Saturday, November 29, 2008


On 11/28/08, at approximately 2114 hours, the Frederick Police Department responded to the 400 block of Arwell Ct. for a robbery. Upon arrival, two victims told OFC Molina that a thin, 5’9”, black male, had just robbed them while using a handgun. The suspect was wearing a black sweatshirt, dark blue jeans, a black sweatshirt and a beanie-type hat. Anyone with information or that may have witnessed the crime is asked to contact Cpl J.P. Hayer at 301-600-1265.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

First Degree Assault arrest

At about 0816 hours on November 26, 2008, Officers of the Frederick Police Department were called to an address in the Willow Brook subdivision about a weapon complaint.

Ofc. McPeak contacted the arrestee, who he identified as James Christopher Joyce. Joyce was standing outside of his residence. Ofc. McPeak’s investigation revealed that there has been an ongoing dispute between Joyce and his neighbor over noise. Joyce allowed the Officers inside his residence to retrieve a shotgun.

Ofc. McPeak also spoke with the victim, who alleged that Joyce had pointed the shotgun out the front door at him. Information provided by additional witness supported this claim.

Ofc. McPeak arrested Joyce and confiscated the shotgun. Joyce is currently at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center awaiting a bond review by a District Court Commissioner. He has been charged with the offenses listed below.

Assault—1st degree

Assault—2nd degree

Reckless endangerment

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Two arrested for possession of CDS

At about 1203 hours on November 25, 2008, OFC Scott McGregor responded to Safeway at 927 West 7th Street for a reported shoplifting. Safeway employees provided a description of the suspects. A female was supposedly walking away from the store, and a male in a van had remained in the parking lot.

Other officers responding located the female suspect (Hernandez), walking on Selwyn Drive. The male suspect (Gardiner) was found sitting in the parking lot in his van.

Based on witness statements and other evidence, OFC McGregor arrested Hernandez on theft charges. She had attempted to leave the store without paying for numerous items. A search of her person incident to arrest revealed drug paraphernalia with heroin residue.

Gardiner allowed officers to search his van and person. A small quantity of marijuana and related paraphernalia was located in his pockets. He was also arrested.

Both Gardiner and Hernandez were taken to Central Booking and charged with the offenses listed below.

Theft Under $500

-CDS Possession: Heroin

-CDS Possession: paraphernalia

-CDS Possession: Marijuana

-CDS Possession: paraphernalia

Impaired driving

The Frederick Police Department announced today they are joining with other federal, state and local highway safety and law enforcement officials across the nation to remind those who plan on using alcohol during Thanksgiving weekend festivities this year to act responsibly by designating sober drivers before parties begin. The Frederick Police Department and their partners will have saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints starting November 26, 2008 and continuing through the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend in an effort to prevent and reduce traffic accidents. We also will support any DUI Check Points conducted by the Frederick County Highway Safety Task Force this weekend under Checkpoint Strike force.

Kim C. Dine, Chief of Police, Frederick Police Department said, “Our officers will

be out there saving lives and reducing traffic accidents by enforcing traffic safety laws. Our proactive approach includes efforts at educating the public and apprising our citizens ahead of time to improve voluntary compliance. Enlightened communication with our citizens is one of the best ways to improve safety and the quality of life in our City. We want our citizens to know we will be out there protecting them and saving lives."

Whether you are just meeting a few friends at the corner pub or attending a family get-together, if you plan on using alcohol, do not drive – and never let your friends or family members drive if you think they are impaired.

Designating a sober driver and not letting friends or family drive while impaired are just two of several simple steps to help avoid a tragic crash or an arrest for impaired driving. Other tips include:

  • Avoid drinking too much alcohol too fast.
  • Pace yourself—eat enough food, take breaks and alternate with non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Designate a sober driver before the party and give that person your car keys.
  • If you don’t have a designated driver, ask a sober friend or family member for a ride home; call a cab, friend or family member to come and get you; or just stay where you are and sleep it off.
  • Never let a friend leave your sight if you think they are about to drive while impaired. Remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk.
  • Always buckle up – it’s still your best defense against other impaired drivers.
If you are hosting a Thanksgiving dinner party:
  • Serve lots of food – particularly high-protein dishes;
  • Be sure to include lots of non-alcoholic beverages, desserts and coffee;
  • Be sure all of your guests designate their drivers in advance;
  • Help arrange ride-sharing with sober drivers; and
  • Keep the numbers for local cab companies handy, and take keys away from anyone who is thinking of driving while impaired.
Impaired driving is one of America’s deadliest problems. Overall in 2004, nearly 13,000 people died in highway crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a BAC of .08 or higher. In Maryland during 2004, 286 people died due to crashes where impaired driving was a factor, representing more than 44 percent of all crash fatalities.

Driving impaired or riding with someone who is impaired is simply not worth the risk, not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while impaired can be really significant.

Don’t risk your freedom, your career, your license, or your life this Thanksgiving weekend. Designate your sober driver before the party begins.

For more information, please visit

Sunday, November 23, 2008


On the above date and time, a stabbing occurred inside a residence in the 1300 block of David Lane. Witnesses reported that two adult male subjects became angry with a third adult male subject during a card game and a fight ensued. This third subject produced a knife and stabbed one of the two in the forearm. This same subject also suffered a broken arm near the site of the knife wound. He was transported to Washington County hospital due to the apparently non-life threatening injuries. The third subject was arrested and charged with first and second-degree assault. He was taken to FMH for treatment for a minor cut over his eye from the altercation with the other two men. Their names were unavailable at the time of this press release.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Barricade Situation

On 11/21/2008 at approximately 2039 hours, members of the Frederick Police Department Criminal Investigations Division went to 1070 E. Thornhill Place to attempt to serve a parole retake warrant on the below listed arrestee. Upon their arrival at the residence, Detectives learned that Woodley was inside, but he refused to answer the door or surrender to police. The situation evolved into a barricade situation and members of the Department’s Patrol Division, Special Response Team and Crisis Intervention team responded to assist. At 2203 hours as police were preparing to enter the residence, Woodley opened the door and surrendered to the officers without further incident. He was then transported to a correctional facility to fulfill the terms of the retake warrant.


On 11/21/08, at approximately 2330 hours, officers responded to 1000 Heather Ridge Dr., Country Hill Apartments, for a robbery. A pizza delivery driver was assaulted and robbed by two black males, 18-20yoa, dressed in all black clothing. The suspects were also described as having a thin build. The deliveryman was injured as a result of the assault and treated by EMS at the scene. Anyone with information or that may have witnessed the crime is asked to contact Cpl J.P. Hayer at 301-600-1265.

Suspected Marijuana Arrest

Cpl. Thomas Pfarr observed a vehicle traveling the wrong way in the 1300 block of W. Patrick St. the vehicle was stopped and while the driver was gathering the necessary documents, Cpl. Pfarr observed what he believed to be marijuana in the front pocket of the subjects sweatshirt. The subject was removed from the vehicle and a check of the pocket revealed a plastic baggie with a quantity of suspected marijuana. The driver was placed under arrest.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


With the City Hall courtyard illuminated by candle light, the Festival of Lights brings inspiration and holiday cheer to the Frederick community. Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 19th, groups of carolers will proceed through Frederick’s historic district, making their way to the City Hall courtyard for a brief closing ceremony. The closing ceremony features classic holiday carols by the Evangelical Lutheran Church Children’s Choirs and an inspirational message by Katherine Heflin, Associate Pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church. Everyone in attendance will receive a candle and song sheet. You don’t want to miss the finale, as one candle is lit, then passed through the crowd until the entire courtyard is filled with light. It is truly a great way to celebrate the holidays. This magnificent program is brought to you by Celebrate Frederick, Inc.

The Festival of Lights would not be possible without the hard work of the volunteers of the Holidays in Historic Frederick Committee, and the following community-minded businesses: Spires Sponsors – AT&T, Bechtel Group Foundation, Linton at Ballenger by Drees Homes, Sandy Spring Bank, Spectrum Federal Credit Union, and Weis Markets; Carillon Sponsors – Citi, Comcast, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post, and Roy Rogers- A Plamondon Company; Bandshell Sponsors – BB&T and Jean Peterson Design/The JaBITCo Group.

The City Hall courtyard is located at 101 North Court Street. If you would like to join one of the caroling groups or would like more information, please call the Office of Special Events at 301-600-2841 or visit us on the web at

False Report

On yesterday’s date, 11-18-08, the Frederick Police Department received and begun an in-depth investigation into an Attempted Abduction report involving a 12 year old female victim. The female victim had reported that a white male driving a white pick up truck had grabbed her and attempted to pull her into his vehicle in the area of the 200 block of Broadway. The Frederick Police took the female juvenile’s report seriously, and investigated the alleged crime accordingly. On today’s date, as the investigation continued to become more broad and a follow up interview was conducted with the alleged juvenile victim, she confessed that she had made the entire story up and that the incident never happened. She confessed when she realized that the investigation was becoming very involved and bigger than she thought it would be. The juvenile was accordingly charged as a juvenile with making a false report, and she was released to the custody of her parents.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Attempted Abduction

On today’s date, 11-18-08, OFC Hanner and other officers with the Frederick Police Department’s Patrol Division received a call concerning an attempted abduction of a 12-year old female from the area of the 200 block of Broadway in Frederick. The girl was returning home from school when a white male pulled along side of her in a small white pick up truck with dark tinted windows. He asked her to get in, but she refused and walked away. The male then parked and approached her and grabbed her by the arm and tried to pull her into the truck. The victim was able to hit him and escape, at which time the suspect got back into the truck and drove away.

The male was described as an older white male (50 to 60) wearing khaki pants and a black jacket and black ball cap. The victim also advised he had a gray mustache and gray hair, and he had yellowing teeth. Officers were in the area within minutes and were unable to locate the vehicle. The Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is assisting in the investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this investigation are asked to contact OFC Hanner at 301-600-1273.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Frederick Police Department Training Academy

The 51st Class of the Frederick Police Department Training Academy commenced on November 17th, 2008. The 7-month course of study and practical application will be conducted at the Frederick Police Department’s, Charles V. Main Training Center.

The Students will receive intensive training in a variety of areas. Some of the areas of instruction will include Police Ethics, Cultural Diversity, Police Officer Survival, Constitutional Law, Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure, Report Writing, Basic Sign Language, Firearms Training, Criminal Investigation, and Collision Investigation. A significant portion of the training will deal with Human Behavior, Health, First Aid, and classes designed to enhance communications skills. Members of the community who are experts in their respective fields will teach several blocks of instruction.

Graduation is scheduled for June 19, 2009.

The attendees will include 10 Student Officers for the Frederick Police Department, four student officers from the Annapolis Police Department, and one student officer from the Thurmont Police Department.

The Student Officers are as Follows:

Frederick Police Department Annapolis Police Department

Carpenter, Sean Nicholas Davis, Jamal Edward

Constantine, Deborah Sue Liebross, Joshua David

Hoy, Ryan William O’Herlihy, Hil Thomas Callihan

Jones, Kyle Eugene Weedon, Katherine Elizabeth

Malatesta, Paul James

Morton, Gregory Wayne

Moucheron, Daniel Robert Thurmont Police Department

Peterson, TiAnna Nicole Kemp, Douglas Tyler

Walker, Thomas Gene

Whitmore, Benjamin Edward

Christmas Cash For Kids

IN 1975 an announcer working at Radio Station WZYQ received a very distressing phone call from one of his listeners. There was a family in the Frederick area who would have no Christmas. The Disc Jockey made the decision and the station raised close to $1,500, enough to provide Christmas for several families.

It was snowing on that Christmas Eve as Santa (the Disc Jockey) drove along a dirt road north of Frederick. He found a wooden shack. The mother and her three children didn't live there. They lived in the shanty behind the shack.

Santa knocked at the door. A little girl answered. She threw her arms around Santa and exclaimed, 'My Mommy said you'd be too busy, but I knew you'd come!' 'Christmas Cash for Kids' was born.

Since then, 'Christmas Cash for Kids' has been a holiday tradition in Frederick County. It has evolved into the single largest provider of children's toys and clothing for those who would otherwise have to do without.
Last Year WFMD raised over $120,000 due to the generosity of caring people in Mid-Maryland. WFMD will continue to work with the Salvation Army, a Local Frederick Bank and other businesses and organizations to provide Frederick children with a Christmas they would otherwise miss.

None of the money that is received is used for any overhead expenses. It gets taken to the bank, often within the hour, and can only be used after two authorizations by the bank and the stations. The funds are spent in Frederick and purchases are based on quality, price and delivery. Some stores can, and do deliver within the hour.

Please, don't go out and buy toys. 'Christmas Cash For Kids' can purchase the appropriate gifts, clothing and supplies at much better rates. Take your donation to the station or send a check or money order. Here's what you can do as a business. If you're retail business, put out a collection can. Put up a poster in your Store Front window. Pass the hat in your company or come up with unique ways of collecting money, i.e dress down days, funny hat day or whatever you can come up with. Call the WFMD office for a poster to place in your place of business to show you are working to raise money for 'Christmas Cash for Kids'. We also are in need of companies to provide advertising in the newspapers.

WFMD is committed to making 'Christmas Cash For Kids' a success, because of this commitment, we have increased the number of days of 'Christmas Cash For Kids' to begin December 1 and will continue thru December 5th.

We thank you for your past support and look forward for your support this year. If you would like more information about 'Christmas Cash For Kids' talk to your Account Manager or call 301-663-4181.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


On 11/15/08 at approximately 10:11 am, OFC Matthew Ilko from the Frederick Police Department responded to the Church Street parking deck for a theft report. Investigation revealed that four vehicles had their windows broken out and items were stolen from inside.

The thefts are believed to have occurred from 11:30 pm and 7:00 am.

No suspects have been identified at this time and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2100 or OFC Matthew Ilko at 301-600-1204. Citizens are also encouraged to remove all valuables from their vehicles when left unattended or remove the items from view to decrease the chance of being victimized.


On 11/15/08 at approximately 3:55 am, officers from the Frederick Police Department responded to Huntover Lane in Emerald Farm for a report of a vehicle that had been vandalized.

Upon arrival officers discovered four vehicles in Emerald Farm and Monarch Ridge had side mirrors damaged. Among the vehicles vandalized was a Frederick County Sheriff’s Office police cruiser. A canvass of the area revealed a number of mailboxes and two real estate signs had also been damaged.

No suspects have been identified at this time and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2100 or OFC Douglas Ames at 301-600-1253.

Burglary at The Temple

On 11/14/2008 at 2246 hours officers of the Frederick Police Department responded to 22 W Church St. (The Temple) Frederick, MD 21701 in reference to commercial burglar alarm activation. Upon arrival OFC Scott McGregor contacted the business owner. The owner had arrived on scene several minutes prior to police arrival. He told the officers that when he arrived at the business, he observed a male suspect running out of the front door of the business. The suspect was carrying a large, 5 gallon water jug which contained loose change. The unidentified suspect was not located despite an extensive search. Due to the weight of the jug, it is possible the suspect abandoned it in the downtown area. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2100.

Friday, November 14, 2008



Kris Kringle comes to town only once a year and you don’t want to miss it. On Friday, December 5th Kris Kringle will be leading his procession through Historic Frederick, starting on East Street and ending at Baker Park with the lighting of the City tree. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is presented to you by Celebrate Frederick Inc.

The procession, along with the thousands of tiny white lights illuminating the streets, showcases the small town charm that makes Frederick so special during the holidays. Local children dressed as reindeer, snowflakes, angels, elves, and gifts will accompany costumed characters, some modern, some traditional through Frederick’s downtown streets. The parade runs from East Street to East Patrick Street, turns onto N. Market Street, and then turns onto West Second Street, ending at Baker Park.

Some of the procession’s featured characters bring to life the German heritage in Frederick. Pelsnickle and Weinacht Man are known to help Kris Kringle judge whether children have been bad or good. Krist Kindle is an angel-like messenger who leaves gifts for good children in small baskets. Other characters in the procession include popular modern characters such as Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

The procession concludes with carol singing and holiday greetings from Mayor William J. Holtzinger, the Snow Queen, and Kris Kringle himself. The official City tree is then lit after the countdown by the crowd.

The Kris Kringle Procession would not be possible without the hard work of the volunteers of the Holidays in Historic Frederick Committee, and the following community-minded businesses: Spires Sponsors- AT&T, Bechtel Group Foundation, Linton at Ballenger by Drees Homes, Sandy Spring Bank, Spectrum Federal Credit Union, and Weis Markets; Carillion Sponsors- Citi, Comcast, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News Post, and Roy Rogers-A Plamondon Company; Bandshell Sponsors- BB&T and Jean Peterson Design/ The JaBITCo Group.

For more information about this, or any of the Celebrate Frederick Inc. holiday events, please call The City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-2841 or visit our website at



The 2008 Candlelight House Tour will showcase eight historic homes in Frederick. Presented by Celebrate Frederick Inc., the event is held Saturday, December 6th from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 7th from Noon to 4 p.m. Between each finely decorated home will be luminaries to light your way and carolers to fill the air with holiday sounds.

Light refreshments will be served at the heated Hospitality Tent, sponsored by Renewal by Andersen, located on West College Terrace at Freedom Drive, and complimentary horse drawn carriage rides will be available. The 2008 holiday ornaments, posters, and postcards will be available for purchase during the tour.

Following is a short description of the eight homes featured on this year’s tour:

267 Dill Avenue - This American Foursquare-style home, built in 1911, was acclaimed by The Daily News to be one of the most modern homes within that particular part of the City. The praise and distinction was justified as the home was built “of brick with hardwood floors and recently papered throughout…” Today, the home continues to charm visitors with unique features and fascinating architecture. One distinctive feature of the home is the French paneled glass pocket doors, providing access to the formal parlor and dining room. Also of note is the fireplace in the parlor, framed with local Frederick limestone that has been ‘color washed’; and the hand-forged chandelier that hangs in the elegant dining room. A true example of creative renovation, the homeowners have transformed the former attic in to a private, master suite. Recessed lights and cozy window seats create a true oasis for the couple. Note: The staircase to the master suite is free-flowing, and does not have a handrail. If you, or a companion, do not feel that you can safely climb these stairs, please skip this part of tour. As you enjoy a complete tour of this home, take time to appreciate the charming holiday touches added to this space by designer Jutta Terrell of Etiquette Tabletop Designs.

318 West College Terrace - Distinctive elegance and peaceful surroundings led the current homeowners to this lovely 1940s, Cape Cod home. Original elements abound within the home, mingling with a number of updates to create a space that is both inviting and functional. A working fireplace and built-in bookshelves greet visitors in the living room, both original to the property. Also native to the home is a charming breakfast nook overlooking the back yard, which has been newly landscaped to feature specimen trees and shrubs. The second floor features a full bath with original, basket weave ceramic tile. Visitors will also find the master bedroom and guest bedroom on the second floor. The two spaces are mirror images of one another, featuring clever storage spaces on either side of the dormer windows and warm, honey oak hardwood floors. A delightful tour awaits you in this remarkable home, accented with decorative touches courtesy of Marianne Koss a designer with the Green-Walled Garden Club.

310 West College Terrace - This charming, Cape Cod home was built in 1948 by the Standard Homes Company of Washington, D.C. A substantial, four-bedroom, home, the property still maintains a cozy, cottage feel with trademark low ceilings and a traditional keeping room. The current owners have called this Cape Cod ‘Home’ for 22 years. During that time, several substantial renovations have been made, including enlarging the kitchen and adding a sunroom. The spacious kitchen boasts a cooking fireplace with a metal arm and anvil created by a local blacksmith. From the sunroom at the rear of the home, visitors can view a large pine tree that was the family’s first Christmas tree in their new home over twenty years ago. While viewing the space, take special note of the 1838 Tall Case Clock, and the original artwork of Eugene B. Smith and Virginia Jacobs McLaughlin in the living room and dining room, respectively. Replete with charm and elegance, this home has been decorated in holiday splendor by the talented designer Bonnie Kratovil of Dream House, Charles Town, WV.

331 Lindbergh Avenue - This lovely, 1920s home showcases the blending of historical charm and modern convenience. Purchased less than two years ago by the current owners, the home has undergone major structural and mechanical renovations since. A large addition complements interior updates, all constructed with the original spirit of the home in mind. Upon entry, visitors are treated to a stunning foyer showcasing the original entrance way, vestibule and staircase. Tucked inconspicuously in this space is an elevator that has been faux painted by artist Andy Lofstrand. The artist’s rendering of a marble and mahogany paneled façade serves to blend this modern convenience into the charm of the home. Visitors should also note the original, antique brass electrical fixtures situated throughout the home. The decorative talents of Lisa Henry; Michele Patton; and Beth Gaudreau; designers at Home Essentials of Frederick, will add holiday elegance to the first floor and garden tour of this stately home.

329 Lindbergh Avenue - This sprawling, Dutch Colonial home was built circa 1930. Visitors will be awed by the lovely architectural features of the home, including three brick patios and a charming side porch highlighted by a brick wall and columns. A 1989 addition to the home increased the family’s living space, adding a first floor family room and a second floor master bedroom and bath. Inside, the property boasts two fireplaces, one gas and one wood-burning. Original features are situated along side modern amenities within the home, including glass front kitchen cabinets and a stunning chandelier in the dining room. Also original are the ceiling medallions found in the dining room, living room and foyer. Enjoy a memorable, first floor tour of this space, decked in holiday décor created by Adrienne Summers of Adrienne’s Flower Delights.

605 Lindbergh Court - Built just over twenty years ago, this Georgian style brick home exudes traditional grace and charm. Handsome, hardwood floors run throughout the space, softened by oriental rugs and a hand-woven, Aubusson wool rug. Visitors should note the homeowner’s extensive collection of family heirlooms. Of particular interest is the 19th century, walnut banquet table and chairs, the marble-top sideboard with burled wood insets and the working, Starr player piano. Alongside the traditional features found in the home are additions made by the current owners, the most recent being the gourmet kitchen. Custom-built cabinets with inset doors highlight the space. A special treat for the couple’s grandchildren is the candy drawer, cleverly designed to always appear full! Other highlights in this space include the hand-fired, crackled glazed tiles lining a custom-arched niche, the wet bar and the mirrored pantry doors. A lovely tour a waits in this charming home, decked in holiday fashion by Suzy Noble of Seasons by Suzy.

608 Lindbergh Court - This expansive home boasts eleven rooms decorated with artifacts from the homeowners’ travels to Asia, original pieces of art and stunning oriental rugs. Built in 1985 by Frederick builder M.S. Milliner Construction, the home features two ‘sunken’ rooms – the formal living room and family room. Visitors will be stunned by the lovely brick fireplace in the kitchen, situated among warm cherry cabinetry. Hand-painted wallpaper showcases the dining and living rooms. Renovations to the second floor of the home have included the expansion of a master bedroom suite. Two bedrooms and the original master bathroom were combined to create a roomy suite that includes abundant closet space and a mater bathroom with a double shower tiled in porcelain blocks. The creative talents of Stephanie Ransom of Ec’clectibles will add holiday charm to the tour of the first floor and master bedroom suite.

613 West Second Street - Built in 1940, this breathtaking Southern Colonial is situated across from Culler Lake. A first floor tour of the home will reveal a lovely space that combines elegance with comfort, and family-friendly charm. Visitors should take special note of the kitchen, renovated by previous owners. Accented by custom cabinetry in golden oak and granite countertops, the room is a center of activity for this family of five. Another charming addition to this home is the stunning front porch. Added circa 1994, the porch adds a much-used outdoor living space for the homeowners and their three children. While touring this space, take note of the antique corner cupboard in the dining room. This piece was given to the homeowners by their grandparents. Holiday cheer and family fun abound in this home, festively decorated by Michelle Blank of Flowers by Jim.

Tour tickets cost $20, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are a limited number of tickets. For ticket locations or more information please call The City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-200-2841, or visit our website Partial proceeds benefit a Downtown Frederick Beautification project.

The house tour would not be possible without the hard work of the volunteers of the Holidays in Historic Frederick Committee, and the following community-minded businesses: Spires Sponsors – AT&T, Bechtel Group Foundation, Linton at Ballenger by Drees Homes, Sandy Spring Bank, Spectrum Federal Credit Union, and Weis Markets; Carillon Sponsors – Citi, Comcast, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post, and Roy Rogers- A Plamondon Company; Bandshell Sponsors – BB&T and Jean Peterson Design/The JaBITCo Group; Program Sponsor – Renewal by Andersen.



The holidays are filled with beautiful things, and this year’s Scents & Sweets Competition is filled with just that. The competition kicks-off this season’s festivities with some of the most incredible gingerbread houses and fragrant floral arrangements you have ever seen. On Wednesday, December 3rd from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Celebrate Frederick Inc. invites you to see the works of art at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center.

Children, teens, adults, and professionals come together to showcase their talent. And you can bet the talent won’t be scarce, past entries include an entire edible castle! A panel of judges will pick the first and second place winners in both the gingerbread and floral arrangement categories. Each category will also be awarded The People’s Choice award. In its tenth year, you can bet the judges are going to have their work cut out for them. Winners will be announced at approximately 6:45 p.m.

If you would like to get a second look at the holiday beauties, select Frederick businesses will be showcasing them again during the First Saturday Gallery Walk on December 6th presented by the Downtown Frederick Partnership.

These events would not be possible without the hard work of the volunteers of the Holidays in Historic Frederick Committee, and the following community-minded businesses: Spires Sponsors- AT&T, Bechtel Group Foundation, Linton at Ballenger Creek by Drees Homes, Sandy Spring Bank, Spectrum Federal Credit Union, and Weis Markets; Carillon Sponsors- Citi, Comcast, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News Post, and Roy Rogers-A Plamondon Company; Bandshell Sponsors- BB&T and Jean Peterson Design/ The JaBITCo Group.

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center is located at 40 S. Carroll Street in Frederick. For more information on the Scents & Sweets Competition, please call The City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-2841 or visit our website at

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Destruction of Property

On 11/09/08 Officers from the Frederick Police Department responded to the 800 Block of N Market Street for a destruction of property call.

Upon arrival officers discovered several vehicles that had their vehicle tires slashed. Officers canvassed the area and discovered a total of16 vehicles with slashed from the 800 Block of N Market Street to 13th Street and over toward East Street.

The suspects are believed to be juvenile males that were seen running away from 13th Street at about 0200 Hrs.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2100 or OFC J.P. Pigott at 301-600-1256. Callers can remain anonymous.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Spirt Night - Mark Bremer Memorial Fund

Fraternal Order of Police
Francis Scott Key Lodge #91 F.O.P., Inc.
P.O. Box 808
Frederick, Maryland 21705
Phone: (301) 663-5472; Fax: (301) 695-8610

November 11, 2008

The Fraternal Order of Police, Francis Scott Key Lodge #91 would like to announce that the Chick-fil-A located at 5501 Urbana Pike, Frederick MD is hosting a Spirt Night on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 from 5-8 pm in support of the Mark Bremer Memorial Fund.

Officer First Class Mark Bremer was tragically killed on October 23, 2008 in a motor vehicle accident while pursuing a wanted subject. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #91 has set up a Memorial Fund in OFC. Bremer’s memory to help his wife and three children he left behind.

On Spirt Night the Chick-fil-A will donate 50% of the pre-tax sales to the Mark Bremer Memorial Fund when you make your purchase. Be sure to tell the cashier that you are there to support the Mark Bremer Memorial Fund so the appropriate donation amount can be applied from your purchase.

So come on out and show your support for this fallen hero and his family.

This Press release has been approved by the Executive Board of FOP Lodge #91.


Executive Board Members:

President – Ronald Figgers Vice President – Joseph Hayer
Treasurer – Charles Snyder Secretary – Simon Temple

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Serious Assault

On today’s date at approximately 0330 hrs. Officers from the Frederick Police Patrol Division responded to a welfare check in the 200 blk. of W. College Terrace. Upon arrival they discovered a male subject lying in a driveway suffering injuries from an apparent assault. The victim was unable to provide any information at the scene. The victim was transported via MSP helicopter to Shock Trauma in Baltimore for treatment of the injuries. Detectives from CID responded to the scene and to Shock Trauma to continue the investigation. The victim has yet to be positively identified, his current medical condition is not available pending completion of tests at the hospital. The injuries appear to be isolated to the suspects head and upper torso and are not believed to be life threatening at this time. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2100 or Det. Forder at 301-600-1220.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Lt. Clark Pennington Awards

On 11-06-08 Lt. Clark Pennington received two awards at the Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting. During the first presentation Lt. Pennington was honored with the Sandy Springs Bank “Community Champion” award. This award is given to those community members who are recognized as individuals who go above and beyond to help their communities.

Lt. Pennington received this award for his work with Bobby Harris a High School Student from the Maryland School for the Deaf. Mr. Harris was the Department’s first High School Intern from MSD. During that internship Lt. Pennington ensured Bobby was exposed to all aspects of Law Enforcement and in turn ensured FPD officers where exposed to the challenges experienced by the Deaf Community.

For this work Lt. Pennington received a $2,500 donation to the charity of his choice. Lt. Pennington asked that his award be split among three charities; COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors), Mercy Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Baltimore where his now 3 year old twin sons Collin and Brady were born, and the Maryland School for the Deaf Foundation.

Lt. Pennington was also presented with an award given by the Maryland Police and Correctional Commission for outstanding performance as a Law Enforcement Educational Instructor. He received the “Instructor of the Year” award for 2007 for his efforts while assigned to the Frederick Police Academy.

Chief Dine would like to thank Sandy Springs Bank for their service and work within the Frederick Community.

Frederick Police Activities League

The Frederick Police Activities League will be hosting a Celebration of Education at the Sagner PAL Center on Friday November 7th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The PAL program along with the Housing Authority of the City of Frederick will be celebrating the youth and families associated with the PAL program for their achievements in education. We will be honoring those in our PAL program who participate in the Reading Club, Computer Club, GAL PALS program, Cooking Classes, and Homework Club.

The PAL Program is but one aspect of the Department’s multi-faceted, progressive approach to policing in our community in general, and reaching out to the City’s young folks specifically.

The Police Activities League of Frederick (PAL) began in August of 1999, and is a recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily upon athletics and recreational activities to create and cement the bond between police officers and the youth in the community. During the school year the PAL program is offered in the evenings at the PAL Center in the Sagner Community and at Hillcrest Elementary School. PAL offers youth a safe nurturing place to learn and interact with the police officers all while having a good time.

For more information please contact Michele Bowman at 301-600-2091.

Drug Activity

Frederick Police Department

100 West Patrick St.

Frederick, Maryland 21701


Press Release

DATE: 11/06/2008 TIME: 1653 PAGE/S 1 of 1 NAC:


Drug Enforcement Unit

On this date members of the Drug Enforcement unit responded to a complaint of drug activity in the area of 1463 Key Parkway at Hickory Hill Apts. Officers observed two males whom they believed were involved in drug activity. Both males gave officers consent to search their person. Officers located a small quantity of marijuana on one of the males who was identified as Cintora, Julio. The other male was released.

Cintora was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.





Cintora, Julio C


1586 Andover Ln.

Frederick, MD 21702

1) Poss. Marijuana


DEU Officers


Cpl. Michael J. Lee#314


DEU Officers



Thursday, November 6, 2008


Frederick Police Department



On 11-6-08 members of the Frederick Police Departments Patrol Division responded to1801 Beaver Creek Ln. in reference to a reported burglary. Upon arriving on scene the suspect had fled the area but officers found a large quantity of marijuana in the residence along with scales and smoking devices.

The resident, Rachel Elainie Matthews was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute, and two counts of possession of paraphernalia by Officer First Class Huegel of the Frederick Police Department and is currently being held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on $25,000 bond.

The attempted Burglary is undergoing further investigation by Dectective Lege of the Frederick Police. At this time the description is that of a thin black male.





Matthews, Rachel Elainie


1801 Beaver Creek Ln

Frederick, Md

  1. Poss. Marijuana

  2. Poss. Of Marijuna with intent to distribute

  3. 2 counts- possession of drug paraphernalia


Officer First Class Huegel


CPL Armstrong, David G


Detective Lege


PHONE: 301-600-1257


LT. CLARK PENNINGTON @ 301- 600- 3935 or CAPT. KEVIN GRUBB 301-600-1254



Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Award-winning Catoctin History magazine explores mid-Maryland's history and culture

For Immediate Release
Contact: Elizabeth Scott Shatto
Director, Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, (301) 600-4042
Date: November 5, 2008

Award-winning Catoctin History magazine explores mid-Maryland's history and culture

Frederick, MD - The Catoctin Center for Regional Studies is pleased to announce that issue #10 of Catoctin History has been published and is available through subscription and individual purchase.

This issue offers an eclectic collection of articles that will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history and culture of mid-Maryland. Figuring prominently in this issue are Jeb Stuart's "Sabers and Roses" Ball, the story of the first U.S. bookmobile introduced in Washington County in 1905, the work of Westminster's Mary Shellman in honoring ordinary Civil War soldiers, and the evolution of the bank barn in this region. Other articles explore the archeological excavation of a blacksmith shop and the tradition of growing peaches in mid-Maryland.

Catoctin History is an award-winning regional history magazine published twice a year by the Catoctin Center for Regional Studies. It is sponsored in part by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Hagerstown and Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

This publication is available through subscription for an annual cost of $10.00. There are three ways to subscribe: send mailing information and payment to Catoctin History, FCC, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702; email; or, for credit card orders, call 301-846-2464.

Michelle Kershner
Grants & Communication Specialist
Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Town News November 2008

Frederick County Business & Employment Center
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Town News
November 2008
Pillars of Character are service marks
Coalition, a project of the Josephson
Institute of Ethics.

Maryland Municipal League - The local chapter of the MML will be holding a special meeting at
Walkersville Town Hall Nov. 5th at 7 p.m. to discuss the County’s
proposed APFO. MML will hold its annual legislative dinner December 3 (networking
starts at 6:30 p.m.) at the Cozy Inn.

County-wide - A fuel conservation plan for local government vehicles, launched by
the Frederick County Commissioners in August, has proved successful.
To date, officials estimate the plan has saved $33,000.

New Market - Town officials declared October 15 through January 15 as “Holiday
Marketing Season.” This allows vendors who obtain permits to set up
shop on a temporary basis. The goal is to attract more foot traffic.

Middletown - A vote by town commissioners is scheduled for November 10 on a
controversial annexation. A developer wants the town to annex nearly
100 acres for a 115 unit residential community.

Thurmont - A proposed master plan is now available for review. The town’s planning
and zoning commission has hammered out a rough draft that the mayor
and council will now examine and perhaps modify. Town officials have approved plans that will enable the web casting of certain municipal meetings. These real-time broadcasts should start soon.

Brunswick - The town’s first ever business trade show was deemed a huge success.
The event, sponsored by the Brunswick Economic Development
Commission and the Brunswick Chamber, drew about 200 visitors. City Council is considering a proposal that would mandate recycling for all residents. If approved, the plan would take effect when the County’s
transfer station opens at the landfill.

Frederick - Kudos to the City of Frederick! The International Economic Development
Council recognized the Carroll Creek Park project as one of the best
neighborhood revitalization initiatives in the entire country.
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Monday, November 3, 2008

November Health Tip- Diabetes: Raise Awareness, Reduce Risk

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Motorcycle Accident

On Saturday 11-01-08, at approximately 9:02 PM, Officers from the Frederick Police Department responded to an accident that occurred in 700 block of Fairview Ave involving a motorcycle and a car. The operator of the motorcycle was treated at the scene by EMS personnel and then transported by Maryland State Police helicopter (Trooper 3) to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with critical injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured. Cpl. Bowman, an accident reconstructionist, is handling the investigation.

The Frederick Police Department is asking that if anyone witnessed the accident, to please contact Cpl. Bowman at 301-600-1249.

Frederick Police Department Drug Enforcement

Frederick Police Department, 100 West Patrick St., Frederick, Maryland 21701, 301-600-2100


Drug Enforcement Unit

On 11/01/2008 members of the Drug Enforcement Unit were conducting a covert operation in the 400blk. W. South St. An undercover officer contacted the below listed subjects in this area. They sold the undercover officer a quantity of crack cocaine. Both females were placed under arrest.

Green and Simms were transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.





Green, Ebony Latish


302 N. Market St.

Frederick, MD 21701

1) Dist. Crack Cocaine

2) Poss. W/I Dist. Crack Cocaine

3) Poss. Crack Cocaine

4) Consp to Dist. Crack Cocaine

5) Consp. To Poss W/I Dist Crack Cocaine

6) Consp to Poss. Crack Cocaine

Simms, Patience Nicole


302 N. Market St.

Frederick, MD 21701

1) Dist. Crack Cocaine

2) Poss. W/I Dist. Crack Cocaine

3) Poss. Crack Cocaine

4) Consp to Dist. Crack Cocaine

5) Consp. To Poss W/I Dist Crack Cocaine

6) Consp to Poss. Crack Cocaine


DEU Officers


Cpl. Michael J. Lee#314


DEU Office - case number 08-066630

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Officer Richard Mark Bremer Memorial Fund

To My Brothers and Sisters In Christ:

I know Tuesday is a big day to go and vote-but I am emailing each of you because I know about your servant hearts.

From 9AM-5PM I will be at the Shell Station on 40 West( Golden Mile ) to volunteer for the car wash to benefit our Fallen Officer Mark Bremer Family. Blaine Young with WFMD-has coordinated with the owner to allow all monies that day for the car wash to go to this family.

He also wanted to join forces with the Patty Pollatos Fund once again to do our winter coat drive for Mountain Manor-Safe Harbor-Hope Alive-Rescue Mission-Cold Weather Shelter –Salvation Army. The last time we did this coat drive we received 300 coats for Katrina Victims!

This is my request to you:

First I know that everyone may not be able to volunteer that day but if you can -please email me what hours you can -so I will know if I have enough volunteers-(I would like to have 10 with me the whole day) or you may have friends that can donate time.-please pass this on.

Second-If you work -please let your co-workers know what we are doing for the Bremer Family and if they would want to donate something -take the collection-or if they want to write a check make it payable to The Mark Bremer Memorial Fund, Blaine will be on the air 3-5PM (301-694-WFMD) AND let him know what you have collected to add to the total. If you would want to just mail the check do so to this address:

Fraternal Order of Police FSK Lodge 91,
P.O. Box 808,
Frederick, Md., 21705,
attention of Charlie Snyder.

Also if they can bring a coat or coats for man woman or child it would be deeply appreciated. It would also be appreciated if the coats where clean and in good shape. (I know I sound picky but I feel they are already in a depressed state- and just want to uplift their spirits with a nice warm coat.) We have already had 2 deaths in the state of Maryland from cold weather- I don’t want Frederick to be one of the counties that this will happen.

Letters getting long and time is getting short so please let me know as soon as possible.

God Bless Your Servant Hearts

In Him
Debbie Williams

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