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MD man arrested for crack cocaine, heroin possession


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Frederick Police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with possession of heroin and crack cocaine on Thursday.

Police spotted a suspicious vehicle in the area of the 1200 block of Littlebrook Drive in Frederick City, police said. The vehicle was stopped on a traffic violation in the area of W. Patrick Street and Hillcrest Drive, authorities said.

Police learned that the driver, Colton James Knestout, 23, of Rocky Ridge, had an active arrest warrant through the Frederick County Sheriff's Office. He was arrested for the warrant, police said. Officers found crack cocaine, heroin and paraphernalia on Knestout.

He was taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, police said. He is being charged with one count of crack cocaine, one count of possession of heroin and two counts of possession of paraphernalia.

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14-year-old girl from Frederick found, man still missing


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Frederick Police Department officials say they have found a missing 14-year-old from Frederick, Md., who had been reported missing in December.

Jennifer Alexandra Medrano-Torres, who was last seen at her residence on Eden Drive in Frederick on Dec. 24. Police believed she may have been in the company of Ottoniel Ramirez-Rojas, a 28-year-old male wanted by the Frederick Police Department on an arrest warrant charging him with a 3rd Degree Sex Offense in a separate case.

Frederick police say Jersey City, NJ detectives found Medrano-Torres on Wednesday night after receiving information from Frederick that she may be at an address in Jersey City, NJ. They found Medrano-Torres was staying at the residence of a relative in Jersey City, NJ.

Police investigate man shot in Frederick, Md.


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are investigating after a man was shot in Frederick, Md. early Sunday morning, authorities said.

Officers responded to the area of Jacob Bruner Drive in Carroll Park Manor for the report of shots fired around 2 a.m., police said.

Frederick Memorial Hospital staff told police a man had walked into the hospital with a gunshot wound. Police went to the hospital a found the victim who was a passenger in a vehicle and had been shot, authorities said.

The man has non-life-threatening injuries and the victim was later released from the hospital. Nobody else was injured in the incident, police said.

The Frederick Police Department is requesting anyone with information about this incident to please contact Det. Putman, 301-600-4112. You can also contact our 24 hour tip line at 301-600-8477, or text to 301-674-8477.


Vehicle crashes into a utility pole in Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 19-year-old male was transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore with a head injury after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole in Frederick early Sunday, police said.

According to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, the occupant of the vehicle was identified as Malachi Shipley of Palm Bay, Fla. At approximately 1:15 a.m., police responded to the 8900 block of Reichs Ford Road for a single vehicle crash.



Police say the four-door Toyota had been traveling west bound on Reichs Ford Road when the driver lost control. The car then left the roadway and struck a utility pole on the north side of the roadway.


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Student tased after fight at Md. school


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- One student was tased and at least one student faces charges after a fight at a Maryland High School on Friday.

The fight broke out Friday afternoon in the cafeteria of Governor Thomas Johnson High School, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said. Several students were involved and many staff members and a School Resource Officer broke up the fight, the sheriff's office said.

Once the fight was broken up, the involved students were brought into an office where one of the students caused another outburst. The School's Resource Officer then used a taser to subdue the student and called for backup, the sheriff's office said.

The male student who was tased was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure and released, the sheriff's office said.


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Monza of Historic Manassas will be collecting gently used coats to donate to SERVE of Manassas, Va. in exchange for a $25 Monza or Carmello’s gift card and free hot chocolate and coffee on Fridays and Saturdays in January at Monza at 9405 Battle Street in Old Town Manassas, Va. For more information, go to www.eatmonza.com.

“Winter is here, and we’re all pulling out our warm coats, many of us have more than one, while the neediest of our community go without a proper coat for the coldest of days,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmellos and Monza in Historic Manassas, Va. “Help us support SERVE by dropping off a coat, and warm up with a free hot cocoa and gift card,” said Pires.

2 teens charged in setting school bus on fire in Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two juvenile males are being charged in connection with dousing three Frederick County Public School buses with gasoline and setting one on fire in October 2014, authorities said.

The two teenagers, a 16-year-old of Thurmont, Md. and a 17-year-old of Frederick, doused the buses with gasoline on October 26, 2014 in the front parking lot of Oakdale High School located at 5850 Eaglehead Drive in New Market, police said.

The damage was not discovered until noon that day, according to authorities. The bus that the teenagers set on fire was completely destroyed, police said. Damages totaled up to $100,000.

Both of the teenagers involved in the incident are being charged with first degree malicious burning, two attempts of first degree malicious burning and destruction of property over $500.

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