Monday, July 26, 2010

RCS_8314 - Blaine Young & Friends

For more photos see: www.frederick.com/Blaine_Young_AMVETS_picnic-a-1578.html

Frederick Police Press Release Armed Carjacking

Incident Report:

Update #2 - On July 26, 2010, at approximately 0830 hours, detectives
from the Frederick Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division
responded to Merkle Inc. in Washington County, MD and apprehended Mark
Anthony Owens with the help of Hagerstown Police Department and
Washington County Sheriff's Office.

During the course of the investigation, FPD detectives were able to
determine that Owens, a Merkle employee, conspired with Steven
McGloster to commit the carjacking and subsequent robbery of a Merkle
courier while the courier was making deliveries in Frederick City.
Owens, of the 100 block of E. Franklin St. Hagerstown, MD, was charged
with the following:

1.    Robbery
2.    Armed robbery
3.    Carjacking
4.    Armed carjacking
5.    Theft +$1,000
6.    Conspiracy-related offenses

At this time, charges are pending against a third accomplice in the
robbery. (D/Sgt. J.P. Hayer #347)

Press release #1 - On today's date at approximately 1300 hrs. an armed
carjacking occurred in the unit block of N. Market St. in Frederick,
MD.  The suspect entered the victim's vehicle and forced him to
another location on W. 5th Street.  At that time the victim was
assaulted and property was removed from the victim's vehicle and
transferred to another Red in color SUV type vehicle.  The victim
sustained minor injuries and did not require medical assistance.  The
suspect and another subject in the Red SUV fled the scene in an
unknown direction.  Witnesses were located at the scene where the
transfer of property occurred and are currently being interviewed by
CID.  The investigation is being handled by CID.  Anyone with
information regarding this incident is asked to call the Frederick
Police Department at 301-600-2100 or anonymously at 301-600-8477.
(D/Cpl. D.G. Armstrong)

Update # 1 - Frederick Police Detectives have arrested Steven
McGloster for committing the armed carjacking.  At about 11:00 pm
McGloster was taken into custody at his residence on Mulberry Ave. in
Hagerstown MD.  Detectives were able to establish his identity
following various leads in the investigation.  Several Officers from
various units with the Hagerstown Police Department assisted in the
investigations which lead to the recovery of several of the stolen
items including a large amount of the US currency that had been taken.
  Detective Garcia continues to follow-up on the investigation and
anyone with information is still asked to contact him at the Frederick
Police Department at 301-600-1247.  At the time of this press release
McGloster is being transported to Central Booking.  Further charges
will be considered as the remainder of the investigation comes
together.   (D/Cpl. D.G. Armstrong)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Rachel Humerick and Sherri Dennis


The Maryland Galaxy Pageant has crowned a mother/daughter team that are both from Frederick County and represented Frederick in the pageant this year. Rachel Humerick and Sherri Dennis (pictured in the photo closest to the right) are Miss East Coast Galaxy and Ms. Maryland Galaxy and will compete in the 2012 Galaxy International finals.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

RCS_7130 - Sheriff Jenkins Support!

For video see: www.frederick.com/Sheriff_Chuck_Jenkins_2010-a-1571.html

RCS_6974 - J Bar W Ranch Bucking Bull

For video see: www.frederick.com/J_Bar_W_Ranch_Rodeo-a-1570.html

Fatal Car Crash

On 07/18/2010 at approximately 0203 hours, OFC D. W. Golden of the Frederick Police Department happened upon a single vehicle collision in which an SUV had run into a building in the 200 block of Broadway Street, Frederick, MD. The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene and one passenger was transported to Baltimore Shock Trauma via MSP Helicopter. A second passenger was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. At this time no further information is being released as to the circumstances of the collision or the identification of any of those involved, pending notification of relatives.
At the time of this writing, Broadway Street is closed between W. South Street and Lee Alley as officers and department collision reconstructionists continue their investigation.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Burglary at the Frederick Sportsplex

On 07/14/2010 at about 6:09 AM, the Frederick Police Department responded to a burglary at the Frederick Sportsplex. Extensive damage and the size and scope of the crime scene necessitated the closure of the business while evidence was collected from the scene. The business is now reopened.

This investigation is on-going. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact FPD anonymously at (301) 600-8477 or fpdcrimetip@frederickmdpolice.org . Tips can also be texted to (240) 674-8477.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

RCS_6286 - Heather Young - Miss Maryland Int.

For a video see: www.montgomerycountymd.com/Heather_Young_-a-1556.html

Also see Heather-Young.com photos by CraigShipp.com

Dance Day Celebration on July 31st 2010

We here at Urbana Dance Studio want to get the word out to Frederick and Western Maryland that we are hosting a National Dance Day Celebration on July 31st 2010.

We will be hosting the event at the new Urbana Village Shopping Center located at the intersection of 355 (Frederick road) and route 80 in the heart of Urbana.

This is event was inspired by and in conjunction with the National Dance Day being advocated by the Fox program “So you think you can Dance” that is sponsored by the Dizzy Feet Foundation.

We encourage everyone to check out the website www.dizzyfeetfoundation.org and LEARN THE NATIONAL DANCE DAY DANCE before the July 31st activities. There is an easy step-by-step instruction video by NappyTabs. For those who may not have time or prefer live learning, Urbana Dance will have instruction at the event and will be teaching and reviewing the National Dance Day Dance – once everyone knows the steps we will be filming everyone dancing to send into the show!!! DON’T MISS THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE FUN, DANCE AND POSSIBLY BE ON NATIONAL TELEVISION!?!

We need everyone to help spread the word about this event and come out dressed comfy and ready to dance!

The event will be as follows:

Event: 10AM - 1PM

10-1030AM opening

1030-11AM teaching/reviewing NappyTabs “dance day” dance

11-1130AM Zumba and Dance Party

1130-12PM Salsa and everyone dance

12-1PM & Film Dance Day Dance & Freestyle Party

UrbanaDance.com

Saturday, July 10, 2010

RCS_6176 - Rose Hill Manor Civil War Camp

For video see: www.frederick.com/Rose_Hill_Manor_Civil_War_Camp_2010-a-1...

Blackmail/Extortion


On 07/10/2010, OFC J. Grob was dispatched to a reported blackmail/extortion call for service. OFC Grob gathered information from the victim that showed the victim received a letter and several electronic correspondences that requested a large sum of money in order to avoid sending personal, slanderous, and untrue information to the police and several media outlets. As a result, Det. Alston from the FPD’s CID was assigned the case.

Det. Alston developed additional information and arranged for the suspect to pick up money at a specified “drop” location. Det. Alston observed the suspect, later identified as Charles Kahiga, pick up the money at the drop location and leave the scene in a vehicle. Officers from the FPD’s Patrol Division and CID attempted to stop the suspect’s vehicle; however, Kahiga fled. A short vehicle pursuit was initiated, and Kahiga was captured near Catoctin Ave. Kahiga was taken to FCADC and charged by Det. Alston with the charges listed below:

Charges:
1. Extortion over $500 (Felony)
2. Fleeing and eluding
3. Reckless driving

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Youth Police Academy July 12th – 15th

Youth Police Academy July 12th – 15th

The Frederick Police Department would like to invite the media to our 8th Annual Youth Police Academy. This program provides youth ages 7-14 with a close up look at law enforcement and tools of the trade.

The youth will have the opportunity to learn what it is like to be a police officer by participating in scenarios, learning about stranger danger, internet safety, having a chance to see departmental equipment, watch a K-9 demonstration, dust for fingerprints, process a staged crime scene and receive information on departmental programs. All attendees will also have the chance to attempt a physical agility course.

The academy will offer 4 sessions: July 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. The program will be held at the Charles V. Main Training Facility located at 6424 Plant Road, Frederick, Maryland.

Prescription Fraud

On 07/07/10 at about 9:30 PM, officers responded to the CVS Pharmacy on South Jefferson Street for a report of a prescription fraud in progress. There, OFC Forrest and OFC Lawson of the Frederick Police Department contacted one subject as he was leaving the store. He was identified as John David Shuron (01/07/1986.) The officers’ investigation resulted in Shuron being arrested for uttering a fraudulent prescription. In checking the area, officers also encountered another subject, identified as Brooks Eugene Guy (01/27/1982.) Additional investigation led to Guy being arrested for conspiracy to commit prescription fraud.

Both subjects were taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for an appearance before a District Court Commissioner.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

CiCi’s Pizza Coming To Frederick

CiCi’s Pizza to open first West-central Maryland location in Frederick

Wallets with free buffet coupons dropped around town for residents to find and redeem


(FREDERICK, M.D.) July 12, 2010 - CiCi’s Pizza, home of the $4.99 endless pizza buffet, announces the opening of its first restaurant in Frederick on July 12. Residents in the area should be on the lookout for hundreds of wallets that CiCi’s will drop in the area with a coupon for a free buffet tucked inside.


The 4,000-square-foot restaurant will open at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 12 at 5010 Buckeystown Pike, Suite 136/140, with its endless buffet packed with 20 different pizzas, pasta, soup, salads and oven-baked desserts.The first 100 guests on opening day will receive one free pizza buffet a month for a year with the purchase of an adult buffet.


Texas-based CiCi’s, one of the nation’s fastest growing pizza chains, builds each pizza by hand with fresh dough made from scratch throughout the day, sauce prepared in small batches with a special blend of herbs and seasonings, crisp vegetables and whole-milk mozzarella cheese. If guests don’t see their favorite pizza fresh and hot on the buffet, they can just ask and the manager will make it on the spot and bring it directly to the table.


“We’re excited to bring our family-friendly atmosphere to Frederick and to be a part of such a great community,” franchisee Rob Shuffield said. “Because our endless buffet offers so many choices, there’s something everyone will enjoy.”


In addition to the hundreds of pizza combinations that can be created by traditional toppings, CiCi’s also serves a variety of specialty pizzas, including its new Italiano. The Italiano marries a thin gourmet crust with a flavorful spice blend, a unique mix of cheeses and seasoned sausage and pepperoni or crunchy vegetables. Guests will also find the famous Macaroni & Cheese, the Mexican Pizza OlĂ© and Spinach Alfredo pizzas. Guests can also get CiCi’s value on the go – 15” one-topping carryout pizzas are available for just $5.99.

“At CiCi’s, we’re dedicated to offering our guests more than just delicious pizza,” Shuffield said. “We strive to exceed the expectations of our guests every time they visit by providing hot, fresh food and high quality guest service at an exceptional value.”


Hours of operation for dine-in and carryout are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


About CiCi’s Pizza

CiCi’s first restaurant opened in Plano, Texas in 1985. The family-oriented restaurant is known for its popular pizza, pasta and salad buffet featuring up to 20 varieties of pizza and fresh ingredients for $5 and change. Today, the expanding company has more than 650 restaurants in 35 states. CiCi’s commitment to value was recently recognized in USA Today, Restaurants & Institutions and Nation’s Restaurant News, which ranked CiCi’s No. 1 in sales and unit growth among pizza chains for the past three years. Entrepreneur magazine ranked CiCi’s Pizza first in the Italian restaurant industry category in 2009 and 2007. Also a franchise veteran, CiCi’s was named to a list of the top 25 performing brands in the Wall Street Journal’s guide for entrepreneurs and a top 200 franchise concepts by Franchise Today.

For more information about CiCi’s, visit www.cicispizza.com or www.facebook.com/cicis.

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‘THE GRANDSONS’ - July 15th

2010 SUMMERFEST FAMILY THEATRE PRESENTS

‘THE GRANDSONS’

Get ready for a lively exchange of humor, fun, musical riffs and moving feet with the Grandsons, a local band from Washington D.C. that is scheduled to perform on the Baker Park Bandshell stage Thursday, July 15th. This free live performance—part of the Summerfest Family Theatre, presented by Celebrate Frederick, Inc.—begins at 10:30 a.m.

Since their debut in 1991, the Grandsons released countless award-winning songs that received praise in both local and national press. The band, comprised of Alan MacEwen, Matthew Sedgley and Chris Watling, combines instruments like the saxophone, guitar, drums, and accordion to create a fresh Roots Rock sound that will amaze young and old alike.

In addition to their sold-out shows at the Barns of Wolf Trap, the Grandsons have appeared at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival, the Fete Jeanne d’Arc in Reims, France, the Bethlehem, PA Musikfest, the Kennedy Center, and many more. The band made its US television debut on the PBS program “Frontline”.


While all Summerfest Theatre performances are free to the public, the Summerfest Family Theatre Committee encourages you to bring a canned food item in lieu of admission. Non-perishable items such as canned meats and vegetables, soups, peanut butter, cereal, rice and pastas are requested. All items collected benefit the Frederick Food Bank.

The performance is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Baker Park Bandshell. The performance is weather permitting, in the event of inclement weather please visit www.celebratefrederick.com for news of event cancellations.

Summerfest Family Theatre continues every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. through August 12th. A complete schedule of performances is available by visiting www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

The series would not be possible without the generous support of our corporate sponsors. The 2010 Spires Level Sponsors are Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union. The 2010 Carillon Sponsors are Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, 99.9 WFRE/930 WFMD and Weis Markets. The 2010 Bandshell Level Sponsors are BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post, The Plamondon Companies and WHAG.

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, please contact the City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-CITY (2489) or visit our website www.CelebrateFrederick.com.