Sherif's deputies respond to calls

June 24, 2005

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls on Wednesday, Sgt. Mark Knight said:

  • At 7 a.m., a 2000 Jeep Cherokee was reported stolen in the 11300 block of Manse Road. The Jeep had Maryland temporary tags, 61735P.

  • At 11 a.m., the driver's side door of a 2004 Buick was reported damaged while parked near Paper Plus, at 1423 Dual Highway.

  • At 3 p.m., $520 was reported stolen at FYE Music Store in Valley Mall.

  • At 8 p.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the 13000 block of Sunrise Drive. No arrests were made.

  • At 9:30 p.m., alleged domestic violence was reported in the 12000 block of Sherwood Drive. Janice Young, 41, of 12035 Sherwood Drive, was charged with second-degree assault.

  • At 11:30 p.m., a cell phone was reported stolen from CVS Pharmacy, at 18702 North Village.

Man wanted on theft, assault charges arrested

A man wanted in connection with crimes allegedly committed within an hour of the release of several Maryland Division of Correction prisoners this month has been taken into custody, according to Maryland State Police.


Police said a man wanted in connection with the theft of a vehicle, an attempted robbery of a woman and an assault was taken into custody in Baltimore and charged. The official charges against the man and information on his most recent stint in prison were not available through state police or the Washington County Sheriff's Department late Wednesday.

Police allege the man assaulted, demanded money from and unsuccessfully tried to take keys from a Hagerstown woman who was parked near the Wendy's restaurant on Sharpsburg Pike on June 10. The man was arrested in Baltimore while driving a vehicle reported stolen near a bus stop on Sharpsburg Pike, police allege.

Sobriety checkpoints planned in Panhandle

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Authorities from two West Virginia police agencies are preparing for sobriety checkpoints this weekend.

West Virginia State Police said in a news release that it would hold a six-hour checkpoint starting at 9 p.m. Friday on the W.Va. 9 bypass in Ranson. Police said alternative routes include Flowing Springs Road and W.Va. 115.

The Martinsburg Police Department said in a news release that it will hold a checkpoint beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Police said alternative routes include Woodbury Avenue for northbound traffic and North Queen Street/Eagle School Road for southbound traffic.

A 37-year-old Frederick County Sheriff's Office deputy was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday so police can investigate the seven-year deputy's actions in the shooting death of a man that afternoon.

According to a written release, Deputy 1st Class Charles Zang was called to respond to the 4300 block of Araby Church Road Wednesday at about 2:16 p.m. for a report of a man making threats and brandishing a shotgun. When Zang arrived at the house, the homeowner was sitting on the front porch and her son, 68-year-old Charles Nobel Sines, was standing in the hallway holding a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, police said. Zang repeatedly told Sines, who was standing about five feet from the front door, to put down the weapon, but he didn't comply, according to the release. Zang shot Sines once in the chest, called for help and administered first aid, police said. Sines was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead, the release states.

Zang was placed on paid administrative leave until the investigation is complete, a standard procedure, police said.

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