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Frederick Police Seek Gunmen in Market Shooting

FREDERICK, Md. - The Herald-Mail reports that the Frederick Police Department is looking for the public's help in solving an armed robbery at a Patrick Street market Saturday night in which the owner was shot in the chest.

The shooting at the International Market in the West Pointe Plaza at 1450 W. Patrick St. occurred about 9 p.m. when at least three people drove up to the front of the store in a dark-colored sport utility vehicle and entered, police said.

Inside, one of the gunmen confronted the store owner and a brief struggle followed before the market owner was shot, police said.

All three gunmen fled and left the area in the SUV, police said.

The 56-year-old victim was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and was in serious and stable condition, police said Tuesday.

Man Who Attacked Teen Campers Sentenced

Frederick (AP)- Prosecutors say a man who terrorized four teenage campers in the spring has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

George Carroll was sentenced on Monday in Frederick County Circuit Court.

Carroll is one of three men charged in an incident in April at a primitive campsite along the Monocacy (mah-NAH'-kah-see) River near Tuscarora.

The victims — two girls and two boys, ages 15 to 17 — told police that the defendants, who were camping nearby, threatened them with machetes and a baseball bat and took their mon

Robbery at A1 Mart

Officers of the Frederick Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to an armed robbery at the A1 Mart on 649 Himes Ave.  Upon arrival it was found that a tall, thin African American male entered the business brandishing a handgun.  The suspect vaulted the counter and took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register.  Also stolen during the robbery was some personal property belonging to an employee.  No injuries were reported during the incident.

An extensive search of the area, assisted by MSP Trooper 3, failed to locate the perpetrator.  FPD Crime Scene and CID responded to the scene to conduct the follow up investigation. 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Frederick Police Dept. at 301-600-2100, or anonymously at 301-600-8477.

Ollie's Department Store Robbery

On November 10, 2010, officers responded to Ollies Bargain Outlet at 66 Waverly Dr, Frederick Maryland, for a reported armed robbery. The Investigation revealed that a single male suspect entered the store, brandished a handgun and ordered all customers at the checkout counter to back up. The suspect then ordered the clerk to open the cash register and stole an undisclosed amount of money before taking off.

The suspect was last seen leaving the store and headed North on Waverly Dr. A search of the area was conducted but the suspect was not located. 

Brunswick Man Pleads Guilty to Posting Ads on Craigslist to Entice a Minor to Have Sex

Richard Edward Woodward, age 52, of Brunswick, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to using a computer to entice a minor to have sex.

        The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland  Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins.

FCBI Investigates Stolen Credit Card

The Maryland State Police responded to Gold’s Gym on Buckeystown Pike in Frederick for a report of stolen credit cards. Information on the scene indicated that credit cards and personal belongings were stolen from a locker. A short time later the victim’s credit cards were used at local businesses to make fraudulent purchases estimated at $1500.

The investigation revealed that earlier in the day two females toured the gym. During their visit, the two women were seen entering the ladies room where the lockers are located.

The women are described as follows:
Suspect #1: Black female, 5’3”, petite, wearing blue jeans, with a dark shirt.
Suspect #2: Black female, heavy set, with long hair (possibly extensions), wearing black shorts and a white shirt. She had a tattoo on the inside of her left arm.

Maryland Cell Phone Ban Begins

Maryland residents and those residents who travel through Maryland need to know that on Friday, October 1, 2010 (this Friday) - cell phone use will become illegal while driving. The offense will be a "secondary" offense, meaning that offenders can only be cited with it if they are pulled over for another primary offense like speeding or running a red light.

Beginning on Friday, people who wish to make a call while driving MUST use a hands free device. The fine will be $40 for the first offense and $100 for subsequent violations of the law.

Texting while driving has been illegal for some time now and already carries a fine.

Maryland is following suit with several other states with cellular phone bans while in operation of a motor vehicle, but it is one of the only (if not the only) state to list the law as a "secondary" offense.