Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year’s Eve DUI Enforcement

The Frederick Police Department is 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 New Year’s Eve festivities this year to act responsibly by designating sober drivers before parties begin. The Frederick Police Department and their partners will have saturation patrols targeting impaired drivers which will be supported by the Frederick County Highway Safety Task Force under Checkpoint Strike Force. These efforts continue through the New Year’s holiday in an effort to prevent and reduce traffic accidents.

New Year’s Eve is the biggest night out for many Americans, particularly young adults. But it is also a very dangerous night out due to impaired drivers. That’s why we are reminding all those seeking a little luck to use common sense this year and designate their sober driver in advance – before the festivities even begin.

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 after work at the corner pub or attending a party, if you plan on using alcohol, do not drive – and never let your friends drive if you think they are impaired.

Designating a sober driver before the local celebration begins and making sure friends don’t drive drunk are just two simple steps to help avoid a tragic crash or an arrest for impaired driving.

Designating a sober driver and not letting friends 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 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 New Year’s Eve 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 New Year’s Eve. Designate your sober driver before the party begins.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Drug Arrest - Crown, James Johnathan

On 12/29/2008 at approximately 2250 hours, Cpl. Pue of the Frederick Police Department observed a vehicle spinning its wheels at the intersection of W. South and S. Jefferson Sts. Cpl. Pue stopped this vehicle in the 300 block of S. Jefferson St. and identified the driver as the below listed arrestee. During a check for warrants, Cpl. Pue learned that the arrestee had an open re-take warrant through the Maryland Department of Corrections. Cpl. Pue arrested this subject for the warrant. During a search of the arrestee and his vehicle incident to the arrest, Cpl. Pue located and seized a quantity of suspected marijuana and paraphernalia as well as assorted paraphernalia used for suspected heroin ingestion and a small quantity of suspected heroin.

The arrestee, Crown, James Johnathan, was transported to Frederick County Central Booking for processing where he remains at the time of this writing awaiting an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Thomas Johnson High School burglary

On 12/29/2008, at approximately 0618 hours, Frederick Police Officer First Class Vince Brown was dispatched to 1501 N Market Street at Thomas Johnson High School for a burglary. Upon my arrival, he met with the head of maintenance.

At approximately 0530 hours today, the head of maintenance discovered water in the main building of the high school. Further investigation revealed a location with obvious damage where the suspects made entry into a portion of the school. Also found was a broken water line which caused flooding in two large areas of the school. In addition to the substantial water on the floor of the school, numerous boxes containing filters suffered water damage. The maintenance staff was able to turn off the broken water line.

In another location of the school, graffiti was found spray painted on a surface. They also discovered that some items were stolen during the burglary. Total cost of the damage to the school as well as the stolen items is unknown at this time. A better estimate will be known after the appropriate clean up and an inventory is conducted.

No entry was made into the main building of the school. It appears the burglary occurred between 11:00AM on 12/28/08 and 5:00AM on 12-29-08.

The Frederick Police Department is asking that if anyone witnessed suspicious subjects or vehicles in the area of the T.J. High School during the above hours, please contact the Department at 301-600-2100.

Naille, William D. - CDS Arrest

OFC Genovese made a traffic stop in the area of Himes Ave and Coral Berry Way During the course of the stop, an investigation was launched into the possible presence of drugs in the vehicle. The driver was asked if he had any drugs in his car or on his person, and he admitted to being in possession of Marijuana. The drugs were located in the driver’s sock, and he was taken into custody without incident. Naille, William D. was released on Personal Recognizance after an initial hearing with the court commissioner.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Black Paper Scam Arrests

On December 27, 2008, members of the Frederick Police Department’s Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions arrested two African males inside a local Chinese restaurant. The arrests resulted from an investigation involving a scheme to get the business owner to give the men thousands of dollars in exchange for the promise they could use the money to reproduce millions of dollars in U. S. currency.

During the investigation, information was received that the two men, Liberian citizens, later identified as Calvin Billfrank Swen of Jamaica, NY and Radcliffe Reynold Howard of Philadelphia, PA, had initially visited the local restaurant to inquire about purchasing the business. During a subsequent visit to the establishment, Swen and Howard, produced black paper wrapped in plastic and told the owner they had the ability to take a $100 bill and make additional $100 bills by placing the currency between the black paper and applying a chemical. The men demonstrated the procedure for the owner, then asked the owner to give them $100,000 in cash. In exchange for the $100,000, Swen and Howard advised they could produce $4,000,000 in U.S. currency, which they would then split equally with the business owner.

After several communications with the restaurant owner to perpetrate the scam, officers conducted surveillance operations and arrested the men as they entered the business. Swen and Howard were later transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center and charged with theft scheme greater than $500 and conspiracy to commit theft greater than $500. The investigation is continuing and additional charges could be pending. Both men were awaiting appearances before the District Court Commissioner.

The Frederick Police Department is encouraging members of the public to be aware of similar scams, whether conducted in person, over the internet or through e-mail. If you are offered money or goods in exchange for advance payment of fees, you may be the target of a fraud scheme.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

CDS Arrest

On the 12-26-08 at approximately 1740 hrs. OFC. Marvin Cox was on routine patrol in the area of the post office on E. Patrick St. in Frederick, MD. He observed a dark colored Chrysler being operated without is lights illuminated. OFC. Cox ultimately stopped the vehicle in the area of Francis Scott Key Drive and Rt # 70 West. While dealing with the traffic stop a K9 scan was conducted by OFC. Mike Conover and his partner DAK. DAK alerted to the presence of narcotic odor during the scan. The occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody without incident. Further investigation revealed the male driver possessed a substantial amount of US currency and CDS/Crack Cocaine. The female passenger also had currency and CDS/Crack Cocaine in her possession as well. Both subjects were transported to central booking for processing. Arrested were: Hughes, David A. and Jackson, Melissa V.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Drug Arrest

On December 19, 2008, at approximately 1813 hours, the Frederick Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit stopped a vehicle at 7611 Willow Road for a traffic violation. While officers were speaking to the driver he admitted he had a smoking device in the vehicle. The driver was arrested, and he and his vehicle were searched. During the search, officers found the smoking device and a bag containing a quantity of suspected marijuana. Officers also found suspected marijuana in a backpack owned by the passenger. Consequently, the passenger was arrested.

The driver was identified as Barrett and the passenger was identified as Roane.

Barrett and Roane were taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center to appear before a District Court Commissioner.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Police team up with Marines for Toy Distribution

The Frederick Police Department’s will be teaming up with the United States Marines to participate in a toy distribution event for needy families. This event will be held on Monday December 22nd beginning at 5:00 pm inside the Frederick Towne Mall. Please use the mall entrance located between the CVS and Home Depot. Frederick Towne Mall is located off of Rt. 40 in Frederick, MD. The purpose of this event is to distribute toys to needy families whom have not yet received toy assistance this year through any other service agency including Toys For Tots. We would also like to recognize the support from Frederick Towne Mall for providing the inside location.

For more information please contact Michele Bowman, Community Outreach Coordinator at 301-600-2091.

1st degree assault arrest

On 12/18/08 officers responded to the 1900 block of Riverwalk Place for a reported weapons complaint. A female caller reported that a male in her apartment was pointing a loaded shotgun at another male. The responding officers located two male subjects in the hallway of 1901 Riverwalk Place and detained them. Upon investigation of the incident it was discovered that during an altercation in the apartment the arrestee pointed a shotgun at the other male and ordered him out of the apartment. Hearn, Matthew Joseph was transported to Central Booking where he was processed and taken before a District Court Commissioner for a bond hearing. At the time of this press release Hearn, Matthew Joseph was being held in lieu of $20,000 bond.

Missing Person Found

Maryjane Tabada 15 year old Female Missing since 10-2-08. Previously published in the Frederick News Post.

Using phone call information obtained during the investigation the female was located at the Sleep Inn on Spectrum Dr. She was found to be in good health and unharmed by the incident.

Drug Enforcement Unit

On this date members of the Drug Enforcement Unit were conducting covert operation in the 1400blk. Key Parkway. Drug Enforcement Unit officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle, that committed a traffic violation. A K-9 sniff was conducted on the vehicle and a positive alert for CDS was obtained. The driver of the vehicle was placed under arrest. A search incident to arrest, officers located a quantity of marijuana and a pipe inside the vehicle.

Wyttenbach was placed under arrest and transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New Market Family to be featured in a new local TV Show

On Saturday, December 20, a new TV show will film its first production in Frederick County, MD. The Community Giving Project, as the show is called, will be produced by Conrad Weaver, owner of Conjostudios, LLC, and hosted by Judy Jandora, owner of Interior Delights Murals & Redesign, and will feature local families in need, being helped by community businesses and individuals.

The family to be featured in the pilot episode is the Harmening-Gomez family from New Market, MD. The mom, Susan, has a condition known as Atherosclerosis - hardening of the arteries. Her condition is severe and she doesn't know how much longer she has to live. She's married to Adrian, and they have 6 year-old twins: Kathleen and Steven.

As a result of her medical condition and because of the heavy medication she takes Susan has very little energy to do household chores or shopping. Her focus is completely on her two children, making sure they are cared for and succeeding in school. Her husband, Adrian, works in Old Town Alexandria, VA, and has a very long commute which makes it difficult for him to help around the house as he would like.

On Saturday, December 20, The Community Giving Project will provide for the Harmening-Gomez family a much-needed ray of sunshine, including a makeover of the family room and dining room, a full day at the spa for Susan, custom jewelry created just for her, tickets for the entire family to see the Nutcracker in Frederick, Christmas decorations, and so much more. The entire house will also be cleaned from top to bottom.

Producer, Conrad Weaver, owner of Conjostudios, LLC says, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Judy Jandora on this project. Her passion for making a difference in the community is contagious, and her creativity and exciting personality will make it a fun show to produce and to watch. But more than that, we hope this program will inspire others to step out into their communities and look for opportunities to make a difference in someone’s life. That is really what the Community Giving Project is all about.”

Conjostudios, LLC will be video taping the day’s activities from the home makeover to the day at the spa and will produce a 30 or 60 minute TV program which will air on the a local cable channel some time in the Spring.

The Community Giving Project is proud to partner with many local community businesses and individuals who are generously donating their time, products, and/or services. The Frederick community has come through, and is making this truly a “Community Giving Project.”

Here is a list of some of the businesses who are making contributions to this project:

ConjoStudios, LLC
Strand, Day Spa
Interior Delights Murals
Doctor Details, Car Spa
Custom Imprints
Hav a Lawn, Landscaping & Christmas Decorating
Isabelle Davidowitz with Isabelle Glass, Custom Jewelry and Architectural Glass
Spectrum Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning and Restoration
Elizabeth’s Helper Cleaning Servants
The Weinberg Center for the Arts
The Carriage House Inn
Cafe' Nola Restaurant
U.S. Carpet Market
Rosensteel Studios
Bill Sherman Photography
Jim Sheehy, Reiki Master
Karen Seitzinger, Dog Grooming
Beso Boutique
The Avenue's
Andrea Scott - Design Assistant
And lots of wonderful individuals from the Frederick community!

For more information about the Community Giving Project, please contact Producer, Conrad Weaver at 301-606-7794, or Executive Producer/Host, Judy Jandora at 301-471-7078.
To attend the video taping of the Community Giving Project, please contact Producer, Conrad Weaver through Email:
Conrad Weaver, Producer
Conjostudios, LLC
PO BOX 1330
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

FPD to help Marines with Toys For Tots

The Frederick Police Department employees and their families will be assisting the US Marines Corps with their Toys For Tots efforts this Thursday December 18th from 5:00 – 9:00 pm at the Toys For Tots warehouse located in Frederick Towne Mall.

The Community Services Division of the Frederick Police Department assists the Marine Corps with this endeavor from November to December every year, and there is a special night for all department employees and their families to volunteer their time. Departmental employees and their families will be filling orders and sorting toys. Each year the department assists with toys for tots, and over 7,000 youth receive toys.

For more information please contact Michele Bowman, Community Outreach Coordinator at 301-600-2091.


On December 16, 2008, at 10:02 pm, officers from the Frederick Police Department were called to Frederick Memorial Hospital for a patient who arrived with a stab wound. Investigation revealed that the victim left his residence on Warren Way at about 9:30 pm when 4-5 males wearing dark clothing and hoods over their heads approached him. One of the grabbed for the victim’s wallet. The group surrounded the victim and began assaulting him. During the assault the victim was stabbed in the lower back and cut on the side of his head.

The victim fought off the attackers and they fled in an unknown direction.

Officers responded to the scene and canvassed the area but the suspects were not located. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Marker at 301-600-1242.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008



BALTIMORE, Maryland - The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced awards of more than $1.2 million to local jurisdictions and organizations in Maryland to combat gangs and gang violence in local neighborhoods, communities and schools, announced U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. The more than $1.2 million in grants are made possible through federal funding Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) secured as Chairwoman of the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee to address Maryland’s gang issue. Programs throughout the state will receive funding for prevention, intervention and suppression strategies in a continuation of a program first established in 2006.

U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said, “Recent racketeering prosecutions involving MS-13 and the Bloods demonstrate that Maryland’s law enforcement agencies are making great progress in prosecuting violent gangs, but law enforcement alone cannot prevent gang violence. Coordinated and comprehensive strategies are essential to deter gang violence. Intervention and prevention programs help rescue teenagers who have joined gangs and prevent others from joining in the future.”

“This statewide anti-gang initiative addresses a gang crisis in our neighborhoods that threatens to destroy lives and destroy communities," said Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md). "No one can do it alone, that's why I fought in the Senate to create a federal partnership. We need to continue our work to protect neighborhoods and families – that means safer streets and safer communities. I am proud to have fought for this federal investment and will continue to do all I can to make our communities safer."

A three-part plan was used to distribute the anti-gang money: a portion will be distributed through a competitive process based on a collaborative strategy developed by each jurisdiction; a portion is to be awarded on a discretionary basis to support existing prevention and intervention programs and statewide efforts; and the remaining funding will be used for law enforcement functions, including hiring gang prosecutors and providing witness protection, translation services and training. The U.S. Attorney’s Office held regional informational sessions around the state to provide guidance about how best to put together an effective proposal.

The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) previously provided planning grants to each jurisdiction in Maryland to assess the local gang problem and develop a strategy to deal with it. Officials continue to rely upon those strategies, and many of the funding proposals will use the grants to continue implementing them.

Thirty entities from 17 Maryland jurisdictions submitted applications detailing their collaborative strategies to deal with local gang problems. A panel of subject matter experts from the Johns Hopkins Police Executive Leadership Program, the Maryland Sheriff’s Association, the Maryland State Police, GOCCP, Hawkins Funding Development Group; Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute; Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA); community anti-crime programs; and the U.S. Attorney’s Office evaluated and rated each proposal. At a meeting held on November 12, 2008, all panel members discussed the strategy, budget and objectives of each proposal, and rated the proposals. As a result, eleven grants were announced today.

Representatives of the grant recipients attended a meeting this morning to discuss their plans.

For additional information on the strategies, please see the attached synopses.

The maximum length of time of the programs funded by the awards in both categories is 18 months, beginning in January, 2009.

The awards announced today are only one source of funding for anti-gang strategies. Other federal and state sources are also available. Coordinating the various sources of funding provides the most advantageous use of all available funds.

Maryland Anti-Gang Comprehensive Strategy Grant Awards

Activity Synopsis

Baltimore City Police Department $149,966.00

Award funds two (2) outreach workers hired through the Living Classrooms Foundation and assigned to the Eastern and Western Districts to assist at risk youth and families in accessing community-based services targeting gang prevention solutions. Equipment is specific to the police department’s suppression strategies. Overtime for enforcement efforts is also included in the funding.

Harford County Government $148,278.00

Provides overtime funds for deputies to conduct GREAT training programs, handle enhanced enforcement/suppression initiatives as well as investigations relating to gang activities. In addition, funds are earmarked to assist in the implementation of a Youth Division Explorer Program, educational materials, program transportation and supplemental assistance for an Assistant State’s Attorney assigned to handle gang prosecutions.

Montgomery County Government $128,000.00

Provides funding for specialized gang investigation training, prevention and suppression programs, enhanced capabilities for the Gang Prosecution unit within the State’s Attorney’s Office, as well as intervention services through the Montgomery County Health and Human Services office.

Baltimore Housing Authority $142,400.00

Award provides funding for two additional Youth Advocates and support assistance as key components of a larger city strategy targeting students within a specific area in Central West Baltimore.

Wicomico Partnership for Families and Children $129,663.00

Award will provide funding to partially assist in covering the services of a program coordinator, and to implement a specialized Intervention Program within the Wicomico/Salisbury area. The program will consist of job readiness training, job placement, street outreach, educational assessments and support to attain certificates and degrees as well as leadership development, counseling and case management.

Cumberland Police Department $67,500.00

Provides assistance with ongoing enforcement/suppression initiatives as well as establishing training and outreach programs targeting the at risk community, in particular the female associates of known gang members/associates.

Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office $89,400.00

Provides funds for suppression/enforcement efforts for the Sheriff’s Office and the Salisbury Police department; enhanced gang training for the same agencies as well as the State’s Attorney’s Office. In addition, funds will permit the contractual hiring of a consultant to provide intelligence support for both agencies as well as the establishment of a graffiti removal program and a gang hotline.

State of Maryland – Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services $98,513.00

Enables the hiring of a contractual employee working within the Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute, whose responsibility will be to develop a model gang-related training program for community leaders and citizens. In addition, the specialist will conduct training-for-trainers to facilitate enhanced community-based training by law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Maryland.

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office $146,386.00

Funding provides for the hiring of an analysts and an investigator to coordinate with law enforcement regarding gang related investigations and prosecutions. Also provides funds for the purchase of GIS mapping software, computer equipment and enhanced training in intelligence gathering and crime analysis.

Maryland Anti-Gang Discretionary Grant Awards

Activity Synopsis

Frederick Police Department $82,347.00

The award provides funds for a specialized camera system targeting neighborhoods that become the focus of gang-related activity, as well as enhanced lighting to assist in prevention/detection efforts. In addition, overtime funds will be made available for agency personnel to facilitate the expansion of GREAT programs in the elementary and middle schools as well as family initiatives and summer camps.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office $72,461.00

Funding provides for the hiring of a full-time crime analyst to assist in ongoing gang initiatives throughout Washington County.

Award of Federal Grant

The Frederick Police Department continually and aggressively attempts to maximize resources and finances by acquiring grants at the state and federal level.

Because of that effort, we recently received notification that the (NIJ) National Institute of Justice, Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act awarded the Department a grant in the amount of $8,662.50 to purchase new bullet proof vests. The initiative was designed to assist local governments with the purchase of protective vests, which typically cost $800 each. This additional funding source reduces the amount needed from local taxpayers to provide this critical piece of equipment to local law enforcement.

This grant along with matching funds from the City of Frederick will allow our agency to purchase 21 new vests. Some of the new vests will be issued to academy graduates and the remaining will be issued to current officers to replace expired or damaged vests.

All vests will be purchased and distributed as needed by September 2010.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Armed Robbery

On December 15, 2008, at approximately 0003 hours, officers from the Frederick Police responded to the 800 block of Blakely Ct., Crystal Park Apartments, for an armed robbery. Two black males that displayed handguns and a female robbed the victim. The victim sustained minor injuries. All of the suspects were wearing dark clothing. One of the males was described as being approximately 6’4” with a heavy build, the other male was described as being approximately 5’8” with a medium build, and the female was possibly black or Hispanic with light skin and braids. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cpl. J.P. Hayer at 301-600-1265.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Frederick Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit

On 12/12/2008 at approximately 2123 hours, members of the Frederick Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit served a search and seizure warrant at 500 Carrollton Dr. During the service of this warrant, officers located a quantity of marijuana. The below listed subject was present at this residence at the time of the search warrant service and was arrested without incident. Bowens was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center where she will appear before the District Court Commissioner.

Friday, December 12, 2008

On 12/10/2008 at approximately 2116 hours, members of the Frederick Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit conducted covert operations in the area of 1000 Heather Ridge Dr. During this operation, the below listed subject sold a quantity of suspected crack cocaine to an undercover officer. The subject was arrested without further incident and transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center where he will appear before the District Court Commissioner.

ARRESTEE/S NAME: McTaggart,-Duncan, Dwayne Christopher

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Governor’s Awards

The Frederick Police Department is proud to announce the recognition of numerous members of this agency by the Governor and Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute.

On December 9, 2008, the following members and programs were recognized and celebrated at an awards ceremony in Glen Burnie, MD. :

Members of the Uniformed Auxiliary

The Uniformed Auxiliary is a voluntary organization that assists the agency with handling special events that occur in the City of Frederick. Activities at which the Uniformed Auxiliary has assisted include the Frederick marathon, July 4th Celebration, Youth police Academy, National Night Out, In the Streets Celebration, Sobriety and Seatbelt Checkpoints, and numerous parades, concerts, and charity events. During these Activities they will often distribute or assist in distributing safety and crime prevention information. They also assist with general patrol and act as additional “eyes and ears” for the community.

The Uniformed Auxiliary’s efforts have provided both outreach and education to the public concerning crime education and prevention, assistance to the agency with staffing numerous special events, and assistance with traffic direction during special events, accident scenes, power outages, etc. Their efforts have allowed patrol officers to handle other events and calls for service.

The volunteers have given over 3,768 hours of service to the City of Frederick. Without the dedication, professionalism, and commitment on the part of these auxiliary officers, many of the events that they managed would not have occurred. The Uniformed Auxiliary takes great pride in their position within the Department and in their ability to provide a service to the community and the Frederick Police Department. Their extraordinary efforts and contributions reflect positively on the agency and allow the Frederick Police Department to better serve the community

Mr. Robert Harris (Maryland School For the Deaf Student and Police Intern)

Mr. Harris was the first student to be selected by the Frederick Police Department to participate in the High School Intern Program. Mr. Harris has a strong desire to be a police office or to be employed in the criminal justice field when he graduates from College. Mr. Harris decided to combine his two loves (Criminal Justice and Graphic Arts) during his internship. For the first time in the history of the program Bobby dedicated his efforts on a specific initiative.

Mr. Harris’s assignment included developing a visual language translator similar to the one produced by Quikpoint. Mr. Harris’s goal was to focus on Frederick County and the needs of local First Responders, making this tool specific for Frederick County. In doing this, he interviewed First Responder Command Officials including; Fire Rescue, Police and Emergency Preparedness. Following the interviews he prepared an outline of the needs of the county and designed a picture based interview flip card to be used to aid First Responders in time of critical incidents, where the subject uses English as a second language or not at all.

Mr. Harris donated countless hours to the project during his Internship while completing his senior year in high school. After graduation, Bobby continued his work to ensure the project was completed. Mr. Harris is deaf and uses American Sign Language (ASL) as his primary source of communication. He understands the difficulty in projecting his needs and views to the hearing community that does not know or understand ASL. Bobby wanted to ensure the gap in communication is bridged and all citizens of the County are able receive fair and equitable services from their First Responders.

This project is a prefect example of agencies in Frederick working together to improve services to its citizens. This visual translator will benefit First Responders and citizens during the treatment of injured persons, the investigation of crimes, and crime prevention efforts. Mr. Harris has received an Internship award from the Frederick Police Department for his outstanding participation in the intern program. In addition, Bobby’s efforts have been praised in publications such as Police One Magazine, Baltimore Sun, Frederick News Post, Herald Mail, Washington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle. In addition, local television networks such as Fox 5, NBC 25 and WBAL Channel 13 have all covered his efforts.

Auxiliary Corporal Robert Heller, Jr.

Cpl. Robert Heller is a member of the Frederick Police Department’s Uniformed Auxiliary Program. This is a volunteer program in which Cpl. Heller has contributed a total of 377 hours. These hours included staffing 50 of the 77 special events handled by the Uniformed Auxiliary. He has assisted with such events as, The Frederick Marathon, July 4th Celebration, Pangaea Celebration, Elks Parade, National Night Out, Kris Kringle Parade, Sobriety and Seatbelt checkpoints, numerous concerts in Baker Park, charity events in and around Frederick, etc. In addition, he has provided general patrol, allowing him to serve as additional “eyes and ears” for the community. During these activities, Cpl Heller will often distribute or assist in distributing, safety and crime prevention information.

When crime trends and areas were identified, Cpl Heller assisted with the investigations by handing out crime prevention material and information. His efforts have provided outreach and education to the public. Cpl Heller often works Monday through Thursday of each week, freeing up patrol officers to handle other events and calls for service.

Cpl Heller’s dedication, professionalism, and commitment to both the agency and the community are phenomenal. He truly enjoys assisting the agency and “giving back” to the community. His extraordinary efforts are a positive reflection on the agency and allow the Frederick Police Department to better serve the community.


In October 2007 the Frederick Police Department, in conjunction with local community leaders, began a program called GAL PALS. This is a structured program for young girls from age 10-15 attending schools within Frederick City. The program was developed to assist young women in the community reflect on their personal values, build confidence, understand how negative and positive decisions affect themselves and others, and increase awareness about participation in their community.

Ms Connie Castanera, Ms Irene Packer-Halsey and Ms. Lynda Stevanus worked to put this program together for young girls at risk in their community. Working with the Frederick Police Department’s Community Services Division and several additional agencies who assisted with funding, these women put together a diverse group of 20 girls.

The GAL PALS program consisted of, 30 weekly mentoring sessions. It was divided into three distinct ten-week modules, highlighting "YOU!", "YOU PLUS OTHERS!", and "YOU PLUS OTHERS PLUS COMMUNITY!" Each weekly session consisted of inspirational personal discussions, guest mentors and role models, fun exercises, individual journal keeping, weekly rewards, and affirmations of success.

The immediate results of the program were that the young girls who participated learned to increase their confidence in managing everyday issues in a positive way. These areas included conflict resolution, family dynamics, creativity, increased trust of law enforcement, and interaction with peers, just to name a few. The GAL PALS mentors helped and increased the "I can do it" attitude. GAL PALS was specifically targeted to at-risk girls who might not identify with traditional youth or service groups or programs. The program allowed them to "be themselves" and address topics that were relevant to their situations.

Know Five in Frederick

The "Know Five in Frederick" program is a simple concept of knowing five of your neighbors and community involvement! Chief Kim Dine of the Frederick Police Department created this voluntary, community based initiative to combat crime, the fear of crime, illegal drugs, graffiti, and terrorism. Through community involvement we can all promote community safety, community ownership, a sense of well being, and emergency preparedness, thus raising the quality of life in Frederick's neighborhoods.

The program challenges citizens to get acquainted with their neighbors in an effort to help each other. Knowing the children and their parents in a neighborhood can have an immediate positive impact on the community. Instead of being concerned or fearful about a group of unknown youth, people will actually get to know the youngsters, their names, and their families. Through this program communication starts, interaction begins, and the fear of the unknown is gone.

Frederick is organized into Neighborhood Advisory Councils (NACS) which are designed as an information sharing program for each section of the City. Their meetings are attended by police personnel, community leaders, business leaders, etc. in order to communicate information pertinent to that particular section of the City. The "Know Five in Frederick" program and the NACS support each other in the information sharing process.

The promotion and implementation of the "Know Five" program has met with an overwhelmingly positive response from the public. When the Department sees crime trends within a particular area of the City, the Uniformed Auxiliary members go door to door in those neighborhoods handing out the "Know Five in Frederick" information brochures and promoting the program.

CDS Arrests

On 12/11/2008 at approximately 12:18 am, OFC Raymond Wharton initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 500 block of E. South St. A Frederick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 handler responded to the scene and his canine partner alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a quantity of suspected marijuana and PCP. The driver, Kristen Darlene Defelippo, age 26 of Frederick, and the passenger, Joseph Ronnell Woolfolk, age 25 of Lakewood, NJ, were placed under arrest for possession of controlled dangerous substances. During a search of both subjects at police headquarters, additional narcotics were recovered.

Defelippo and Woolfolk were transported to Central Booking and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of PCP and three counts of possession of paraphernalia. Defelippo was also charged with failure to stop at a stop sign.

Woolfolk had initially provided officers with a false name and was charged with making a false statement to a police officer. Upon verifying his true identity, it was discovered Woolfolk had two outstanding arrest warrants in New Jersey for burglary and receiving stolen property. Both subjects were awaiting bond hearings with the District Court Commissioner.

Drug Arrest

On 12/11/2008 at approximately 1:04 am, OFC Robert Pierce was on patrol in the area of the 1300 block of N. East St., when he observed a vehicle in Monocacy Village Park occupied by four subjects. OFC Pierce made contact with the driver and identified him as Samuel Raymond Genau, age 18, of Frederick. While in contact with Genau, officers detected the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Genau was placed under arrest and a search of his vehicle was conducted, which resulted in the discovery of a bag of suspected marijuana. Genau was transported to Central Booking and charged with possession of marijuana. The three passengers in Genau’s vehicle were released from the scene without charges.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

PAL Santa Day – Saturday December 13th

The Frederick Police Activities League is pleased to announce that the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek will be hosting the 3rd Annual PAL Santa Day. This event is to provide underprivileged children in the Sagner community in Frederick, an opportunity to create a special Christmas by making crafts, choosing gifts and wrapping gifts for their caregivers.

This event will take place on Saturday December 13th from 11am – 2pm in the PAL building located at 111 Pennsylvania Avenue. Members of the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek are generously volunteering their time and generously contributing gift items for the occasion.

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 youth 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 kids on the street. 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 kids 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, Community Outreach Coordinator at 301-600-2091.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Compliance Checks

On Sunday December, 2008, The Frederick Police Department conducted compliance checks of 56 local businesses in The City of Frederick to check for sales of tobacco products to minors.

The Following merchants sold tobacco products to minors: Classic Cigars & British Goodies, 153 N. Market Street; Snax, 2050 Yellow Springs Road; CVS, 2040 Rosemont Avenue; Sheetz, 1600 Rosemont Avenue; CVS, 901 W. 7th Street; CVS, 1305 W. 7th Street, Ye Old Spirit Shoppe, 1005 W. 7th Street; 3 Star Liquors & Deli, 1305 W. 7th Street; BP Tollhouse, 503 W. 7th Street; Get ‘n Go, 1305 W. 7th Street; Sheetz, 1300 E. Patrick Street; Lowest Price Gas, 100 W. 7th Street; 7-Eleven, S. Jefferson & Catoctin Avenue; A-1 Choice, 300 South Jefferson Street; Frederick Sunoco, 1200 W. Patrick Street; Giant Eagle, 1275 W. Patrick Street; CVS, 402 S. Jefferson Street. Clerks cited face a court appearance, possible fines, and community service. The business owner faces fines of $300 to $3,000 and after three offenses can lose the State issued license to sell tobacco products.

Merchants who did not sell to the minors were Safeway, 927 W. 7th Street; Food Lion, 2060 Yellow Springs Road; East Patrick Liberty, 826 E. Patrick Street; Watson Ice & Beverage, 300 N. East Street; Plus Mart, 1202 E. Patrick Street; 7-Eleven; 501 N. East Street; Express Convenience Store, 430 E. Patrick Street; Fox’s Sport & Bait, 501 S. Market Street; East Street Liberty, 1301 N. East Street; Eastside Liquors, 509 N. East Street; Sunshine Liquors, 701 Motter Avenue; Lucky Liquors, 100 S. Jefferson Street; Smoke Signals, 304 N. Market Street; Frederick Citgo, 1111 E. Patrick Street; Rite Aid, 1000 Key Parkway; Giant Food, 1063 W. Patrick Street; Weis Market, 199 T. J. Drive; Willowtree Liquors, 5 Willowdale Drive; Golden Mile Tiger Mart, 1380 W. Patrick Street; DJ Liquors, 1306 W. Patrick Street; Hillcrest Beer & Wine, 1090 W. Patrick Street; 7-Eleven, 1042 W. Patrick Street; Get ‘n Go, 1000 W. Patrick Street; Hillcrest Latino Market, 10 Hillcrest Drive; Freestate Petroleum, 1180 W. Patrick Street; CVS, 1301 W. Patrick Street; Golden Mile Liquors, 50 N. McCain Drive; Frederick Shell, 1275 W. Patrick Street; Fredericktowne Mall Chevron, 1395 W. Patrick Street; Waverly Beer & Wine, 45-A Waverly Drive; Estrella Market, 1507 C W. Patrick Street; CVS, 5840 Ballenger Creek Pike; A-1 Mart, 649 Himes Avenue; Festival Major Liquors, 446 Prospect Boulevard; Weis Market, 448 Prospect Boulevard; Sunrise Liquors, 407 S. Jefferson Street, Jefferson Street Exxon, 400 S. Jefferson Street. The clerks and owners of these 39 businesses that did not sell tobacco products to the minors should be congratulated for their good work in keeping tobacco products out of the hands of youth under 18 years of age.

This operation was funded by a grant from the Cigarette Restitution Fund, administered by the Frederick County Health Department, Substance Abuse Prevention Services.


On Saturday night at 1131 PM Officer Figgins of the Frederick Police responded to 90 Waverly Drive for a reported assault. Upon arrival he found Richard David Brown assaulting his sister, Hannah Brown. When officer Figgins began to intervene he was shoved by Richard Brown. While he attempted to arrest Richard Brown Hannah Brown physically intervened attempting to free Richard Brown. Officer Milyard of the Frederick Police Arrived and Deployed his Taser on the Richard Brown Subject thus ending the attempts to resist arrest and both Richard Brown and Hannah Brown were placed under arrest without further incident. Richard Brown sustained no significant injuries as a result of the Tasering and refused treatment at FMH.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Trespassing and Drug Arrest

On 12/04/2008 at approximately 10:19 pm officer of the Frederick Police Department were working a plain-clothes assignment attempting to identify and arrest individuals involved in illegal drug activity. The officers were in the area of the County Hill Apartments, when they observed a subject known to them to have been trespassed from the apartment community. The subject known by the officers to be Montrelle Bowie was placed under arrest for trespassing. During a search of Bowie incident to his arrest the officers recovered a quantity of marijuana. Bowie was taken to Central Booking for processing and an initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Support of the Mark Bremer Memorial Fund

The Francis Scott Key - Fraternal Order of Police

Lodge #91 - Would like to announce a New Years Eve Event In Support of the Mark Bremer Memorial Fund

New Years Eve Celebration, Join us in celebrating 2009 8 pm - 1am

Attire: Casual - formal

Tickets - $30 per person - $50 per couple

Law Enforcement appreciation
$25 per person
Open bar 8 - 10

Music and dancing in the main hall, Piano & Martini bar in the Atrium room, Complimentary hors d'oeuvres 8pm - 12am

Live video of the ball drop from Times Square New York on large project screen, Complimentary Champagne toast at midnight

Party favors, Cash Bar, Complimentary valet parking

21 & Older


En Faux Studio, 35 South Carroll St, Frederick, MD 21701

Elaborate decorations, Silent Auction

Proceeds to benefit the family of Frederick City police Officer Mark Bremer

For further information contact:

Ronald Layman

President En Faux Studio

35 South Carroll St
Frederick, MD 21701

Tel: 301-668-1002; Fax: 301-228-3100

Traffic stop bailout leads to arrest

At about 2129 hours on 12-03-08, OFC Shannon Stream made a traffic stop on a car for failing to stop at a stop sign. The car pulled into a parking space in the 1700 block of Carriage Way in Amber Meadows. As soon as the car stopped, the male driver ran away from the car, through Amber Meadows Park. OFC Stream noticed a male toddler in the rear safety seat of the car. OFC Stream gave a description of the driver over the police radio to other officers in the area.

Police were able to contact the child’s mother (Jamie Lynn Oden) by phone. She came to the stop location to take the child. Other officers checked an address in Amber Meadows for the suspect. Officers located the suspect, identified as Travis Shamone Bowins, in the backyard of the residence. OFC Stream made a positive identification. Bowins was arrested and charged with the offenses listed below. Oden was also arrested for obstructing the investigation.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Burglary/Destruction of Property Arrest

On today’s date, 12-03-08, at approximately 0108 hours, members responded to 2 W. 2nd Street for a reported burglary in progress. When Officers arrived, they discovered that the glass to the secured main entry door to the apartment building had been shattered by a rock. Officers were directed to an apartment where a witness advised that the persons responsible for the broken door had gone. Officers located the arrestee, Feleighta Eleice Green at this location. Officers were able to determine that she was responsible for breaking the glass to the building and then entered an apartment without permission or knowledge from the leasee of the apartment. After her arrest, she and her purse were searched incident to her arrest and officers found a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her purse. She was taken to Central Booking and is being processed at the time of this release.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Maynes Tree Farm

Mayne's Tree Farm in Buckeystown opened for Christmas Tree season on Black Friday. Mehrl Mayne, owner of Mayne's, said Tuesday that he had a record breaking weekend and, despite the bad weather on Monday, families still came out to get their Christmas Trees. Mayne says that his increased presence on the internet over the past few months has contributed to more people finding out about his tree farm. Mayne's Tree Farm will be open from 9am to dark from now until December 23. Mayne's allows you to cut your own trees or choose from their pre-cut selection. Hayrides are available on weekends.You can visit them at