5161.
Pa. man charged with aggravated assault
ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police charged a St. Thomas man with aggravated assault in connection with an incident early Monday on Cumberland Circle.
Police said Jeffrey Gloss, 37, address unavailable, also was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness in the 1 a.m. incident.
Police said Gloss was creating a disturbance, refused to stop and acted as though he were armed with a gun. Gloss ran, but was later spotted in the area and arrested after a foot chase, police said.
Police looking for gas station robber
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were looking for a man who robbed a gas station Monday morning.
Police said the man entered the rear of the Texaco station at 705 Buchanan Trail East at about 9:45 a.m. and stole an undisclosed amount of money. Police did not indicate if the man was armed.
The only description of the robber was that he was about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 200 pounds and wore a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Man charged with petit larceny, fleeing
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after he allegedly loaded an air conditioner into a Kmart shopping cart and had his young daughter push the cart toward the parking lot without paying, court records allege.
Charles William Fraley, 27, of 168 Caplinger Drive, also was charged with petit larceny and fleeing on foot, a charge that stemmed from an unrelated incident.
The incident at Kmart happened on May 17 and was investigated by Deputy T.S. Shetley of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. Store personnel stopped Fraley before he put the air conditioner into his car, but Fraley then left before police arrived, records state.
The girl looked to be about 6 years old, police said.
The fleeing on foot charge was filed after Fraley allegedly ran from police on May 1 despite repeated commands that he stop, records indicate.
Magistrate Scott Paugh arraigned Fraley on all three misdemeanor charges Tuesday.
Cycle, truck tailgate are reported stolen
The following crimes were reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department since Sunday:
- Soda machines were reported broken into Sunday at 2 p.m. at Your Country Store, at 17035 Fairview Road, in Cearfoss, according to Sheriff's Department Sgt. Mark Knight. He said about $100 was reported missing.
- A yellow and black 1989 Suzuki motorcycle was reported stolen Sunday at 8 p.m. from the 17000 block of Taylor's Landing Road, off Sharpsburg Pike, Knight said. There was no value listed for the motorcycle.
- A tailgate was reported stolen from a 2003 Dodge Dakota pickup truck Monday while it was parked in the 600 block of South Edgewood Drive in Funkstown, Knight said.
- A window was reported broken out with a rock at Conococheague Grocery, at 14845 National Pike, near Clear Spring, Tuesday. He said there was no value listed for the window.