Police Officer of the Month
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Detective Curtis Lege
Just after midnight on April 10, 2012 police responded to the 1300 block of North East Street for a home invasion, armed robbery. Upon their arrival they made contact with a man who stated that two subjects forced their way into his apartment and beat him over the head with a shotgun and stole a sum of cash.
The victim stated that on April 09, 2012 he spent the majority of the evening with a female he knows as “Fee-Fee” or “FayFay”. He stated that she left, and a short time later there was a knock at his door. Upon answering the door a male with a shotgun and the female from earlier forced their way into his apartment. The male struck the victim twice on the head with a shotgun. A struggled ensued during which the female grabbed the shotgun and struck the victim several times in the head and face. The victim suffered facial fractures, lacerations on the back of his head.
During the course of this investigation Det. Lege was able to identify the female in this incident as Phylicia Rashad Barnes. Det. Lege applied for an arrest warrant on April 10th, 2012 for a number of criminal charges including Armed Robbery. Barnes turned herself in to the Frederick City Police Department on 05-28-2012.
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Detective Doug Ames
On March 8,2012, the Frederick County Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services Division and the Frederick Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division were notified of an alleged sexual abuse that occurred in Frederick. Det. Doug Ames was assigned as the lead investigator in the case.
A minor female was identified as the victim in the case. Through the course of the investigation, Det. Ames determined the suspect, a 43 year old male, had provided the victim alcohol on several occasions and touched her inappropriately. It was also determined that the victim
had been raped by the suspect. The sexual abuse occurred between January 2010 and August 2011. On June 13, 2012, charges were issued for the suspect and the suspect was taken into custody by detectives the next day and transported to FCADC without incident.
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Officer First Class Kyle Jones
Since being assigned to the newly formed “Downtown Unit” and now the Directed Patrol Unit, OFC. Kyle Jones has been extremely efficient in balancing the education and outreach aspects with the enforcement aspect.
He has shown this through his ablility to problem solve and use of enforcement. OFC. Jones uses the daily inteligence that is gathered and has shown that he can identify the issues that need to be resolved. He puts these principles to use by educating the offenders. If, after education of these offenders, these problems continue then he is able to move to enforcement of these quality of life issues. His knowledge of the people within the targeted area also allows him to do his job extremely efficiently.
During the month of July he made 9 arrests in 18 days worked – 5-Alcohol within City Park, 2 Panhandling, 1 Littering, 1 Theft. Some of these arrests involve the same person who continued to re-offend.
His work and focus has assisted the Directed Patrol Unit, to bring back an excellent quality of life back to the downtown area.
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Officer First Class Kevin Meyer
Just after midnight on Sunday August 26, 2012 officers responded to a “shots fired”. A description of one of the suspects and a possible getaway vehicle was broadcast from witness statements. OFC Meyer remained on the perimeter and conducted surveillance of a likely escape route.
Within a few minutes, OFC Meyer located a vehicle matching the description pass him on Baughman’s Lane. OFC Meyer followed the vehicle and observed it make an illegal u-turn in an apparent attempt to elude him. OFC Meyer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle on I-270. The passenger immediately jumped out and put his arms up in the air. The passenger matched the description of the shooting suspect provided by witnesses. The vehicle then sped away while the passenger remained standing on the side of the highway. During a search of the subject illegal drugs were found. The subject was placed under arrest.
Upon questioning, the subject confessed to the shooting. OFC Meyer also obtained a search warrant for the getaway vehicle.