Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Movie Series at the Weinberg

Movie Series at the Weinberg

January and February

Show Listings and Times

Relax after the busy holiday schedule and join the Weinberg Center for their exciting Movie Series featuring some of the most loved and classic films. From Francis Ford Coppola’s must-see masterpiece The Godfather, to the popular Family Cartoon Festival there is a selection of movies sure to please everyone! Tickets are only $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and students. There’s no better way to spend a cold winter day than a day at the movies in the historic Weinberg theatre.

Cartoon Festival

Saturday, January 9 – 10:30 a.m.

If you loved cartoons as a kid, are a kid at heart or want to bring some kids, the Weinberg’s Family Cartoon Fest is a great chance to see some of the most loved cartoon characters and all their friends on the Big Screen.

Back by popular demand, the Family Cartoon Festival continues its established tradition of bringing you the finest of the famous and not-so-famous animated shorts in a day filled with fun and humor.

As so many of our familiar cartoons have been reformatted for television, few people have ever seen them in their original form. This is your opportunity to see these 'toons unedited and on the big screen - as they were meant to be seen.

The Weinberg’s Cartoon Festival isn't just for kids, but also appeals to aficionados of the art form. Much more than just light entertainment, these classic cartoons represent the work of talented artists who took animation to new heights during the 1930's through the 1960's with some of the finest and best-loved cartoons ever produced. This is a very special presentation that the whole family won't want to miss.

Shane (1953)

Saturday, January 9 – 8:00 p.m.

Take a ride into the Wild West with cowboy Shane (Alan Ladd) in this enduring Oscar-winning Western. Often hailed as one of the greatest Westerns of all time, this film combines adventure, friendship, danger and romance in a classic battle of good versus evil. Shane, a quiet gunslinger who has drifted into an isolated western valley soon finds himself drawn into conflict between a simple homesteader Joe Starrett and a powerful cattle baron Rufu Ryker, who wants to force the homesteaders off the land. Whether you’ve seen the film before or whether it’s your first time, you are sure to enjoy watching the action unfold on the big screen.

Funny Face (1957)

Sunday, January 24 – 2:00 p.m.

Starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in Hepburn’s first musical, this filmed version of the 1927 Broadway musical, Funny Face, is filled with color, fashion, music, dance and comedy. Fashion photographer Dick Avery (Astaire) is sent out by his female boss Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) to find a "new face". It doesn't take Dick long to discover Jo (Hepburn), a Greenwich Village bookstore clerk. Dick whisks the wide-eyed girl off to Paris and transforms her into the fashion world's hottest model, falling in love along the way. But will the romance between Jo and Dick survive the photo shoot? Will Jo be a part of the extravagant Paris fashion show? You'll just have to watch this charming film to find out!

Godfather I (1972)

Saturday, February 6 – 2:00 p.m.

Godfather II (1974)

Saturday, February 6 – 8:00 p.m.

There’s nothing like seeing Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece, The Godfather on the big screen. As one of the very best movies to ever come out of Hollywood, the 1972 film The Godfather looks at a Mafia family, the Corleone’s, in the 1940s and 1950s. The movie won Oscars for Best Picture, best actor (Marlon Brando), Best Screenplay and has become one of the most popular and influential movies of all time. Join us for The Godfather I at 2:00 p.m. and more of the Corleone crime family in the sequel, The Godfather II at 8:00 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to experience these thrilling movies with an all-new level of intensity and passion on the big screen.

Moonstruck (1987)

Sunday, February 14 – 2:00 p.m.

Spend your Valentine’s Day under the delightful spell of a classic love film, Moonstruck, starting Cher and Nicholas Cage. This mesmerizing romantic comedy is a story of a widowed Brooklyn book-keeper, Loretta (Cher), who is torn between her finance, Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello) and his younger brother Ronny. With her wedding just weeks away, Loretta discovers the startling contrast between her pleasant, mild tempered fiancĂ©, Johnny, and his passionate brother Ronny. Add Loretta’s equally passionate family and you get an unforgettable film that is sure to be a perfect Valentines treat.

African Queen (1952)

Sunday, February 28 – 2:00 p.m.

This classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn will take you on a ride down through the dangerous and tense waters of World War I in Africa. When Bogart, a riverboat captain in Africa provides passage for a Christian missionary spinster (Hepburn), the rough waters, encounters with German soldiers and quarrels they endure develop into a hard earned love for each other. Part adventure, part quest, this classic tale of romance, adventure, love and human character is one that never gets old

To purchase tickets, call the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 301-600-2828 or online at

The Weinberg Center for the Arts, a municipal facility of the City of Frederick, is located at 20 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The historic theatre opened in 1926 as the Tivoli, and was donated to the City of Frederick in 1978. Today as one of the region’s premier presenting facilities, the 1,200 seat Weinberg Center offers professional LIVE! Series, including dance, music, theatre, family performances and films, weekday performances for students, and classic movies. Performance space and professional services are available to a variety of community arts groups, civic and business organizations, and other arts promoters. Programming at the Weinberg Center for the Arts is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Frederick County Government, Maryland State Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Frederick News-Post, Bank of America Foundation, The Plamondon Companies and other corporate and individual donors. For more information about upcoming events at the Weinberg Center, please call the Box Office at 301-600-2828 or visit

Monday, December 28, 2009

Airplane Theft

On 12/28/2009, at 2:14 am, the Frederick Police Department was notified that a small single engine Piper Super Cub airplane had crashed on the runway of the Frederick Airport. When officers arrived on scene, they were informed by a Frederick City employee/witness that a white male, approximately 50-60 years of age, was operating the aircraft on the runway when he lost control and crashed into the grass area adjacent to one of the runways. The male operating the aircraft then ran from the area. Officers from the Frederick Police Department, Maryland Sate Police and the Frederick County Sheriff’s office began a joint investigation into the crash and location of the male operating the aircraft.

Deputy First Class Ruppenthal and his K9 partner Bayco began a K-9 track in the area and with the assistance of the Maryland State Police helicopter, Trooper 3, located a man in the woods near the airport. The man matched the description of the pilot and was detained for questioning.

Further investigation revealed that the plane was removed from a nearby hanger on the airport property without authorization of the owner. The Frederick Police Department is currently processing the scene and the plane for additional evidence.

This case is ongoing, and there will be additional information released in a follow-up press release

This investigation is also being coordinated with the FBI, FAA, and Frederick City Airport Management.

The Frederick Police Department has charged one individual (Cox, Calvin Craig) with multiple criminal charges relating to the theft of an airplane from the Frederick Municipal Airport. Calvin Craig Cox W/M 07/20/58 of No fixed Address was apprehended in the woods near the Frederick Airport. Cox was transported to Frederick Adult Detention Center where he is awaiting an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

No clear motive has been established but we believe his intention was to leave the Frederick area. During the investigation we have learned that Mr. Cox is familiar with airplanes and their operation. Mr. Cox did not suffer any injuries during the commission of the crime. The plane had apparent damage to the fuselage and propeller.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Traffic Accident

At approximately 0810 a.m., 12/26/09, officers of the Frederick Police Department responded to a reported traffic accident in the parking lot of Frederick Memorial Hospital at 400 W. 7th St. Upon their arrival, Officers Sean Carpenter and Lauren Sinay observed a 2004 Chevy pickup that showed obvious signs that it had collided with two other parked vehicles in the lot. They also encountered a 60 year old male seated in the driver’s position. The driver, who appeared to be intoxicated, also demonstrated an active attempt to commit suicide immediately prior to the arrival of police. The driver was taken into custody and admitted to Frederick Memorial Hospital under a petition for emergency evaluation. Charges against the driver for the collision, DWI and disorderly conduct are pending.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Frederick Memorial Hospital Robbery Update


On 12/14/09 a Frederick Police officer responded to Frederick Memorial Hospital to take a report of an armed robbery. The victim was receiving treatment for a minor injury incurred during the robbery. The victim reported he was approached by two males while standing on a sidewalk in the 1400 block of Taney Avenue waiting for a ride. One of the males displayed a handgun and demanded money. When the victim tried to run away, the other male seized him by his clothing and struck the victim from behind with a blunt object. After the robbery, the males ran toward 7th Street.

The suspect with the gun was described as a black male with a light complexion and numerous acne scars, 6-03, 18-20 yoa, wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt, jeans and white sneakers. The second suspect was described as a black male with a dark complexion, 6-01, 18-20 yoa, wearing a black and white checkered hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and red and black Nike Air Force Jordan tennis shoes.


Detective Michael Morgan of the Criminal Investigation Division was able to identify a possible suspect in the armed robbery listed above. He provided a description of the suspect to members of the agency’s Directed Patrol Unit in an effort to locate the individual. On 12/17/09 at approximately 7:30pm, DPU officers observed this man in a stairwell of an apartment building in the 1400 block of Taney Ave. The subject, identified as Timothy Nolan Fluker, age 18, was found to be in possession of several bags of suspected marijuana and was arrested.

Following Fluker’s arrest, Det. Morgan was able to confirm his involvement in the armed robbery that occurred on 12/14/09. Det. Morgan obtained an arrest warrant for Fluker’s arrest for charges of armed robbery, robbery, 1st degree assault, 2nd degree assault, theft less than $1,000 and conspiracy to commit each of these offenses. On 12/21/09 Fluker was served with the arrest warrant at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center. He is currently being held without bond.

The identity of a second suspect in this case remains unknown. The investigation into this robbery and similar robberies in the area is continuing. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Det. Michael Morgan at 301-600-1259. Information can also be provided via the Frederick Police Department Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS or

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Local Businesses Join to Support Toys for Tots

In a spontaneous effort to raise the $10,000 needed to meet last years total donations to Toys for Tots, the Ceresville Mansion, McCoy Group & call on local businesses to help and in 48 hours, reach the goal, raising $10,015. Special thanks to Kate Moreland of Ceresville Mansion and Joanne McCoy of McCoy Media Group, who initiated this effort after reading the news this week of the shortage.

To view a list of local businesses that have donated, visit The Ceresville Mansion FaceBook page

Learn more about this last minute community effort by reading the FNP article. (link below):

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Angels, Alligators and Crocodiles

Last time we met I talked to you about using meditation to relieve stress. Another very important way of dealing with stress is exercising. I didn’t talk about that and just so you know, I’m not going there. Every magazine, in fact, every where I look, there’s another article on running, jogging, working out – exercising until we drop. While I truly believe in the importance and value of exercising, I’m going to leave that to others because they seem to be doing a great job. Of all the stress relieving activities, I personally prefer walking. It’s easy on the body and if you’re lucky enough to be able to walk where you are surrounded by nature, then it’s soothing as well. However, to my way of thinking, if you don’t solve or eliminate some of the problems, meaning stress causes, you’re never going to get there. You are just going to stress, exercise, stress, exercise.

Let me help you identify, lessen or eliminate your stress so that you can better listen and connect with your inner voice. When you can relax and hear your inner voice, you will begin to enjoy life more fully. You will hear and be where you are meant to be in this life.

Your body has a system that sends you alerts when stress levels rise. And, your Angels are always at your side helping you beware of things that stress you out. What I want to talk about now is people who cause you stress.

Certain people are major contributors to your stress. I call them alligators and crocodiles. There are a lot of similarities between the two legged and the four legged gators. Let me introduce you to both. The four-legged alligators are long, green, lizards usually found in swamps. They go after small prey - rabbits, chickens, etc. These lizards have a very threatening appearance. Did I mention their teeth? Usually not aggressive towards humans but none the less, those teeth strike a note of fear in all of us. Crocodiles are a bigger more threatening gator. They go after larger prey, fearlessly. They are aggressive and go after goats, deer, cows and sometimes people. Both alligators and crocodiles use those teeth to latch on to their prey, drag them into the water but the killer is this. They twist and twist until they drown their victim. Then they just let their victim marinate a few days in the mud before they actually devour it.

Does any of this sound familiar? Ever feel like certain people just drag you down? Long after they have left your company, do you still feel wounded? Do certain people always make you feel bad about yourself, question yourself or in general make you feel uncomfortable? Well, guess what. Those are the two legged gators and some are quite vicious (crocodiles). They are a major contributing source to your stress.

Look around you. Who do you know? Who came to mind when I described the four legged critters. Who are the people in your life that have sharp teeth that bite into you but it doesn’t stop there. They twist and twist until you think you’re going to drown. Their remarks linger long after they are gone. Identification is your first step to lessening the stress caused by these people. Who are they? Where are they? Don’t just look around you at work, look at home, look at your family, yes even in your circle of friends.

Second step is to minimize your exposure to these people. They will sap all your energy and push all your stress buttons. They not only do immediate damage but they do long term damage as well. Sort of like that marinate in the mud thing. Be resourceful, get creative, and find ways to avoid these people whenever possible. Can’t avoid? Minimize the time you spend with or around them.

Now here’s a thought. You could move, leave no forwarding address, and get an unpublished phone number. You would have to give up your cell phone because they can track you anywhere with that technology. Of course, this usually is not possible, nobody wants to move and I don’t know anyone who is going to give up their cell phone. Besides, I am convinced the gators only follow you.

Third and most important step is to learn to tune them out. The power to focus, tune out and let go of negativity are real, strong reasons as to why meditate. Tuning out negative people and their attitudes will keep you focused at work, at home or at play. Meditation will give you that power to tune out. It will also enable you to let go of the stress these people cause you. Best advice is identify the negative people in your life, avoid and/or minimize exposure to these people and learn the relaxation techniques of meditation.

Whether you are experienced or beginning meditation, my Studio provides you the guidance and solitude you need. Hope to see you here soon.

Intuitively speaking,

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Speed Cameras

The City of Frederick is progressing in its evaluation of school zones where speed cameras may be effectively used to reduce incidences of speeding and enhance the safety of students and others. Residents are being asked to provide input as to possible locations for speed cameras within school zones in the City of Frederick. Input may be provided to the project manager, Lt. Steve Tuel of the Frederick Police Department, at or by phone at 301-600-2715.

The City has also placed information about the speed camera project on its website, Click on the link entitled “Automated Enforcement.”

Armed Robbery at Frederick Memorial Hospital

On 12/14/09 a Frederick Police officer responded to Frederick Memorial Hospital to take a report of an armed robbery. The victim was receiving treatment for a minor injury incurred during the robbery. The victim reported he was approached by two males while standing on a sidewalk in the 1400 block of Taney Avenue waiting for a ride. One of the males displayed a handgun and demanded money. When the victim tried to run away, the other male seized him by his clothing and struck the victim from behind with a blunt object. After the robbery, the males ran toward 7th Street.

The suspect with the gun was described as a black male with a light complexion and numerous acne scars, 6-03, 18-20 yoa, wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt, jeans and white sneakers. The second suspect was described as a black male with a dark complexion, 6-01, 18-20 yoa, wearing a black and white checkered hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and red and black Nike Air Force Jordan tennis shoes.

The Criminal Investigation Division is investigating. No further information is available at this time. Anyone who has information is encouraged to contact the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2102. Anonymous contact may be made at

Monday, December 14, 2009

Armed Robbery at Deals

On 12/14/2009 at about 4:42 PM, Frederick Police officers responded to an armed robbery which had just occurred at Deals grocery at 1080 W Patrick St. According to witnesses, a thin black male about 5-10 with a dark complexion, a goatee and a pitted face, wearing a dark blue coat over a black hoody displayed a handgun and demanded money from a store clerk. Once the clerk complied, the suspect left the scene on foot. It is not known at this time whether this incident is related to an armed robbery at Deals on 12/11/09. The Criminal Investigation Division is investigating. No further information is available at this time, but follow up press releases will be made as the investigation develops.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2102 or anonymously at 301-600-TIPS(8477) or

Armed Robbery

On 12/13/09 at about 6:42 PM Frederick Police officers responded to an armed robbery which had just occurred in the 1300 block of Taney Ave. The victim reported a male approached him, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. After the victim complied, the suspect left the area on foot. During a canvass of the area, a second armed robbery victim was found, also in the 1300 block of Taney Ave, who provided the same suspect description as follows: Black male, light to medium complexion, 5-07 and thin build, wearing a white jacket over a dark hoody, blue jeans and white sneakers. There is no further suspect identification at this time. Follow up press releases will be issued as more information develops. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Frederick Police Department at (301) 600-2100 or Detective Morgan at (301) 600-1259. Anonymous tips can be sent to

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shooting Investigation

On 12/12/09 at approximately 1:30 am, officers responded to 1003 Columbine Drive, Sunset Walk Apartments, for a report of an assault. Preliminary information revealed multiple subjects entered an apartment at the complex and confronted the residents inside. During this confrontation, a female resident was assaulted by a female suspect. A male also brandished a handgun during the incident.

As they were leaving the scene, the suspects confronted two females in the parking lot, one of whom was the sister of the first victim. During this confrontation, the suspect with the gun reportedly pointed it at the sister as the female suspect fought both girls. The two females were able to get away from the suspects and fled. While leaving the scene, the victims reported hearing a gunshot.

As officers began arriving at the scene of the original incident, police received a report of a shooting victim at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Officers were able to determine the victim at the hospital had been shot in his wrist at Sunset Walk Apartments. Further investigation revealed the male victim had been with the other female victims earlier in the evening and the incidents all appear to be related.

During a canvass of the area, officers located two males inside a vehicle in the apartment complex. The males were identified as Michael Nimely Johnson and his brother Malcolm Nimely Johnson. Both Johnson brothers were identified as being inside the apartment during the first incident and at the scene of the second altercation. They were taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.

Detectives were able to identify the female suspect as Amanda Christine Harris. She was taken into custody at her residence. Harris, Michael Johnson and Malcolm Johnson are currently at Central Booking being charged with offenses relating to the first two incidents. The charges for the suspects will be listed in a follow up press release. Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division are continuing to investigate the shooting and additional charges could be forthcoming.

The victim of the shooting is being treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. No additional information is being released at this time.

Sgt. Jason Keckler

Supervisor, Criminal Investigation Division

Frederick Police Department

100 West Patrick Street

Frederick, Maryland 21701

(Desk) 301-600-1231

(Fax) 301-600-3321

Friday, December 11, 2009

Armed Robbery at the DEALS store

On tonight’s date, 12-11-09, at approximately 1808 hours, members of the Frederick Police Department responded to an Armed Robbery at the DEALS store located at 1080 W. Patrick St. ( Vista Shops at Golden Mile ). One of the cashiers advised that a male had entered the store and displayed a gun and demanded money. After the cashier complied, the suspect fled the store. He was more specifically described as a black male approximately 5-5 tall, thin build, wearing a gold quilted coat with a brown hood pulled over his head. At this point, the Robbery is still under investigation and no suspects have been located. The Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit responded to the area, as did a MD State Police bloodhound to assist. No further details are available at this time.

Anyone with information are requested to contact the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2102 or if they desire to remain anonymous, they can call 301-600-TIPS (8477) or Email the Department at

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Maryland's Largest Solar Power Farm to be Housed at Mount St. Mary's University

Emmitsburg, MD – Mount St. Mary’s University announces a partnership with Constellation Energy Group to create and house one of the nation’s largest solar photovoltaic power farms.

This project is part of the state-wide initiative, Generating Clean Horizons, to use clean, renewable resources to supply power to Maryland universities and many state-run offices.

“This unique partnership with Constellation Energy strengthens Mount St. Mary’s University’s commitment to Maryland and to the promotion and creation of clean energy. It continues the ‘greening’ of the Mount,” says Thomas H. Powell, Mount St. Mary’s University president. “Our students will be on the forefront of responsible land use and creation of renewable energy resources. Frederick County will benefit not only from our generation of clean energy but also from the reduction of dependence on more traditional use of coal, natural gas and fossil fuels."

This power system is expected to be completed by December 2012 and create 15.9 megawatts of power with 1.2 megawatts being supplied back to the Mount.

"Constellation Energy is pleased to be partnering with the state of Maryland and Mount St. Mary’s University on the Generating Clean Horizons initiative to develop new sources of clean power and stimulate the economy through the growth of the clean energy sector," said Mayo A. Shattuck III, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Constellation Energy. "This large-scale solar facility will make a significant contribution to our shared goal of a cleaner energy future."

The Mount is dedicating 100 of its 1,400 campus acres to this initiative.

Jeff Simmons, Mount environmental studies professor says “this agreement, advances the Mount several steps closer toward its goal of a sustainable university. Converting sunlight energy into electricity is one of the cleanest and environmentally benign methods for producing electricity on a large scale. Plus, having the solar panels right here on campus will provide extraordinary learning opportunities for our students.”

Mount St. Mary's University, founded in 1808, presently serves as a pilot school model in the nation’s American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and the Clinton Climate Initiative.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holiday Driving

The Frederick Police Department would like to announce 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 the holidays 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 in the beginning of December, 2009 and continuing through the New Year Holiday 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 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 Holiday dinner or New Year’s 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.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Arrested: Evonnie Porte

On 12-06-09 at approximately 2346 hrs. Officers of the FPD Patrol Division responded to a reported stabbing at 90 Waverly Drive, Elmwood Terrace Apts. Upon arrival the victim was contacted in front of building “O”. He advised he had been stabbed by his wife during an argument. The wife was contacted at her apartment and taken into custody without incident. The object used in the incident was recovered as evidence. Charges are pending at this time. The victim was taken to Washington County Hospital. The injuries sustained in the incident were found to be non life threatening.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Officer was involved in a single vehicle accident

On today’s date, 12-04-09, at approximately 0230 hours, a Frederick Police Patrol Officer was involved in a single vehicle accident in the area of W. 7th St. and Trail Avenue. The officer was responding to a strong armed robbery call, and was responding in an emergency mode (Lights and Siren). The officer struck a parked vehicle in the area. The officer suffered injuries requiring transport via MSP Helicopter to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he is still being treated for his injuries. The injuries are not life threatening. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. A Departmental Accident Reconstructionist is investigating the accident.

The officer has been identified as Ofc. Gregory Wayne Morton, assigned to the Patrol Division. He has been employed with the Frederick Police Department for a little more than a year.