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Police briefs

April 11, 2005

Man and woman face drug charges


FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man and woman were arrested over the weekend and charged with drug possession and other offenses.

Anthony Bernard Wedge Sr., 36, of 21 Consett Place, Frederick, was charged Saturday with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of PCP, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and failure to stop before entering the highway from a private drive, police said.

Mary Margaret Dehart, 48, of 5702 Haycock Court, Frederick, was arrested about 10:55 p.m. Friday and charged with possession of crack cocaine and failure to obey a traffic control device, police said.




Woman pulls shirt of girl on playground


FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department is seeking information about a woman who allegedly grabbed and lifted the shirt of a 10-year-old girl who was playing outside Waverley Elementary School at 12:23 p.m. Friday.

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According to police, a black female approached the child and lifted the student's shirt. The girl ran away from the woman and reported the incident to a faculty member.

The woman was described to be about 40 years old with a medium build and cornrows. She was wearing a navy blue, long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about the incident may call Officer 1st Class Mark Pecor at 301-360-3922.




Boonsboro home damaged by fire


A fire that damaged several rooms inside a Boonsboro home appears to have been accidental, the deputy chief of the First Hose Co. of Boonsboro said.

A fire was reported Sunday in the first block of Stouffer Avenue at 8:05 p.m., a Washington County 911 Center dispatcher said. The dispatcher said the fire began in the kitchen.

Though still under investigation through the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, Boonsboro Deputy Chief Jay Brandenburg said the fire appeared to be the result of a cooking incident.

Brandenburg said the fire was under control within one hour, and no serious injuries were reported.

Brandenburg said the kitchen fire spread to other rooms, but did not engulf the house or destroy a large area of the dwelling.




Attempted robbery reported at CVS


An attempted robbery was reported Sunday at the CVS store at 10 E. Wilson Blvd., the Hagerstown Police Department said.

The incident was reported at 6:56 p.m., police said. Police said a man entered the store and demanded money from a clerk, though he was unsuccessful.

The man, described as white, with a stocky build, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, was wearing a blue shirt, jeans and a mask.




Frederick man charged with destruction of property


FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick, Md., man was charged Sunday with two counts of malicious destruction of property.

Jonathan Charles Baber, 21, of 50 North Place, Frederick, was arrested at 1:17 a.m. Police allege Baber damaged a parked vehicle and a gated wooden fence in the area of the 100 block of West Third Street in Frederick.

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