Over the past several weeks, the Frederick Police Department has responded to multiple calls for several firearms discharges and armed robberies in the area of W. 6th Street in downtown Frederick.
The department has conducted ongoing investigations during that time and responded by increasing patrols in the area while simultaneously conducting and an undercover investigation. Through the course of the investigation we determined several individuals and their associates to be suspects in the multiple cases. At this time we believe that the below cases are related and we will be seeking additional charges for individuals in reference to these incidents in the near future.
- April 25, 2021 at 12:34 p.m.
- April 5, 2021 at 10:30 p.m.
- March 30, 2021 at 10:52
- Dec. 2, 2020 at 5:48 p.m.
- Jan. 23, 2021 at 5:15 p.m.
- March 27, 2021 at 3:25 a.m.
- March 28, 2021 at 1:51 a.m.
- March 31, 2021 at 11:31 p.m.
The names of those involved and what they are charged with will be released at the time of arrest.
Titus Diggs was arrested in Baltimore County last week in connection with an armed carjacking that occurred on E. Fourth Street here in Frederick. Evidence in this ongoing investigation led us to believe the additional suspects were staying at two residences in the 500 Block and 600 Block of Bentz Street. On Tuesday night, the Frederick Police Department served a search and seizure warrant on those residences.
The operation Tuesday night included over 50 Officers from three different jurisdictions and Federal partners. During this operation, the area of Bentz Street and West 6th Street, and surrounding blocks were shut down to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. This was done for the safety of the community during the execution serving of these high-risk search warrants. Due to the high-risk threat of injuries posed to the community and the officers, the Frederick Police Department requested assistance from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and the Washington County SWAT team. Both agencies provided manpower and the use of their armored rescue vehicles to ensure the safety of everyone involved. The Frederick Police Department would like to thank our partners from those agencies for their assistance and use of their equipment. No one from the community, general public or FPD was injured during the execution of these search warrants.
This is an ongoing and very active investigation still. The Frederick Police Department would like to ask anyone with information about any of the above referenced incidents to contact our Detectives or our anonymous tip line. Residents can contact FPD anonymously via the tip line at at 301-600-TIPS (8477), send information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a text to 240-674-TIPS (8477).
The City of Frederick is a participating jurisdiction with Metro Crime Stoppers (MCS) of Maryland. Submitting a tip through MCS is anonymous, and, if the information leads to an arrest or criminal charges, the tipster receives a cash reward. See http://metrocrimestoppers.org/submit-a-tip/ for more information.
“We know the residents downtown have been extremely concerned about the serious nature of these crimes. While we would all like to see a quick resolution when it comes to crimes of violence, we also know these investigations take time to make sure we get it right. We appreciate the patience of our residents and we are pleased to know these suspects will be held responsible for the havoc they have wreaked on the community.” said Chief Jason Lando
This investigation was a coordinated effort between the Frederick Police Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Hagerstown Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations under the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN). The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services provides grant funding and strategic support to MCIN member sites to identify, disrupt, and dismantle criminal organizations through inter-agency collaboration and data sharing to make Maryland safer.
The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services funded this project under sub award number, MCIN-2021-0012. All points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of any Maryland State office or agency.