Thursday, February 25, 2010
On Thursday morning, detectives with the Frederick Police Department were able to track the suspect to a hotel in Charlestown. Local police authorities were provided with the suspect’s information and he was located and taken into custody without incident. Frederick Police detectives are currently in West Virginia working to gather additional information.
The case broke on Wednesday morning, when lab results indicated a fingerprint lifted from the scene at one of the banks came back to Hopkins. Additional information was obtained from an anonymous caller, who said they believed the man in the bank surveillance photographs appeared to be Hopkins. Compiling all the evidence obtained during the investigations, Det. Forrest obtained the arrest warrant.
Hopkins is believed to be the same man who robbed the Bank of Romney in Capon Bridge, WV on Monday, February 22nd, the PNC Bank in Chester, MD on Friday, February 19th, and the PNC Bank in Littlestown, PA on Wednesday, February 17th. Detectives have been in contact with these agencies and are working together on the respective cases.
Hopkins is currently in custody at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, while additional investigation takes place.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
WHEN: Summer school registration opens February 22, 2010 for Session I. Please visit www.msmary.edu/summer or call 301-447-8329. WHY: Mount Summer School offers a step ahead with the tools to hit the ground running:
Top Ten Reasons to check out the Mount this summer:
1. Lighten your fall and spring course loads.
2. Retake a course that took you.
3. Complete your foreign language requirement.
4. Go rock climbing, kayaking, swimming & more.
5. Finish a 3-credit course in four weeks!
6. Pick up a few credits and still have summer fun.
7. Graduate on time.
8. Enjoy live outdoor music & movies on campus.
9. Please Mom & Dad by working on that minor.
10. Wear flip flops to class. (Oh wait, you already do that all year long!)
We hope that this newsbyte finds all of you well as we begin our journey through 2010. Our goal is to provide a short newsbyte intermittently with educational and interesting information about equine wellness, medicine, and surgery. As some of you know, I enjoy talking about nutrition and so I thought that the first newsbyte could shed some light on Hay-Buying Basics.
How much do I need? Typically an adult horse will consume 1.0 to 2.0 percent of its body weight daily in forage. This would mean that a 1,000 pound horse would consume 10-20 lbs. of cured/baled (90% dry matter, 10% moisture) hay per day. A horse on pasture, consuming grass (20-30% dry matter, 70-80% moisture) would require significantly more intake, approximately 30-60 lbs daily because of the extra moisture content. With hay, it is a good practice to periodically weigh a flake to be sure that you are giving adequate amounts of forage.
What is the forage analysis on the hay I’m buying? A hay analysis is the only quantitative barometer of identifying good quality hay from poor quality hay. The analysis is so important that your purchase decisions may change based on the results.
What is Relative Feed Value (RFV)? When assessing your forage analysis, the RFV helps determine the digestibility & availability of nutrients. The higher the RFV, the higher the quality and availability of the nutrients.
What grain mix/supplement should I feed? The grain mix/supplement should always complement the quality and quantity of forage being provided to your horse according to their activity, age, and reproductive status. Please call or email if you have any questions.
Justin Sobota, MS, MSM, DVM
South Mountain Equine
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Upon being promoted, Sergeant Hayer was assigned as the Supervisor of Patrol Squad “E” and Corporal Holt as the Assistant Supervisor for Patrol Squad “G”.
Sgt. Hayer has been with the Department for 9 years and is assigned to the Patrol Division. While employed with the Frederick Police Department Sgt. Hayer has earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree and currently pursuing his second Masters Degree.
Cpl. Holt has been with the Department for 10 years and started his career in Law Enforcement as a dispatcher with the Department and later attended the police academy and served in the Patrol and Drug Enforcement Divisions. Corporal Holt holds a Bachelors Degree and served in the U.S. Navy.
Friday, February 19, 2010
The suspect was described as a white male, 25 – 30 years of age, approximately 6’0” tall, weighing 230 – 250 lbs. The subject was wearing a black zippered Starter brand jacket, white tee shirt, blue jeans and a red Washington Nationals baseball cap.
Photographs obtained from Littlestown Police indicate the suspect is the same man who robbed the PNC Bank on W. Patrick St. on February 9th, the PNC Bank in the Frederick Shopping Center on Tuesday, February 2nd and who attempted to rob the BB&T Bank in the 1600 block of Rosemont Ave. on Monday, February 1st.
The Frederick Police Department is working with the Littlestown Police Department to identify the suspect in these robberies. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact Detective Kevin Forrest with the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-6219. Information can also be provided via the Frederick Police Department Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS or FPDCrimeTip@frederickmdpolice.org. Additionally, anyone with information can contact Littlestown Police at 717-359-4511 or Adams County Crime Stoppers at 800-869-8057.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2100. Tips can be reported anonymously at 301-600-8477 or texted to 240-600-8477.
The follow up investigation is being conducted by CID.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2100. Tips can be reported anonymously at 301-600-8477 or texted to 240-600-8477.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
On 02/14/2010, at approximately 0534 hours officers from the Frederick Police Department responded to a report of a domestic incident within the city. While actively investigating the domestic officers received an additional report of shots being fired at passing vehicles in the area of Himes Avenue and Jefferson Pike. Officers arrived on scene and made contact with a male subject who was on foot on Himes Avenue believed to be the husband involved from the earlier domestic and involved in the shots fired call. Once on scene officers confronted a man armed with a firearm, at which time shots were fired and the man was struck. He has been transported to an area hospital where he is being treated for gun shots wounds.
The names of the officers involved in this incident are not being released at this time. The incident is currently under investigation and when further information is available it release it by press release.
The Frederick Police Department is currently conducting an investigation into the shooting that occurred on Himes Avenue at Ellison Ct. It has been determined that two on duty uniformed patrol officers were involved in the shooting resulting in the death of Patrick John Fischer II, age 27, of Frederick. Both officers have been placed on Administrative leave. This action is in accordance with Department General Orders and is standard procedure.
As mentioned in the previous release, officers confronted Fischer, who was armed with a sawed off semi-automatic rifle. Officers gave several commands for Fischer to drop the firearm. Instead, Fischer pointed the firearm at officers on the scene. At this point, shots were fired and Fischer was struck several times. Officers immediately began performing first aid until EMS arrived. Fischer was transported to Frederick Memorial Hospital where he later died of his injuries. An autopsy will be performed on February 15th at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.
The Frederick Police Department is conducting an in-depth investigation into the incident in cooperation with the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office.
To clarify earlier information, it has been determined that Fischer shot at a vehicle driving through the area, striking the vehicle and the driver, minutes before the confrontation with the officers. The injuries to the driver were non-life threatening.
The officers involved in the incident have been identified as follows:
Officer Kenneth Mogle, a 2 year veteran
Officer Charles Lawson, a 7 year veteran
Both officers are currently assigned to the Patrol Division.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
On 02/11/10 at approximately 9:20pm Frederick Police Officers responded to the area of Degrange St. and Phebus Ave. for a report of a strong arm robbery that just occurred. A female victim advised that as she was walking on Degrange St. she was approached by a B/M and B/F. The B/M, later identified as Anthony S. Alston, struck the victim and took an undisclosed amount of money from her. The money was handed to the female and both suspects fled the area.
As officers were conducting the initial investigation Mr. Alston returned to the area and the victim positively identified him as the person who robbed her. Mr. Alston fled as officers attempted to interview him. He was captured after a brief foot chase and taken into custody without further incident.
The female has not been located at this time. She is described as light skinned with “yellow eyes”
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or with further information is asked to contact the Frederick Police Department.
Arrested: Alston, Anthony Santonio
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The suspect in this case matches the description of a man who robbed the PNC Bank in the Frederick Shopping Center on Tuesday, February 2nd and who attempted to rob the BB&T Bank in the 1600 block of Rosemont Ave. on Monday, February 1st. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact Detective Kevin Forrest with the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-6219. Information can also be provided via the Frederick Police Department Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS or FPDCrimeTip@frederickmdpolice.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
In an effort to provide relief to City residents and downtown patrons during this snow event, The City of Frederick will provide free parking at all four City parking decks after 8:00 PM Friday, February 5th. The City highly recommends residents use the West Patrick Street Parking Deck as space will be plentiful.
Residents and patrons parking in the decks over the weekend will need to have their vehicles out of the parking decks by 6:00 AM on Monday, February 8th. At that time, the deck goes back into full operation and residents will be charged for parking after 6:00 AM.
City of Frederick Parking Decks are located at:
* Church Street Parking Deck- 17 East Church Street
* Court Street Parking Deck - 2 South Court Street
* Carroll Street Parking Deck - 44 East Patrick Street
* West Patrick Street Deck - 138 West Patrick Street
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The suspect in this case matches the description of a man who attempted to rob the BB&T Bank in the 1600 block of Rosemont Ave. on Monday, February 1st. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact Detective Kevin Forrest with the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-6219. Information can also be provided via the Frederick Police Department Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS or FPDCrimeTip@frederickmdpolice.org.