FPD has served five arrest warrants, charged 4 individuals for offenses related to controlled dangerous substances and arrested a man on criminal and traffic charges who attempted flee from police following a traffic stop.
Since March 1, the Frederick Police Department has increased its presence and enforcement efforts in the Heather Ridge Drive area in response to reports of multiple firearm discharges in the area dating back to the beginning of the year.
During this time officers have made two arrests for subjects illegally possessing firearms that have resulted in the seizure of two handguns including a Polymer 80 -- commonly referred to as “ghost gun”. In addition to these arrests, members of the Tactical Investigations Unit collectively have served 5 arrest warrants, charged 4 individuals for offenses related to controlled dangerous substances and arrested a man on criminal and traffic charges who attempted flee from police following a traffic stop.
The Frederick Police Department will continue to conduct these proactive operations and will work closely with our law enforcement partners to help keep our community safe. Additionally we encourage anyone who observes suspicious behavior to report it to the department's non-emergency line at 301-600-2102. Anyone wishing to leave information anonymously can call the Frederick Police Department's tip line at 301-600-TIPS (8477), send information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a text to 240-674-TIPS (8477).
Firearm Offenders Charged:
- 1 1285: Possession ammunition, being prohibited from possessing a firearm
- 1 0175: Handgun in vehicle
- 1 1106: Possession of firearm after being convicted of a disqualifying crime
- 1 0487: Transporting firearm while engaged in drug trafficking
- 1 0493: Possession of firearm in relation to drug trafficking
- 1 5212: Handgun on person
- 1 1455: Loaded handgun on person
- 1 1454: Loaded handgun in vehicle
- 1 0175: Handgun in vehicle
- Possession marijuana
- Possession with the intent to distribute marijuana
This operation was a coordinated effort between the Frederick Police Department and Frederick County Sheriffs Office under the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN). The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services (GOCPYVS) 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-2022-0014. 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.
Case#: 2022-014744 & 2022-017440
Incident Type: Proactive Enforcement
Author of release: Sgt. Reed Preece @ 240-608-5271 or email@example.com
PIO: Allen Etzler AEtzler@FrederickMDPolice.org