Police log 6/24

June 24, 2005

Deputy on leave after fatal shooting

FREDERICK, Md. ? 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 responded to a call in the 4300 block of Araby Church Road Wednesday at 2:16 p.m. for a report of a man making threats with 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 where he was pronounced dead, the release states.


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

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls 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, 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, 18702 North Village.

Police: Man robbed at gunpoint, beaten

A man was robbed of his wallet at gunpoint and beaten Thursday morning by a group of men in Court 8 of Noland Village, the Hagerstown Police Department said in a news release.

The alleged victim, whose identity was not released, told police that at about 2:30 a.m., he was standing outside a residence in Court 8 in the housing complex when he was approached by five men, one of whom grabbed him and demanded money, police said.

That man took out a handgun and struck the victim in the face and head, knocking him to the ground, police said. When the victim was on the ground, the other men allegedly began to hit him, stole his wallet and ran off, according to the release.

The alleged victim was treated at Washington County Hospital. His condition could not be obtained Thursday.

Police ask anyone with information on the incident to call them at 301-790-3700, ext. 234.

Man wanted in homicide found

FREDERICK, Md. ? A Bel Air, Md., man wanted in Baltimore in connection with a homicide was taken into custody in Frederick, according to a Frederick Police Department news release.

Police said the man was seen at an apartment complex in the 1200 block of Little Brook Drive before being taken into custody.

The man was returned to authorities in Baltimore, according to police.

Apartment building damaged by fire

FREDERICK, Md. ? About $500,000 in structural damage was caused during a fire early Thursday at a Frederick apartment building, according to a Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office news release.

Fire marshals said about 100 firefighters responded to the blaze reported at 2:15 a.m. in the 1400 block of Taney Avenue. Fire marshals said one firefighter injured during the incident was treated for injuries and released.

The fire, which was earlier ruled accidental and the result of an electrical failure, was under control in about one hour, according to fire marshals.

Halfway fire company to hold first-aid class

HALFWAY ? The Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway will be hosting a first-aid class July 14, according to a company news release.

The company said the class, including a book, costs $42 and begins at 6 p.m. The class is approved for day-care providers, according to the release.

Anyone with questions about the class may call Alan L. Matheny at 301-573-1034.

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