Friday, April 30, 2010

Commercial Burglary


On 4-29-10, at approximately 0259 hours, OFC Stephenson of the Frederick Police Department’s Patrol Division was conducting business checks in the 800 block of N. East St. when he observed a male inside of the vacant business located at 880 N. East St. Officers were able to gain access to the business and found the suspect, Roy Judd Clift, hiding inside. Further investigation revealed that Clift had broken into the business to steal stolen copper pipe and was in possession of tools used to commit the burglary. Clift was taken to FCADC for processing and to see a District Court Commissioner. Clift was charged with the following:

2nd degree burglary

4th degree burglary

4th degree burglary-theft

4th degree burglary- tools

Theft less than $100

Monday, April 26, 2010

Armed Robbery

On 04/25/10 at approximately 10:34pm Frederick Police received a call for an armed robbery that just occurred in the area of 1473 W. Key Pkwy., Frederick MD. Upon arrival officers found a victim who reported she was robbed at gunpoint by a suspect as she walked into her apartment building.

The suspect threatened the victim with a handgun, struggled with the victim briefly, then ran away with undisclosed property and currency. The victim sustained a minor injury during the incident.

The suspect was described as a B/M, dark skin, medium build approximately 5’10” to 6’ tall, wearing black pants, black jacket and black shoes. The victim advised the suspect wore a bandana covering his face.

The suspect ran from the scene toward Stonegate Dr. Numerous officers responded to the area, but the suspect was not located. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Frederick Police Department immediately at 301-600-2102.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weapons Offencse


At about 1416 hours on April 25, 2010, Ofc. Kyle Jones was on patrol in a marked police car when he noticed that the Lincoln Navigator driving in front of him had expired tags.  He had a Frederick Police Dispatcher run a check on the tag through the MVA database.  The check confirmed that the tags had expired over two years ago.  Ofc. Jones made a traffic stop in the 200 block of North Market Street. 

He identified the driver and sole occupant as Dalineta Marquette Fitzgerald.  A driver’s license check through the MVA data base showed that Fitzgerald has no driver’s license, and his privilege to drive in Maryland is suspended.  Ofc. Jones arrested Fitzgerald because of the traffic offenses. 

A backup officer searched the center console of the Lincoln, and recovered a loaded Glock 9mm handgun.  Fitzgerald does not have a permit to transport or carry the weapon.  Ofc. Jones charges him with the additional criminal offense at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center Central Booking Unit.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Commercial Burglary

On 04/24/10, at approximately 0245 hours, officers of the Frederick Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to the AT&T store located in the 1100 block of W. Patrick St. for a commercial burglary. Officers discovered two black males, dressed in dark clothing, broke into the business and stole merchandise from the store.

The Frederick Police Department asks anyone with information regarding this matter, or anyone that may have seen anything suspicious in the area, to call OFC Holler at 301-600-6388. Anonymous tips can be called in on 301-600-8477 or texted to 240-674-8477.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Armed Robbery

On 04/23/10, at approximately 0445 hours, officers of the Frederick Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to an armed robbery call in the 1200 Block of W. Patrick St. The victim reported that he was walking to work on the path behind the Freestate gas station when he was robbed at gunpoint. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’0” and approximately 150lbs. The suspect wore a black hooded sweatshirt, black ski mask, blue jeans, and displayed a silver handgun.

The Frederick Police Department asks anyone with information regarding this matter to call OFC D. Ames at 301-600-1253. Tips can be called in on 301-600-8477 or texted to 240-674-8477.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pangaea Heritage Festival

PANGAEA FREDERICK – A FESTIVAL CELEBRATING OUR HERITAGE

Festival to host International music, dance, food, and marketplace

Celebrate Frederick is pleased to announce this year’s 3rd annual Pangaea Frederick agenda. This unique festival aims to unite the Frederick community in celebrating culture, heritage, and the importance of diversity. This year, the festival is changing location from the Westridge Square Shopping Center to Frederick’s Baker Park, and is scheduled to be held on Saturday, May 8th.

A Naturalization Ceremony will kick off festivities at 11:00 a.m.


NATURALIZATION CEREMONY

The 2010 Naturalization Ceremony is an event that for many represents the culmination of years of commitment, patience, learning and arduous work toward achieving American citizenship. Celebrate Frederick is happy to share in this ceremony to recognize over 100 new US citizens as their take the Oath of Allegiance.

WORLD STAGE

Noon – 12:45 p.m. Asian Heritage Performances – Coordinated by LIFE & Discovery Inc. and Fiesta Asia. – From East Asia to South Asia, these performers will enthrall audiences with a mythical dragon, powerful martial arts, legendary drumming, intricate costumes and vibrant hip shaking!

1:15 – 2:00 PM Trio Caliente – This sizzling band fuses elements of Bossa Nova, gypsy rumba and contemporary flamenco with soothing jazz vocals and musical arrangements, creating a unique Latin-flavored sound.

2:45 – 3:30 PM Kwame and the Fritete African Drum and Dance Ensemble – This ensemble is committed to preserving and promoting West African culture through traditional rhythms, dance, song and chants.

4:15 – 5:00 PM The Crawdaddies – Flavors of Cajun, Zydeco and Reggae are combined to create a groove-laden sound that is unquestionably unique. This group’s eclectic and good-time spirit attract and thrill audiences of all ages.

HERITAGE PERFORMANCE STAGE -

12:15 – 12:45 PM Frederick Salsa, Inc. – Enjoy energetic performances of popular Latin dances such as Salsa, Merengue and Bachata.

1:00 – 1:30 PM Asian Heritage Performance – Community performances coordinated by LIFE & Discovery.

1:45 – 2:45 PM Native Americas People – Expressions of Native American Culture –Meaningful stories unfold during this rhythmic dance and drum performance. Colorful regalia enhance this stunning expression of Native American culture.

3:00 – 3:30 PM Asian Heritage Performance – Community performances coordinated by LIFE & Discovery.

3:45 – 4:15 PM Hula Dancers from Art in Motion Inc. – Bringing a taste of Polynesian tradition to Pangaea Frederick, these exciting dancers showcase the beauty and culture of the Hawaiian Islands.

4:30 – 5:00 PM Asian Heritage Performance – Community performances coordinated by LIFE & Discovery.

BEER & WINE GARDEN

Enjoy beverages from around the world in the Pangaea Frederick Beer and Wine Garden. Choose from wines made in Portugal and France, or from beer brewed in Germany, England and the United States. Must be 21 years of age with valid I.D. to attend. $


FUTSAL TOURNAMENT – NEW!

The Inaugural Futsal Tournament begins at Noon and lasts throughout the afternoon. This soccer-like sport originated in South America, with strong ties to Portugal and Spain. The winning team in the Pangaea Frederick Futsal Tournament will receive a purse valued at $300.00, so the competition is sure to be exciting. Adults ages 18 and older are invited to register. For registration information, visit www.CelebrateFrederick.com.


INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE

Learn about different cultures, purchase handmade wares from around the world and watch exciting demonstrations in the International Marketplace.

3rd Eye Artwork – African American – Original art

Alliance Française de Frederick – French – Cultural display

Andean Treasures – Latin American – Jewelry

CALM, Inc. – Multi-cultural – Informational display

Frederick County Human Relations Commission – Multi-cultural – Informational display

Frederick Salsa, LLC – Latin American – Mini dance lessons

Frederick Sister Cities Association – German/Brazilian – Cultural display

“Green Tea” Japanese Culture Club – Japanese – Pottery, jewelry and calligraphy art

Habitat for Humanity – United States – Informational display

JFG Jewelry Designs – United States – Jewelry

LIFE & Discovery, Inc. – Chinese/Korean/Japanese – Cultural display

M. Carolyn Judd – Nicaraguan – Jewelry, pottery and art

Magaly’s Creations – Nicaraguan – Jewelry

Marie’s Collections – Afghan/Indian – Shawls, jewelry and embroidery

Mystic Warriors – South American – Andean music

Origami Crafts – Japanese – Origami crafts

Special Treasures Jewelry – English/Native American – Jewelry

US Citizenship and Immigration Services – Multi-cultural – American history trivia game



KIDS VILLAGE

Children of all ages will love Kids Village, where learning about different cultures become fun and games!

Able & Willing International Education Foundation – Congolese – Purchase books and play with model cars constructed of scrap wire and flip-flops. Proceeds support education for orphans in the Congo.

Carroll Creek Montessori – United States – Children’s craft

Frederick Alliance Church – Egyptian – Children’s craft and face painting

Giggles Plaster Crafts – United States – Purchase plaster figurines to paint

Girl Scout Council of the Nations Capital – Russian – Create Russian nesting dolls

H2 Yo Yo – United States – Purchase balloon yo yos.

Jung Do Martial Arts – Korean – Demonstrations of traditional Korean martial arts

Korean Martial Arts – Korean – Watch fascinating demonstrations in TawKwonDo,

HapkiDo and KumDo

Language Learning Foundation – Multi-cultural – Foreign language movements and music for pre-K and school age children

March of Dimes Foundation – Multi-cultural – Face painting

Mental Health Association of Frederick/Child Care Choices – Multi-cultural – Create a Hands Around the World wreath

SIT Study Abroad – Multi-cultural – Geography bee and international trivia

WILSON PARROT FOUNDATION – 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Get up-close-and-personal with these exotic birds under the watchful eye of the Wilson Parrot Foundation staff!

KIDS VILLAGE LEARNING CORNER – NEW!

From storytelling in Spanish to Polynesian hula dance lessons, the Kids Village Learning Corner will be filled throughout the day with exciting activities! Don’t miss any of these fun and educational programs. For a full schedule, visit www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

INTERNATIONAL FOOD COURT

Caribbean Soul Restaurant – Jamaican

Food Fest – Thai

Isabella’s Taverna & Tapas Bar – Spanish

Meadows Frozen Custard – United States

Nader’s Bistro & Grill – Greek

Sno Cones & More! – German

Tajitu Ethiopian Restaurant – Ethiopian

T.K. Grill – Chinese

That Cuban Place CafĂ© – Cuban

Uncle Moe’s Soul Food – United States/Southern

Yummy Food Corner & Grill – Chinese


RECYCLING AT PANGAEA FREDERICK – NEW!

Help Celebrate Frederick and Clym Environmental Services make Pangaea Frederick a “greener” event by depositing recyclable materials in the provided recycling stations throughout Baker Park. Your participation will help in reducing the amount of solid waste in our local landfills, and will help raise awareness about the importance of recycling in our everyday lives. Thank you for your help as we “Go Green” at Pangaea Frederick!

The following Corporate Sponsors make the events possible by their generous financial contributions to Celebrate Frederick, our sponsors are: Spires Level Sponsors: Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union; Carillon Level Sponsors: Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, Weis Markets and 99.9 WFRE/930 WFMD; Bandshell Level Sponsors: BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News Post, The Plamondon Companies and WHAG. Program Sponsors: Bechtel, Clym Environmental Services, Frederick Arts Council, Frederick County Human Relations Commission, Renewal by Andersen and Wantz Distributors/Bud Light.

The partnership between the City of Frederick, Celebrate Frederick, Inc. the event volunteers, and the generosity of the business community enables the Frederick community to enjoy the quality of life that is unmatched by any other city. For more information on volunteering, contact The Office of Special Events at 301-228-2841. For event information, please visit our website at www.CelebrateFrederick.com.


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Strong Arm Robbery

On 04/19/2010, officers of the Frederick Police Department responded to the area of the 2500 block of Carrington Way for a strongarm robbery and assault. The juvenile victim reported he was approached by four black males, wearing black hooded sweatshirts, who struck him in the face and back and knocked him to the ground. The victim was then robbed of several personal items.

A canvass of the area and a K-9 track were unsuccessful in locating the suspects, who were last seen leaving the area on foot down Tuscanney Drive.

The victim received treatment for minor injuries at FMH.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Frederick Police Department at (301) 600-2100. Anonymous tips may be called in at (301) 600-TIPS or e-mailed to fpdcrimetip@fredco-md.net.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Strong Arm Robbery

On today’s date at approximately 1330 hrs. Officers from the Frederick Police Department responded to a reported strong arm robbery at 500 W. Patrick Street. Upon arrival the victim was contacted in the parking lot and related the following information. He was returning to his car after visiting Rita’s Italian Ice. Once seated in his vehicle he was approached by a B/M who reached into the car through the open driver’s window and robbed the victim of an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency. The suspect fled the scene on foot in the direction of Catoctin Avenue. The suspect is described as a medium complected B/M, thin build with a stubble beard.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to call Sgt. DeGrange of the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2118. Tips can be called in on 301-600-8477 or texted to 240-674-8477.

Frederick Crime Stats


Each year the Frederick Police Department releases its Uniform Crime Report for Part I offenses. Part I crimes are those major crimes reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of the Uniform Crime Reporting System. In 2009 the Department experienced an overall decrease of .8 % in Part I Offenses compared to last year. This decrease is due to the reporting of 19 less Part 1 offenses over last year. As noted in Chart 1, decreases were recorded in burglaries and stolen autos and Increases were recorded in the following: rape, robbery, aggravated assault and theft. Please see attached chart.

Chart 2 (click on chart for full size) shows actual Part I crime numbers from 1991 through 2009. As illustrated in Chart 2, the total Part I offenses were lower in 2009 than in almost every year since 1991. Since 1991, the overall number of Part I crimes continues to be stable despite an increasing population, which has increased by 50% since 1991.

Chief Kim C. Dine thanks and commends the outstanding men and women of the Frederick Police Department, both civilian and sworn, for their continued dedication, as well as for the overwhelming support from our residents. Our partnership with the Neighborhood Advisory Councils and all of our residents continues to have an extremely positive impact on our neighborhoods. Now more than ever these partnerships are more important.

The Frederick Police Department continues its multi-faceted approach to crime and disorder through intelligence-led policing, which focuses on data-driven strategies, information sharing and collaborative partnerships.

The FPD will continue to maximize our resources to combat crime. We face significant challenges, which is why we focused on a number of efforts, including enhancing our technology and working to bring new crime fighting programs to Frederick, as exhibited by our effort working with United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, Rod J. Rosenstein and Frederick County State’s Attorney Charlie Smith, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to initiate Project Exile in Frederick. This program has been and will continue to be a great success in putting hardened criminals in prison for lengthy sentences. Likewise, we are working with local and Federal authorities in a number of areas through joint efforts to combat crime. While the overall, long term success has been good, we are particularly concerned about the number of robberies; as such, that is a crime of major focus. In 2009, as it relates to the crime of robbery, the FPD arrested and charged 70 individuals with robbery and related charges. Overall, FPD personnel made a significant number of arrests in 2009 and will continue those efforts.

We also continue to ask our residents to call and email our tip lines to report suspicious activity and to help us solve crimes.

Armed Robbery

On 4-17-10, at approximately 0139 hours, officer from the Frederick Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to Domino’s Pizza at 1 Worman’s Mill Ct. for an armed robbery. Officers found the business had been robbed at gun point. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the business. The suspect was described as follows:

· White

· Approx. 6’0”

· Thin build

· Charcoal grey hooded sweatshirt

· Black ski mask

· Jeans

· Silver handgun

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Sgt. Hayer at 301-600-1265, or anonymously at 301-600-8477. Tips can be sent via text message to 240-674-8477.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Strong Arm Robbery

At about 2017 hours on April 13, 2010, a strong arm robbery occurred outside the Safeway at 927 West 7th Street. A female victim called police and reported that as she exited the store, a man waiting near the shopping carts approached her and snatched her purse. He fled on foot eastward toward Toll House Avenue. She described him as a white male in his 20s, about 5’08” tall. She said he was wearing a black hoodie with dark pants.

Officers, including a police K-9, searched the area, but the suspect was not located. Anyone with information should contact the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2100 or by using the methods listed at the bottom of this release.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Nine in BSA Troop 792 Attain Rank of Eagle in 2009

Nine Frederick County teens from the same troop earned their Eagle, Scouting’s highest rank in 2009. They are members of Troop 792, sponsored by Christ United Methodist Church in Frederick.

The troop, led by Scoutmaster Bud Foss, was honored to welcome their 29th through 37th Eagle Scouts to the troop’s Eagle Scout roll. The troop reported that the following young men completed these projects to become Eagle Scouts.

Matt Fox, 16, a sophomore at Tuscarora High School, constructed an outdoor classroom with a teacher’s podium and student benches at Ballenger Creek Elementary School in Frederick, MD.

Chris Koza, 18, planted trees to upgrade the disc golf course at Middletown Community Park. Chris, after attending FCC for one year, was recently accepted into the engineering program and ROTC at the University of Maryland. He will start at UM in the fall.

Matt Friis, 16, a sophomore at Tuscarora High School, built a foot bridge over the creek in Middletown Community Park. The bridge created a link between two parts of the park.

Brandon Vance, 16, a junior at Tuscarora High School, oversaw the construction of cat scratch posts for Friends for Life, an animal rescue organization. The cat scratch post will be given to those who adopt a cat.

Cameron Noah, 16, a sophomore at Tuscarora High School, constructed a storage shed for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Buckeystown, MD. He collected and disposed of Christmas trees to partially fund his project.

Robert Baker, 18, a senior at Tuscarora High School, built a stairway on a steep slope adjacent to the Little League baseball field in Baker Park (Frederick). The stairway greatly improved safe access to the field.

Matt Van der Kaay, 18, a freshman at UM-Baltimore County, rehabbed the prayer garden at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Buckeystown, MD. The restoration provided a quiet respite for members of the church and the community.

Tyler Foertschbeck, 18, a senior at Tuscarora High School, oversaw the 2007 regional collection center for Operation Christmas Child a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. Shoeboxes filled with medical supplies, toys and gifts were collected and distributed to under privileged children around the world.

Simon Martin, 17, a senior at New Life Christian School, designed and built crowd control barriers for the Tuscarora High School athletic department. The portable barriers have been used at various sports events.

Each of these Scouts joins a long list of Eagle Scouts who have risen to the highest levels of leadership in business, government, industry and ministry.

Thursday, April 1, 2010