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Suspect wanted for spray painting Md. building


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Frederick Police Department is searching for a man caught on video surveillance, who spray painted on a building in Frederick, Md.

Police said the vandalism was done to a building in the 1700 block of N. Market Street. A "tag of "CNR" was spray painted on the building, authorities said.

The suspect is being described as a white man in his late teens or early twenties. Police said, he has light colored hair and a thin build.

Anyone who can provide any possible information about this person or their identity is encouraged to contact the investigator at the contact information provided below.

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SCAM ALERT: MD Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam


FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens about a recent phone scam from "Destination Vacations".

Scammers have been calling residents and telling them that they have unpaid balances on vacation packages, the sheriff's office said.

The recipients of the calls are told that they signed up for vacation packages months earlier, but they have not paid the balance for the package, police said.

Callers often offer to reduce the amount of the debt as to allow the resident to pay the unpaid balance.

When individuals refuse to pay the caller usually threatens to send the individual to collections, the sheriff's office said. Most times the caller is unable to provide the individual with a supervisor to speak to, and a phone number provided does not work, the sheriff's office said.

Md. man grabs breast of teen


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Frederick Police Department arrested a man who grabbed the breast of a teenager in Frederick Md. on May 20, 2014.

The sexual assault happened in the 100 block of W All Saints Street, after the suspect went up to two teenager girls and then grabbed the breast of one of them, police said.

Willie Clark, 56, of Baltimore Md. was arrested Wednesday in Baltimore County and transferred to the Frederick Police Department, authorities said.

Police said, Clark is being charged with one count of a third degree sex offense, one count of a fourth degree sex offense, and one count of a second degree assault.

4 charged in Md. drug arrests


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Frederick County Sheriff's Office arrested four people in connection with controlled dangerous substance and other violations on August 22.

The Sheriff's Office stated this was the eighth operation in connection with finding people who have and are transporting dangerous substances in the area.

During a traffic stop, Nicole Robinson, 21, of Leesburg, Va. was found with heroin on her, the Sheriff's Office said. She was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, the Sheriff's Office said. Robinson was released on a $2,500 bail.

Eugene McNeil 46, of Bluefield, WV and Lacy Smith, 28, of Augusta, WV, were also arrested and charged after a traffic stop. McNeil was found with cocaine, the Sheriff's Office said and Smith had heroin.

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Man, 19, arrested for raping Md. woman


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Frederick Police Department arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a rape that happened early Monday morning in Fredrick, Md., according to Frederick Police.

The incident happened around 4:04 a.m. at a home located at E Fifth Street, authorities said. Officers got to the scene and found the victim, a woman. The suspect was identified as Khiree Denziel Curry. Police said the two know each other.

The victim went to sleep and was awoken by the assault, authorities said. Police said residents helped the victim after the assault had already happened and Curry was forced out of the home.

The suspect was located and arrested around 8:30 a.m. in the 900 block of Heather Ridge Drive, police said. Curry tried to flee during the arrest, authorities said.

Md. man arrested for threatening to shoot woman


WALKERSVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Frederick County Police Department arrested a man Sunday morning, who threatened to shoot a woman with a pellet gun, which was misrepresented as a firearm, authorities said.

Officers responded to the report of an assault at 48 Hampton Place in Walkersville, Md. around 5:55 a.m.

James Edward Crouch got into an argument with a woman and threatened to shoot her with what appeared to be a black handgun at the time, police said. The victim left the home and contacted police.

Investigation showed that the handgun was in fact an "Airsoft" pellet gun, however the orange safety tip had been painted black in order to look like a handgun, police said.

Police arrested Crouch and he is being charged with first degree assault, authorities said.


Hit and run driver sought in Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police in one Maryland city need your help finding the driver of a car that smashed into several other cars and then left the scene, police said.

It happened in the 100 block of West 2nd Street, in Frederick, Md., at around 2:00 a.m. early Sunday morning police said.

"The suspect vehicle is possibly grey in color and will be missing the front bumper, which was left at the scene. There should be significant additional damage to the front of the vehicle," Frederick Police said in a news release.

If you see this vehicle, or if you have any information about this accident contact Sgt. G. Stocksdale at 301-600-1245.