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One killed in Frederick County after boat goes over dam


LAKE LINGANORE, Md. (WUSA9) -- One person was killed Saturday after heavy rains caused a boat to go over a dam on Lake Linganore in Frederick County.

The man killed in the accident has been identified as Stephen Wade Hembree, 62, of New Market, according to the Associated Press. He was the operator of the boat.

According to Maryland State Police, nine people were on board the boat when rising currents caused it do go over the dam and into the rock spillway below.

Four people on the dam ledge were rescued by boat and another person was rescued by Frederick County water rescue teams, state police said.

Three juveniles however were still trapped on rocks that were inaccessible by land or boat, according to state police.

Because of the inaccessibility, plus concerns about hypothermia, state police used a rescue basket to hoist the three teens out of the water.

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WANTED: Man exposing himself to females in Frederick area


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are searching for a man who has been exposing himself to women in the downtown Frederick area over the past few months, Frederick police said.

Police have received several calls regarding this man over the past several months. The incidents usually happened between 6 p.m. and midnight on weekends, police added.

The suspect is being described as a black man, between the ages of 20 and 25-years-old. He has a slender to medium build and is between 5'6" and 6' tall. He has a dark complexion and a long slender face. He is usually spotted wearing loose fitting clothing, often sweatpants and a sweatshirt, officials said.

The man is usually walking, however has also been seen in a tan, 4 door sedan.

Man arrested after ice cream man shot in Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 27-year-old man was arrested after an ice cream man was shot and killed Saturday in Frederick, according to Frederick police.

Larnell Tyran Lyles of Frederick, Md. was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, police said.

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At approximately 5:12 p.m. on Saturday police were called to the in the 400 block of Vermont Court in Frederick's Lucas Village neighborhood.

Police: Manager stole from Frederick medical office


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- An office manager is being charged in connection with taking money from a medical practice in Frederick during the month of February, police said.

Frederick police arrested Terrilyn Croyle Cohen,45, of Smithburg, Md. in connection with the interoffice theft that happened at the practice located at 77 Thomas Johnson Drive in Frederick City. Cohen, the officer manager made several unauthorized payments to herself without the owner's permission, authorities said.

She is being charged with theft scheme $1000-$10,000 and theft scheme $10,000-$100,000.

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Frederick police officer charged with DUI in car crash


BOONSBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- An officer involved in a Boonsboro car crash on Sunday morning is being charged with DUI, Frederick police said.

The accident happened around 4 a.m. and involved Deborah Kidwell of the Frederick Police Department. The Washington County Sheriff's Office did the investigation and learned that it was alcohol related.

Kidwell has worked with the Frederick Police Department since Novemeber 2008, authorities said. She worked in the Criminal Investigation Division.

Her police powers were suspended and she has been assigned administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation by the Frederick Police Department.

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1,000 plus cited for distracted driving in Frederick Co


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- More than 1,000 traffic citations were issued between March 1 and April 30 in connection with the Distracted Driving Initiative throughout Frederick County, officials said.

The initiative focused on drivers who were using hand held cell phones to talk or text. First time offenses received an $83 fine, $140 for a second offense and $160 fine for any offenses after that, Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.

During the initiative educational efforts were made and law enforcement officers passed out distracted driving awareness pamphlets during traffic stops. Banners ad mobile message boards were displayed in the county, officials added.

A total of 1,271 traffic citations, 170 warnings and 4,123 brochures were issued.

Suspects steal eye glasses from Md. Pearle Vision store


FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two suspects who pretended to make an appointment at the Pearle Vision store in Frederick and then stole several pairs of eye glasses are being sought, Frederick County sheriff';s office said.

The theft happened at the Pearle Vision located on Buckeystown Pike in Frederick around noon on May 12.

The older suspect set up an appointment, while the younger suspect stole several pairs of eye glasses, officials said. Both of the suspects then left the store and the Francis Scott Key Mall. They were seen getting into a blue Mercedes-Benz van.