Our network

Autistic man missing from Frederick community home


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Frederick police need your help finding a missing man who they say is developmentally disabled and autistic.

Police say Tijauni Stone has been missing from a community Living home for mentally-disabled adults at 214 Linden Ave. since 3 a.m. Friday.

Stone is described as a black male with black hair and brown eyes, 5-08 Ft, 130 lbs. slender build. He currently has facial hair. Stone was last seen wearing a white shirt and either black or blue shorts.

Community Sponsors

Wrong Number: Prostitute arrested after accidentally calling cop


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A prostitute accidentally called a police officer to offer him sex, police said in a news release.

Angela Marie Mayers, 44, of Walkersville, Md, called a member of the Frederick Police Department's Drug Enforcement Unit, officials said.

"When the caller ... solicited the officer for a sexual act, the officer asked her if she knew who she was calling, as it was clear she was mistaken as to his identity. Ayers said she knew who he was, but referred to him by a different name," police said.

The officer played along and agreed to meet Ayers. She was arrested when she arrived to the location where police were waiting for her.

"A search of Ayers' person incident to arrest revealed a glass smoking device, commonly referred to a "crack stem," containing suspected crack cocaine residue," police said.

Police: Uncle critical after nephew stabs him


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- An uncle is in critical condition after his nephew stabbed him multiple times, police said.

Jose Ovidio Reyes, 21, of Frederick was hiding in a bedroom when police arrived at the scene of the crime.

It happened at around 6:11 p.m. on the 400 block of Arwell Ct. on Thursday, police said.

"Det. Mike Morgan was assigned as the lead investigator in the case. The investigation revealed the suspect is the nephew of the victim. A verbal altercation occurred at the suspect's residence, a physical assault then ensued between the two. During the assault, the suspect grabbed a knife and stabbed the victim several times in the abdomen and leg," police said.

The victim was rushed to the hospital and had to undergo surgery. Police say he is in critical, but stable condition.

Fla. trucker sentenced in Md. crash that killed 2


FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A Florida trucker is starting a one-year jail sentence for killing two men when the tractor-trailer he was driving overturned atop a pickup truck in Frederick County.

The Frederick News-Post reports that 35-year-old Watson Pierre of Sunrise, Florida, was sentenced Tuesday as part of a plea deal.

He was convicted of criminally negligent vehicular manslaughter in the November 2012 deaths of construction workers Hector Henriquez of Gaithersburg and Jose Diaz of Derwood.

Pierre pleaded not guilty but agreed with prosecutors' assertions that he was driving too fast in a truck with faulty brakes that was not registered to operate commercially in Maryland.

Community Sponsors

Md. woman gets 30 years for fatally abusing child


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 24-year-old Maryland woman was sentenced Monday to 30 years in jail for child abuse resulting in death.

Elizabeth Oxnard Tramonte, of Frederick, pleaded guilty in March to the charges. Tramonte's 3-month old child, Blake, was killed in November of 2011.

An autopsy's report ruled the cause of death as asphyxia, with acute injuries of facial bruising and bleeding under the scalp, according to officials. The boy also had three rib fractures in various stages of healing.

Tramonte will serve at least 20 years followed by five years probation. Additionally, she cannot have unsupervised vontact with any child under the age of five, including any children she may have in the future.


Sex assault investigation in Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are investigating a possible sex assault near a McDonald's restaurant on Monday afternoon.

It happened in a wooded area at the 1100 block of East Patrick Street, police said.

Patrol officers are taking information from a woman who said she was sexually assaulted in the woods near the restaurant.

We'll have more information as it becomes available.


Md. hiker taken to hospital after snake bite


FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Frederick County authorities say a hiker is under medical observation after he was bitten by a snake at Cunningham Falls State Park near Thurmont.

Fire and Rescue Services Lt. George Thomas tells the Frederick News-Post that the man called 911 at about 7 p.m. Sunday to say he was bitten on a trail in the park's Manor Area off U.S. 15.

Thomas says the man was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital for observation.

He says it's not clear what kind of snake bit the man. But Thomas says the park is home to rattlesnakes and copperheads. Both are poisonous.