Man charged in assault arrested in driving case

September 04, 1996

A Westminster man free on $100,000 bond on charges of assaulting three police officers in June was arrested Monday and charged with drunken driving.

Keith Louis Douglas, 28, of the first block of John St. was being held on $3,500 bond at the Carroll County Detention Center, pending a bail review in District Court today.

In charging documents, city police said a man later identified as Douglas was stopped about 9: 30 p.m. after an officer saw a pickup spin wheels while turning off West Main Street in Westminster.

An open can of beer fell from the truck when the driver opened the door, police said. The driver was arrested after failing a field sobriety test, police said.

Douglas is set for trial Jan. 7 in the alleged assault on the officers.

Charging documents in that case said he began to pull a loaded .38-caliber pistol from behind his back on June 14 while being ordered to show his hands to three sheriff's deputies in a driveway in the 7900 Bennett Branch Road, where the officers were assigned duty during a drug raid.

He also was charged on one count of concealing a deadly weapon, court records show.

In another incident, Douglas was identified as the driver of a Ford Thunderbird that crashed July 24 after running off Buffalo Road near Black Ankle Road. He and his brother, Jack Albert Douglas, 29, were treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital and released, police said.

Another passenger, Timothy J. Becker, was flown in critical condition to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was treated and released.

State police seek girl reported missing Sunday

A Westminster teen-ager was reported missing at 1: 50 p.m. Sunday, state police said.

The girl, Jenee Michele Frebertshauser, 16, of Hook Road, is a student at the Gateway School.

Police said she was wearing a brown shirt, blue jeans, white Nike tennis shoes and three earrings. She was carrying a blue backpack when last seen at home about noon Saturday, police said.

Anyone with information should call state police at (410) 848-3111.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters from Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester assisted Westminster at 3: 18 a.m. Tuesday for a trash fire at an apartment building in the 100 block of S. Center St. Units were out an hour and 17 minutes.

Reese: Firefighters responded at 2: 17 p.m. Monday to a brush fire on Route 140. Units were out 30 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters from Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester assisted Westminster at 12: 12 a.m. Monday, responding to an electrical fire in the 400 block of Pleasanton Road. Units were out 26 minutes.

Police

Finksburg: A resident of the 2000 block of Kays Mill Road told state police that an umbrella was stolen from a patio deck table Monday. The loss was estimated at $125.

Westminster: A College Hill resident told police that items were stolen from her home Monday. The loss was estimated at $100.

Pub Date: 9/04/96

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