Friday, July 31, 2009

Frederick Police Activities League Captures 1st Place in MD State PAL Track & Field Day

The Frederick Police Department’s Police Activity League Track team captured 1st place in the Maryland PAL Track & Field Championships for the third year in a row. More than 200 youth from 10 PAL Centers across Maryland participated in this track meet which was held on July 30th at Catonsville High School. The Frederick PAL team was comprised of 22 local youth ages 7-16 who participated in 10 events: 50, 100, 200, & 400 yard dashes, 4 x 100 relay, tug of war, running long jump, standing long jump, softball throw, and football throw.

This year’s team consisted of:

Isiah Thompson, Sterling Vaughn, Sara Vaughn, Amir Harris, Daehvon Crampton, Jaion Peramon, Melvin Frazier, Michael Diggs, Paulrell Dudley, Zack Bryant, Deyana Sewell, Nizai Exum, Fitz Narmah, Edward Bryant, Jaquan McKnight, Anaya Helms, Brittany Robinson, Khaliya Tayler, Larry Jackson, Timisha Carmon, Kevin Valiente, and Trey Ponder.

The Police Activities League of Frederick began in August of 1999, and is a recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily on recreational, educational and athletics activities to create and cement positive bonds between police officers and Frederick youth. 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 to interact with police officers all while having a good time.

To request a registration form or receive more information on this program please contact the Frederick Police Outreach Coordinator, Michele Bowman at (301) 600-2091 or or visit the Frederick Police Department website.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

National Night Out

Join The Frederick Police Department In Celebrating
National Night Out

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Safety info, K-9 Demo, Giveaways, Children’s Activities, Police Displays, Food, Fire Department Displays, Family Activities, and much more…

For more information please contact: Michele Bowman, Community Outreach Coordinator, 301-600-2091 or

Attempted Strong Armed Robbery

On 07-29-09 at approximately 1627 hrs. officers responded to an attempted strong arm robbery/assault call. A lone H/M was walking to the Market on N. McCain Dr. on 07-28-09 at approximately 2030 hrs. when he was accosted by 4 B/M subjects in the area of Horizon Dr. The victim stated the suspects began to attack him using their hands and feet as weapons. The victim fought back and the suspects were unable to take any property from him. They ran from the area on foot. The suspects were described as tall Black males wearing all Black clothing, one had long hair. The victim sustained minor injuries but did not require medical attention. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Frederick Police at 301-600-2100, or the Tip line at 301-600-2246

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Zany Umbrella Circus

July 29, 2009, Frederick, MD - Pittsburgh, P.A. group, Zany Umbrella Circus, will be frolicking on the Baker Park Bandshell stage Thursday, August 13th, presenting their one-man show, My Grandfather’s Circus. This free live performance—part of the Summerfest Family Theatre, presented by Celebrate Frederick, Inc.—begins at 10:30 a.m. Following the performance in the bandshell, families will enjoy a special end of summer social featuring snacks, games and activities for the kids.

Zany Umbrella Circus merges puppetry, circus, music, storytelling and street theatre to educate, build and strengthen communities. The group’s mission is to spark imagination while teaching life-long lessons. . Ben Sota is the Executive Director of the Zany Circus, and his solo show, My Grandfather’s Circus is based on his grandfather’s stories about growing up during the dust bowl and how he was able to create circus where whimsy was unexpected; everyday objects will come to life and a circus will be created out of an unlikely situation! End the summer on a high-note with this performance that you cannot miss!

Immediately following the performance of My Grandfather’s Circus is the annual Summerfest Family Theatre social. Join us for games, treats, and a whole lot of fun. This event is set to take place at the Carillon area of Baker Park. Meet Sneaks the Cat, courtesy of Friends of the C. Burr Arts Library. And, plan to help decorate the Celebrate Frederick KidzArts Mural. Free fun from 11:30am – 1:00pm.

While all Summerfest Theatre performances are free to the public, the Summerfest Family Theatre Committee encourages you to bring a canned food item in lieu of admission. Non-perishable items such as canned meats and vegetables, soups, peanut butter, cereal, rice and pastas are requested. All items collected benefit the Frederick Food Bank.

The performance is weather permitting, in the event of inclement weather please visit for news of event cancellations. Decisions regarding weather are made approximately by 10:00am; therefore if weather is inclement at this time please visit our website.

The series would not be possible without the generous support of our corporate sponsors. The 2009 Spires Sponsors are Bechtel Group Foundation, Spectrum Federal Credit Union, and Weis Markets. The 2009 Carillon Sponsors are Comcast, The Plamondon Companies, Sandy Spring Bank, 99.9 WFRE, and 930 WFMD. The 2009 Bandshell Sponsors are BB&T, The Frederick News-Post and NBC-25; and our 2009 Program Sponsor is The Gazette. Again, the series would not be possible without their generosity.

For more information, please call the City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-CITY (2489) or visit our website

Distruction of Property

On 07/29/2009, at approximately 0203 hours, officers from the Frederick Police Department located 5 vehicles in the area of South McCain Drive and Hillcrest Drive which had damaged windows. It appears the damage had been done by a BB or pellet gun.

At this time there are no known suspects or witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ofc. Carrado at 301-600-6232 or via the Frederick Police Department tip line at 301-600-TIPS

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


On 07/18/09 at approximately 2:00pm, officers with the Frederick Police Department responded to a report of a welfare check in the area of Elmwood Terrace Apartments located at 90 Waverley Dr. Information was received that there was a male bleeding from the head near Building G at that location.

Upon arriving on scene, officers located the subject of the complaint and determined the man had been robbed by a male and female. Investigation revealed the suspects asked the victim for money and lured him to the apartment building. Once at the apartment building, the suspects identified themselves as police officers and the male displayed some type of credentials to the victim. When the victim informed the suspects he did not believe them, they grabbed hold of the man and attempted to place his hands behind his back. The suspects then proceeded to assault the victim and removed money, a cell phone and a wallet from his pants pockets. Residents, hearing the commotion, began to exit their apartments and the suspects fled on foot. The victim sustained minor injuries during the assault and did not seek medical treatment.

Follow up investigation by Detective Jorge Garcia led to the male suspect being identified as Terrance Eugene Allen, age 21, of Frederick. Det. Garcia applied for criminal charges on Allen and an arrest warrant was issued with the following charges: Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Theft Under $500, Assault – 2nd Degree, False Imprisonment and Personating a Police Officer.

On 07/28/09 at 1:45 pm, Det. Garcia located Allen and placed him under arrest. Allen was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center and served with the warrant. Allen is currently being held on a $75,000 bond.

The female suspect in this case has yet to be identified. Anyone with information concerning this investigation is encouraged to contact Det. Garcia at 301-600-1247 or the Frederick Police Department Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS or

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Elower Sicilia Productions - ESP Dance

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On 07/26/2009 shortly after midnight officers from the Frederick Police Department responded to a disorderly conduct call in the 1300 block of Appletree Ct. When the officers arrived they discovered that a strong arm robbery and assault had just occurred and that the suspects had fled the scene in a large 4 door white car. Other officers searched the area and located a car matching the description of the suspect car at the Get-Go located at 1000 W. Patrick St. Officers on the scene at Appletree obtained descriptions of the suspects involved in the robbery and broadcast them to the officers at the Get-Go. The description of the suspects matched the description of the occupants of the car located at the Get-Go. An on scene identification was made by the victim and witnesses to the robbery, and all of the suspects were placed under arrest. All of the suspects were transported to the Frederick County Central Booking Unit to be charged and at the time of this press release were awaiting an initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

All of the persons in the photos below are charged with the following offenses:


Conspiracy to commit Robbery

Assault-2nd Degree

Disorderly Conduct

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Armed Robbery

On 07/21/09 at 9:30am members of the Patrol Division of the Frederick Police Department served an arrest warrant on Remington James Jones, age 19, of Olney, MD. Jones was charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, 1st degree assault, conspiracy to commit 1st degree assault, 2nd degree assault, conspiracy to commit 2nd degree assault, theft less than $100 and conspiracy to commit theft less than $100.

The warrant resulted from an armed robbery that occurred in the area of Greenwall Place at the Westwinds Apartments on 06/12/09. Investigation revealed the victim was walking to his apartment with his family, when he was confronted by two males in the stairway of his building. One of the suspects pointed what appeared to be some type of weapon at the victim and demanded money. The second suspect searched the victim and removed a wallet from his pants. The suspects then fled the scene on foot and were not located following an initial search. The victim was not injured during the incident.

Investigation conducted by Detective Michael Morgan led to the identification of Jones as the suspect who brandished the weapon during the robbery. The second suspect has not yet been identified. This investigation remains open pending the identification of the second suspect.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation is encouraged to contact Det. Morgan at 301-600-1259 or the Frederick Police Department Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS or

The Citizens Police Academy

The Frederick Police Department is pleased to announce it will be conducting the 17th Citizen Police Academy (CPA) starting in August of 2009.The Citizens Police Academy is a 10-week program designed to give interested citizens an overview of the many functions of their police department. Classes will meet every Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. starting August 19th and running thru October 21st, 2009. There will be a final practical exercise / graduation day on Saturday October 24th, 2009.

Upon completion of the program, participants will not be sworn police officers, nor be expected to perform any law enforcement functions; they will, however, have a greater understanding of what the Frederick Police Department does and how we can work together to make Frederick an even better community for everyone.

The CPA is a free of charge program open to any resident of the City of Frederick, or person with business interest in the city, who is 18-years or older, and has no serious criminal history.

For an enrollment form or for more information, please contact A/Cpl. Jay Brown at 301-600-3914 or at

Sunday, July 19, 2009


On tonight’s date, 07-19-09, at approximately 1921 hours, members of the Frederick Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a reported Burglary in progress. Witnesses advised Patrol Officers a male was observed breaking the window and entering the window of a detached garage of a residence in the 200 block of Pin Oak Lane, Frederick. When Ofc. Alcorn and other officers arrived, they observed a male (later identified as Dana Jerome Ricketts - photo right) climbing back out of the window. When Ricketts observed officers, he fled on foot through yards and into Mt. Olivet Cemetery. After an extensive search, Ricketts was initially able to elude officers, but was located and arrested approximately an hour later. The investigation into the crime revealed that Ricketts had broken into the garage of family members in order to take items to pawn in order to purchase marijuana. Mr. Ricketts was taken to Central Booking and is awaiting a bond hearing and processing at the time of this release.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Strong Arm Robbery

Strong Arm Robbery occurred at 90 Waverly Drive at Elmwood Terrace Apts. At approximately 1400 hrs. this date officers responded to the above area for a welfare check. A subject was said to be in the area bleeding from the face. OFC. Conover contacted the victim, a 49 year old H/M. The victim stated he had been walking in the area and was approached by a B/M and B/F who asked to borrow money from the victim. The victim said he recognized the suspects from the neighborhood and agreed to loan them a small amount of money. The suspects lured the victim into the stairway of bldg. “G” at Elmwood Terr. Once inside the stairwell the suspects began to punch and kick the victim. The victim was robbed during the assault. He was robbed of cash and property. The robbery was interrupted by a resident from the building and the suspects fled the area on foot. The victim sustained minor injuries but refused medical attention.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Frederick Police Dept. at 301-600-2100.


On 7/18/09, at approximately 0230 hours, officers from the Frederick Police Department were dispatched to FMH for a stabbing report. Upon arrival, officers contacted the victim, who said that shortly after bar closing time he was stabbed several times while walking in the area of 3rd St. and N. Market St. He could not provide a suspect description and/or provide any further information regarding the incident. The victim was later transported to the University of MD’s R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Although the victim’s injuries are serious, they are not believed to be life threatening at this time. At this time there are no known witnesses or suspects; therefore, anyone with information is asked to contact A/Sgt. J.P. Hayer at 301-600-1265.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Frederick Police Community Calendar

In a continuing effort to ensure that the Frederick Police Department is in constant connection with the community. We are proud to announce the implementation of a Community Calendar. This calendar will serve as another tool to provide the community with information of events, programs and special meetings attended by Frederick Police Department personnel. To access the calendar please visit and click calendar link.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Commercial Burglary

At approximately 0249 hrs. Officers from the Frederick Police Dept. responded to a burglary complaint at Reliable Junk Co. The owner had advised this agency that person(s) had triggered the alarm and were currently inside the business. Upon arrival several units set up a perimeter around the property in an attempt to contain the suspects. The suspects ran from the property, one of them was immediately apprehended after climbing the fence that surrounds the property. Two other suspects were able to elude capture and leave the area on foot. Further investigation uncovered a vehicle believed to be associated to the matter under investigation. An extensive manhunt was mounted in hopes of finding the other suspects. Checks on the vehicle confirmed it was used in the crime, evidence was located in the trunk of the car. Further information on the vehicle indicated the owner lived in Howard County Maryland. Contact was made with the Howard Co. PD who responded to the owner’s address. Upon arrival a subject fitting the suspect description was located and detained by HCPD. Officers traveled to Howard County and took custody of the 2nd suspect. The 3rd suspect is still at large.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Frederick Police Dept. at 301-600-2100 or call the tip line at 310-600-2246.

Arrested: Schwartzbeck, Russell Paul Jr.; Duvall, Christopher John

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Youth Police Academy July 13th – 16th

The Frederick Police Department would like to invite the media to our 7th annual Youth Police Academy. This program provides youth ages 7-14 with a close up look at Law Enforcement and tools of the trade.

The youth will have the opportunity to learn what it is like to be a police officer, by participating in scenarios, learning about stranger danger, internet safety, having a chance to see departmental equipment, watch a K-9 demonstration, dust for fingerprints, process a staged crime scene and receive information on departmental programs. All attendees will also have the chance to attempt a physical agility course.

The academy will offer 4 sessions: July 13th, 14th, 15th, & 16th from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. We are expecting 50 youth to attend each day. This year we are pleased to be working with Maryland School for the Deaf and having hearing impaired youth attend this camp on Wednesday July 15th.

The program will be held at the FPD Training Facility located at 6424 Plan Road (which is off of Linganore Road), Frederick MD 21701.

To receive more information on this program please contact:

Michele Bowman at (301) 600-2091 or

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Home Invasion Robbery

At approximately 0249 hours a call came in for a home invasion where shots were fired. The location was 207 S. Jefferson Street, and a subject forced his way into the house. The victim had money taken, and the victim fired two shots at the suspect as he fled the scene. The suspect is believed to be a subject named Kevin, who was described as a white male with dark hair. He was wearing shorts and a black shirt. It is unknown where the subject ran after leaving the residence, but he is not believed to have been injured. A thorough search was done of the area without locating the suspect.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact FPD.



Members of the Frederick Police Dept. Criminal Investigation Division conducted an investigation and have charged Kevin Wilson Higgins for his involvement in this incident and at least two prior incidents at the same residence. Prior to the incident on 07/07/09 detectives had an open investigation on two prior incidents with a similar suspect at the same address. After receiving information from concerned citizens in the area, detectives were able to develop Mr. Higgins as a suspect.

Mr. Higgins was located on 07/09/09 at approximately 3:15am when he was arrested during another burglary incident in the 400 blk. of W. South St. in Frederick. While still being held at the detention center for these charges detectives served an arrest warrant on Kevin Higgins for the numerous charges related to three burglaries at 207 S. Jefferson St.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

DATE: 07/04/2009 TIME: 1201 Hrs

On the above date and time officers of the Frederick Police Department were dispatched to the 500 Block of W. South St in reference to a weapons complaint. According to the complainant, she was being threatened by an individual with a gun. She provided the tag number of the vehicle, and description of the suspect.

As officers began canvassing the area they noticed a vehicle matching the description heading west on W Patrick St (Black 2003 Chevy Blazer). Once the driver noticed the police vehicles following he exited onto RT 15 South, and began to drive at a high rate of speed. Officers initiated a pursuit. With speeds over 100 miles per hour, and given the fairly dense traffic, the pursuit was cancelled by the Frederick Police. The State Police took over the pursuit as the vehicle traveled on RT 70 West.

The original complainant was unable to be located. This investigation is open pending additional investigation into the identity of the suspect. The suspect may go by the name of “Dante”. No additional information is available at this time. If anyone has information that may lead to the identification of this suspect please call Cpl. Beliveau at 301-600-4102. You may also leave a tip anonymously via telephone or email at the following locations.

Phone #301-600-TIPS; Email


The historic Landon House in Urbana today announced plans to open the Urbana Farmers Market every Sunday from 1-4pm beginning on Sunday, July 5, 2009 and continuing through September. The Urbana Farmers Market is part of a growing movement to provide fresh, locally-produced produce directly from farmer to consumer. Market Manager Kevin Dolan has been working closely with the Community Foundation of Frederick County as well as the Frederick County Office of Economic Development to implement a cost-effective and healthy offering of Frederick County farm produce and goods. "We're very excited and there seems to be a pretty good buzz about the Urbana Farmers Market already", says Dolan. "People in Urbana seem to be interested in having a community farmer's market close to home. Colby Ferguson of the Frederick County Office of Economic Development has been instrumental in helping us get smart about what it takes to pull something like this off. We're going to take it slow and build it the right way."

Several local farms, including Mayne's in Buckeystown, have committed to providing their produce on a regular basis. There are plans to feature regular entertainment such as bluegrass bands, tours of the Landon House, living history presentations featuring U.S. Grant, Mary Lincoln and other Civil War figures. The Urbana Farmers Market will be open every Sunday 1-4 PM from July through September. It will also feature local crafters and artisans presenting their wares as well as flea market tables. Click Here for more info. Vendors interested in tables may also call 301-305-6600 for more information.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Frederick’s 4th of July tips

Frederick’s 4th of July celebration in Baker Park is expected to bring tens of thousands of people into the downtown area of Frederick. The Frederick Police Department would like to remind all those who attend to be mindful of the crowds and congested traffic. It is always important to be prepared for the weather, as heat related illnesses are not uncommon, especially for children and the elderly.

The crowd at Baker Park builds steadily over a period of many hours during the day, but all of those people who attend generally wish to leave immediately after the fireworks have concluded. The Frederick Police Department will make every effort to make your exit from the event area as smooth as possible, however please be aware that you may have to wait for an extended period of time to exit the area after the fireworks. The network of streets and highways around Baker Park were not designed for such a high volume of traffic and therefore you should anticipate significant delays and plan your itinerary appropriately.

The Frederick Police Dept. offers the following tips and reminders to ensure a good event for all:

      1 - Park away from Baker Park and walk in (many streets will be closed). Parking in the City Parking Decks is highly encouraged and is free on July 4th.

      2 - If you are not prepared to wait in your vehicle for extended periods of time in order to leave, consider leaving the event a little early, or 45 minutes to an hour later, to avoid the inconvenience.

      3 - Be prepared to be directed to major routes out of the city that may differ from your original plan. Traffic will be very heavy immediately after the fireworks.

      4- We highly discourage any motorists attempting to travel into the area of Baker Park at the conclusion of the event; all traffic will be diverted away from the park to major routes.

      5- Please plan ahead and familiarize yourself with the area before you attend the event and realize that you may not be able to exit the area in the same manner that you entered. Follow the traffic direction provided by officers.

      6 - DO NOT stop in traffic and ask a police officer for directions. This causes additional congestion and unwanted delays. Please remember that the primary concern of the officers is to ensure the safety of both motorists and pedestrians. Motorists who stop and ask for directions distract police officers from their job and jeopardize everyone’s safety.

      7- If you absolutely must ask an officer for directions, please find a place to legally pull your vehicle over and wait until the officer finishes his detail or contacts you when he is available.

      8 - Be prepared for the weather! Bring drinking water, sunscreen, handheld umbrellas, etc.

      9- Report any suspicious activity to any police employee or call 911


      Remember that PATIENCE is the key to a good event. Sounding horns and yelling will not help you leave any more quickly.

Any questions may be directed to Lieutenant Steve Tuel at (301) 600-2715 or Sergeant Wade Brown at (301) 600-2116.

Arrested: Ullman, Jessica Lynn

At about 1205 hours on July 1, 2009, Ofc. Stu Alcorn was dispatched to a fraud complaint at PNC bank at 401 S. Jefferson Street. A bank teller had called about a woman who had just tried to cash a possibly counterfeit check for over $1,800.00. She left the bank with the check when they told her they would have to verify it with the originating bank.

Ofc. Alcorn arrived and located the suspect walking in an adjacent parking lot. He identified her as Jessica Lynn Ullman. Ofc. Alcorn asked Ullman if he could see the check, and she reached into her purse and gave it to him.

The check was made payable to Ullman by the Stafford County General District Court (Virginia). Ofc. Alcorn was able to contact the court by phone and verify that the check was counterfeit. He also spoke with the court employee whose signature was on the check. She confirmed that she never issued a check for Ullman.

Ofc. Alcorn arrested Ullman on several felony forgery charges. The District Court Commissioner set a $10,000.00 bond.

Garage Burglaries, stolen bicycles

Over the past two weeks, The Frederick Police Department has seen an increase of thefts of bicycles from unlocked or open detached garages and sheds. These crimes have been committed in neighborhoods west and north of downtown Frederick. Areas include: West 2nd Street near Baker Park, Villa Estates (400-600 blocks of Biggs Avenue, Wilson Place, etc.), 1st block of East 13th Street, and the 200 block of East 6th Street.

The Frederick Police Department reminds residents to keep their garages closed and locked as much as possible. Also, it is important for bike owners to record their bicycle’s serial number, as well as the make, model, and colors. Having this information on hand makes it easier for police to return found bicycles to their owners, as well as charge those in possession of the bikes with theft.

When observed, please report suspicious activity immediately to 301-600-2102.

Shots Fired

At approximately 0438 hours police responded to a report of shots being fired in the 100 block of W. All Saints St. Several callers told police dispatchers that they heard what they thought were two or three gun shots. Numerous officers responded to the call within minutes and canvassed the area. No one was in the area when the officers arrived and a search of the area revealed two shell casing laying in the street near the intersections of W. All Saint St. and S. Bentz. Officers interviewed neighbors who had come outside of their homes, but no one saw anything, they only reported hearing the shots. If anyone has any information about the incident they are asked to contact the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2100.