Saturday, February 28, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
While leaving the housing complex the driver committed a traffic offense and the vehicle was stopped. A K-9 sniff of the vehicle was conducted and a positive alert for drugs was observed. The male was arrested and identified as Bartz. Bartz was searched and officers recovered a PCP dipped cigarette.
Bartz was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center to appear before a District Court Commissioner.
Arrested: Bartz, Paul S
Thursday, February 19, 2009
During the investigation, undercover officers purchased cocaine from Orwig.
At the time of Orwig’s arrest, he was in possession of a quantity of cocaine.
Orwig was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Facility to appear before a District Court Commissioner.
Arrested: Orwig, Charles L III
MSD staff provides an overview of deaf culture followed by a basic sign language class led by student Michael Tota. Michael leads a practical exercise on sign language, using key words and phrases needed to communicate with students and staff at MSD and members of the deaf community during times of crisis. These phrases include explanation of how to ask personal identification and assessment questions to help fire and rescue personnel and police officers assist the individual and notify parents or responsible parties. Acquiring a better understanding of the deaf community's culture, language, and customs will benefit first responders participating in this training.
This is the first of many future cooperative training dates that will allow our police officers and fire and rescue personnel to share in dissemination of knowledge and protocol. This type of cross discipline training is essential to enhance the working relationship between the two first responders of Frederick City. Although this training is extremely beneficial to the city and county first responders, students at MSD also benefit from the interaction with and exposure to officers and fire and rescue personnel patrolling their city and responding when they have a need for help.
The instructors and role playing personnel include MSD students from the Frederick campus and staff members from both the Frederick and Columbia campuses. These dedicated members have volunteered their time and energy to make our city and community a better place. We would like to thank them, the school Superintendent James Tucker, and the Deputy Superintendent Chad Baker for their continued support of our efforts to better serve MSD and members of Frederick's Deaf community.
Should the press wish to witness and obtain photos or media footage of the training, please contact Lt. Clark Pennington at 301.600.3935. A media day is set for February 24, 2009. Please see below for times:
TOPIC INSTRUCTOR TIMES
Classroom Instruction Staff 3:30-4:30pm
Sign Language Michael Tota 4:30-6 pm
Roll Play Exercise MSD Students 6-9 pm
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
On the evening of February 17, 2009, the victim, John Miller, age 42, died at Shock Trauma in Baltimore as a result of injuries sustained during the accident. MOSHA is conducting the investigation into the events that led up to and caused the accident.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Any child under the age of 8 years of age, and/or weighing 65 pounds or less, must be securely seated in an approved safety seat. An approved seat may include an infant seat, convertible seat, forward-facing seat, or booster seat.
The Frederick Police Department will be aggressively enforcing these laws over the next few weeks in an attempt to ensure that our kids are safe and secure on our roads. The ultimate goal of this enforcement and public service announcement is “voluntary compliance”. We are asking all residents to take a little extra time to check your child safety seats before driving.Additional information on the law is available on the web via the State Highway Administration web site at http://www.sha.state.md.us/
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
No injuries resulted from the collision and damage to both vehicles was minor.
Arrested: Rockwood, Rebecca Lee
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
On February 1, 2009 at approximately 12:50 am, officers with the Frederick Police Department responded to the 1700 block of Hillmeade Square in Amber Meadows for a report of gunshots fired. Upon arrival, officers discovered a residence had been struck during the gunfire. Several shell casings were recovered, but no suspects were initially identified.
Further investigation of the incident revealed there had been some type of confrontation between two groups of people who were known to each other. Following the confrontation, three people were exiting a house on Hillmeade Square and observed subjects from one of the groups standing across the street. Soon after, gunshots were fired in the direction of the persons who had exited the residence.
Additional interviews were conducted and Paul Travis Cox, age 17 of Frederick, was identified as the person who had fired the shots (photo right). Based on the serious nature of the charges, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Cox charging him as an adult. The charges issued in the arrest warrant were three (3) counts of attempted 1st degree murder, three (3) counts of attempted 2nd degree murder, three (3) counts of 1st degree assault, three (3) counts of 2nd degree assault, two (2) counts of malicious destruction of property < $500, and four (4) counts of reckless endangerment.
Cox, a student at Governor Thomas Johnson High School, was taken into custody without incident in the front office of the school on February 10, 2009. He was later transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center and served with the arrest warrant. Following an appearance before the District Court Commissioner, Cox was being held without bond.
The driver was identified as the below listed arrestee and was found by OFC Myers to be extremely intoxicated. The driver was placed under arrest and during a search incident to the arrest, OFC Myers located a quantity of suspected marijuana in the arrestee’s pocket.
The arrestee was transported to Frederick County Central Booking for processing and an appearance before the District Court Commissioner. The arrestee was held by the commissioner in lieu of $15,000 bond. The investigation into this incident continues and other charges are expected to be forthcoming.
Arrested was: James Goode Wingo
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Detective Michael Morgan of the Criminal Investigation Division investigated the robbery and was able to identify a possible suspect who was later identified by the clerk as the person who had robbed the business. Before Det. Morgan could apply for criminal charges, officers received a call from the 7-Eleven store early Tuesday morning, 2/10/09, advising the male who had robbed the business was standing outside the establishment. The suspect, identified as Alonzo Joseph Brazzley, age 34 of Queens, NY, was located by officers a short distance away and placed under arrest.
Brazzley was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center and charged with armed robbery, robbery, 1st degree assault, 2nd degree assault, and theft less than $500.
On 02/09/09 officers were called the 1000 block of Staghorn Lane for a report of a sex offense involving a juvenile female. Investigation revealed the minor child was touched inappropriately by her uncle on the evening of 02/08/09.
As a result of an investigation by Detective Gene Alston of the Criminal Investigation Division, Francis Wesley Ferguson, age 52, (photo right) was arrested and taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center. Ferguson was charged with 3rd degree sex offense, 4th degree sex offense, 2nd degree assault and sexual abuse of a minor.
Monday, February 9, 2009
As of 4:00 p.m. there has not been any medical update on the victim and his name is not being released until his family can be notified.
More details will be provided as they become available.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
On 02/07/2009 at approximately 1139 hours, the Frederick Police Department received information that a wanted subject was located in the area of Box Grove Way in Frederick, Md. Based on information received, the nature of the charges he is wanted on, and witness reports that he is armed, we activated the Department’s Special Response Team (SRT) and Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), to contain the area and assist in a obtaining a peaceful resolution.
We are still on scene and working within our established procedures for dealing with a possible barricaded subject. At this time we are attempting to determine if the subject is located within the area that we have reason to believe he is.
We would like the public to know that we have closed Bel Aire Lane at Park Ridge Rd. and asking the public to avoid the area until further notie
Additional information will be released when available.
After numerous unsuccessful attempts to contact Mr. Hughes via his cell phone, a decision was made to make entry into the home located in the 100 Block of Box Grove Way where he was believed to be located. In an attempt to exhaust all safety precautions prior to officers, approaching the house we requested the assistance of the Maryland State Police Aviation Division to search the adjacent yards.
Once the area was safe, officers from the Special Response Team made entry and cleared the residence. Mr. Hughes was located within the residence hiding in the attic of the home.
Hughes was placed under arrest for three open arrest warrants and transported to Frederick County Central Booking.
Hughes, David Allen Jr. (photo above)
B/M 6’-4” 200 pounds
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The Criminal Investigation Division is following up on information and interviewing possible witnesses.
Area schools were notified and modified security measures implemented.
There is no reason to believe this is a random shooting however we are not disclosing any motive at this time
Anyone with information should contact Detective Morales 301-600-1226
Sunday, February 1, 2009
On today’s date, 01-30-09, OFC Sean Carr of the Frederick Police Department’s Patrol Division observed a subject he knew to be Larnell Tyran Lyles walking in the area of the Golden Mile Market Place. He knew Lyles had an open Arrest Warrant for Violating Probation. He approached Lyles and took him into custody without incident. Upon searching Lyles, OFC Carr discover a .25 cal semi-automatic handgun in his front pants pocket. It had a full clip inserted into it. Lyles also had a quantity of marijuana in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to sell. He was subsequently taken to Central Book where he was still awaiting a bond hearing at the time of this release.
Arrested: Lyles, Larnell Tyran (Photo Right)