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A Clarksburg man was arrested Sept. 16 for allegedly firing a handgun near the Bentz Street Sports Bar in Frederick.

Derrick Welmon Nash, 23, of the 25000 block of Frederick Road in Clarksburg was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, possession of a handgun, transporting a handgun in a vehicle and discharging a firearm within the city limits, according to the Frederick Police Department.

No one was struck by gunfire, but at least one vehicle was hit by bullets, police said.

Police said in a news release that at about 2 a.m. they responded to the bar, where they were told an assault had occurred and someone had been robbed in a lot at the rear of the business at 6 S. Bentz St.

Police also were told that some people were seen leaving the area in a dark Dodge Charger and were shooting at someone along West Patrick Street.

Later, police observed a vehicle matching that description along U.S. 40, police said.

Police detained one person who got out of the vehicle at McDonald’s at 1275 W. Patrick St. The driver of the vehicle then left, and later the car was stopped and its four occupants were detained in the Wolf Furniture parking lot at 1215 W. Patrick St.

Robbery suspect arrested

A Frederick teenager has been charged with armed robbery after allegedly demanding money from someone at gunpoint in the Hillcrest Skate Park in Frederick.

Aaron Thomas Mitchell, 17, of the 400 block of Arwell Court in Frederick was charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault and reckless endangerment stemming from an alleged incident Monday, according to Frederick police.

Police said someone walking through the park said a man approached him, pointed a gun at him and asked for money. The man removed a dollar bill and threw it at the robber before running away, police said.

Then, the robber chased the man, who fell to the ground.

Citations to be issued

Speed cameras were added to U.S. 15 on Sept. 11, and a three-week period in which warnings will be issued will expire Oct. 1, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration.

Citations will be issued beginning Oct. 2.

The speed cameras will remain until construction in the area is complete in fall 2014.

Maryland SafeZones uses photography and laser technology to document speeders, and a Maryland State Police trooper later certifies the violations, according to a news release.

For the first three weeks, warnings will be mailed to violators. After that, if a vehicle is recorded speeding by 12 mph or more over the 55 mph speed limit, a $40-citation will be mailed to the registered owner.

There are now three work zones in Frederick County with speed cameras and 10 statewide.

Compiled from police reports.