CRIME & SAFETY
North Frederick house catches fire; no injuries reported
No one was injured in a two-alarm fire at a home near St. John Regional Catholic School in north Frederick Friday afternoon, authorities said. The Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services responded to a report of a two-story home on fire in the 1900 block of Moran Drive around 2:32 p.m. Sarah Campbell, a Fire and Rescue spokeswoman, wrote in a text message on Friday.
Local Drug Trafficking Operation Busted by Frederick Police Department's Tactical Investigations Unit
In October 2023, Corporal Johnston of the Frederick Police Department's Tactical Investigations Unit began investigating Keith Lamar Wright. The investigation showed Wright's involvement in illegal drug trafficking in Frederick County, Maryland, including substances like crack cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and synthetic cannabinoids. Based on the evidence, Cpl. Johnston worked with the Frederick County State's Attorney’s Office to get a search warrant for Wright’s apartment.
Fire Reported on Walter House Court
FREDERICK, MD – The Frederick Police Department, through their social media platforms, announced that the fire in the 2200 block of Waller House Court has been successfully controlled. The FPD…
Federal program ‘KEY’ helps Hagerstown business owner rebuild life after crime
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (DC News Now) — The owner of Carmen’s Corner Grocery in downtown Hagerstown has been rebuilding his life since serving time for a drug conviction. Altimont Mark Wilks is taking the lead locally on federal program, KEY, or Knowledge Empowers You. The program, advocated by Democratic Maryland Congressman David Trone, helps those with […]
WCSO looking for missing Smithsburg teen
29 November 2023- The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the community’s help in finding a missing juvenile. Maya Jassive Ramos,15, was last seen on Monday, November 27th, 2023, at approximately 5:30 PM at her Smithsburg, Maryland residence. Maya is 5’4″and 180 pounds with brown hair and...
Thurmont's incoming police chief 'excited about the journey'
Lt. Dave Armstrong, the next chief of the Thurmont Police Department, said every department is required to have a community policing policy. Thurmont’s department has such a policy, while some larger agencies have entire community policing divisions. However, Armstrong said community policing isn’t designated just to a certain group...
Blue Ridge Summit murderer Clayton Faxon resentenced, could be out as soon as 2035
27 November 2023- Following years of legal maneuvering, News Talk 1037FM has learned that the man who was convicted of the murder of a High’s Dairy manager in Blue Ridge Summit will now be eligible for release in just under 12 years. Clayton W. Faxon, Jr. pleaded guilty in 1995 to both felony homicide and felony robbery after the shooting death of Gretchen Groff at the High’s Dairy on December 20th, 1994.
Boyfriend Stabbed, Strangled Girlfriend During Domestic Dispute In Frederick, Police Say
Elmer Yovani Alvarado Sanchez, 21, is behind bars after a vicious assault that left the woman hospitalized with serious injuries following an early morning incident on Saturday, Nov. 18 on Alban Court. Shortly after midnight on Saturday, officers from the Frederick Police Department were called to Frederick Health Hospital, where...
Resort Rape Suspect Apprehended In Frederick; N.J. Man Faces 10 Charges After Summer Incident
OCEAN CITY – Three weeks after eluding extradition, a New Jersey man is in custody facing rape and assault charges. After an extensive investigation into an August incident in the resort, the Ocean City Police Department Major Crimes Division charged Adrian Castaneda Sanchez, 38, of Pennsville, N.J., with two counts of first-degree rape, two counts of second-degree rape, third-degree sex offense, three counts of fourth-degree sexual contact and two counts of second-degree assault. Sanchez was indicted by a Worcester County Circuit Grand Jury and a warrant for his arrest issued.
Suspect Arrested After Trying to Steal Woman’s Dog Outside Maryland Hospital
CUMBERLAND, MD – On Saturday, the Cumberland Police Department responded to an assault incident at UPMC Western Maryland Hospital. Andrew James Clopper, 35, of Hagerstown, Maryland, was arrested following multiple…
Former Frederick County town commissioner arrested for allegedly assaulting 13-year-old son
The Frederick County Sheriff's Office said they arrested a former Emmitsburg town commissioner Friday after he allegedly assaulted his 13-year-old son.
Frederick County Grand Jury Returns Eight Indictments
Two were supplemental indictments. Frederick, Md (KM) The Frederick County Grand Jury on Friday issued a supplement indictment for a Frederick man charged with abusing his six-week-old son. Keith Patrick Lewis, 34,. Lewis was indicted for 2nd-degree child abuse and 2nd-degree assault for incidents which occurred between June 21st and July 5th of this year. He is already charged with 1st-degree child abuse resulting in severe physical injury, and another charge of 2nd-degree child abuse. He remains free on ten-thousand-dollars bond.
Waynesboro Days Inn Rape Came After Maryland Booking Error: Affidavit
Robert Michael Nelson, 49 of Clarksville, Tennessee, was charged with two felony counts of rape and a felony for sexual assault on Oct. 31, 2023, according to his court docket. The incident that led to the charges happened at the Days Inn located at 239 West Main Street in Waynesboro...
Weekly Safety Report: Inmate Plotting Prison Break, Busy Fall for Hagerstown Police, and Possible Hate Crimes in Maryland
In Hagerstown, Maryland, several incidents occurred this week that require attention. These incidents include an inmate plotting a prison break, the Hagerstown Police Department reflecting on a busy fall season, and two possible hate crimes committed by one man.
K-9 Sweeps Conducted Thurs. Morning At Two Frederick County High Schools
Sheriff’s Office and Frederick Police K-9 teams were looking for substances and items not permitted on school property. K-9 Sweep on Thurs., Nov. 16th, 2023 (Photo from Frederick County Sheriff’s Office) Frederick, Md (KM) Police K-9 searches were conducted Thursday morning at Linganore and Oakdale High Schools. The...
Home Torched By Burning Rug In Washington County: State Fire Marshal
Dozens of firefighters from the Hancock Volunteer Fire Department were called shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday to a home in the 4900 block of Casper Road, where there was a fast-moving fire reported in the area. According to investigators, the homeowner was attempting to burn fringes from a rug...
Investigation Underway in Frederick County After Dog Shot for Aggressive Behavior
Frederick County Animal Control in Maryland has initiated an investigation into a grave incident where a dog was shot and killed after exhibiting aggressive behavior. On November 3, in Union Bridge, two dogs left their owner’s property and entered a neighbor's land, where the shooting took place. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, upon arrival, determined there was no criminal activity, but the owner of the dogs, known for previous violations of animal control law, was cited for allowing the animals to roam free.
White Nationalist Allegedly Steals $35K From Ailing Mother
Michael Polignano, a co-founder of white nationalist publisher Counter-Currents, faces felony charges related to his alleged theft of nearly $35,000 from his ailing mother, according to Maryland court records. Polignano is a veteran member of the white power movement, and Counter-Currents has played a leading role in spreading white nationalist...
MSP set to conduct “saturation patrols” on I-81, I-70 in Washington County for Holiday
20 November 2023- Maryland State Police beginning Wednesday are increasing patrols through Thanksgiving weekend as millions of Marylanders are expected to hit the highways. State troopers from all 23 barracks will focus on impaired, aggressive and distracted driving while conducting saturation patrols on roads with high DUI incidents. Enforcement is bolstered by funds from the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office.