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Mt. Airy Man Arrested For Setting His Vehicle On Fire

This story comes to us from Cpl. Jennifer Bailey:

The Frederick County Fire Investigation Task Force has arrested Athanasios L. Genos, age 28 of Mt. Airy, Maryland. Genos was charged with malicious burning in the second- degree and malicious burning to commit fraud.

 

Frederick Man Gets 12 Years in Machete Attack on Campers

Frederick Man Gets 12 Years in Machete Attack on Campers

Frederick (AP)-A Frederick man who allegedly wielded a machete during a robbery of four teenage campers is going to prison.

Twenty-two-year-old Nicholas Cann was sentenced Tuesday in Frederick to 12 years behind bars for his role in the attack last April at a primitive campsite along the Monocacy (mah-NAH'-kah-see) River near Tuscarora.

Cann pleaded guilty in November to four counts of attempted armed robbery. He denies putting a machete to the throat of a 15-year-old girl or telling the campers he had a handgun.

Cann is the second of three defendants to be sentenced. Co-defendant George Carroll of Frederick is serving 18 years for his part in the attack.

Twenty-two-year-old Zachary Lee of Hagerstown is scheduled for trial March 22.

Vandalism Investigation

Vandalism Investigation

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating numerous cases of mailbox destruction found on Brethren Church Road in Myersville. The vandalism was reported during the early morning hours of 1/18/2011. Deputies canvassed the area and found more than ten (10) mailboxes, a vehicle and a yard statue damaged. The suspect/suspects were not located. Anyone with information about the crimes should call the TIPS LINE at 301-600-4131.

Death Investigation

Death Investigation

The Frederick County Bureau of Investigation is currently on the scene of a death investigation involving an adult male and female who were found in a farm field off of Gene Hemp Road. Criminal Investigators are working quickly to determine the circumstance of the deaths. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
The investigation was initiated this morning, 01/11/2011 at approximately 11:00 a.m. after a passerby observed a vehicle that was off the roadway in a ravine. Upon checking further, the passerby found the two deceased persons. The investigation is continuing.

Armed Robbery

Officers of the Frederick Police Department were notified of an armed robbery that had just occurred in the 1100 block of Key Parkway. 

The victim was walking along a path in that area when he was approached by two black males.  Each of the males displayed a handgun and demanded the victim hand over his belongings.  One of the suspects then struck the victim and removed the contents of the victim’s pockets.  The suspects then fled on foot.  A Frederick police K-9 responded and a track was conducted.  The suspects were not located.  The victim sustained very minor injuries during the incident.  The description of the suspects are as follows:

Frederick’s Most Wanted - 100th Capture

Frederick’s Most Wanted - 100th Capture

The Frederick Police Department, in partnership with the Frederick News Post, marked its 100th Frederick’s Most Wanted capture on December 29th with the arrest of Richard Krovich.

Every other week approximately four persons wanted by the Frederick Police Department or allied agencies are featured in the “Monday Advance” section of the Frederick News Post (which is distributed on Sunday). The wanted person’s photograph and charges are listed, along with information for contacting police with tips.

Christmas Eve Stabbing in Frederick

Christmas Eve Stabbing in Frederick

On 12/24/2010 at approximately 8:21pm the Frederick Police Department received a call for a welfare check in the area of 1820 Beaver Creek Lane.  When officers arrived on scene they located a male in the front yard bleeding profusely from an apparent stabbing which occurred nearby.  Officers began administering first aid and conducting an investigation into the assault simultaneously.   The male victim was found to be suffering from a large number of stab wounds to the torso and extremities.  Due to the victims critical condition he was evacuated via Maryland State Police Helicopter to Baltimore Shock Trauma.