With the help of a concerned citizen, the Frederick Police Department makes an arrest just hours after the burglary of a commercial building.
The Frederick Police Department is pleased to announce the arrest of a suspect in the commercial burglary of the US Park Service Building in the 100 block of Commerce Street, which occurred on April 27. 2014. Following the release of several still photographs from a surveillance video containing a suspect, a concerned citizen contacted the Frederick Police Department to report Henry Lee Wise Jr, as the possible suspect.
Officers contacted Mr. Wise at his home on W South Street where they observed several items in plain view, linking him to the case. Mr Wise was arrested and transported to the station while Detectives prepared a search and seizure warrant to recover other items believed to be inside.
Mr Wise was later transported to the Frederick County Detention Center where he is currently being held on $25,000 bond.
Closure of this case and the subsequent arrest just hours after this burglary were a direct result of the tip quickly provided by a member of our community. Chief Ledwell said “This case is a great example of one of the many benefits of Community Policing, and it highlights the importance of the relationship between Frederick’s citizens and FPD. We are grateful for the assistance, and believe that our partnerships will help to keep Frederick a safer place.”
Frederick, MD.-On 04/27/2014, at approximately 11:02 a.m., officers of the Frederick Police Department responded to the 100 Blk of Commerce Street for a burglary and theft that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers contacted the complainant, who advised a black male suspect had gained entry into a secured fenced off parking lot. Once inside the area, the suspect was able to gain entry and steal multiple items from a storage shed and parked vehicles. After being confronted by the complainant, the suspect quickly left the scene by stealing one of the parked vehicles and ramming the entry/exit gate, causing it to open. After providing a description of the suspect and stolen vehicle, officers were able to locate the vehicle a short distance away, unoccupied. Further canvassing of the area was completed for the suspect with negative results.
The Frederick Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify the suspect. Anyone who may have witnessed the crime, or has further information in reference to it, is asked to call the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2100 or OFC. Michael Weaver at 301-600-3924 . Tips can also be left anonymously on the Frederick Police Department’s tip line at 301-600-TIPS (8477), emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or sent via text to 240-674-TIPS (8477).
OFC. Michael Weaver
Sgt. Jay Brown
Lt. Clark Pennington