On today's date officers from the Frederick Police Department’s Directed Patrol Unit were conducting covert foot patrols in the area of Tollhouse Ave. This area of the city has been experiencing an increase in commercial burglaries over the past couple weeks. These foot patrols were being conducted to prevent further occurrences, as well as identify and charge the individual(s) responsible.
While on foot officer’s attention was drawn to the sound of breaking glass. Officers came upon an individual who was to the rear of a business in the 300 block of W 7th St. Officers approached this individual, who was later identified as Christopher Wayne Allen, and asked what he was doing. Allen admitted he broke out the window, and planned on entering the business. Officers placed Allen under arrest for destruction of property and attempted 4th degree burglary. Through subsequent interview, Allen admitted his intention was to steal cash from inside the location. This investigation is continuing to ascertain Allen’s involvement in the previous burglaries.
Allen (photo right) was transported to central booking for processing without incident. No further information is available at this time.